“All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche 

Welcome to the page for extra writing ideas.

Remember to think about your handwriting and check your spellings and punctuation smiley

The Write Stuff

In our writing lessons we are learning to think really carefully about what we are writing. We use different lenses to focus our writing and these are:


Asking (what is being said?)

Noticing (what can you see?)





Imagining (what id being thought?)

Checking (what can you hear?)

Children use the symbols below to identify what they need to be writing. Lookout for these symbols on their writing activities.


These are words you need to be able to spell in Year 1.

Here are some ways you can practise them:

  • Chalk
  • Paints
  • Bubble writing
  • Spell them using your legs
  • Try writing them forwards AND backwards
  • Use water and your finger
  • Saying the letters out loud

Check your writing!

In KS1 we ask children to check their own work through to see if it is the best it can be before handing it in. We use these symbols to help us. At home, use them to help with your writing to keep your writing being the best it can be.





Writing Activities

You can try labelling these different pictures using your phonics knowledge. 


You can write a short caption about these pictures using your phonics knowledge.

 Sentence prompts