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5 quick writes for the run up to Christmas

  • by: Anna from Pobble
  • On: 4, Nov 2020
21 min read

If you've got a few minutes spare and want to work on your pupils' writing skills, then Pobble's quick writes are ideal. They begin with some thought-provoking images and are followed by open ended questions or prompts.

We recommend that these are completed in under 10 minutes and are not marked. The aim is to encourage your class to write down whatever comes to mind, and focus on completing the task rather than quality and accuracy.

These short, informal lessons have many benefits, including:

✏️ focusing pupils' attention at the beginning of lessons
✏️ developing writing fluency
✏️ encouraging creative and critical thinking
✏️ reinforcing vocabulary with our word banks
✏️ demonstrating understanding of key concepts.

Here are 5 quick writes for the run up to Christmas, perfect if you're short of time or need a warm up!

Fireworks senses

Bonfires and fireworks send the senses into overdrive! There's so much to see, hear and smell, this quick write will get your class exploring those senses.

Firework quick write

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Remembrance Day

It's a poignant time of year, a time to honour fallen heroes and reflect upon their service and sacrifice. It's also an opportunity to teach your class about these important historical events and why we remember. 

Remembrance quick write

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Anti-bullying week is Monday 16th November - Friday 20th November, of course we should strive to combat bullying every day of the year. This short writing activity explores what we can do about bullying.

Bullying quick write

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We take a look at the best things about winter. Your pupils will delve into the positives of winter and write about all the best bits! 

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How does an ordinary tree feel about beautifully decorated Christmas trees? With this story starter your pupils can explain how the plain tree would choose to look if she were to be decorated too! 

christmas quick write

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You'll also find over 250 high quality lessons aligned with key curriculum objectives for writing - covering vocabulary, sentence structure, punctuation, spelling and a range of writing genres, as well as Pobble 365 - that’s 365 writing activities, one for every day of the year! You’ll also find our Pobble News resource which contains writing activities linked to current news stories, there’s a new one each week - ideal for homework activities! 

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