Design a Weird and Wonderful School: creative writing project for KS2
This is an enjoyable creative writing English project, which easily contains enough work for up to two weeks of lessons. It can be used at any point in the term, but is certainly a great way to start a new academic year and provides everything that you need for some fun back to school English lessons.

I have used this in Years 5 and 6, but it can also be easily adapted to Lower Key Stage 2.

The basic aim of the project is for the children to design a strange and unique school, which could be a magic school, monster school, superhero school, etc. There are no limits to how the children approach this and the project leaves plenty of room for creative writing and art work. The project also works well alongside book work linked to schools, such as Harry Potter, Demon Headmaster or Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

There are 6 separate sessions included in the planning and PowerPoint, which can be used over anything from 3 to 10 days - it just depends on how much time you have and how much detail the children want to include!

All teaching resources, student support sheets, planning and differentiation are included, making this a simple and rewarding project to manage. In addition, each activity can be introduced in as much depth as required, allowing the children to then work independently on various engaging tasks.

Included in this resource are:
*21 slide teaching PowerPoint, containing all task instructions, examples of work to discuss and challenge/extension activities.
*9 resource sheets to support the independent tasks.
*Full planning grid, including differentiation.

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  • weird-school-teaching-powerpoint.pptx
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  • 1.-school-drawing-and-description-template.docx
  • 2.-school-plan-and-description-template.docx
  • 3.-character-template.docx
  • 3A.-good-and-bad-character-adjectives.docx
  • 4.-timetable-with-headings.docx
  • 5.-blank-timetable.docx
  • 6.-school-leaflet-template.docx
  • 7.-sentence-openers-for-leaflet-and-story.docx
  • 8.-comic-strip-template.docx
  • weird-school-planning.docx

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Created: Jul 8, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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