Primary English: Creative writing

Top lesson ideas, worksheets, presentations and prompt cards to help primary pupils develop their creative writing skills

Tes Resources Team

Pens Ready For KS1 & KS2 Pupils To Explore Creative Writing With These Top Resources

Let young learners' imaginations run wild with help from these creative writing resources

Creative writing can be one of the most rewarding aspects of literacy, however the terror of a blank page can panic even the most willing writers in your class. So, to make sure every pupil has the confidence to put pen to paper, we've selected some of the very best lessons, activities and help sheets, all created by the Tes community. 

Story Builder
IntoFilm

Story Builder

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Our Story Builder resource is aimed at pupils aged 7-11, and enables learners to develop their understanding of the basic building blocks of film - the 3Cs and 3Ss of film, colour, character, camera, story, sound and setting - to create imaginative narratives of their own. They will be able to use o...
Mountain adventure Story Planner
Pauljamesnolan

Mountain adventure Story Planner

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This is a story planning sheet for a 'Mountain' themed adventure story which I have used on my author visits to Primary Schools. It has proved very popular with teachers and pupils alike. Rather than spend time trying to think of story elements such as characters' names, settings and plots etc...y...
Rainforest Poetry
Alice K

Rainforest Poetry

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'Who lives here?' PowerPoint introduces a 'conversation' poem about the creatures and habitat of the rainforest. It provides a structured step by step lesson to support composition. It also allows reinforcement of parts of speech particularly verbs and prepositions. Extended poetry task also p...
My Lunch is Alive! KS2 creative writing resource
National Schools Partnership

My Lunch is Alive! KS2 creative writing resource

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4 x fun and flexible creative writing lessons which will excite even the most reluctant writers; fun activities which guide your pupils through the key elements of narrative writing (descriptive settings, developing characters and structuring a story); creative writing competition linked to the less...