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Busy Bloggers in Year 5

We would really love you to visit our brilliant Year 5 class blog at www.year5lions.primaryblogger.co.uk where you can see a little of what the children are learning and also see a superb selection of writing as part of the 100 Word Challenge (100WC). Our blog is open for your comments and the Lions would love to hear your feedback.

What is the 100WC?

We ask children to write in school but often there is no apparent purpose that they can see other than pleasing their teacher! This can prompt some very reluctant writers in our classrooms. The 100 Word Challenge seeks to address this problem.

It is a weekly creative writing challenge for children under 16 years of age. Each week a prompt is given, which can be a picture or a series of individual words and the children can use up to 100 words to write a creative piece. This should be posted on a class blog and then linked to the 100 Word Challenge blog.

One of the special things about 100WC is that those entering a piece are encouraged to visit other blogs and leave a constructive comment. Peer ‘talking’ to peer is very powerful and we have seen a real improvement in some writing that has come from suggestions from other children. It also provides another teaching point for teachers to show children how to comment constructively.

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