Star Writers

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  •     To motivate all children to become confident writers
  •     To allow children and parents to see, read and value their writing
  •     To engage and stretch more able writers
  •     To turn pupils into published authors
  •     To engage more closely with parents and carers
  •     To showcase the pupils' talents
  •     To make writing ridiculously exciting!


Children adore having their writing shared and celebrated. We aim to enable writing to be shared with families, friends and a wider audience.

To achieve this aim we plan to publish, on our website, 2 nominated 'star writers' per class.

Pupils - will have their achievements and skills showcased - total inspiration!

Teachers - will see a huge increase in motivation in their pupils and will gain a tool which stimulates dialogue between teacher, pupil and family.

Parents and Carers - will gain a unique window into their child’s learning journey, with the opportunity to engage with teaching staff and to contribute actively to their child’s development.


How this will work


  1.  The school will upload 12 pieces of work per month onto our school website.
  2.  We will hold a 4 weekly celebration assembly of work uploaded and displayed in the school hall for all to see.
  3.  Notification of the month's 'Star Writers' will be placed on the weekly newsletter.
  4. All nominated children will receive a certificate and a star badge.


Parents and carers are encouraged to engage with their child's writing by simply viewing and motivating their child to write.
Through viewing Star Writing, you can have a significant impact on your child’s writing. Just by spending a few minutes reading their work and talking to them about it will have a real impact on your child’s confidence, self-belief and motivation to write.

Mr Illsley will also be working with class teachers to identify children whose penmanship has progressed to a point where their talents can be celebrated by receiving a special writing pencil/pen.  The children really enjoy staff and peers recognising their achievements and getting to use their new pen/pencil.

Star Writers - we hope you have fun reading their work.    

Previous EXCITING WRITING material

Week 4 - fine writing by Sennen

Alfie - amazing improvement in handwriting, just look at the fantastic letter formation and how the letters sit in the line when they should and stretch below when they need to.

William - you have really worked hard to concentrate and put more of your ideas on paper.

Alice - What fantasic ideas you have and all put into a story opening - we cannot wait for more.

Mischa - A masterclass in handwriitng - just beautiful!

Week 3 - journey stories by Kynance





Week 2 - Kennings by Porthmeor

Porthmeor have written descriptions of Anglo-Saxon and Viking weapons using kennings.  These are found throughout Norse and Anglo-Saxon literature and describe something in terms of something else like a riddle.  A kenning is a pair of words, usually noun-noun or noun-verb.  The children were encouraged to develop and extend their choice of words using a thesaurus and their imagination







Week 1 - Poetry by Godrevy

This week the children have each written a poem 'Tempting Tiger' inspired by a poem they read in class 'Alligator'.  Click on the names below to see their work.