Inspired by a visit to a David Hockney exhibition at Saltaire in Yorkshire during half term, I am delighted to announce a Warrender writing competition on the theme of Winter. Please watch Hockney's video of Woldgate Woods; you will see that it is Winter and the interactive nature of the video creates the feeling of walking through the wood on a cold, crisp, snowy day.
You have free reign on your choice of genre, but it should be on the theme of a Winter walk. You could choose to write a poem, a narrative description of your walk or a short story set in the woods. Whatever you decide, think about what you can, see, hear, touch, smell and even taste while out on your walk. What are your thoughts as you walk in this beautiful wood, alone with nature?
The closing date for the competition is Wednesday 7th December. Your work should be handwritten and given to myself in Oak Class. Don't forget to write your name and class at the end. Winning entries will be published in the Christmas edition of Blue News. Prizes will be given to the winners and runners up in the three categories; reception to year 2, years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6.
Have lots of fun with your writing, remember a good writer does not complete on their first draft, plan your ideas, write with freedom and then edit your work for your vocabulary, spelling and punctuation.
I very much look forward to reading your entries and if you have any questions please come and find myself or our school Ambassador's Aarya or Olly in Oak Class.