Ideas for writing with primary pupils

This week we’ve been thinking about literacy and writing using technology. Our English conference took place on Tuesday, sparking fantastic discussions around digital writing and creative stimuli, while our ongoing partnership with Into Film has had us working with PGCE students and teachers to deliver film CPD for literacy attainment.

Here are a few ideas to get pupils going with writing:


Start a class blog, children write better when writing for an audience, they also get the opportunity to constructively critique one another’s work. To get started with blogging have a look at Sarah’s research report or get in touch with us for some technical support and advice.


Children become journalists, researching the issues that affect them – from school dinners to cyber-bulling, historic events and school celebrations there are plenty of topics to suit all interests. Interviewing and presenting give children the chance to practice speaking and listening skills and scripting allows them to write for a purpose.

Have a look at our BBC news reports or historical documentaries for inspiration.


We love bringing stories to life with green screen. Can you dramatise your favourite scenes? Tell the ‘untold’ bits from before the story began or after it finished? The Do Ink app makes it super simple to get creative with green screen on the ipad – your screen doesn’t even need to be green! Pupils at Telferscot Primary used green screen to bring Frankenstein to life.

Contact us for help or tweet your favourite writing tips to@LdnCLC

Have a look at what else we got up to this week;


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