Inspiration for Reading and Writing in Year 5

Before the holiday, Year 5 were lucky to take part in a virtual meeting with Vashti Hardy who is a children’s author.

Vashti Hardy is a writer of children’s books spending her time between Lancashire and Sussex. She was a primary school teacher for several years, and has a special interest in children’s writing, especially free-writing and the use of journals and creating fantasy worlds.

We learned how we could create a fantasy world to inspire our writing.

She gave us five tips.

  1. Channel your interests.
  2. Look at the real world to ground your fantasy world.
  3. Collect images to inspire your world.
  4. Create a writing journal.
  5. Draw a map of your world.

Maybe you could use these tips to create a world of your own to base a story.

Why not visit Vashti Hardy’s website to find out more.