Outdoor Writing Big Bundle

Outdoor Writing Big Bundle
Outdoor Writing Big Bundle
Outdoor Writing Big Bundle
Outdoor Writing Big Bundle
Outdoor Writing Big Bundle
Outdoor Writing Big Bundle
Outdoor Writing Big Bundle
Outdoor Writing Big Bundle
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It’s time to get outside while teaching English! This outdoor literacy bundle covers instruction writing, persuasive writing, diary / recount, and poetry through fun, engaging, and practical activities. It is the perfect pack to help teach a large chunk of your English curriculum in the great outdoors.

This bundle contains the following resources:

Instruction Writing: Outdoor Magic Potions

It’s time to get messy writing instructions for and making potions! This fun activity is sure it be a hit with your class while the learn about the key features in instruction writing such as imperative verbs and time connectives. At the end of it all they will have their own set of instructions for their very own magic potion using natural materials.

Our teaching structure:

1: Show examples of instructions and highlight the features

2: Get the children to go outside to think about which natural resources they may want to use.

3: Fill in the planning sheet

4: Write the instructions

5: Swap the instructions and make the potions!


- Teacher’s Guide
- Instructions Checklist
- Potion Instructions Example
- Planning Sheet
- Differentiated Instructions Template

We hope you have as much fun as our class did!


Persuasive Writing Activity

This persuasive writing resource is a fun way to get your children into the outdoors putting their persuasive language techniques into practise. They will become estate agents for the week, finding and writing persuasive descriptions for outdoor areas to persuade their woodland friends that their area is the best home for them.

They will love exploring and becoming one with nature while enjoying their new jobs as estate agents and becoming persuasion pros!


- Teacher’s Guide
- Vocabulary Help Sheet
- Booklet Front Cover
- Estate Agent Listing Example
- Differentiated Estate Agent Listing Templates

We hope you have as much fun as our class did!


Outdoor Diary Writing / Recount Activity

This diary writing & research project is a great way to get your class learning about and having fun with first person narrative in the form of diary writing (recounts) in the outdoors. This differentiated resource has been used very successful with grades 2 – 5.

The children are to choose a min-beast and spend a few days finding, exploring, and researching their chosen mini-beast. They will then have great fun planning and writing a diary entry for their chosen mini-beast based around ‘a day in the life of’.


- Teacher’s Guide
- Mini-Beast Identification Sheet
- 2 x differentiated drawing sheets
- Instructions Sheet
- Diary Extract Eample
- 2 x differentiated research templates
- 1 x Diary Writing Checklist
- 1 x planning sheet
- 2 x Differentiated writing checklists

This resource is a great way to get the children exploring the outdoor while learning about a key writing style.


Spring Poetry Scrapbook and PowerPoint Bundle

This poetry bundle is a refreshing way to teach poetry through the outdoors. It is designed to get your children into the outdoors exploring poetry through their senses while encouraging a rich use of language.

It contains the following products:

Spring Poetry Scrapbook

This poetry scrapbook is the perfect way to get your class exploring the outdoors while letting their creative juices flow in the form of poetry. They each get their own personal scrapbook where they are required to think about what language they can use to describe specific things before putting their thoughts into a poem. This scrapbook gives the children the opportunity to write acrostic, quatrain, and couplet poems along with another, which they can choose.

I have used this pack with great success in spring and summer where we would spend Friday afternoons going out to write poetry, however I am excited to have a go at it in winter too! It is very therapeutic for both the children and the teacher.


- Scrapbook cover
- Blank scrapbook cover (where they can draw their own)
- ‘Beautiful Birds’ language ideas
- ‘Beautiful Birds’ acrostic poem sheet
- ‘Magical Mini-Beasts’ language ideas
- ‘Magical Mini-Beats’ quatrain poem sheet (aabb rhyming pattern)
- ‘Vibrant Views’ language ideas
- ‘Vibrant Views’ quatrain poem sheet (abab rhyming pattern)
- ‘Wonderful Weather’ language ideas
- ‘Wonderful Weather’ couplet poem sheet
- Free poem sheet (the children choose the form and subject for their poem)


Poetry Introduction PowerPoint

A fun interactive PowerPoint designed to give your class an introduction into the wonderful world of poetry. This PowerPoint will teach your children the technical vocabulary, creative language used, and different poetry forms.


- Slides 1 - 4: What is poetry
- Slides 5 – 7: Vocabulary
- Slides 8 – 26: Simile, personification, or metaphor game
- Slides 27 – 36: Poetry forms
- Slide 37 – Scrapbook follow up


Poetry Help Cards

Six poetry scheme help cards that explain what the scheme is and then gives an example. They are great to have available to your children for them to use when writing poems or as a way to differentiate.

Poetry rhyming schemes:

- Acrostic
- Couplet
- Quatrain (aaaa)
- Quatrain (aabb)
- Quatrain (abab)
- Quatrain (abca)


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