Resource ID 108061

Lower KS2 English

Writing (Composition)
Creative Writing
"Be Creative! Tree-inspired composition tasks..."
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Be Creative! Tree-inspired composition tasks..."
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108061 - Lower KS2 Mixed Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]

108062 - Upper KS2 Mixed Ability

108063 - KS3 Mixed Ability


Students respond to their visit by writing creatively.

Contextual Summary

This is an English writing resource that engages students with their tree-climbing experience, enabling them to practise their crafting skills. Here, they are writing to entertain, and are using the tree-climb as their stimulus material. The task links to specific aspects of the tree-climbing environment, such as the oak tree, Appley Park, and the view across the beach to the mainland. The tasks are designed to appeal to students in key stages 2 and 3.

Key Skills Practised
  • Writing to entertain
  • Creating a text from external stimuli
  • Crafting a creative response for a specific audience/purpose
  • Choosing language for effect
Learning Opportunities


The questions could be discussed in class prior to the trip so students are bearing this in mind when on their tree-climb, focusing on the aesthetic aspects of their experience.


Completion of the tree-climb. Students could make notes in the evening of the climb to form the basis of their later writing. Alternatively, teachers could encourage an immediate response and students could complete the resource after the climb at the park, or later at their accommodation.


Completion of the English (writing - composition) resource/s linked to this document

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate their creative writing skills. They will demonstrate evidence of planning as well as showing that they can make language choices appropriate to an identified purpose and audience. Students will reflect on an experience and create a new text from this stimulus.

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