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December 18, 2013

Last spring, a group of us from the Islington Writers for Children went on a writing adventure with 2 classes of Year 3 students at Burdett-Coutts Primary School –  in six sessions over six weeks we hoped to inspire a love of  writing and words.  Each author did a different session and over the six weeks the Year 3s played lots of word games, brainstormed together and wrote their own stories and poems.  We all enjoyed it, and there were some wonderful pieces of writing!                                                                         orange

You can read them in an earlier blog – below.

We called this writing adventure — Wriggle Room Writers.

This year we were invited back to Burdett-Coutts to do it again with the next bunch of Year 3s!  Yippee!!  And so another Wriggle Room Writers experience got underway. We all played with plot, character, setting, voice, rhythm and rhyme and making up a song.  And along the way we gave each other feedback about our writing.  We were bowled over by the inventiveness and creativity of their stories and poems.  Watch out for those Burdett-Coutts Year 3 students and their big imaginations!  Before you know it, their books will be appearing on the bookshelves in your local bookshop!

In the final session, our resident singer-songwriter brought a guitar and each class wrote and performed a song in 45 minutes!!   This is a fabulous way to end the Wriggle Room Writers experience.  You can listen to their songs here and sing along with the words.

First off, here is Class 3T with their Lullaby Song



And here is Class 3H with their Underwater Christmas Song



3 Comments leave one →
  1. Megg Nicol permalink
    December 19, 2013 11:04 am

    I must say that song-writing with Sam’s Class and 3T was just pure delight! Who would have thought of writing an underwater Christmas song? Or a lovely lullaby with a ‘gentle dinosaur’. We were all very impressed. Keep writing ‘Wriggleroom Writers of Burdett Coutts…we want to hear more.

  2. December 19, 2013 12:28 pm

    I love the songs – I shall never think about dinosaurs or whales in the same way again! Congratulations to all involved. What a talented lot of kids!

    • August 19, 2016 11:40 am

      Me too…..Actually what I remember most was the fact that the children were soooo responsive and found it quite easy to come up with lyrics!

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