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INTO THE WOODS Writing competition - SUmmer 2021

Our recent 'Into the Woods...' writing competition has produced wonderful pieces of creative writing from every child across the school.

Inspired by one of eight story starters provided. the children have been so motivated by the woodland theme and produced outstanding work across a variety of writing genres including stories, poems, newspaper reports, factual accounts, biographies and diaries

The children were encouraged to explore the beautiful woodland that we have around us here in Westdene and Brighton to get their creative juices flowing and take their imaginations on an adventure! It certainly served to inspire, and with the support of their class teachers the entries came in thick and fast.

There were so many fantastic pieces to choose from, judging has been extremely difficult!

Please join us in congratulating the winners listed below and enjoy their writing which we have pleasure in featuring here. All of the winners have received a certificate and prize for their achievements. 


Congratulations to our winners across Reception class: 






Read the winning Entries here:


Congratulations to our Year 1 winners in the following categories:

Best story: Sven CS & Cleo T

Best poem: Harry A 

Best factual piece of work (Non-fiction): William S 

Most imaginative plot: Zola RC  & Madison R

Most interesting character: Archie G & Arabella G 

Best description of a setting: Paula RM & Jenson W 

Most surprising ending: Freddie M 
Neatest handwriting: Sophia O  & Mahveen A 

Mastery of vocabulary: Jude G 

Skilled use of punctuation: Alex RW  & Danielle A 

Read the winning entries Here:


Congratulations to our Year 2 winners in the following categories:

Best poem: Teddy S (2F) & Lucas C (2TL) & Isla F (2TL)

Most imaginative idea (and plot): Jasper M  (2C)

Neatest handwriting: Arla WL (2C) & Arthur A

Mastery of vocabulary: Indi AS (2F) & Mia C (2C)

Skilled use of punctuation: Michelle A (2F ) & Jack B (2C)

Read the winning Entries here:

Congratulations to our Year 3 winners in the following categories:

Best story: Heidi C & Dylan P 

Best poem: Bronwyn M &  Nate J 

Best factual piece of work (Non-fiction): Matilda N & Phoenix D 

Most imaginative plot: Melissa F  & Barnaby M

 Most interesting character: Rafe S 

Best description of a setting: Lily S  & Ori M 

Most surprising ending: Frankie C 

Neatest handwriting: Beau M &  Dexter H 

Mastery of vocabulary: Lula T & Julian B 

Skilled use of punctuation:  Aahan D 

Congratulations to our Year 4 winners in the following categories:

Best story: Lily H

Best poem: Ava R

Most imaginative plot: Poppy H 

 Most interesting character: Araba Q 

Best description of a setting: Huxley  & Jude RW

Most surprising ending: Niamh B 

Neatest handwriting: Vienna P 

Mastery of vocabulary: An X 

Skilled use of punctuation:  Amelie M 

Congratulations to our Year 5 winners in the following categories:

Best story: Kyriakos G  & Luna T

Best poem: Florence C & Reuben S

Best factual piece of work (Non-fiction): Ben H 

Most imaginative plot: Mara L 

Best description of a setting: Guilia BP & Gavin G 

Most surprising ending: Sienna S

Neatest handwriting: Joshua D

Mastery of vocabulary: Cecily C

Skilled use of punctuation:  Abigail M

Congratulations to our Year 6 winners in the following categories:

Best story: Charlotte G & Shiori K 

Best poem: James B & Ruby B & Isabelle M

Best factual pieces( non-fiction): Thomas H  & Poppy MO 

Most imaginative plot: Theo H 

 Most interesting character: Alex H & Lucie H 

Best description of a setting: Elise P & Kaizan A & Will R

& Toby S 

Most surprising ending: Sophia N 

Neatest handwriting: Charlie L  & Lucy A 

Mastery of vocabulary: Isis T

Skilled use of punctuation:  Isaac O 

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