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Writing challenge

Moving House


Have a good look at the picture.

  • What is happening?
  • Are the people moving in or out?
  • Where have they come from or where are they going and why?
  • What are the neighbours saying?


Can you write a diary entry for one of the people who is moving? It could be one of the parents or one of the children or even one of the pets!


Think about:

  • The mood of your diary. Are you excited or unhappy about the move?
  • How diaries start e.g. Dear Diary, What an amazing day I've had or Dear Diary, The day I've been dreading has finally arrived.
  • Can you include lots of description e.g. adjectives - heavy box, or similes - The people looked like ants scurrying around the nest.


Once you have written your diary entry (one page of writing is enough), edit your writing.

  • Does it make sense?
  • Have you described your feelings?
  • Have you used description?
  • Check spellings and punctuation.
  • You could now publish your diary in your best handwriting.

In case you would like to print out the notes for you child: