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The Inspired by Nature creative writing competition from The Natural Curriculum and ERA is now closed.

The winning class will have their creative writing published on the Natural Curriculum website and will win £500 for their school to spend on laptops or tablets!

Prizewinners will be announced within 30 days of the deadline for submissions.

The Inspired by Nature worksheet is still available below if you would like to use it again.

Inspired by Nature Competition Terms and Conditions.

Inspired by Nature worksheet download

The competition jury will select four winning classes: one for each year group. Each class’s creative writing will be assessed based on its originality, creativity and use of language in response to the clip. Jury members are:

  • David Millington, creator of the Natural Curriculum
  • Gillian McClure, children’s author and illustrator
  • Peter Cansell, national executive information officer for the National Association of Primary Education
  • Helena Djurkovic, CEO of ERA

Don’t forget there are over a hundred inspiring grammar lessons for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 available at naturalcurriculum.co.uk, all based on captivating natural history clips from the BBC. Each grammar-based lesson contains word challenges, clear explanations of the grammar that is being learned, whiteboard challenges, writing ideas and a downloadable worksheet. The website also has Home Learning resources for Years 1-6, with engaging natural history information, literacy ideas and further curriculum ideas.

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