Prompt #7

Welcome to 2018!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are now ready for another fabulous year of writing!


Showcase News

I hope you all visit each other’s posts and leave a supportive comment. Do send me any nominations for the showcase. All I need is the name & the ID number that is on the 2nd column in. It is so motivating to send out winners certificates.


Latest prompt

Did you get a book for Christmas? What are your favourite stories? Do you have a special author you really like? What is the book your teacher is reading to the class?

All these questions can get you thinking about your sentences this week. Of course, you could just describe the picture!

The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 20th January 2018

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Prompt #6

The last of the year!

This is the last prompt of 2017 for 5 Sentence Challenge. We will start again on 7th January 2018!

Setting the prompt

Would your class like to set the prompt one week? Do get in touch with your ideas [email protected]

A little showcase

As you know, I’m always trying to get some nominations for a showcase for 5SC. This time, 4 posts have been selected. If your post is here, please get in touch to get a blog badge and certificate!

James in Yr.2 at Kings Monkton, Cardiff, UK

Chloe in Yr.2 at Eggbuckland Vale, Plymouth, Devon, UK

Charlotte in Yr.3 at Sage Homeschool, Ontario, Canada

Leo in Jellyfish Class at Eggbuckland Vale School, Devon, UK

Well done all of you who took part. There were some great sentences in the 24 posts linked!

Last prompt of the year

Apologies to those of you in the middle of your summer but we are all heading for Christmas so I thought this picture would help you get into the spirit!

5 Sentence Challenge

The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 9th December

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Prompt #5 ’18

Latest prompt

For the prompt this time, we are going back into history. You will see from what the characters are wearing that the picture is not set in the present day. You could try writing your sentences in the past tense.

Things to think about:

  • What era is this picture showing?
  • What are some of the occupations you can see?
  • If you were there, which activity would you like to choose?
  • what is different here to the present day?


The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 25th November

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Prompt #4

Welcome to all our new writers!

It was lovely to see so many new classes join 5 Sentence Challenge last time. I do hope you will visit each other and leave some supportive comments.

Global links

If you would like to link up more officially, do fill out THIS FORM (new for this year!) and I will link you up

Special mentions

If you read a great post, do send me the ID number and I will give it a special mention on Twitter and on the next prompt. We may even award a certificate!

Setting the prompt

Do you think your class would like to set the prompt one week? What do they like to write about? what sort of genre would you like them to think about?

Just get in touch and we’ll get it sorted!

Latest prompt

The prompt this week takes place in a pottery. You can see lots of sculptures, shapes and designs.

When you are writing, try asking your reader a question or two. you might like to use – what, how, or where.


The form will close at 23.45 UK time on the 11th November. 

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Prompt #3 ’18


 We still need lots more posts on this super challenge so that you can share your great work. I hope this time, more of you will take part.


Come and meet Pie Corbett

We have started an educational chat over on Twitter on Wednesday evenings at 9pm UK time. We talk about all sorts of things connected to writing as well as ways to encourage writing in classrooms.

On 18th October, we will have the pleasure of ‘interviewing Pie Corbett of ‘Talk for Writing’ fame so do send over your questions for him. Do join us every Wednesday at 9pm. Just follow #100wcCHAT


Latest prompt

Yiou may think this is a rather strange picture as we had autumn last time! Well, some of you in the southern hemisphere are getting ready for your summer holidays and those of us in the northern part of the world will soon have a short break. So, we are going aboard the seaside train.

Although the weather here is the UK may not be as warm as it is in the picture, you may be going on trains to the seaside!

Things to consider:

  • Remember those full stops and capital letters.
  • Try to make your sentences a little longer using ‘and’ and ‘because’.
  • Don’t forget to use lots of adjectives to describe the colourful scene.

The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 28th October

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Prompt #2 ’18

The seasons are changing!

Here in the northern hemisphere, we have just celebrated the autumn equinox, when we move from summer to autumn. I love autumn when the leaves all change colour and the mornings are crisp with a nip in the air. For those of you in the southern hemisphere, you have had the vernal equinox which moves from winter to spring. I find these differences fascinating!

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We really need to get a showcase going for these great posts. Just send me the ID number and name and I’ll pop them on here.


Latest prompt

You won’t be surprised to see what the prompt is this time!

Let’s see what great words you can use to describe autumn. Let’s also see if we can use some connectives to make our sentences longer.

The form will close on 7th October at 23.45 UK time

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Prompt #1 ’18

Welcome back, everyone!

I hope you had a super holiday and have come back to school all ready to get writing!

While you have been away, there have been some exciting things happening at 100WC HQ which you will discover as we get into the year.

Showcase news

Do you like getting certificates to celebrate your work? Do you like people congratulating you? I know the answer is YES so let’s get some nominations for the showcase.All you have to do is to send me the ID number and the name of any posts you would like to put forward and I’ll do the rest!

Are you on Twitter?

A brand new education chat has been set up on Wednesdays over on Twitter. It is called #100wcCHAT and talks about all sorts of things connected to writing. Included is the chance to discuss with other teachers how they approached the prompt so do join us at 9pm UK time and have your say. There is also a new Twitter account for you to follow @100wcCHAT1. Just look for the tag #100wcCHAT

Latest prompt

We start the year with a summery picture!

Things to talk about:

  • There are lots of people in this picture. Who are they?
  • How old are they?
  • What is their relationship?
  • What time in history might this be?
  • What else can you see?

The focus for this prompt is to make sure you have remembered you full stops and capital letters!

The form will close on 23rd Sept. at 23.45 UK time



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Prompt #16

Last of this year!

This challenge will be taking a break over the rest of July and August.

Thank you so much for all your support over these past months and i look forward to catching up with you all in September.

100 Word Challenge will be continuing as our southern hemisphere colleagues will be hard at work, battling winter!


Last prompt

The form will close at 23.45 BST on 15th July

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Prompt #15

National Writing Day 21st June!

The first National Writing Day will take place on 21st June. Watch out for all the celebrations in the press and on television!

Do send me any photos of your class working on their 5SC posts to celebrate!


The last prompt had a short time scale which might be why only one school entered. As I haven’t received any nominations, I am selecting the following posts for the showcase this time.

Albie in Yr.2 At Westwood with Iford Primary School, Wilts, UK

Eleanor in Yr.1 at Westwood with Iford Primary, Wilts, UK

Dylan in Yr.1 at Westwood with Iford Primary, Wilts, UK

Daisy in Yr.2 at Westwood with Iford Primary, Wilts, UK

Well done everyone! 

Latest prompt

Here is the latest prompt.

As you can see it has a holiday feel to it!

The form will close at 23.45 GMT on 1st July

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Prompt #14

Short and Sweet!

As schools are on holiday this week, I’m just posting a prompt in case you get the chance to look at it when you get back.

It is a picture of a garden centre. Have you been to one recently to buy flowers for your garden?

The form will close on 23.45 GMT on 10th June

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