Week #1

On Tuesday 11th September we celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday!

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Special Characters
He has brought pleasure to so many children with all his fabulous characters. We have the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), Matilda, George (with his medicine), Mr. and Mrs. Twit, James (with the peach), Charlie (at the Chocolate Factory), Fantastic Mr. Fox and many many others.


Special prompt

To celebrate this amazing man’s work, the prompt is a special one because you can choose what you write about. You can choose to be a character you like or you can choose to write about something magical.

Think carefully about your 5 sentences and make sure they have their full stops and captial letters.

How to Link this week

Unfortunately, we are not able to put a linking system up this week so do leave the links to your entries in the comments below. We will direct people to comment so do pop in and see what they have said!


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  1. Make sure you look at the newsletter. It may be delivered to your spam box
  2. Do visit others to leave supportive comments
  3. Send me the number of any posts you would like to go on the showcase

This prompt will close on 24th September 

Prompt #13

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Each time a prompt is published those of you who have signed up get an email with all the latest news. Do check your spam / bin / promotions if you have signed up but not getting the email!

New look blog

Do you like the new look here? We hope that it is keeping with its big brother 100 Word Challenge which you can find HERE

Don’t forget – this challenge is for EMERGING WRITERS ONLY


When we have more entries, we will start to chose some to go on the showcase. Those chosen will get a certificate and badge for their blog!

Free blogs

If you would like your own class blog, do get in touch. The free blogs use WordPress and have lots of support to get you started!

Latest prompt

This time we have a picture.

blue coach

Things to think about:

  • What can you see? Look closely!
  • Where is the bus going?
  • Who are the people getting on the bus?
  • What sort of place is this? A town, village, city?

The form will close on 15th June

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Prompt #12

Exciting news coming!

Over the summer holidays (if not sooner!) you will see some changes to 5 Sentence Challenge. We are hoping to make it more like it’s big sister 100 Word Challenge so do look out for the emails.

Getting comments

If you would like to get more comments and make connections with other classes, fill out the Global Links form. You will be linked with another class that takes part in 5SC and you can share your learning as well as comment on posts.

Get a friend involved

We need lots of folks commenting on 5SC so do encourage friends and family to sign up HERE

Latest prompt

Here in the UK, it looks like the summer is on its way. I know some of you are getting ready for the winter so take a break from the cold and write about this prompt:


The form will close on 1st June

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Prompt #11

Off to the Emerald Isle!

This week sees 100 Word Challenge off to Ireland visiting schools and presenting at a conference. I will be mentioning 5 Sentence Challenge as well!

Don’t forget

If you would like a free class blog just get in touch. We can also link classes to support each other with commenting on posts so please just fill out THIS FORM

Latest prompt

This time we have a  photograph for you to look at.


What do you think is on the table? Is it for a special purpose? What colours can you see? 

The form will close on 4th May

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Prompt #10

Important Question!

Would you prefer to do 5 Sentence Challenge EVERY week rather than once a fortnight? Before you answer, please think about the comments to get and if you would be able to get comment weekly. I’m happy to set the prompt weekly but need to make sure it is what YOU want as this is YOUR challenge!

Would you like to set the prompt?

For those of you who have been doing 5SC for a while, you know the sort of prompts we use. Have you an idea for the next prompt? Have you a great picture we could use? Do get in touch if your class would like to set a prompt.

Getting comments

Over at 100 Word Challenge, we have launched Global Links. This is where classes are linked together to support each other and also find out about a school in another part of the world. If you would like to link with a school that takes part in 5SC, fill out the form HERE

We need lots more people supporting our young writers so do encourage parents, colleague, friends to get in touch to join Team 5SC.

Latest prompt

The latest prompt takes you outside! It is

… along the riverbank…

Things to talk about:

  • What might you see?
  • What colours are there?
  • Can you smell anything?
  • Can you hear anything?

This challenge is for two weeks and the form will close on 20th April

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Prompt #9

As it is World Book Day this week, we are using the same prompt as 100 Word Challenge! 


Meet Spica Warrior!

On March 4th we celebrate World Book Day when schools often let pupils dress up in their favourite book characters. Here on 100 Word Challenge, we want you to write about SUPER HEROES.

Now you may think SUPER HEROES are only found in comic books and magazines but I bet you know some. I certainly know lots and here is the story so far of one of them!

Lucas Trice is a Year 2 pupil at Burford School in Marlow Bottom and like his friends he loves football, LEGO and Minecraft. Unlike his friends, Lucas has a chronic condition called developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). To date Lucas has had four major operations and faced months of recovery in a bid to create a stable hip socket and prevent disability and pain in later life. Whilst thousands of children around the world are diagnosed with DDH each year, there is very little information or support for parents, so Lucas’ mum has written a book called ‘Cast Life’ to help empower them on their journey which has gone global since it launched in October. She also set up a charity called ‘Spica Warrior’ which helps provide information to other families and they have already raised over £1000 and connect with people all over the world. 

The challenge this time is in two parts:

Part One – visit the Spica Warrior site and find out more about this condition. You may have children in your school who suffer from the same thing. If you can make a donation – that would be wonderful!

Part Two – write your 5 sentences on a Super Hero. It can be someone you know, a character you have read about or someone you have invented!

The form will close on 9th March

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Prompt #8

Welcome to the new look 5SC!

If you take part in 100WC, you will see that you now link in the same way. Do take a look at ‘How to post on 5SC’ to help you.

Please make sure you visit other posts and leave a supportive comment. Our emerging writers need lots of support and encouragement!

The prompt this time is :

Going shopping on a rainy day

Some things to think about:

  • what shops are you going to?
  • How wet is the weather?
  • What will you have to wear?
  • What will it feel like?
  • What do you buy?

The form will close on 24th February

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Prompt #7

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Welcome to a new year of 5 Sentence Challenge!

I hope you had a lovely holiday and are now ready to share your writing. This week we have a colourful picture.

5 Sentence Challenge

  • Look closely at the picture and think about all the colours you can see.
  • What is there in this picture apart from boats?
  • What sort of boats do you think they are?


Do try to support each other by visiting posts and leaving a comment. Tell the author how much you enjoyed they work and if you can, give some positive suggestions for improvements.

The link will be open until 20th January

REMEMBER this challenge is for EMERGING writers only!

Prompt #6

Important news!

This will be the last prompt for 2015! The next one will be published on 7th January


As we only had 6 entries last time, there are no recommendations for the showcase for Prompt#5 but we do have one for Prompt#4

Charlotte in Year 2 at Markland Hill School, UK

Well done Charlotte and do remember everyone to send me over your recommendations!

Latest prompt

Of course, it is nearly Christmas and all across the world people will be celebrating time with friends and family. I’m sure you don’t need any help with ideas for your writing about this time of year but here is a lovely picture to help.

5SC Prompt #6

The linky will close on 16th December

Have a wonderful holiday and I’ll see you back here in 2016!

Prompt #5

Send me your recommendations for the showcase!

What a wonderful response we had to our last prompt. Do make sure you visit and leave a supportive comment! If you find one that is really special, send me the details and I’ll put it on the next showcase. Those listed will have a badge and certificate.


Latest prompt

This time we have a photo. It is of a sculpture that you can see in the grounds of Tewkesbury Abbey.

Children talkingI want you to look really closely at the children. What do you notice? Are they playing a game? What might they be saying to each other?

Take great care with your sentences and make sure they have a full stop and a capital letter. I’ll let you decide where they go!

The link will close on Wednesday 2nd December