Theme/Spelling words: vacation, abroad, international, tourism, destination, transport, sightseeing, luggage, journey, adventure.
KS1: List spellings in alphabetical order; using a thesaurus write synonyms and antonyms for words (where appropriate); write your theme words in sentences, try to use connectives, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in your sentences.
KS2: List spellings in alphabetical order; write synonyms and antonyms for words (where appropriate); create a crossword puzzle for your theme words; write your theme words in sentences or use all of them in a short story, include some effective language features e.g. similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification.
Imagine you are away on holiday and write a postcard to a family member or friend. You could use the postcode you designed in your art activity. Really try to paint a picture of where you are for them; consider your senses: what you can hear, see, smell, taste and feel as you write your description. (Genre of writing; Description) Length and detail will differ between KS1 work and KS2 students.
Would you prefer to holiday in a warm climate or a cold climate? Why? Write this as a letter to a friend trying to convince them to go to your preferred climate over the other one (Genre of writing: Persuasive). Length and detail will differ between KS1 work and KS2 work students.
Imagine you are on holiday and keep a travel journal! It could be a place you have already visited or perhaps a place you have always wanted to go. Maybe write it as a blog or record/film it to be a vlog! (Genre of writing: Recount) Length and detail will differ between KS1 work and KS2 work students.
Write a story with the title ‘The Magical Holiday’. Spend some time planning it; think about a clear beginning, middle and end for your story. After your first draft, do some editing and then for your final published copy, you can type it out on the computer. (Genre of writing: Narrative) Length and detail will differ between KS1 work and KS2 work students.
‘Staycations’ are becoming increasingly popular. Create a television advert promoting a UK holiday destination. When planning it think of the benefits of a ‘staycation’ and make sure to ‘sell’ these in your ad. Write it out and then film it! (Genre of writing: Script writing. Cross Curricular: Drama)