top of page
Hot Air Balloons



The Writing Model is a whole school strategy-based approach that focuses on students using Figurative Language strategies in all writing styles- rather than focusing on the teaching of genre and text type in isolation. At Delacombe Primary School, we scaffold student learning by explicitly modelling writing strategies which provides students with the opportunity to delve into the language and vocabulary related to a specific theme. Students explore a range of hooks in the form of theme related videos and photos to draw out rich vocabulary and practise using them in their writing across descriptive, narrative and persuasive pieces.

The Writers’ Festival is a showcase of the progress we have made throughout the year. All students create a description text, related to a whole school topic, that is then displayed around the school. Every student takes pride in planning and publishing their description and creating the artwork that complements their brilliant writing. The work of all students is used to decorate our school hallways- under normal conditions families and community members are then welcomed into our school to view the hard work of our students.

This year our whole school topic is ‘Imagine…’ based on the works of author Sarah L. Thomson. The students have been exploring videos and photos of illusions, life on the moon and pondering an unusual experience, in order to create an imaginative text of their own. Our Foundation students have delved into imagining a day where everything is made of delicious candy. Our Grade One’s have imagined a night where the creatures under the bed have come to life, whilst our Grade Two’s have thought of what a strange night on the moon might be like. Our Grade 3/4 students have been inspired by illusions to imagine a wacky, topsy turvy place when things aren’t quite as they seem and the Grade 5/6 students have imagined the perfect world, filled with beauty inside and out.

Please watch the wonderful video Sarah L. Thomson's has sent to us all the way from America! We are so appreciative of her involvement in our festival!

We hope you have as much joy experiencing our Writers’ Festival for 2020 as we have had creating it for you- sit back, relax and… imagine!

bottom of page