Friday, 12 December 2014

My First Novel

You've seen my blog posts from when I was 7, but have you seen my schoolwork from when I was 6? Nope... but you're about to. To give some context, my class went on a trip to a local nature reserve. When we came back, we were asked to write an account of what we had done, complete with keywords from a word bank and our own illustrations.

Oh dear.

I've blurred out locations and faces for obvious reasons, but I'll leave all my spelling mistakes in there for your enjoyment. I'm sure you'll be able to tell what 6-year-old me meant, and if you can't, I've corrected my mistakes at the bottom of this post. ;)

"'My Trip to [location]' - Author Amber, Illustrate Amber."
"We went on a coach to [location.] First we had a puppet show. Next we went pond dipping and we all cort some crechs. I fawnd a snaell."
"Next we had a picnic lunch. I had my favrot crisps. I saw a dragonfly. I saw a speshel plants."
"After lunch we went over the brige and bridge and droo some lovelee plants. I droo a hosetale. It was a brileet time. Next I got on the coach. I felt happy on the coach. Finally we got back to school. We all made a wordbangk."
 Oh, I am so glad my spelling and drawing has improved.

At least, I hope it has.

Should I do more posts like this? I know exactly where my literacy book is from when I was 5...

Cort = Caught. Crechs = Creatures. Fawnd = Found. Snaell = Snail. Favrot = Favourite. Speshel = Special. Droo = Drew. Lovelee = Lovely. Brileet = Brilliant. Wordbangk = Wordbank. 


  1. Haha Amber, your spelling has definitely improved! ;) This was such an adorable post! :)

  2. Oh thats so lovely Amber and what really good handwriting you had for a 6 year old. Yes i'd like to see some more. I lost all my schoolwork in a move many years back.
    p.s. i want a bus as colourful as that in real life.
    Gill x

  3. Such an interesting post. At my primary school we had these folders called "Records of Acheivement" which we put all the work we were proud of in until year 6. I left in Year 4 and every so often nostalgia kicks in and I look back on my writing, realising how much it has developed since then

  4. AHAHAHHA reminds me of my old 'holiday diaries', they make me laugh. i used to write about what we did in the day and then draw pictures as well. xD

  5. Haha, love this! I remember doing these in primary school!
    Naomi @The Perks Of Being A Bookworm

  6. So cute! If this was your first novel...what is your most recent?? ;)

  7. Great post! Although, if you don't mind my honesty, I do prefer your reviews. But still, I'm glad to see you were always interested in writing. :)

    1. Ah, really? I prefer doing more personal posts like these, to be honest, but I do have a few reviews coming up soon. I've been in a reading slump lately, which is why there haven't been many. :)

  8. Love this Amber!! I would really enjoy seeing more. I should dig up some of my old stuff... that would be interesting.. XD And don't worry- your spelling has DEFINITELY improved! :D x