Model Composition for Primary School
Good english composition examples for primary school.
The model compositions compiled here are written by our students. These are good English composition examples and they give you an idea of what primary school students are capable of writing.
We take in a wide range of students in our weekly writing classes and online courses . Some of them are excellent writers but they join us to receive constructive feedback and regular writing practice to continue honing their writing skills. Others are weaker in their writing and need professional guidance from an experienced writing teacher. As long as the child is willing to learn and has a positive attitude, we welcome him/her!
Some of these model compositions featured here are written by our online Writing Academy and Junior Writing Academy students. Others are written by students attending our weekly writing classes conducted by our Writing Coaches. All our Writing Coaches are either former MOE primary school teachers or tutors who are experienced in teaching English and creative writing.
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The model compositions are grouped according to level. This compilation will be updated as and when we have good English composition examples written by our students. Enjoy reading the stories written by our young writers!
Model Compositions Written By Our Students
A Kind Deed
Lost and Found
A Celebration Gone Wrong
An Embarrassing Incident
A Dangerous Act
A Fortunate Escape
Overcoming A Problem
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- Short Composition
What is the Meaning of Composition?
The composition definition can be stated as compiling words and phrases to narrate a particular event or convey a certain message. Composition writing is a very easy method to get the point across and that too in a short amount of time. The composition can be easily understood because often they are written as a form of short composition. Some short composition writing examples are message writing, dairy entry, notice etc.
Composition Writing Format
The composition like a paragraph includes three main parts an introduction, body and conclusion.
Introduction- This includes the definition of the topic if any and the meaning of the same. And if the topic is about informing something then the introduction includes the aim of the composition.
Body- The body of the composition includes more details about the topic and explains in a very elaborated way so there is a very clear idea about the subject the composition is conveying.
Conclusion- The conclusion paragraph should include supporting concepts covered throughout and give your last thoughts on the fundamental idea of the topic.
Write a short composition on ‘My Hobby.’
A hobby is an enjoyable activity that we engage in to pass the time. When we are not engaged in our daily activities, we do something we enjoy. Every one of us enjoys pursuing one or more hobbies. Hobbies allow you to stay active. Hobbies provide us with entertainment. They assist people in remaining energetic at all times. Drawing is one of my hobbies. I enjoy drawing using a variety of colours. It brings me joy to draw. My favourite time of day is when I go home from school because I have more free time to paint. On my notepad, I enjoy drawing photos of my mum and father. They're my favourite ones. Fruits like mango, orange, and banana are other favourites of mine to paint. My mother encourages me to keep drawing. Everyone at my school enjoys my drawings as well. My teachers always invite me to join in school competitions. There is a small room in my house that my father built. I've retained all of the drawings I've made in that room. I drew a mango, a pineapple, mountains, a cow and many more things. My mum and father are always ready to gift me all required art supplies. They are overjoyed that I do not waste time and sketch in my spare time.
Different Types of Composition Writing
Write a short notice as the class monitor regarding the upcoming summer vacation dates and the summer camp schedule.
This is to tell all students that during the summer holidays, which will start soon from April 25, 20XX to June 15, 20XX our school will have a summer camp that will run from Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Many engaging activities in English relevant to studies, such as sports and exercise, will be available. You will be responsible for your own transportation. Those that are interested should contact their assigned teacher.
Do it Yourself
1. Write a short composition on ‘A Weekend Trip’.
2. Write a short composition on ‘A fantasy world.’
A Fantasy World
3. Write a short composition on ‘ My Favourite Subject’.
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FAQs on Short Composition
1. What is the definition of writing a brief composition?
These are short texts aimed at a specific individual who is not present at the time but will be in a short period of time, and the writer will not be present at that time. It can be used to send a crucial message to someone who will be arriving shortly at the location. For instance, write a notice for the upcoming story writing competition or update about the upcoming exam schedule etc.
2. What's the difference between a composition and an essay?
Any creative effort, whether it's a short story, poem, essay, research paper, or piece of music, is referred to as a composition. As a result, the primary distinction between an essay and a composition is that an essay is a form of composition, whereas composition is any creative work. The other main difference between essays and compositions is the length of the two. While essay however short is a more detailed look than a composition which is short.
3. What is the significance of composition writing?
Writing and composition are crucial tools in literacy, education, and, most importantly, communication. People can communicate ideas, feelings, emotions, opinions, debates, and many other types of information through composition and writing.
- Imaginative events are greatly required in this type of composition. Create good ideas from your mind.
- You should always remember that you are writing about something that has never happened to you.
- Make your composition as interesting as you can so that you arouse the readers curiosity.
- This will keep the reader longing for more striking events to come.
Sample composition 1
A terrifying dream.
I had gone to the forest to fetch firewood with my friends. We were busy story-telling and somehow lost track of time. When we realized it was getting late, we hastily started collecting firewood. I was not experienced in this kind of work so I did it at my usual slow pace.
Within two shakes of a lamb’s tail, my friends had collected enough firewood and were ready to leave. Since I was only halfway through, I tried to beg them to wait for me but all my pleas fell on deaf ears. Everyone had other chores to do before supper time. I watched them sadly as they went away balancing heavy firewood on their heads.
After they had disappeared in the horizon, I continued collecting firewood. Sooner than I had wished, darkness fell. The night was as silent as a deserted cemetery. It was the kind of night that people in my village believed that evil spirits roamed about in the dark. I stood aghast, glued to the ground not daring to move a single muscle because I was afraid of darkness. I then sat on my bundle of firewood and began weeping bitterly, praying that someone will hear my cry.
No sooner had I opened my swollen eyes than I saw a dim light at a distance. I automatically knew that it was my father who had come to my rescue. As the light was drawing closer and closer, I started getting excited. When the person finally arrived, I sighed in relief. The stranger then spoke in a hoarse voice saying, “I am very fond of saving little children. I will therefore take you to my house for the night then in the morning I will take you to your parents.”
Having no better option, I arose to follow the stranger. We got deeper and deeper into the forest then we came to a clearing. A thatched house stood in the middle of this clearing. The man led me in and offered me a stool to sit on. All this time, I had not seen the man’s face as it was very dark.
The man offered me a place to sleep. I was too exhausted that as soon as I stretched on the bed, I fell asleep. I never slept soundly that night partly because of the strange voices I was hearing. With one eye open, I quickly looked around the room and what I saw nearly made me jump out of my skin. In the ceiling board of the house, different types of skulls had been hanged. There were bones all over the floor of the room and the smell was terrible. Suddenly, I heard someone knocking on the door.
I felt as helpless as an infant. I knew my only weapon was to remain still and silent. The door slowly opened and what I saw almost made me kick the bucket. At the door stood two creatures. They looked more like monsters than human beings. Their faces were nothing but a network of pimples. They had claws instead of nails, shabby hair and their eyes seemed to have popped out of their sockets. Truly, they looked like the most brutal creatures on earth. I gazed at them, completely terrified and taken aback.
As the creatures moved forward, I suddenly gave out a blood-curdling scream. The monsters simply sneered as they stretched out their claws, ready to pounce on me. I sprang out of bed, leaving my blankets swirling behind me. Cold sweat dripped down my face and back. My heart was beating fast and I was out of breath. I stood rooted on the floor, wondering what step to take next. The monsters were now a few steps away from me. One of them got hold of my shoulders and opened its mouth wide.
Instead of a hungry growl, I heard a sweet golden voice. It was my mother waking me up. I could not believe my eyes for it was only but a dream.
Sample composition 2
A village attack.
It was a beautiful evening in the village. The cows were coming back from the grazing fields as the sunset coloured the sky. When darkness fell, there was maximum silence that reflected the peaceful environment of the village. Suddenly, the stillness of the night was disrupted by loud bangs on the main doors of houses. The village was under attack. Panic gripped the villagers; men, women and children were running helterskelter scampering for safety. Wails of ‘Ui! Ui!’ from the terrified villagers could be heard.
The village attackers, who had forcefully found their way into peoples’ homes, were armed to the teeth. Some of the men had shaggy hair with evil glints in their eyes. Others had long dreadlocks, blood shot scary eyes and protruding noses. The thieves removed from their pockets well sharpened knives and used them to scare the villagers to give in to their demands. The villagers refused to obey. They united and attacked their attackers mercilessly and in a spur of the moment, quite a number of the attackers lay dead in pools of blood.
Shouts of “Ua! Ua!” from the enraged villagers filled the air. Some of the thieves escaped death narrowly. The villagers caught them unawares and kicked them hard, leaving them sprawling on the ground, writhing and groaning in pain. The thieves produced deafening screams as they pleaded for mercy but all their pleas fell on deaf ears.
From a distance, the siren of the police vehicles could be heard. The thieves were seized by the police before they could escape. They were dragged to the nearest police land rover and driven to the local police station. Women in the village ululated as men sang and danced vigorously expressing their heroic victory. The villagers felt the splendour of their victory.
That was a night they will live to remember.
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8 Steps to Write a Good Composition (part 1)
Are you having trouble with your writing skills? Read this and you will find good and simple advice to make things much easier and your compositions much better. Even impressive. Just follow the 8 steps we will show you.
The first thing to consider is that a composition is not simply a piece of writing. It must be composed, it must have a structure and a cohesive organisation. Compare these two examples:
A- My brother’s tall and handsome and with blue eyes and, yeah, well, maybe a bit fat, but not much, you know, something like your cousin, but maybe not that much. And he’s very funny, ha ha, I’ll tell you about what he did yesterday, but not now. And brown-haired. Almost dark. Well, not dark but… well, yeah, dark. Oh, I said funny, but well, when he’s got a bad day, uff, he scares me sometimes…
B- My brother is tall, handsome and has got blue eyes. He is a little fat, but not much. His hair is dark brown. I like him because he is very funny and always makes me laugh. Nevertheless, he can also be quite serious sometimes.
As you can easily perceive, A is a good example of oral English, but it would be totally unacceptable for a composition. On the other hand, B is the right thing to say when writing, with simple, organised ideas. But B would be considered too pedantic and even unacceptable when talking in a normal conversation.
Using a correct language is part of it, but not enough. Both A and B are correct language, but Spoken and Written language are different, they use, to some extent, different vocabulary, different grammar and, especially, a different way to express things!
Many think that planning is a waste of time, especially if you are sitting for an exam and time is limited. But the truth is that planning your composition will not only make the task easy and much better; it will also make it all faster. At least once you have practised a little bit.
First, you have to know what topic you’re going to write about. In most situations you will already know this when you sit down to write. And then, you must start making an outline:
1- opening sentence = topic + approach 2- ideas connected to the opening sentence 3- details about those ideas 4- closing sentence
When you are happy with the outline, it comes the time to do the writing, and here you should follow these other 4 steps:
5- write a title 6- organize ideas into paragraphs 7- write the composition 8- correct your composition
In this article we well help you to make a good outline, which is the basis of this method. We will complete the 8 steps in a second article (see part 2, to be published very soon). So let’s get started.
1- topic + approach = opening sentence (O.S.)
Think of the opening sentence as a little perfume bottle: the topic is the material (the glass), the approach is the shape of the glass, and all the composition will be the perfume inside the bottle. If some perfume falls outside the bottle, it will evaporate (and spoil your composition).
Think of a word or several words that will identify the topic. Think of a word or several words that will identify the approach. The topic is what your composition is about. Your approach is usually what your opinion about the topic is, or just the way you see it, or what you want to say about that topic. When you have the topic and the approach, write the opening sentence with both ideas.
Topic - Life in a village Approach - better than cities Opening sentence - Nowadays, most people prefer living in cities, but I prefer to live in a village because life there is much better and healthy.
Another example of O.S.- Life in a village is very different from life in the city. (topic: life in a village / approach: different from city)
2- ideas (points) connected to the opening sentence
Example of good points:
- no pollution
- people know each other
- friendly people
- contact with nature
- life is cheaper
Example of bad points:
- I live in Rome (not relevant to the O.S.)
- Villages in the south of Spain are bigger than in the north (wrong, we must compare life in the village with life in the city, not comparing different villages)
- Last year I visited a very beautiful village (not relevant to the O.S.)
- Night life is boring (it contradicts the O.S. unless you compensate this with a “but…”)
- People gossip and are nosy and messes with your life (modifies or contradicts the idea in the O.S.)
- In the 14 th century many villages were created (who cares? We’re not talking about history)
- My friend Tom lives in a village (not relevant, unless you use Tom’s opinion to support yours)
- My friend Tom, from a village, is very friendly (digression: this idea is not directly connected with the O.S.. It is directly connected to the point “friendly people” and only indirectly connected to the O.S., so it’s no good)
3- details about the points
Each point is the seed of a future paragraph (or section or chapter, if it is a long writing). For every point, think of a few details to explain that idea.
Example: - friendly people
- people help you
- people talk to you in the streets
- people invite you to a drink in the bars
4- closing sentence
1- a restatement of the opening sentence (you say the same idea but using different words) Example: There’s no doubt about it: life in a village is much better than life in a city .
2- a summary of the points (ideas) . Example: With a cheaper life, a close contact with nature, a healthy environment and surrounded by nice people, villages are the ideal place to live .
3- a look to the future . Example: I really think I should leave the city and look for a nice house in a village as soon as possible .
4- a related thought that grows out of the body (usually a conclusion from the points). Example: That’s why our urban societies are more efficient, but its people are less human .
5- mixed type (a combination of several types of conclusions) Example: That’s why I’m planning to move to a village, because life there is much better than in the cities (type 3 + type 1, even the whole sentence can be an example of type 4)
So if you follow this advice, you will find that writing turns easier and the results are much better than when you simply sit and write. Just remember the bottle of perfume:
- The glass : The opening sentence. Your first sentence, which will contain all the ideas of your piece of writing inside.
- The perfume : All the things you have to say. Don’t let even a drop fall outside the bottle.
- The cap : The last sentence in your composition. The one that will close it and make it a finished piece of work.
Once you have a good outline, you must use it to write your composition, essay or whatever you must write. Things are now much easier when you know all the time exactly what you have to say, confident that you’ll never get tangled, blocked or messed up in your writing. We can also guide you in this second phase (steps 5-8), but that will be in our next article:
8 Steps to Write a Good Composition (part 2)
Written by Angel Castaño
Modern Parenting Playbook
11 Introduction Ideas to Begin Your English Compositions
A compelling start to your story grabs your reader’s attention. The readers in this instance, are most likely your school teachers. Having read hundreds, if not thousands of primary school compositions, the ability to still arrest your school teachers’ attention gives your composition an edge in grades over your peers.
Your introduction should be interesting. It should appeal to the reader’s curiosity; they want to know what happened next… Your composition should state the genre (the type of story) and introduce your main characters and the reader knows who the characters are; their feelings and relationships. The setting or scenario of the story is clearly defined. It should be a teaser to your main story.
It should not be more than a ¾ page long. However, it can be more than one paragraph. Always remember to write with the theme in mind. Here are 11 introductions for young writers to compose their story with:
1. Begin with a Complaint I walked with a skip, humming my favorite tune. School had been hectic and mind-boggling but was finally over. It was my eleventh birthday and I could not wait for the lovely presents and delicious cake which my parents had prepared. Quickening my pace, I strode towards the void deck of my block of flats. Out of the blue, I caught sight of a blue parcel lying next to a dustbin just outside the lift.
2. Begin with Something Interesting Every time I take the train, I will always think of a lesson that I learned which taught me a value – care. Some people think they know what this word really means, or just think that this value is not important. However, I know what this word means and how important it is. This is the story of how I learn the meaning and importance of this word… ~ Lim Xinya, Renee , Ai Tong School
3. Begin with an Intense Moment The doors of the train opened silently. Before I had time to think, I was rudely shoved through them. I turned around and frantically tried to elbow my way out of the train. However, the impatient crowd forced me back. The doors of the train slammed shut. I was imprisoned inside the wrong train! I had no ticket and absolutely no idea where I was heading. ~ Nasya Chua Ye Qi (Methodist Girls’ School – primary)
4. Begin with an Unusual image of a Character A loose white T-shirt drooped off the left should of the man, showing his bony shoulders and patches of peeled skin. He tugged at the bottom of his shirt as though trying to neaten it but there was little that he could do. ~ Lee Jing Hong (Jing Shan Primary School)
5. Begin with a Dialogue “This is so frustrating!” I muttered angrily, not wanting to disturb anyone. I was making my way back home from school and decided to entertain myself by playing a newly-released game. I was with my best friend; Mare and she was watching me rage with a lop-sided grin on her face. Her expression changed when she saw that I was just about to cross the road, still engrossed in the game. ~ Amethya Alma Arielyn (Canossa Convent Primary School)
6. Begin with a Sound Brring! My alarm clock sounded shrilly. I groaned and rubbed my eyes, still heavy with sleep. I sat up and began to get ready for work. Half an hour later, at seven, I was already out of the house with my morning cup of coffee. ~ Victoria Deborah Lee (Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School)
7. Begin with a Startling Fact The canteen is a terrible place. I fear it, hate it, loathe it. Why? Many memorable incidents have happened to me there… memorable in the negative sense… ~ Teng Jie Ying Faith (Fengshan Primary School)
8. Begin with a Flashback As the time to leave my primary school and proceed to a whole new environment approached, I started to think more about my school. Being a foreigner, I had laid all my foundation with the help of my fellow peers and teachers. Leaving my school and the environment I had just recently adapted to and migrating to a new place was not as easy as it seemed. ~ Kim Jeong Yeon (Lianhua Primary School)
9. Begin with Image Description My surroundings were filled with sand. It was hot and arid. I was parched but there was not a single water source in sight. My water canteen lay buried, forgotten in the innermost reaches of my backpack. It had been dry for two weeks. For the past few days. I had been living beside an oasis filled with clean, clean water. However, when I left, I had forgotten to fill my water canteen. Perhaps it was the unlimited abundance of water near my temporary camp that had given me a reckless streak. I now realized that the oasis I left was probably the only one for miles around. But by the time I realized, it was too late. ~ Joye Lim Qian Qi (Rosyth School)
10. Begin with a Character’s Action Licking at the brackish taste of perspiration on his lips, John lugged his bag to the MRT station near his school. The sun seemed to beat down like drumbeats, steady and relentless. His bag that seemed to be filled with rocks weighed down on him. Trudging to the MRT station, John grumbled, “Great! What a good way to end my perfect week!” ~ Ryan Chia (Maha Bodhi School)
11. Begin with a Thoughtful Statement Taking the train. What a simple yet underrated task. I have always thought that taking the train was a boring chore. What could happen? We often underestimate the dangers of commonplaces, but now, with the ongoing terrorist attacks, we ought to be more vigilant as ignorance can put us in danger. As a student, I never really understood the severity of everything. But, after the incident in the train, I was suddenly jolted of my safe, innocent husk and into the harsh, cataclysmic reality… ~ Shermaine Lim Sher Min (Punggol Primary School)
All examples above are taken from the book National English Writing Composition – The best of primary 5 and 6 compositions, published by the Singapore Young Writers Press. Please check out their website www.singaporeyoungwriterspress.com for more information.
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