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This week is national story telling week!

Complete the PowerPoint and activity. Now I would like you to write a review for your favourite story. We are going to share these on the website so other children can see the recommendations and might decide to read one of the suggestions.



We are going to create our own stories this week about anything! You could create a story about your life at home, your favourite film, your favourite game or something you have imagined!

Today I would like you to create a story board for your story. In school we use these to help us remember what happens in our story and the most important parts.

For example, Miss Thwaites’ favourite film is Inside Out. To create a story map I could start by drawing a picture of the inside of Riley’s brain with Joy, Anger, Disgust and Fear and Sadness. Then Riley moving to a new house and Joy and Sadness leaving headquarters. Each drawing should be in the correct order.

Please see the example of a story map for Little Red Riding Hood below.

Be creative! Use drawings, speech bubbles and colour to make your story memorable.

Please take your time creating your story board. This is your plan.


The learner guides by BBC Bitesize may help you.


Now it is time to start writing your story. It can be difficult to think of an opening sentence, please use the PowerPoint to help you create this. Story writing takes time, you need to consider the setting, the characters and what happens. On top of this you must describe what is happening in detail so the person reading or listening to the story can imagine it happening right in front of them.

TAKE YOUR TIME! We will not be setting anymore English work until next Tuesday. You can either write this or type it on the computer. Let your imagination and creativity take over.

If you do finish your story you could create a front cover for your story. When we look at a story to read, film to watch or a game to play the front cover is the first bit of information we use to decide. This means it needs to be eye catching!


(This type of work is called a cold write. This means the children are given the basic guidance and are left to create something themselves. Instead of us asking the children to show us what we think they should be able to do it gives the children the opportunity to showcase their own ability without the pressure to include a list of things)