Week beginning 13th July

This week you are going to write your own story.  It can be about anything you want.  It could be set in the future or in the past.  You could travel to a different land, another planet or stay right here in Malton.  You can write about witches and wizards, heroes from Greek legends, or a pupil from St Mary's.

The decision is yours.  

I have put lots of different resources on the page below which will help you if you're stuck.  You might like to plan your story out before you begin (and there's a template to help you with this) or you might just want to begin writing.   

Try to use the features we have been looking at this term: interesting language, paragraphs, fronted adverbials, a range of conjunctions, varied sentence starters, "show don't tell". You have learnt a lot; now is the time to put it all into practice. 

You might like to follow the Stephen Joseph/National Literacy Trust activities. They come highly recommended (thank you, Henry!) and look like lots of fun.  I've also included some activities from Anthony Horowitz on writing your own spy story.  They are so good, I'm quite tempted to have a go myself.... Or, you might prefer to just write something completely different.  It is totally up to you. 

The only thing you have to do is to set some time aside each day to do your writing. 

I would love to see your finished final pieces (proof-read and edited, of course!)

Happy writing!

Six top writing tips from author Anthony Horowitz

2019 KS2 Outcomes - Writing 88% EXS. 24% GD Reading 88% EXS. 53% GD Maths 94% EXS. 41% GD SPAG 94% EXS. 65%GD