Year 2 - English (wk 3)

Hello year 2,

This week in English we are going to be writing a story. We are going to be creating a story inspired by a picture.

The picture below is an example of flotsam. Flotsam is defined as debris in the water that was not deliberately thrown overboard, often as a result from a shipwreck or accident.

Have a look at this picture and think about:

What is it?

Who does it belong to?

How did it get there?

How long has it been there?

Your task this week is to write a story based on this picture.

In order to write a good story, we need to plan first!

Firstly think about the characters in your story. How many characters are there going to be? Who's the main character? Where are they from? What do they look like? Use adjectives to describe them!

Next thing about where your story is set. Is there more than one setting? What does it look like? What can you see? What sounds can you hear? What does it smell like? Could you use any similies to describe it?

Finally think about the beginning, middle and end of your story. Remember stories normally have a dilemma/problem that is then resolved by the end of the story. What is your dilemma? How did it happen? How will the characters react?

You could use a story map to help you plan your story.

Once you have planned your story and you are happy with it, begin to write your story.

Remember to try and use:

- Capital letters and full stops

- Adjectives

- Adverbs

- A range of punctuation (Question marks, exclamation marks)

Have fun,


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