St Mary's C .E School

Rooted in Faith.....Nurtured in Love.....Striving for Success......Growing as God's children


Children to plan their own traditional narrative where a good character is trapped by a bad

character and has to escape. Use the planning frame provided or a version of their own. Encourage children to talk through their plans and make them sound like a story.



Today, children will have to revisit their story plan and add a sentence to explain what is going on in each section. It is important to remember that we are not yet writing our story. Instead, we are exploring important language that we use when trying to tell the different parts of a story.

Children can use the important sentence starters below to have a go at writing these five sentences for each of the five story plan parts.

For example - Part One "One upon a time a boy called Jack lived in the woods." 



Today we are going to write the first paragraph to our story. Starting with "Once upon a time..." children introduce the reader to their character and where their character lives.


Here is an example (remind children to go no further than their first paragraph for their story; 


"Once upon a time there was a little boy called Jack. Jack was a kind little boy who had bright red hair and lots of freckles. Jack lived on the edge of the woods with his dad and they worked hard to help the animals of the forest and find food to make delicious meals."


Today, children can focus on part 2 and part 3 of their story plan. Below is an example of what you can write. 


Today, we are going to finish our story. We must now look at out parts 4 and 5 to try and think of a way to help our main character escape and live happily ever after. Below, you will find an example.