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Good morning Year One and happy Tuesday! laugh


Today we are going to be continuing with our story of 'Malaika's costume' by Nadia L.Hohn as the starting point for creating your own stories. Yes that's right! Today you become authors. 


Today's task: 

LO: To write a story (beginning). 



I can sequence a story.  

I can use capital letters and finger spaces.  

I can use descriptive and interesting language.  

I can use appropriate punctuation where necessary.  


story, sunny, barefoot, coast, set, hot 


Today, you will be using your story maps you created yesterday to write the beginning of your story. That means focusing on the first two boxes, that is the setting and characters.


The focus of the beginning of the story is to introduce the setting and the characters.

The following are key questions to help you.



  •  Where is your story set?
  • What is that setting like?
  • What can you hear/see/feel/smell? 


  • Who is in your story?
  • What do they look like?
  • What is their personality like?
  • How could you describe this person? 


We're looking forward to see you using all your writing tools so your story is readable and interesting.


 When writing, pause and check for....

- capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. 

- good letter formation with ascenders, descenders and normal letter size formed correctly

-  adjectives to describe objects

-  conjunction 'and' and 'but'

- good sentences. Rehearse your sentence by saying them aloud


Remember - you are not retelling the story of Malaika. You are creating your own story! The story should start with Malaika running out of the door and then it's up to you to imagine and write what happens afterwards. Good luck guys!