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Fairy Tales - KS1 Text Types: Writing Planners and Model Text

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Explore fairy tales with this KS1 text types resource pack. Pupils will read the model texts ‘The Princess and the Pea’ and ‘Cinderella’ and then go on to retell them in their own writing. They will use the model texts to identify features of fairy tales and specific grammar and punctuation skills that they can apply in their own stories.

This resource includes:

  • Model Text 1 - The Princess and the Pea: a retelling of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson
  • Model Text 2 - Cinderella: a retelling of the famous fairy tale
  • Fairy tale writing sheet: a PDF containing success criteria that pupils can use to support their writing, including examples of adjectives and information on question marks
  • Fairy tale image cards - a set of cards for each fairy tale that can be used to help orally retell the story and plan their own retelling
  • Fairy tale planning sheet: a worksheet to support pupils to plan and structure their writing
  • Writing paper: a PDF sheet that pupils could use to present their work

What is a fairy tale?
A fairy tale is a type of traditional tale that usually includes characters that are good and evil, royalty and magic.

National Curriculum English programme of study links:
year 1
Pupils will write sentences by saying out loud what they are writing about and composing sentences orally before writing
Pupils will sequence sentences to form short narratives
Pupils will be introduced to question marks
year 2
Pupils should write for a range of purposes
Pupils should consider what they are going to write about before beginning by planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about
Pupils will learn how to use adjectives to create expanded noun phrases
Pupils will learn how grammatical patterns in sentences indicate its function as a statement, question, exclamation or command

  • Model Text 1 - The Princess and the Pea: a retelling of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson
  • Model Text 2 - Cinderella: a retelling of the famous fairy tale.
  • Fairy tale writing sheet: a PDF containing success criteria that pupils can use to support their writing, including examples of adjectives and information on question marks
  • Fairy tale image cards - a set of cards for each fairy tale that can be used to help orally retell the story and plan their own retelling
  • Fairy tale planning sheet: a worksheet to support pupils to plan and structure their writing
  • Writing paper: a PDF sheet that pupils could use to present their work
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