This pack contains a number of resources to support pupils in Key Stage 1 when writing a simple journey story with a Christmas theme. Pupils can explore the model story ‘Getting Ready for Christmas’ and sequence the plot using the planning sheet.
The resources are based around a Christmas theme and could be used to engage pupils in seasonal writing tasks at the end of the autumn term. There is an opportunity to revisit or teach adding the suffix -ed to words to form past tense verbs and using adverbials to sequence simple linear stories.
What is included in this KS1 resource pack?
- Model text - Getting Ready for Christmas - a simple journey story about Sam and Freya helping their parents to decorate their house for the festive season
- Journey story writing sheet - this contains success criteria for writing a simple journey story that follows a similar structure to the model text; it also has examples of words ending in the suffix -ed and examples of vocabulary used at Christmas time
- Sequencing stories adverbials cards - a set of word cards with adverbials of time that pupils can use to help sequence the events in their story; these could be used during oral storytelling activities where pupils can rehearse narratives before writing
- Getting ready for Christmas images - a collection of images showing people getting ready for the festive season to inspire pupils to write their own stories about getting ready for Christmas
- Journey story planning sheet - this worksheet allows pupils to note ideas and sequence their journey stories
- Themed writing paper - the writing paper can be used for pupils to present their work
What is a journey story?
In a journey story, characters go on a simple journey to reach a given point, or go on a journey to complete a task.
National Curriculum English programme of study links:
Pupils will write sentences by saying out loud what they are writing about and composing sentences orally before writing
Pupils will be taught to write sentences by sequencing sentences to form short narratives.
Pupils will be taught to add prefixes and suffixes using ... -ed ... where no change is needed in the spelling of root words
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 should be taught to apply spelling rules from English Appendix 1 (suffix -ed)