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KS1 Spring Writing Pack - Descriptive Writing: April Showers

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Spring is often known for its showery weather; hence the term April showers. Explore describing the rain using the resources in this pack to prompt creative writing. Pupils can describe images and will have the opportunity to learn how the conjunctions when and because can be used to add information to sentences.

The resource pack provides images to inspire creative writing and the activities in the resource pack could support learning about the seasons from the science curriculum in Year 1.

This pack includes:

  • Model text– April Showers
  • PDF images rainy weather
  • Sentence start cards
  • Collecting ideas sheet
  • Writing prompt
  • Writing scaffold
  • Themed writing paper
  • Teaching notes with guidance on how the resources could be used

National Curriculum Programme of study links

English
WRITING - composition
Pupils should develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by writing about real events.
Pupils should be taught to consider what they are going to write about before beginning by planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about.
WRITING - Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
Pupils should be taught to use subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but)

Science
Year 1 Seasonal Changes – Pupils should be taught to observe changes over the seasons.

  • Model text– April Showers
  • PDF images rainy weather
  • Sentence start cards
  • Collecting ideas sheet
  • Writing prompt
  • Writing scaffold
  • Themed writing paper
  • Teaching notes with guidance on how the resources could be used
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