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KS2 Classroom Display - Describing Settings

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In KS2, pupils are taught to describe settings in their own writing. This display pack includes a variety of ways that settings could be described when writing, with examples displayed on posters and challenge activities to develop pupils writing. The posters could be used to explore techniques that could be used when creating settings in their own writing or when investigating author’s techniques in books that they are reading independently or as a class.

The posters could be used as part of a working wall, encouraging pupils to answer the challenge questions and add examples of ways that settings have been developed that they have seen in books that they are reading or have used in their own writing.

Which techniques for creating settings are included in this resource?

  • What can be seen?
  • What can be heard?
  • Smells and tastes
  • Describe textures
  • How do characters feel whilst there?
  • What is the weather like?
  • What time of day is it?

National Curriculum programme of study links

Year 3/4 writing – composition

  • Pupils should be taught to draft and write by, in narratives, creating settings, character and plot

Year 5 / 6 writing – composition

  • Pupils should be taught to draft and write by in narratives, describing settings, characters and atmosphere and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance action.

  • 7 x describing settings posters
  • teacher notes
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