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Planning a Story KS2 – Story Writing KS2 Science Fiction Inspiration Pack

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This KS2 story writing inspiration pack will help children develop quality writing around a science fiction theme.

It features pictures to inspire writing – these will give pupils lots of ideas to work with and details that will make their stories and characters come alive. There are also some short example texts to help them on their way.

The posters in this pack are grouped into sets, allowing the children to describe characters, settings and objects in detail. The resource also features a story planner workbook and Powerpoint.

Science fiction features for KS2

  • Takes place in a world that is different to ours. This might be in space or in the future.
  • Features new technologies or scientific innovations.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to plan their writing by discussing writing that is similar to that which they are planning to write in order to learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.

Pupils should be taught to plan their writing by identifying the audience for and purpose for writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own.

Pupils should be taught to draft and write by selecting the appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.

Draft and write by describing settings, characters and atmosphere and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance the action.

  • teacher notes
  • pupil booklet
  • story planner
  • PowerPoint
  • posters
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