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LKS2 Narrative Writing Pack - Punctuating Speech: Spring (Uncle Jim’s Allotment)

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What do people grow on an allotment? Read this charming story about a young girl helping her uncle plant seeds on his allotment. The story could be used to ignite discussions about allotments and what may be grown there.

The resource pack provides suggested activities, including teaching or revisiting the use of speech punctuation, to support pupils to write their own story based on an allotment, with planning sheets and ideas for writing.

This primary resources pack includes:

  • Model text – Uncle Jim’s Allotment
  • PDF image of an allotment
  • What will characters say? worksheet
  • Planning sheet
  • PPT writing prompt
  • 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 be taught to plan their writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.
Pupils should be taught to draft and write by I narratives, creating settings, characters and plot.
WRITING - Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
Pupils should be taught to use and punctuate direct speech.

  • Model text – Uncle Jim’s Allotment
  • PDF image of an allotment
  • What will characters say? worksheet
  • Planning sheet
  • PPT writing prompt
  • Themed writing paper
  • Teaching notes with guidance on how the resources could be used
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