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Planning a Story: Templates, Planning Sheets and Teacher Notes

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Develop understanding of how stories are structured using these planning a story resources which can be used instantly by pupils. The story planning poster can be used to teach how stories are structured to support planning, with worksheet versions for pupils to plan their own narratives.

What is included in this story planning resource?

  • story plan poster
  • story planning sheet – single problem narrative
  • story planning sheet – multi-problem narrative
  • Teacher notes with guidance on how the resource could be used

National Curriculum English Programme of Study

Writing - composition
Year 2

  • Pupils should be taught to develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional)
  • Pupils should be taught to consider what they are going to write before beginning by:
    - planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about
    - writing down ideas and /or key words, including new vocabulary

Year 3 /4

  • Pupils should be taught to plan their writing by:
    - discussing and recording ideas

Year 5 /6

  • Pupils should be taught to plan their writing by:
    - noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary

  • story plan poster
  • story planning sheet – single problem narrative
  • story planning sheet – multi-problem narrative
  • Teacher notes with guidance on how the resource could be used
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