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Examples of Recounts KS1 – Writing Planners and Model Texts

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Teach children how to write a simple recount with these examples of recounts KS1 resources. The resources in this KS1 text types resource pack are based on two model texts recounting a class trip and a visiting theatre company, showing WAGOLL (what a good one looks like).

We’ve provided a planning sheet for pupils to write their own recounts. This supports them to write about real events.

This resource includes:

  • Model text 1 - Our farm visit
    A simple recount of a KS1 trip to a local farm, sequencing the events that happen throughout the day
  • Model text 2 - Panto Time!
    This model text recounts the day a theatre group came to school to perform a pantomime. Pupils can read and annotate this.
  • Recount writing sheet
    A PDF containing success criteria that pupils can use to support their writing. This includes examples of when you should use capital letters, subordinating conjunctions and past tense verbs
  • Sequencing cards
    A series of cards that contain time adverbials that will help pupils sequence their ideas orally before writing their recounts.
  • Recount writing plan
    A worksheet to support pupils to plan and structure their writing.
  • Writing paper
    A PDF sheet that pupils could use to present their work.

Examples of recounts KS1

A recount is written in the past tense about events that have happened. Examples of texts that are recounts include: diaries, an account of a school event or school trip, an historical account of events, letters and postcards, newspaper articles and retelling well-known stories.

Year 1
Write sentences by saying out loud what you are writing about and composing sentences orally before writing
Use capital letters for names of people, places, the days of the week and the personal pronoun ‘I’
Begin to punctuate sentences using capital letters

Year 2
Write about real events
Consider what you are going to write about before beginning by planning or saying it out loud
Use both familiar and new punctuation correctly
Use subordination (using when, if, that, or because)
Write the present and past tenses correctly and consistently, including the progressive form

  • Model text 1 - Our farm visit
  • Model text 2 - Panto Time!
  • Recount writing sheet
  • Sequencing cards
  • Recount writing plan
  • Writing paper
  • Teacher notes
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