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Traditional Tales (Just So Stories) - KS2 Text Types: Writing Planners and Model Texts

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Explore Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling with this text types resource pack for KS2. Pupils will write read the model text ‘How The Camel Got His Hump’ and go on to retell the story in their own writing or create their own Just So Stories. They will use the model text to identify features of the tale and specific grammar and punctuation skills that they can apply in their own writing.

This resource includes:
Model text - How the Camel Got His Hump - the story by Rudyard Kipling
Just So Stories writing sheet - there are two versions for upper and lower KS2. UKS2 includes examples of parenthesis and how semi-colons are used. LKS2 includes examples of inverted commas and fronted adverbials.
Exploring ideas worksheet - a PDF where pupils can record initial ideas for their own Just So Stories
Just So Stories planning sheet - a worksheet to support pupils to plan and structure their writing.
Writing paper - a PDF sheet that pupils could use to present their work.

What is a Just So Story?
Just So Stories were written by Rudyard Kipling in 1902 and have become classic children’s stories.

National Curriculum English programme of study links:

Year 3/4
Pupils should plan their writing by discussing writing that is similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.
Pupils will use and punctuate direct speech.
Pupils will use fronted adverbials, including using a comma after these

Year 5 /6
Pupils should 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 will use semi-colons ... between independent clauses.
Pupils will use brackets, dashes or commas to mark parenthesis

  • Model text - How the Camel Got His Hump
  • Just So Stories writing sheet
  • Exploring ideas worksheet
  • Just So Stories planning shee
  • Writing paper
  • Teacher notes
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