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Structuring plots and planning (KS1 resources)

Improve children's plotting and planning skills with our story writing planning templates, guided story openings and resources exploring story structure and story settings.

16 resources
Creative story writing
Children create their own story by choosing their own who, what,  … read more
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The Runaway Train – planning a new story
Children read and plan the key elements of 'The Runaway Train'  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 | Writing composition
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Story writing prompt
A story opener to inspire an extended piece of writing. Includes  … read more
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Blank storyboard
An eight box storyboard template with space for pictures and  … read more
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Story boxes - creating stories
This resource includes interactive ideas to help years 1 and  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Spoken language | Writing composition
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Cross curricular writing – fiction
A set of teaching ideas and tips looking at writing stories using  … read more
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'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers – book based ideas
A collection of teaching ideas including aspects of grammar and  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition
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Sequencing events of Little Red Riding Hood
A simple activity to order the events of this well known story.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Writing composition
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Story mountain - Little Red Riding Hood
Children sequence the events from this well known story by placing  … read more
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The overgrown garden
Look at the picture and create ideas of what might happen in  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition
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The fly-away kite
Look at the pictures and discuss in a group how the story could  … read more
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Y1 | Writing composition
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The big pancake
Where did the pancake go? Follow the story map and use the word  … read more
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Y1 | Writing composition
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David's new school
How does it feel to move to a new school? Draw the pictures and  … read more
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F | Writing composition
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In the Garden - a story map
Read the words, label the picture and create a story map. What  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition
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My bear hunt
Write a simple story using the picture prompts and interactive  … read more
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Blank story writing grid
A useful blank story writing grid for children to draw a picture  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition
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