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This week we would like you to use the picture below as a stimulus for your writing.

To start with, write some sentences to answer the following questions:


  • What can you see?
  • Where is this story set?
  • Who is the girl?
  • Why is she riding on the fish?
  • Does she know the fish?
  • How did she get there?
  • How can she breathe underwater?

Next think about an adventure that the girl and the fish could go on.

Where are they going? Are they being chased? By who? Why? They might be being chased by a huge, hungry great white shark. Or are they on are mission? To do what? They could be on a mission to save the Queen’s crown jewels that have fallen into the bottom of the ocean.



Once you have thought of an idea, work through the following steps:

  • Create a story map to show the events in your story.
  • Step out your story idea (Come up with a series of freeze frames/actions to show what happens at each part of your story).
  • Practise telling your story to someone else. Think about using expression in your voice and hooking your listener.
  • Next, start writing your story. Don't rush - take the time to introduce your characters and the setting.



What we are looking for:

  • Include expanded noun phrases example -  The shiny, wet fish.
  • Use capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks or question marks to punctuate your sentences.
  • Use adverbs in my writing example - The little girl slowly swam towards the shore.  
  • Read your work through to check it makes sense and then edit it if needed.


We cannot wait to hear and read your stories so please do send them in!!


Use the tips below to help you with your masterpieces!

We know that starting a sentence can be tricky. Use the sentence openers word mat below to  get you started. 

Expanded Noun Phrases

Here are some adverbs that you can try and use.