Story Starter 13 – The Best Football Match Ever!

This week’s writing prompt will hopefully encourage some boys or any football fanatics who are reluctant writers to have a go.

Here is a graphic to print out and stick in a book to start writing the story.

 

The best football match ever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hear authors Natasha and Tonya with  this week’s story starter

Some questions to get your story started.

Who was playing? Remember they don’t have to real people.

Did anything magic happen?

Who won and how?

What did they win?

 

Here is some interesting vocabulary you could use.

  1. fetch
  2. player
  3. play
  4. magic
  5. ball
  6. one
  7. won
  8. touch
  9. dribble
  10. missed
  11. mist
  12. substitute
  13. sacrifice
  14. professional
  15. amateur
  16. competition

Story Starter 12 – The Day I Turned Into a Dog

This week’s writing prompt was inspired by my dog Robbie. We use a dog in all our stories you may have met Pojo already and although he is a dog with doggy characteristics when he goes on adventures when he is at home with Sam he is a toy.

Here is a graphic to print out and stick in a book to start writing the story.

 

The day I turned into a dog

Hear authors Natasha and Tonya with Robbie the dog talk about this week’s story starter

Some questions to get your story started.

How did you turn into a dog happen?

Where did you go?

Did anyone realise you were a dog?

What could you see? Think of how the world would look from the height of a dog.

 

Here is some interesting vocabulary you could use.

  1. fetch
  2. dogs
  3. sniffing
  4. morning
  5. gnaw
  6. panting
  7. misbehave
  8. finally
  9. canine
  10. communicate
  11. aggressive
  12. submissive
  13. insistent

Story starter 11 – When I met a kangaroo

This week’s story starter is inspired by Australia and would make a good homework to set. Here is Tonya and Natasha discussing this week’s story starter.

Download this image to stick into homework books

When writing the story think about how you met the kangaroo.

Where did you meet them was it here or in Australia.

Where did you go with the kangaroo and what was it like.

Could anyone else see the kangaroo?

What did you do? Did you go in his pouch?

 

Here is some vocabulary you can use (taken from National Curriculum spelling lists):

  1. Australia
  2. outback
  3. jumped
  4. jumping
  5. bright
  6. faster
  7. fastest
  8. happily
  9. gladly
  10. marsupial
  11. foreign
  12. temperature

We would love to hear your stories please post them in the comments below

 

 

 

 

 

Story Starter 10 – There on the stair sat …..

This week’s story starter is very open ended to allow the imagination to wander. We have a few suggestions in the video below to help. The graphic below can be printed and put in homework books and there is also some interesting vocabulary that can be used.

 

Hope you enjoy this one, we would love to hear your stories please post them in the comments.

 

There on the stair sat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary

  1. stair
  2. step
  3. flight
  4. burst
  5. disappear
  6. creature
  7. cautious
  8. whose
  9. who’s
  10. imaginary

Story Starter 9 – Splash!

Here is the latest story starter inspired by a winter walk near a lake.

Story Starter - Splash This image can be printed out and stuck in homework books or link to the video below.

This conjures up all sorts of ideas – who or what has gone splash, is it something under the water or was it something falling in, how did it get out, did it get out??

Find out what inspired us to come up with this one.

Here is some interesting vocabulary that you could use in the story taking from National Curriculum spelling lists

  1. plop
  2. sunk
  3. jumped
  4. squash
  5. squeeze
  6. water
  7. submerged
  8. reappear
  9. disastrous
  10. environment
  11. temperature
  12. reflection

Worms, Yucky Worms

Happy New Year. This half term sees me back with my reception year group. It is lovely to see how much they have grown in confidence from when they were visiting preschoolers just six months ago.

Yucky worms

My theme for this half term is mini beasts starting with worms. The children were really excited by this and not one went ‘ugh’. We started with the book Yucky Worms by Vivian French so that they understood why worms are so good for the earth and their anatomy.

 

 

We then made wormeries, Continue reading

Story Starter 8 The day I got stuck in the largest toy shop in the world

This week’s story starter has a festive spirit as it was filmed outside Hamleys with singing elves. Watch the video below to see if you can see them.

The day I got stuck in the largest toy shop in the world

Here is an image for you to print off and put in homework books.

Can you spot the singing elf.

Check out our Facebook page for more video of the singing elves.

Here is some interesting vocabulary taken from the National Curriculum word lists.

  1. magic
  2. night
  3. play
  4. afraid
  5. buzzer
  6. sleigh
  7. naughty
  8. accidentally
  9. Christmas
  10. disastrous