Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


Enjoy your Easter break - stay safe - children return Monday 19th April


Lesson 1 

World Book Day

LI: To create a setting description based on a book cover


Study the cover of 'River Boy', what can you retrieve from the cover and what can you infer from what you see?


Using descriptive language, such as the five senses, personification and expanded noun phrases, write a setting description for the front cover of 'River Boy'. 

English Lesson 2 

LI: To discuss, familiarise and explore an image.


Study the image below. By the end of this week, you shall be creating a story inspired by this image.


What do you notice about the image? What can you see for definite and what can you infer from what you see? What questions might you ask about the image?

Lesson 3 

LI: To plan a story based on a picture


Using the notes you made yesterday and the thoughts you had about the image of 'Amy and the Owl', begin planning the plot to your story. You will need:


  • A beginning scene which can contain a setting description or character description.
  • A build up to the story.
  • a problem or obstacle that the character will need to overcome.
  • The climax of the story - where things are at their tensest/most exciting point.
  • A resolution to the problem.
  • A concluding paragraph where the story is brought to a calm end/cliffhanger. 

Lesson 4

LI: To write a story first draft


Using your planning sheet from yesterday, write your version of Amy and the Owl. 


Success Criteria:

  • Use a range of descriptive language
  • Use Year 5 and 6 statutory spellings
  • Use dialogue
  • Write in paragraphs
  • Use a range of punctuation


Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark