Forestdale Primary School

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Talk for Writing



As you know we have already covered The Little Red Hen and Little Red Riding Hood.

Practise the oral story telling of these stories whilst you are at home!

I will post the stories we have made up in school for the children to tell you too!

(I will upload supporting pictures!)

This half term we should have been exploring Jack and the Beanstalk – don’t worry, we will be teaching this story when it is safe to be back in school.

In the meantime, you can explore story mapping with your children!

Story maps are picture representations of a story – using as little text as possible. For example we only put key words in our story maps (a list of which are below).

Have a look at the different kinds of story map below and pick your favourite story to have a go at drawing it together – you could choose to do:

A wavy line story map

A straight lined map – like a timeline

A photo map using small world characters


There is no right or wrong way to map out a story!

You could even have a go at writing a character description like we did in class for the big bad wolf!

Pick out the features of their appearance and personality and think about all of the describing words you can use and turn them into similes and metaphors!

Whilst you are at home – if you need access to any stories, please look in the books to read section on our home learning page. If there is a particular book you would like please let a member of staff know on our next phone call J


Awards we have received so far.

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