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This week is all about you writing the next part to the story we introduced last week- The Secret of Great Mythenden. The model text is there to help you, as basically you will be re-writing this section with your own setting, character and superpower! But still trying to get the orange stone! We’re going to do this in a few steps. We will start by creating a setting and a hero and then it will be over to you guys to finish planning and then writing your own version of the story. So first up, time for a magical world!


So, if each year group needs to find a different coloured magical stone, then Year 1’s job will be to find the orange stone! So, let’s look at an orange world for an orange stone! Attached below are lots of pictures of example orange worlds or landscapes ‘Orange Setting Ideas’ that might be through the portal. Some are quite realistic, others are more magical and fantastical. This setting is where your adventure will take place, so it is important that is designed by you.


Your first mission is to use these pictures and your wonderful imagination to inspire you to draw your magical world. The drawing can be a quick sketch or something you take a bit longer on, but by drawing a picture it will help you think of the details of the made-up world you need for your story.


Once you’ve drawn your picture it’s time to plan your paragraph. I’m going to use a planning grid to think about the different sentences I want to include in the paragraph. I’ve filled this one in with my ideas and then there is a blank one on the next page for you to use. Open the ‘Paragraph Ideas Grid’ and have a go!

Finally, using the ideas you have come up with in the grid, I would like you to write your setting paragraph. Remember a paragraph is just a section of writing with several sentences in. Attached below is a writing frame if you would like to use it.


Hot & Spicy – Use and write on the writing frame to record your ideas.

Mega Hot – Use the writing frame for ideas and then record your sentences on to blank paper.

Are You Nuts – Use the writing frame and the ideas below to help but write your paragraph however you want using different sentence starters and try and include some adjectives and similes.

Some useful prepositions or sentence openers you could use: Nearby, Surrounding me, In the distance, Far away, Above me and Beneath my feet etc.


Everyone - Good luck with your magical, mystical settings. I cannot wait to read them. Tomorrow we’ll work on describing your story’s hero!