School Logo

Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust



Story Writing -Portal Stories


Yesterday you invented a magical world for your adventure. Today we need to spend a little time creating a hero!


TUESDAY: Paragraph 2- Introducing the hero

Our hero is in Year 2 at the magical school of Great Mythenden; this means that they have a magical or super power! This power is going to be an important part of your story as it will help your hero get out of trouble and rescue the magical stone. Choosing a magical power can be tricky so there are some ideas below to help. However, if you have an idea of your own then that is fine!


Step 1: Choose a magical power for your hero



Step 2: Plan your hero

One of the problems with our model text was that it didn’t really introduce the hero very well. We’re going to do a better job by planning our heroes a little bit better! You could base the hero on yourself or one of your friends or take inspiration from a fictional child hero, like Harry Potter or Sophie from the BFG.

Once you have a better idea of who your character is, you can put them into the story. They have just stepped through the setting into the magical yellow world you described yesterday. They are going to introduce themselves to the reader, and then they might need to use their powers straight away to help them in the strange new world.

Use the Planning Grid attached below to help you organise your ideas.


Step 3: Write a short paragraph introducing your main character

Once you have filled in the grid with your notes, it is now time to write them up as a short paragraph introducing your main character.

As always, to help you include a range of skills have a look at the Steps to Success below:

Hot and Spicy: Use adjectives 

Mega Hot: Use similes

Are You Nuts?!: Use an exclamation mark


I have attached a Writing Frame below with sentence starters which you may choose to use to record your ideas on. Alternatively, you can use the notes from your planning grid and write your paragraph up into your Distance Learning book.