Monday, 27 February 2012

Descriptive writing

The children in Year 4 have been working really hard to improve the use of description in their writing.
The Big Write task on Friday was to write an opening paragraph about an imaginary setting. It was quite hard for some children so today we had a look at using description to set the scene and create an atmosphere for the reader.

In partners the children had to read each piece of work giving a star and a wish and then using only the words on the page, draw the illustration it created. They found out it was very hard to do this without detailed descriptions about the setting.

Next the children looked closely at this picture,

A fox in the dark on a spooky night and a fox in the day

Here are some fantastic examples of openings. You should be able to tell which picture is being described.

Here is a link to some information about writing stories

Have a go at this quiz here

Listen to Malorie Blackman give tips about how to write good stories here

Here is Malorie's website


  1. well done! year4 your work was Bailey

  2. I reaaly enjoyed doing them they was realy good this is myne one dim,dull shadowy nigh a fox stood wating to do somthing deadly. The fox stood wating for smebody to walk past sudenlt the fox jumped into the water he saw something ...

  3. sarah {teegans mum}28 February 2012 at 19:19

    Well done year 4 this work looks really interesting and very exciting to read.