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Week 2 - wb 27th April

End of KS2 writing expectations checklist




A young hungry native attempts to steal food from a 'hunter/colonist' type camp in the jungle. 

He unfortunately falls into a trap and is captured as a trophy to go back to England.  The tribesman is clever enough to escape - much to the surprise of the hunter. 

A chase ensues and there can only be one winner! Who will it be? 


Write a newspaper report about the event.

Try and include the following features to make your newspaper report interesting to read.

A short headline.

This should be short and describe the main event of the article.

Captioned photographs.

Any pictures should be labelled with a short sentence to explain what they are.


The name of the person who has written the article.

An opening paragraph (Orientation)

This should include details of who, what, where, when and why.

Past tense

The article should be written in the past tense, think about words with ed endings.

Information in brackets

This could include details about the people and places in your article e.g Tom (67)

Adverbs of time

e.g first, next, after, last year, yesterday.


A correctly punctuated quote from someone who has been involved in the event.

Relative clause

At least two examples of clauses that give more information about the noun they are next to e.g Jim, whose mother had sadly died, was unhappy in the workhouse.

Key journalistic phrases

Words and phrases from our toolkit e.g When asked, told our reporter, it would appear that, due to






























E-mail your completed Newspaper article to your teacher. We can’t wait to read them.


'Left Behind'


Story starter:

“You can’t leave without me! Where are you going?” The words came out like a squeak; her throat felt tight as she struggled to fight back the tears that had begun to stain her pale cheeks.

Mud was now splattered up the front of her dress as she stumbled over the sodden ground. A feeling of overwhelming panic and despair filled her trembling body. How could it all end this way? How could things have gone so wrong?



Question time:

Who is the girl in the picture?

Why is she dressed in this way?

In what way(s) have things gone wrong for her?

Who is on the flying ship?

Why is she feeling panic and despair? Why might these feelings be ‘overwhelming’?

What will the girl do next? Will the ship turn back?

Why has it left without her?


Perfect picture:

Think about who might be on the ship, and what they look like. Can you draw them?


Sentence challenge:

Can you find a question in the story starter? Can you use a series of questions in your writing? Remember to use a question mark.

E.g. Why have things turned out this way? Why have they left me behind?


Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?

Fog went in the sky. The ship went through the air. The girl walked through the field. She was wearing a dress.