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Year 5 creative writing and fiction worksheets

Book characters crossword puzzle

Book characters crossword

Classic characters are unforgettable, whether they're falling down unusual rabbit holes, prowling through the jungle or breaking their slates over unfortunate classmates' heads. How many famous characters from children's literature can you identify in this crossword puzzle?
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Writing from different points of view

Writing from different points of view

Read the story about Baba Yaga then imagine what happens when Natasha first arrives at Baba Yaga's house. Write a brief letter from Baba Yaga to her sister, describing the events from Baba Yaga’s point of view. Don’t forget to include: A description of Natasha; details of how Baba Yaga feels about the intrusion; adjectives, powerful verbs and adverbs
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Using words and phrases to describe

Using words and phrases to describe

Read the story about Baba Yaga then imagine you are Natasha, entering Baba Yaga’s house for the first time. Can you answer these questions about how the house might look?
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Using similes to describe character and setting

Using similes to describe character and setting

Similes compare something to something else using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. Can you think of some descriptive similes to finish these sentences?
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Folklore tale planning frame worksheet

Folklore tale planning frame

Read the 'Baba Yaga' story then see if you can write your own version using the tips on this sheet to help. See if you can include powerful verbs, similes, adverbs and adjectives.

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Writing speech worksheet

Writing speech

How does Polydectes challenge Perseus and convince him to brave the fearsome Medusa’s lair? Their conversation is started below; can you continue writing the speech using the correct punctuation?
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Writing a wanted poster worksheet

Writing a wanted poster

You are King Polydectes. You want someone to kill Medusa so you design a wanted poster. Think of a good title for your poster, then draw a picture of Medusa. Write a description of her and finally think of the reward you will hand out once she is killed
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Using descriptive language worksheet

Using descriptive language

Think about the three things Athena gave Perseus to help him kill the Medusa. Write some phrases around each picture. You will need to... 1. Describe how the object looks – use plenty of adjectives! 2. Use a simile to compare the object to something else. 3. Describe the purpose of the object – what is it used for?
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Understanding characters: writing a diary

Understanding characters: writing a diary

In the myth of Perseus the fisherman Dictys opens a chest to find a woman and baby inside. Imagine that you are Dictys, writing a diary entry that evening to explain what happened. Remember to include the following: Description of the chest (use adjectives!); description of the contents (again, lots more adjectives!); explain how you felt; explain what you did.
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Empathising with story characters worksheet

Empathising with story characters

Think about the two kings in the myth of Perseus and how they feel in the story. Write a few sentences in each speech bubble.
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Creating a mythical character worksheet

Creating a mythical character

Could you write your own myth? Use this planning sheet to help you. Remember to include the following: adjectives to describe people and things, powerful verbs to describe how things are done, adverbs to go with the powerful verbs, paragraphs, speech between characters (with correct punctuation).
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Composing a letter worksheet

Composing a letter

Perseus has just returned home in triumph after killing the Medusa. He decides to write to a friend to share his adventures (and maybe boast about his achievements a bit!). What do you think Perseus says? Use the word bank on this page and the writing frame on the next page to help you compose a letter.
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Completing a story mountain worksheet

Completing a story mountain

Can you write notes on this story mountain to show what happens in the myth of Perseus?
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Word puzzles for Key Stage 2 English learning pack

Word puzzles for Key Stage 2 English

Are you and your child tired of the same old English revision and practice sessions? Try something completely new and give them these fun English word puzzles instead! They'll review everything from connectives to apostrophes, using what they learn in class to solve codes, crosswords and wordsearches.
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Writing informative text worksheet

Writing informative text

Have your child pretend they're helping out a new boy or girl who's just arrived at their school by explaining all of the important things they'd need to know, from homework to PE.
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Write a letter about your holiday worksheet

Write a letter about your holiday

This exercise is a great way to help your child practise descriptive writing. Talk about recent holidays your family has gone on, and what your child remembers from them. Can they write a letter to a friend, telling them about the holiday?
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Expressing point of view worksheet

Expressing point of view

This worksheet prompts your child to write a letter stating their point of view about a library being built in their town or village.
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Expanding vocabulary worksheet

Expanding vocabulary

This worksheet encourages your child to extend their vocabulary by looking at three different adjectives and then thinking about three alternative words that could be used for each.
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Creating dramatic effects: drama and tension worksheet

Creating dramatic effects: drama and tension

An extract of text in which the writer has built up drama and suspense; children need to think about the ways in which this has been achieved.
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