TrullChurch of England VA Primary School

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” John 10:10

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Thank you to everyone who has shared their opening with me.  You have some amazing ideas and it has been so lovely to read your brilliant writing.  I will add some of these to the gallery later today.

Today, I would like you to write the build-up to your story.  You could use the original story to help, like I have below.  Or if you are feeling more adventurous, you could use more of your own ideas.


Think carefully about each sentence you use and remember to include full stops and capital letters. 


Remember we have been practising using different sentence types especially fronted adverbials and speech in class, so try to use these in your writing.


Here is my build-up:


The next morning, Alex felt the house bending and straining under a heavy weight.  Clouds of dust fell to the floor, through the cracks in the ceiling above.  Without warning, he heard a creaking, a groaning and a crumbling noise from the rooftop.

“There are rhinos on the roof,” he said to his mother this time.

“I’m sure there aren’t,” she replied, “For you know what they say… If the rhinos fall from the

Roof, then it’s all over!”

The tiny house made no noises that night as Alex settled down to sleep.  Yet as soon as he had fallen into his gentle dreams, he was woken by a clattering and a clanging, a bumping and thudding and… the rhinos fell through from the roof.