Dinnington Community Primary School


Writing Activities 18.5.20 - 22.5.20


Lesson 5 - Writing


Now we are ready to write our own setting description! Remember to look back at the work that you have done over the week. 



Success Criteria:

  • What can you see?
  • What can you hear?
  • What can you feel?
  • Adjectives - describing words
  • Similes - describing by comparing to something else
  • Interesting openers


Don't forget our non-negotiables too!

  • capital letters
  • finger spaces
  • full stops
  • phonics
  • letters formed correctly
  • conjunctions


Lesson 4 - Sentence practice


Today we are going to make sure that we have some fantastic sentences for our setting descriptions!


Can you use these sentence openers to create your own sentences?

Green = tricky

Orange = trickier

Red = trickiest


There is a ...

I can see a ...

I can hear ...

Behind the ... I can see ...

In front of the ...

Looking around ...

In the distance ...

As I look around me ...

The sound of ... 


Write your sentences in your yellow home learning book to use tomorrow. When you have finished, check that you have used all of the success criteria!


Success Criteria:

  • Capital letters
  • Phonics
  • Finger spaces
  • Full stops
  • Writing all sitting on the line
  • Letters starting and finishing in the same place


Lesson 3 - Plan


Today we are going to plan our setting description. We are going to describe the playground at the park! You might want to compare the park when it is busy and filled with children to the empty playground when we are all staying safe at home. 



Look at the pictures below and record exciting adjectives to describe:

  • what you can see
  • what you can hear
  • what you can smell
  • what you can touch/feel

CHALLENGE...can you include similes?





Lesson 2 - Simile 


Today we are going to have fun by describing things by using similes. A simile describes something by comparing it to something else. 


You can use like or as ____ as  in your simile. 


Here is an example:

The trees are green. 

The trees are as green as emeralds



Can you turn these sentences into your own similes? If you finish them all, you might want to have a go at creating your own!


  • The sea is blue.
  • The clouds are fluffy.
  • I can see trees.
  • The grass is soft.
  • The slide is bumpy.
  • The swing is high.





Here are some ideas that I came up with if you are stuck:

The clouds are as fluffy as newborn lambs.

The swing is as high as the stars shining in the sky.

The sea is as blue as a shimmering sapphire.




Lesson 1 - Setting Description


This week, we are going to be writing a setting description. Below are some pictures. Your task today is to imagine that you are stepping into the picture. What would you need to tell someone for them to be able to imagine what you can see in front of you? 


You might want to think about:

  • what you can see - use adjectives (describing words to make this really clear) 
  • what can you hear? Make sure that you are specific
  • are there any smells? 
  • how does this place make you feel?


You could record your ideas in your yellow home learning book, or you might want to have a go at describing the setting to a family member who can't see the picture. Can they guess where you are?