Mr Dinner and the Seagull Restaurant

Written with help from a younger writer… Once Mr Dinner went to a restaurant but next to him was a large seagull. Mr Dinner got very angry because he hates seagulls so he drank his drink to try and calm down. But it didn’t work, then he threw the can at...

Mr Dinner and the Lottery Win

As you may or may not know, Mr Dinner is not your usual purple bear, and therefore you may not be surprised to find out that he regularly brought a lottery ticket… One day his numbers were called up. Mr Dinner was now a millionaire with a million pounds to his name....

Murky Mudlarking

This story opening was written in response to an ongoing Writing Challenge set for my Year 6 writing group, inspired by Philip Pullman’s Little Red Riding Hood and The Girl in Red by Roberto Innocenti..    Murky Mudlarking Becky and Stan met in their usual...

The Writing is On the Wall

I wrote this second draft of what became a story opening following a week of online teaching at the beginning of a Spring term that at the last minute found itself online.  The children had been given a copy of Little Red Riding Hood from Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales...

Regardless of God

It was time to head back home. The walk with the kids at the nature reserve had been a little respite. Beautiful trees and birds, a change from lockdown telly and squabbles as we traipsed through the forest in search of a stone statue of a Green Knight which was...