Several literacy schemes are asking teachers to use The Piano animation (readily available on YouTube) as a resource to teach ‘flashback’ writing to older primary aged children
This is a writing example which could be used to stimulate discussion and help pupils to grasp how they can write a flashback scene.
I wrote it in collaboration with a class of 10/11 year – olds I taught and it took a week to do. It is unfinished as I asked the children to complete it! There are 5 paragraphs and everything written – the names of the characters, their backstories etc. are all from the class’s imagination.