St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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What forms of recount are there?

  • letter
  • autobiography
  • diary or journal
  • newspaper report
  • magazine article
  • write up of a trip or activity
  • account of a science experiment


What features are there in recount texts?



  1. Introductory paragraph including who, what, where and when
  2. Introductory paragraph that draws the reader in to the text
  3. Clear chronological order
  4. Written in paragraphs
  5. Closing statement bringing the timeline to a satisfactory conclusion


  1. Written in the past tense
  2. Written in the 1st person (personal or impersonal)
  3. Vocabulary and sentence structure appropriate to the audience
  4. Time connectives
  5. Personal responses and feelings if personal recount


Activities and Resources:


BBC Bitesize KS2 activity              BBC Bitesize kS2 quiz              Recount Book                  Edmund's Visit to Narnia