Hi all, am teaching Year 4 for the first time. We have done a lot of work on narrative this year but I keep finding the same pattern. We spend ages talking about an idea for a story and then have whole lessons on describing the characters that will be in it, and the setting in which it will take place... So far the best I'm likely to get it something like "His name is Gary, he is 12" and that's it! I feel like saying where's all the lessons worth of description we wrote about Gary!?!?!? Anyway, is it just me? Am I doing something wrong or do children just not care about describing things!? Any advice you have to get these more integrated would be most welcome, many thanks.