About the Read in to Writing The Bear and the Piano unit:

  • Suggested year group:  Year 3

  • Length of unit: 6 weeks/30 sessions

  • Themes and topics: Animals and nature, bears, music and musical instruments, hobbies and mastery, change and loss, fame and success, belonging

  • Wtiting outcomes: A fact file, free writing, a diary entry, a postcard, a poster, an informal letter, an internal monologue and an adventure story

    About The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield:

    One day, a young bear stumbles upon a piano in the forest, and he teaches himself how to play. Word of the phenomena spreads, and the bear travels to the city, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind.

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