About the Read in to Writing Zoo unit:

  • Suggested year group: Year 3

  • Length of unit: 6 weeks/30 sessions

  • Themes and topics: Animals and nature, zoos, family, relationships, inverting expectations, satire, understanding the world

  • Writing outcomes:  Diary entries, a letter of complaint, a fact file, an extended narrative

  • ​Ths unit will will also briefly compare Zoo to two of Anthony Browne’s other books, Gorilla and My Dad

About Zoo by Anthony Browne:

Zoo follows the story of a family spending a day at the zoo, looking at the animals in the cages – or is it the animals that are looking at them? Zoo is an engaging and satirical spotlight on the purpose of zoos and the relationship between animals and people.

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Complete unit includes downloadable and editable planning and teaching resources (pupil activity sheets, PowerPoint slides) and moderation guidance

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