About the Read in to Writing The Jungle Book unit:

  • Suggested year group: Year 5

  • Length of unit: 6 weeks/30 sessions

  • Themes and topics: Rainforests and jungles, climate change and deforestation, plants
    and animals, art history, relationships, family, identity and belonging

  • Writing outcomes: A personal narrative, a description of a painting, a diary entry, formal instructions, a monologue and a story

    About The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling:

    The story of the man-cub Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, guided by his
    mentors Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and the ancient python Kaa, and who confronts his arch-enemy Shere Khan the tiger. This story is juxtaposed against other animal stories within the British Empire.

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