About the Read in to Writing The Wizards of Once unit:

  • Suggested year group: Year 5

  • Length of unit: 7 weeks/35 sessions

  • Themes and topics: Celts and Romans, the Iron Age, folklore and magic, creatures, relationships, rules and obedience, forgiveness and resolution, trust

  • Writing outcomes: A descriptive paragraph, monologues, writing in the style of the story, dialogue, a note and a labelled diagram of a magical creature

    About The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell:

    Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came…this is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide.

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