About the Read in to Writing Little Whale unit:
Suggested year group: Reception
Length of unit: 2 weeks/10 sessions
Themes and topics: Expressing opinions and listening, collaboration, research, environmental awareness, understanding the world
Writing outcomes: Shared and modelled writing, writing captions and labels, story mapping and sequencing, generating adjective word banks, story writing themed on whales, and poster making
About Little Whale by Jo Weaver:
Told through the eyes of a whale and her calf, this mesmerisingly beautiful book is a story of migration, family and the strength of parental love which celebrates the wonders of nature.
Unit includes downloadable and editable planning and teaching resources (pupil activity sheets, PowerPoint slides, text extracts and original illustrations) and moderation guidance.
Overview Grid provides information on themes and topics, writing outcomes, curriculum coverage and week-by-week planning.
The children loved this book. They learnt a lot about whales and could recall facts about them. Many children read the story independently and some were seen reading the story to others recalling parts using the pictures. We had lots of drawing of whales and these were displayed in the classroom.
Read in to Writing provides units for Reception to Year 6.