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.

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Unit includes downloadable and editable planning and teaching resources (pupil activity sheets, PowerPoint slides, text extracts and original illustrations) and moderation guidance.

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