About the Read in to Writing Be Brave Little Penguin and The Lion Inside unit: 

  • Suggested year group: Reception 

  • ​Length of unit: 3 weeks/15 sessions

  • Themes covered: Developing empathy and understanding, expressing opinions and listening, understanding differences and the world

  • Writing outcomes: Shared and modelled writing, writing captions, thought bubbles, writing linked to personal experiences, story mapping and sequencing, story writing and book reviewing


About Be Brave Little Penguin by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees:

Be Brave Little Penguin tells the story of Pip-Pip who is afraid of the water and how he overcomes his fears.


About The Lion Inside by The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright​:

The Lion Inside is about one little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion.

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