About the Read in to Writing Manfred the Baddie unit: 

  • Suggested year group: Year 1 

  • ​Length of unit: 3 weeks/15 sessions

  • Themes covered: Inventions and inventors, art and famous artists, stealing and apologies

  • Writing outcomes: A ‘get well’ card/message, instructions for making a sandwich, a character description in the form of a ‘Wanted!’ poster and a comic strip story based on the book

About Manfred the Baddie by John Fardell:

Kidnapping inventors, stealing from art museums, conducting acts of piracy on the high seas – will Manfred the Baddie ever learn his lesson? An exciting, hilarious book that children will want to read time and time again.  

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Complete 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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