About the Read in to Writing The Diary of a Killer Cat unit: 

  • Suggested year group: Year 2 

  • ​Length of unit: 6 weeks/30 sessions

  • Themes and topics: Diaries, animals and nature, cats and other pets, guilt and innocence, family relationships, different time periods

  • Writing outcomes: A diary entry, theories, instructions, a blurb for the sequel, a letter from the vet to Ellie’s family, a pamphlet for a new cat owner, a letter from Ellie to her grandpa

    About The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine:

    The hilarious antics of Tuffy and his family as told by the killer cat himself – poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can’t understand what all the fuss is about. Can softhearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble?

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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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