About the Read in to Writing Fantastic Mr Fox unit: 

  • Suggested year group: Year 2 

  • ​Length of unit: 6 weeks/30 sessions

  • Themes covered: Family, creativity, habitats and behaviour of foxes, research, geographical language and maps, shapes, healthy eating

  • Writing outcomes: A fact file, a newspaper report, a non-fiction report, a fox poem, a letter, a dictated sentence and a narrative from Mr Fox’s perspective

About Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl:

Mr Fox is so clever that every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the ghastly farmers. Now the farmers have hatched a plan shoot Mr Fox dead! But, just when they think Mr Fox can't possibly escape, he makes a FANTASTIC plan of his own…

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