About the Read in to Writing The Tin Forest unit: 

  • Suggested year group: Year 2 

  • ​Length of unit: 6 weeks/30 sessions

  • Themes covered: Waste and recycling, plastics, living things and growth, industry, mini-beasts, endangered animals, famous artwork, feeling and emotion

  • Writing outcomes: Lists of mini-beasts, a description of a forest setting, instructions of how to plant a seed, a leaflet/poster and a story exploring the theme of recycling

About The Tin Forest by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson:

There was once a wide, windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten that was filled with all the things that no one wanted. This is where an old man lives who tidies the rubbish and dreams of a better place. With faith, ingenuity and hard work, he transforms a junkyard into a wonderland.

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