The Last Wolf
The Last Wolf by Mini Grey
One day, Little Red puts on her hunting gear, packs her lunchbox and heads into the woods to catch a wolf. Fortunately, Mum knows that there are no wolves left in the woods, so Little Red will be safe. Red wanders deep into the shadowy woods until she finds a strange door where she meets the Last Wolf, the Last Lynx and the Last Bear.
The animals tell Little Red all about the Good Old Days, when the world was awash with flowers and dripping in honey. Red feels terrible that the forest the animals once roamed freely in has been so reduced – but there is something she can do to help.
We will be exploring this text to help us understand the features and structure of a narrative. We will be writing our own innovated version of the story using prepositions, fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and inverted commas.
Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
The Lost Words is a very special illustrated collection of spell-poems to re-wild the language of children. All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of the natural world - Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children's minds.
We will be using this text to help us write our own poems based around the loss of habitats. We will be using rich, vivid vocabulary, similes, alliteration and rhyming patterns to create our own poems.