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A Literary Leaf for Grimwood


KS: R & KS1

Year Group: Year 2

Literary Theme: Urban Metropolis

Author(s): Nadia Shireen

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a 15-session Literary Leaf using Grimwood by Nadia Shireen. Complete coverage of the reading comprehension curriculum for year two has been planned for with vocabulary being explicitly taught at the beginning of each session. In particular, children will: explore the effect of word choices and phrases that the author has used; identify and sequence key events; make inferences and predict future events. There are plenty of opportunities for paired and group activities to develop critical thinking skills and resources have been included throughout for ease of planning and delivery.

Synopsis of Text:

Fox cub siblings Ted and Nancy are on the run from Princess Buttons, the scariest street cat in the Big City. They flee for Grimwood, expecting to find refuge in the peaceful countryside. Instead, they are met with thieving eagles, dramatic ducks, riotous rabbits and a whole host of unusual characters. Grimwood is... weird. But when Princess Buttons tracks them down, Nancy and Ted and the animals of Grimwood must unite in a mind-bending race against time...


Foxes, cats, animal stories

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