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A Literary Leaf for The Wild Robot


KS: Lower KS2

Year Group: Year 4

Literary Theme: Invention & Innovation

Author(s): Peter Brown

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a 15-session Literary Leaf for The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, covering all aspects of the Key Stage 2 content domain. Children will follow the journey of the Rozzum Unit 7137 as she learns and develops on a strange, remote and mysterious island. Children will gain experience of answering a range of inference questions, focussing on impressions, character’s feelings, relationships and motivations.  They will explore how protagonists change over time by mapping out character arcs and will also gain experience of summarising key plot points. 

Synopsis of Text:

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is - but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realises that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home - until, one day, her mysterious past comes back to haunt her.

From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide. By turns funny, moving, surprising and dramatic, this is a novel that is as thought-provoking as it is enchanting.


Robots, technology, survival, adaptation, family, community, relationships, nature

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