The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith
We will be continuing to looking at the theme of nocturnal animals and woodland settings in our new text. We will be comparing the playful, rough and boisterous foxes In our last text ‘Wild’ to the shy, timid and lonely fox in ‘The Fox and the Star’. We will be writing contrasting setting descriptions, comparing the very different way the forests are portrayed in the two texts. We will be writing diary entries to track the emotional changes of the fox. We will also be writing an ode (a formal poem addressed to the subject of the poem) to a star and writing riddles about some of the animals the fox meets such as rabbits and beetles. We will finish our text by writing our own narratives linked to the text.
We will be thinking about the appearance and behavior of foxes in our topic. Here is a link to a live fox cam which we will be visiting regularly: