The fox shifted his weight onto his right paw, pushing back against nature, fighting to remain upright despite the bitterly cold gust that threatened to topple him.
Snowflakes and chips of ice whipped across his face, stinging his eyes, and the howling words of winter filled his ever-alert ears. The fox wasn’t worried though: he had see harsher winters than this.
His soft, thick coat glowed a majestic shade of orange, like the rising sun on a midwinter’s morning. It’s contrast to the pale purity of the surrounding snow was startling.
‘Crack…’ Fox heard the sound of a twig snapping in the undergrowth to his left. ‘Crack…’ he could hear the sound again, more faintly this time, just above the whistle of the wind.
Something moved. He froze…
Year 3 Christmas Homework:
Come up with a list of different things you could describe in the picture, e.g. whiskers, fur, snow, wind etc.
Can you then think of powerful verbs, adjectives and similes to describe each item on your list?
Then, write a character description of the fox, using your best language to describe its appearance. You could then use your description to begin a story about the fox in the snow!