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A Planning Sequence for Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish

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KS: R & KS1

Year Group: Year 1

Literary Theme: Nature & Environment

Author(s): Michael Foreman


Letters, setting descriptions, instructions, narrative (retelling), pamphlet, poster

Main outcome:



10 sessions, 2 weeks

Overview and Outcomes:

In this two-week planning sequence using Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish by Michael Foreman, children explore the themes and ideas in the story, such as dreams, desires and how to keep the earth a nice place to call home. They create a variety of written outcomes including reports, setting descriptions, letters, instructions, retellings and eventually a class pamphlet about how to look after the planet – all to help the man in the story. They also create sentences about their dreams and similes to share.

Synopsis of Text:

Dinosaurs have taken over the Earth! They're stomping and stamping all over the place. Young readers will love finding out why in this classic environmental tale from best-selling author/illustrator Michael Foreman. A fable for our time, and as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1972.


Environment, speciesism, conservationism, extinction

A Spelling Seed is available for Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish.

Spelling Seed Overview:


This is a two-session spelling seed for the book Dinosaurs and All that Rubbish by Michael Foreman.  Below is the coverage from Appendix 1 of the National Curriculum 2014.

Spelling Seeds have been designed to complement the Literary Curriculum by providing weekly, contextualised sequences of sessions for the teaching of spelling that include open-ended investigations and opportunities to practise and apply within meaningful and purposeful contexts, linked (where relevant) to other areas of the curriculum and a suggestion of how to extend the investigation into home learning.

Spelling Seeds work alongside the texts within the Literary Curriculum and, as such, will also reflect the suggested number of weeks spent on a text, as well.


Common Exception Words

so, of, by, go

Spelling Rules and Patterns

Adding -er and -est where no change is needed to the root word


Alternative spelling of /m/ using -mb

Revision of the vowel digraph ou

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