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A Planning Sequence for Robot Girl

£5.00 (inc. VAT)

KS: Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 5

Literary Theme: Ambition & Desire

Author(s): Robot Girl by Malorie Blackman, A Literary Curriculum Planning Sequence


Discussion, debate, dialogue, character comparisons, review

Main Outcome:

Science-fiction narrative


15 sessions, 3 weeks

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a three week planning sequence based upon Robot Girl by Malorie Blackman, The sequence begins by asking children to explore an argument, before going on to read the text. During the sequence, children create persuasive speeches, explanation texts and discussion texts. The final outcome gives children the opportunity to publish own short science fiction narrative.

Synopsis of Text:

A futuristic drama full of suspense from the UK Children's Laureate 2013-2015. Claire is keen to find out what her dad has been working on in his lab. He's been really excited about it and Claire knows it must be something that will make him even more famous. But the big reveal isn't at all what she expected and now Claire has a dilemma on her hands - what do you do when your dad has created a monster...? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+.


Robots, robotics, future, science fiction

A Spelling Seed is available for Robot Girl.

Spelling Seed Overview:


This is a three-session spelling seed for the book Robot Girl by Malorie Blackman.  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.


Word List Words

conscience, conscious, equip (–ped, –ment), muscle, physical, programme, system, temperature

Spelling Rules and Patterns

Words with the /i:/ sound spelt ei after c

Homophones and other words that are often confused

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