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A Planning Sequence for The Three Little Pigs Project

£5.00 (inc. VAT)

KS: Upper KS2

Year Group: Year 6

Literary Theme: Utopia vs. Dystopia

Author(s): The Guardian


News report, persuasive speeches, narrative from a particular point of view, interview scripts, diaries, debate

Main Outcome:

Discussion text


11 sessions, 2+ weeks

Overview and Outcomes:

Using the award winning 2012 Guardian ‘Three Little Pigs’ advert, this planning sequence gives the children opportunities to explore journalistic writing by identifying viewpoint and bias. It also looks at other writing which requires a ‘stance’ or point of view portrayed from a particular angle., such as a diary, a defence case for a lawyer and balanced debate/discussion text. There will be opportunities for embedded grammar work throughout, in particular that of active and passive and the role active and passive can play in reported events.


Film, traditional tales, fairytales, fairy tales, The Guardian

A Spelling Seed is available for The Three Little Pigs Project.

Spelling Seed Overview:


This is a two-session spelling seed for the book The Three Little Pigs Project using the film by The Guardian.  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

apparent, government, neighbour, parliament, thorough

Spelling Rules and Patterns

Homophones and other words that are often confused

View The Three Little Pigs Project Spelling Seed

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