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A Planning Sequence for Until I Met Dudley

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KS: Lower KS2

Year Group: Year 4

Literary Theme: Invention & Innovation

Author(s): Roger McGough & Chris Riddell


Letter, short explanatory paragraph

Main Outcome:

Two explanation texts - formal and informal


10 sessions, 2 weeks

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a two-week planning sequence using Until I Met Dudleyby Roger McGough and Chris Riddell.  Children write their own explanation texts for everyday objects, inventing their own imaginary responses to the question of how they work, before researching and describing them properly.  They also write letters to a fictional ‘Dudley’ character asking for his help to get to the bottom of some more complicated items.

Synopsis of Text:

Have you ever wondered how a toaster works? Or a fridge-freezer, or a washing-up machine? In this fun-filled book of how things work, Dudley, the techno-wizard dog, provides the answers. Roger McGough's delightfully ingenious text and Chris Riddell's striking illustrations take children from the furthest realms of fantasy into the fascinating world of technology to discover the workings of familiar machines, making it an exciting book which will delight again and again.


Inventions, inventors, explanations

A Spelling Seed is available for Until I Met Dudley.

Spelling Seed Overview:


This is a two-session spelling seed for the book Until I Met Dudley by Roger McGough.  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

answer, bicycle, centre, guide, knowledge, learn, questions, suppose, therefore, minute

Spelling Rules and Patterns

Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable

View Until I Met Dudley Spelling Seed

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