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A Planning Sequence for Wolves

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KS: R & KS1

Year Group: Year 2

Literary Theme: A Twist in the Tale

Author(s): Emily Gravett


Captions, information writing, character descriptions and comparisons

Main Outcome:

Non-chronological leaflet


15 sessions, 3 weeks

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a three-week sequence in which children receive a letter from the library to say that a book they borrowed is now overdue which is the letter found at the back of ‘Wolves’. Taking the book back to the library, they meet a fairytale character (adult in role), either Goldilocks or one of the three little pigs. The character explains that there are all sorts of ‘rumours’ flying around about wolves. Some people are saying they are good, others saying they are bad. Character asks children to help them find out what is fact and what is fiction and if they can create a leaflet that will educate the townsfolk about wolves so that they can keep safe. There is an additional phonics focus: Revision of /aw/ phoneme, e.g. claws, jaws. Learning of alternative spelling of known phonemes, e.g. /oo/ spelt ‘o’, e.g. wolves/wolf.


Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. Straightforward enough. But it's not long before a sinister figure with sharp claws and a bushy tail starts to creep right off the pages. You won't believe your eyes – especially if you're a rabbit.


Habitats, wolves, wolf, rabbits, species

A Spelling Seed is available for Wolves.

Spelling Seed Overview:


This is a three-session spelling seed for the book Wolves by Emily Gravett.  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

because, class, cold, could, eye, fast, many, most, steak, sure

Spelling Rules and Patterns

Adding –es to nouns and verbs ending in –y

Words ending in –tion

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