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A Spelling Seed for Iggy Peck, Architect


KS: R & KS1

Year Group: Year 1

Literary Theme: Imagination & Creativity

Author(s): Andrea Beaty


This is a two-session spelling seed for the book Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty.  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

he, she, we, was, here, school

Spelling Rules and Patterns

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –al and –el at the end of words

Compound words


Revision of alternative graphemes for /ee/

A Planning Sequence is available for Iggy Peck, Architect.

Planning Sequence Overview:


Labels, captions, character comparisons, thought and speech bubbles

Main outcome:

Fact file


10 sessions, 2 weeks

Overview and Outcomes:

In this two-week planning sequence, the children develop reading skills of prediction and inference, have the opportunity to practise use of basic sentence- punctuation and creating compound sentences before exploring features of famous buildings, labeling the features and learning about apostrophes for omission and possession. Finally, the children create a fact file that is introduced by them where they incorporate the learning they have experienced over the course of the sequence. Phonics based activities have been included to support the application of phase 5 knowledge into writing.

Synopsis of Text:

Iggy Peck has been building fabulous creations since he was two. His parents are proud of their son, though sometimes surprised by some of Iggy's more inventive creations (like the tower he built out of used diapers). When a new second grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! With Andrea Beaty's irresistible rhyming text and David Roberts' unique and stylish illustration, this book will charm creative kids everywhere.


Architecture, buildings, local area

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