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A Literary Leaf for There's a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom


KS: R & KS1

Year Group: Year 2

Literary Theme: Creation & Conservation

Author(s): James Sellick and Frann Preston-Gannon

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a 10-session Literary Leaf for There’s a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom which covers all aspects of the Key Stage 1 content domain.  Combining elements from fiction and non-fiction, children will discover facts about orangutans and the problems with palm oil, as well as infer emotions caused by the destruction of habitats.  By looking at the story from two different perspectives, children will learn how to sort and summarise information, label feelings and create a campaign poster to help save the orangutans.

Synopsis of text:

When a little girl discovers a mischievous orangutan on the loose in her bedroom, she can't understand why it keeps shouting OOO! at her shampoo and her chocolate. But when Rang-tan explains that there are humans running wild in her rainforest, burning down trees so they can grow palm oil to put in products, the little girl knows what she has to do: help save the orangutans!


Environment, conservationism, extinction, endangered species, activism

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