£5.00 (inc. VAT)
KS: R & KS1
Year Group: Year 1
Literary Theme: Heroes & Villains
Author(s): Nadia Shireen
Wanted poster, summary, email, character description, recipe
Own version ‘defeat a monster’ narrative
15 sessions, 3 weeks
This is a three-week Writing Root using Billy and the Beast by Nadia Shireen in which children create their own version of the Billy character and use them to defeat a terrible beast intent upon boiling up animals into a terrible feast. During the sequence, they write a ‘day in the life of’ in the form of a summary, emails to give advice, recipes and then create their own version of a Billy and the Beast story.
While out on a lovely walk in the woods, Billy and her trusty sidekick Fatcat hear a terrible rumble... a terrible rumble coming from a Terrible Beast!
He's making a Terrible Soup out of all of Billy and Fatcat's friends!
Luckily, our brave heroine Billy has a trick or two up her sleeve (or in her hair)... Join quick-thinking Billy on her mission to defeat the Terrible Beast (and save those adorable little bunny rabbits too).
This is the first text in a series that follows the adventures of Billy and her trusted sidekick Fat Cat. Billy is a brilliant role model who always meets and overcomes various challenges (encounters with beasts, dragons and pirates) through her problem-solving and quick-thinking. This book is important for BAME representations and provides a strong female role model. Nadia Shireen is a significant, award-winning author and illustrator.
Superheroes, heroes, friends, friendship, overcoming challenges, strong female role models, positive body image, BAME representation
Date written: July 2018
A Spelling Seed is available for Billy and the Beast.
This is a two-session spelling seed for the book Billy and the Beast by Nadia Shireen. Below is the coverage from Appendix 1 of the National Curriculum 2014.
Spelling Seeds have been designed to complement Writing Roots 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.
There is a Spelling Seed session for every week of the associated Writing Root.
you, they, are, she, her, there, where
The /ŋ/ sound spelt n before k
Words ending in -y (/i:/ or /ɪ/)
a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e,u-e
air, ear(/ɛə/), earare(/ɛə/)
adjacent consonantsView Billy and the Beast Spelling Seed