Giganotosaurus by Jonny Duddle

All young dinosaurs are warned about the scary Gigantosaurus so Bonehead volunteers to be the dino-kids lookout. Unfortunately, he is the original boy-dinosaur who cried wolf, or in this case, GIGANTOSAURUS! Finally, Bonehead’s friends refuse to believe his warnings and the Gigantosaurus really turns up!


We have created this PowerPoint presentation of 21 slides linked to Gigantosaurus which covers the full story with teaching notes and explores a range of factual elements about the story as well as whole class activities.

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Main Focus: Adjectives

This activity focuses on adding adjectives to complete the sentences and passages.

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Main Focus: Story Sequencing

In this activity, your Ks1 class will cut out the passages and order the events into chronological order.

This activity helps your Year 1 class understand and process the information behind the words they are reading.

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Main Focus: Phonics

This resource focuses on phonics and is linked the the Gigantosaurus book.

Your class will try to find the sounds listed within the passage.

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Main Focus: Word Mat & Cloze Activity

This resource is a word mat and a cloze activity linked to the Giganotosaurus book.

Your class must complete the sentences by adding in the words or the pictures to complete the sentences.

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Main Focus: Making Sentences

In this resource, your class will cut out the words to make sentences from the story.

We have differentiated the resource so you can choose which best suits your Year 1 class.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

This is a resource that explores some of the vocabulary used in the story. 

Your class must add in the words or circle the words to complete the sentences.

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Main Focus: Capital Letters and Full Stops

This resource focuses on punctuation. 

Your class must punctuate the sentences by adding in the capital letters and full stops.

The resource have been differentiated 6 ways so have a look to see which one would suit your Year 1 children best

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Main Focus: Comprehension

This is a comprehension which covers the full story of the Gigantosaurus.

Your class must use the information from the story to answer the questions.

Again, this activity has been differentiated to suit different levels of understanding.

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Main Focus: Non-Fiction

This resource explores some factual information about dinosaurs.

The resource provides information on T-Rex, Triceratops, Brachiosaurus and Diplodocus. 

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