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By Judith Nicholls

This poem by Judith Nicholls asks lots of questions about a dinosaur egg. It features a number of high frequency words and words that can be decoded using phonics from Phase 5 of Letters and Sounds.


Shared learning and teaching

Before reading

  • Look at a variety of different eggs – hen’s, toy, chocolate, quail, etc. Ask the children to describe them. Who, or what, do they think the eggs belong to?
  • Talk about a dinosaur’s egg. What size do they think it is? What colour? What shape? See Poster 1
  • Explain that you are going to read a poem about a dinosaur’s egg. It has questions in it to look out for.
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