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How to Train Your Dragon

by Cressida Cowell

In the first How to Train Your Dragon book Hiccup must lead ten novices in their initiation into the Hairy Hooligan Tribe. They have to train their dragons or be BANISHED from the tribe FOR EVER! But what if Hiccup's dragon resembles an ickle brown bunny with wings? And has NO TEETH? The Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus is stirring and wants to devour every Viking on the Isle of Berk . . .

Can Hiccup save the tribe - and become a Hero?

Spring 1 Learning:


1. First catch a dragon.

Following along with Hiccup and the rest of the vikings in our story we have been out to catch our very own dragons that we will be keeping and training as our pets! To do this we first had to climb up and across Wild Dragon Cliff (the climbing wall) and then through the dark cave to choose our sleeping dragon.

Once the children had selected their dragon it is theirs to train for the rest of the term..



How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth

Focus: Instruction writing

Next we looked at writing a set of instructions using the book How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth as our model text. We let our naughty dragons roll around in the mud outside before using the instructions to help us with giving our dragons a good wash! Then we used our experience to write a set of instructions of our very own for any other dragon keepers out there...



A Dragon in the Classroom

Focus: Rhyming Poems

We were extremely shocked by the state of our classroom one afternoon, which inspired us to look at the poem A Dragon in the Classroom by Charles Thomson. We looked at the different items in our classroom that we could make a dragon out of and then looked at how we could make these items rhyme.