English KS1 / KS2: Robo-Runners' by Damian Harvey

Olympic runner Hannah England explains why she loves Robo-Runners by Damian Harvey.

It’s a funny book set in the future that tells the story of Crank and Al, two old robots who are trying to avoid being recycled by the scary Tin Man.

Crank and Al embark on a mission to reach Robotika, a city where robots can live freely. Hannah reads some favourite extracts with animation to bring the story to life.

This clip is from the series Bringing Books to Life.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used to illustrate the work of Damian Harvey.

This would be useful for introducing children to books set in imaginary worlds. In pairs children can discuss how they know this book is set in the future and what is different about our world and where 'Robo-Runners' is set.

Can be used to highlight the huge range of reading experiences available to young people and to explore how students imagine and interpret the books they have read.

Curriculum Notes

These clips are suitable for teaching English and Literacy at Key Stage 1, 1st Level, Key Stage 2 and 2nd Level.

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