This topic is packed with ideas for getting children into books and it all starts with a great class read Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle.
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Ferdinand Forest has got a problem. What shall he read now he's come to the end of his favourite series of books? This framed story is perfect for looking at story structure and character place in story.
Despite numerous setbacks the creator of the first comprehensive English dictionary never gave up on his dream. Let’s look at Dr Johnson, his life, his times and his magnificent book.
Mathematical word problems can be a very daunting proposition for some children but with the right strategies their mysteries can be unlocked.
Lovers of literature subconsciously interrogate text as they read. It’s a handy skill to pass on to your new reading detectives.
Motivating children to read is one of the biggest challenges that teachers and parents face. We look at strategies that help.
Help children extract the important from the interesting as they navigate their way through non-fiction texts – it's a skill that will stay with them forever.
A class assembly on books is the perfect place to celebrate these amazing objects that can have such a positive impact on our lives.
A story about a boy who fell into a book.
These words taken from the Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle by Libby Taylor are often misspelled. Learn how to spell any that you don’t
Display the story map on your whiteboard and tell the story, image by image.
Read the ‘Travel by book’ closing thought and talk about the ideas in it during your class or school assembly.
What facts can you find in text and what can you infer?
When confronted by a question, which words matter most when trying to work out the answer?
Demonstrate the breadth of subjects in your local or school library with this library book quest.
Maths problems aren't as tricky as they first seem, start with some simple, contextual pirate problems.
These bookmarks provide a handy reminder of some common spelling rules.
Make your own vocabulary cards with these words from Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle.
Cut and laminate these cards for a literary treasure hunt game.
Use this chart to identify the key elements of a story.
Simple mathematical word cards, easy to cut out and perfect for discussing the four operations.
Can children match the favourite book to the teacher?
Measure the distance between the islands and round up or down the distances.
Use these A4 library posters to inspire reading in your school.
Use this editable PDF to write your Word of the Week.
Closed and open-ended comprehension activities for Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle.
Cut out and arrange the story events of Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle in order.
After all your work on Dictionary Johnson try this cross quiz. Nine tricky questions to try.
Develop the children’s understanding of the main characters in Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle with these fun pirate crew profile sheets.
Match the seafaring word to its definition with these pirate vocabulary flash cards.
Can the children put these pirate-themed words from Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle in alphabetical order and then research what they mean?
These Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle ‘Wanted’ posters are the perfect space for children to develop their understanding of some of the main characters
Write a profile for Dr Samuel Johnson.
Learn all about the life of Dr Samuel Johnson.
A profile for Dr Samuel Johnson.
Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with this Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle- themed certificate.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keyword phrases from the story.
Can you spot the differences between the two pirate crew images?
Can you spot and describe the difference between the two pirate crew images?
Reward your KS2 storytellers with this Ferdinand Forest and the Pirate Pickle themed certificate.
Our downloadable books fact cards feature four of our most famous authors.
Write down your own facts about your favourite authors using this fact card template.
A list of challenges that will help focus the readers in your class.
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