Rosa’s code is perfect for celebrating differences as we take a first look at DNA in our Codes topic.

   

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Knowledge and skills

  • Empathy
  • Relationships
  • Creative thinking
  • Character analysis
  • Speaking and listening
  • Storytelling
  • Story writing

As we explore Rosa’s code we see how children can develop skills to help them empathise with the characters they read and write about in stories.

Knowledge and skills

  • Animals, including humans
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Enquiry skills
  • Research

Genetics can be a tricky topic to tackle with young children but educational science writer Rhys Baker explains how we can approach a subject that children are increasingly coming across in both news and fiction.

Knowledge and skills

  • Significant individuals in history
  • Asking questions
  • Critical thinking
  • Historical concepts
  • Historical enquiry
  • Algorithms

Who would ever have imagined that the very first computer programmer lived over 170 years ago? We take a look at Ada Lovelace, mathematician and a coding role model.

Knowledge and skills

  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Patterns and sequences
  • Statistics

Unravelling secret messages and cracking codes involves maths, from simple addition and subtraction, to data handling and logical thinking. Antonia Peters puts us through our paces.

Knowledge and skills

  • Working as a team
  • Enquiry skills
  • Communication and collaboration

Teacher Chris Leach shows us some excellent activities that show there’s so much more to secret codes than spies wearing trench coats.

Knowledge and skills

  • Vocabulary development
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Living in the wider world 
  • Enquiry skills

From Roman law to programming, a topic on Codes can be very far reaching, so start at the very beginning and see where your journey takes you.

Knowledge and skills

  • Asking questions
  • Enquiry skills
  • Organising
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Storytelling

Take your class back in time and imagine you are amongst the very first archaeologists to come across the key to an ancient world – the Rosetta Stone.

Knowledge and skills

  • Multiplication and division
  • Problem solving
  • Working as a team

Teacher Ben Waldram shows us how to get on the road to cracking code with these challenging but achievable maths activities that are also an excellent way of assessing speaking and listening.

Knowledge and skills

  • Speaking before writing
  • Planning and drafting
  • Plot, character and setting
  • Creative writing
  • Experiential learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Planning 
  • Story structure

Shhh, tell no one! Let’s face it there’s nothing more intriguing than a secret. So get ready to be ‘M’, Head of your school’s Secret Intelligence Service, and start recruiting some literacy spies.

Knowledge and skills

  • Patterns and sequences
  • Plants
  • Lifecycles
  • Working scientifically

Primary teacher Sarah Williams explains how a topic on codes can be the perfect opportunity to explore observation techniques with children of all ages.

Knowledge and skills

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Listening

Help celebrate our differences with this assembly that looks at the joy of us all being individuals.

Knowledge and skills

  • Patterns and sequences
  • Addition and subtraction

Magnify this famous sequence to a human-sized scale, making it easy to remember and fun to learn!

Knowledge and skills

  • Working scientifically
  • Enquiry skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Non-fiction writing

Investigating secret messages is a really entertaining and interesting investigation for children of all ages. A great way to start is to see if the children can create invisible ink.

Knowledge and skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Asking questions
  • Evaluating
  • Problem solving

Stephen Lockyer helps us develop deep understanding in Rosa’s Code.

Knowledge and skills

  • Comprehension
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Wider reading
  • Drawing
  • Building on others’ ideas

Children’s book illustrator Becka Moor talks to us about finding her style and getting inside the characters she draws.

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Knowledge and skills

  • Reading widely
  • Discussing books
  • Building on others’ ideas

Luke Swann, author of Rosa’s code, talks to us about what inspired him to write his first children’s story.

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Knowledge and skills

  • Reading
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Reading widely
  • Research

Book reviewer Anne Faundez’s mission: To hunt out the very best books for our Codes topic. It looks like this mission has been accomplished!

Codes resources

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  • Activity Sheet
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Ebook
  • Famous People
  • FREE
  • History
  • Learning To Learn
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Poetry
  • Reward
  • Science
  • SPaG
  • Story
  • Story Map
  • Story Resource
  • Template
  • Whiteboard
  • Default
  • Title
  • Random
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