Our multicultural tale Monkey King's Party offers us some scrumptious ideas for learning with a foodie theme.

   

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Knowledge and skills

  • Story characters
  • Story settings
  • Story structure
  • Building on others’ ideas
  • Creative thinking
  • Vocabulary development

Rachel Clarke, primary English consultant, trainer and writer, takes Monkey King’s Party and creates a raft of literacy resources for all ages.

Knowledge and skills

  • Persuasive writing
  • Vocabulary development
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Nutrition and healthy eating
  • Empathy

Give your class all the tools they need to become master influencers with this excellent lesson on persuasive writing.

Knowledge and skills

  • Story characters
  • Vocabulary development
  • Speaking and listening
  • Drama and role play
  • Empathy

Children are bound to warm to Monkey King’s roguish charm – and his multi-faceted character offers lots of scope for creative discussion and drama.

Knowledge and skills

  • Locational knowledge
  • Geographical skills and fieldwork
  • Plants
  • Living things and in their habitats

Embark on a gourmet tour of the globe with your class…

The story of Monkey King’s Party centres on the peach, which is the most...

Knowledge and skills

  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Animals
  • Health and wellbeing

Hidden away in most of the UK’s cities – and some towns too – are city farms: small oases of countryside among houses ...

Knowledge and skills

  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Measurement

Can your class plan a party fit for a king? Put children’s number skills to the test with these food preparation and party-planning ideas from Antonia Peters.

Knowledge and skills

  • Storytelling
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Creative thinking

Teacher and educational writer, Ian Addison, picks out the best tools for using ICT to re-tell stories. 

Knowledge and skills

  • Modern foreign languages
  • Speaking and listening
  • Role play and drama
  • Living in the wider world
  • Planning
  • Organising

There’s nothing like visiting a country to learn its language. But the next best thing is to bring that country to you. Teacher Maggie McNulty, shows you the way.

Knowledge and skills

  • States of matter
  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Measurement
  • Working scientifically

There’s nothing that turns children on to science more than a bit of chemistry ‘magic’ – and we simply couldn’t resist these fun foodie experiments.

Knowledge and skills

  • Critical thinking 
  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Living in the wider world

Food waste in the Western World is a major issue and at a time when half the world goes hungry, the idea that that we waste so much food...

Knowledge and skills

  • Plants
  • Food and nutrition

Ginny Morris and Nicky Simmons, from Morris and Simmons Education help you to generate children's interest in the awe and wonder of watching things grow.

Knowledge and skills

  • Asking questions
  • Critical thinking
  • Research
  • Changes within living memory
  • Cooking and nutrition

Fish and chips are one of the national dishes of the UK. During WWII they were not rationed and helped keep up morale on the home front. Learn more about this classic food.

Knowledge and skills

  • Living in the wider world
  • Empathy

Share the story of Monkey King’s Party and talk to the children about what it might be like to live on the beautiful Fruit ‘n’ Flower Mountain.

Knowledge and skills

  • Using the senses
  • Reading and listening to poetry
  • Contemporary poetry
  • Vocabulary development
  • Writing poetry
  • Health and well being
  • Building on others' ideas

Performance poet Joshua Siegal gives his top hints and tips on using poetry in school.

Knowledge and skills

  • Other cultures and traditions
  • Nutrition and healthy eating

Chinese New Year is a time of celebration when people eat, drink and make merry. You may know about the fireworks, the dragon dance and lucky money envelopes...

Knowledge and skills

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

Debjani Chatterjee, author, poet and storyteller, tells us about the attraction of writing about the cheeky character, Monkey King.

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Knowledge and skills

  • Reading
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Reading widely
  • Research

Children’s book expert Anne Faundez picks out a tantalising selection of food-themed fiction and information books that children will simply devour.

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