Author, Anne Faundez has worked with many famous names in children’s literature. She talks to us about her love of books and where it came from.
Luke Swann, author of Rosa’s code, talks to us about what inspired him to write his first children’s story.
Debjani Chatterjee, author, poet and storyteller, tells us about the attraction of writing about the cheeky character, Monkey King.
Poet and writer Heather Harrison started to write stories early in life and continued throughout her career as a teacher. She talks to us about her inspiration for the retelling of the Lambton Worm.
Children’s book illustrator Becka Moor talks to us about finding her style and getting inside the characters she draws.
Creating great stories is a skill that we can all develop. We tapped into the imagination of Peter Dixon, author of Space Story, and tried to extract some of his top-secret techniques for writing.
Paul Mason, author of Sports Day on Mount Olympus, has lived all around the world and is currently writing and teaching in New Zealand. He answers our questions on behalf of your class.
Author and poet Brenda Williams talks to us about her writing and how she found inspiration for A Thumping Great Rabbit right on her doorstep.
Clare Bevan, author of The Christmas Wish, tells us about daydreaming, Rhythm and Rhyme disease and the girl who inspired her first novel.
We talk to illustrator brothers Simon and James Walmesley about their ideas, inspiration and working together on How the platypus got his shape.
Join Monkey King on his adventure to the Heavenly Land in this modern adaptation of a story from Wu Cheng’en’s Journey to the West by
Cut out the sentences and arrange the main events of Monkey King's Party in the correct order.
Our assembly closing thought explores the issue of food shortage and the importance of sharing.
A collection of poems all about food – display them, perform them or use them as model for writing.
Take a look at Power words – and think about words that pack a positive punch.
Help improve children’s instructional writing with this great set of resources.
Show the children how basic plots recur in stories so that they can use them in their own writing.
A fun maths resource sheet based on a fictional trip to the monkey market.
Children can use this sheet to record how much fruit they will need for their own fruit salad recipe.
Try out this simple lemon drizzle cake recipe at school or home.
Browse these food images to discover more about the children’s food likes and dislikes.
Tips and tricks to help children write persuasively and be aware of persuasive writing when they read it.
Use these flags to make a map of different types of cuisine in your locality.
A delicious fruit salad recipe from the author of Monkey King's Party, Debjani Chatterjee.
Our downloadable food fact cards will help start children off on their voyage of discovery of food. Use on the whiteboard or on tablet computers.
Our downloadable food fact card templates make great class displays and are perfect for children to use when presenting their findings to the class.
Our downloadable food fact cards are ready for children to add their own illustrations. Print out or use on tablet computers.
Our downloadable food fact cards are ready for children to add their own researched facts.
This retelling of Monkey King’s Party comes from Therese Collins. Talk to the children about how stories can change with every retelling.
Use the Monkey King illustrations to create your own digital books.
A selection of images and French words to practise basic phrases.
Track Monkey King’s behaviour as the story develops. Is he a goodie or a baddie?
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Monkey King's party are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come without keywords.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Monkey King's party are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keywords.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Monkey King's party are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keyword phrases from the story.
Use these simple recording sheets to write up what happened before, during and after your science experiments.
Devise your own Monkey King adventure with these stills from the 2012 remake of classic Chinese animation The Monkey King - Uproar in Heaven.
Match the national foods to their countries of origin.
Investigate the origins of the fruit that we buy.
Bonjour madame! Vous desirez? Plus lots more useful phrases for your French café.
Use our template to create your own French café menu.
A text version of version 1 of the Amadeus Jones radio play.
This version is slightly longer and has more challenging language than version 1.
Visit a 1940s fish and chip shop with our time-travelling hero Amadeus Jones.
Information and activity ideas based on the Little Callestock Farm painting by Sonia Callaway.
Use our editable playscript in drama activities or for a full-scale production.
Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with this Monkey King’s Party themed certificate.
Reward your KS2 storytellers with this Monkey King’s Party themed certificate.
Information and activity ideas based on Picking Peaches by Dong Guang Rui.
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