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Primary topic on the Sea | Springboard Stories

Introduce children to the plight of our oceans with our story Tao and the Kingdom of Pearls – an environmental tale that teaches us that working together produces results.

   

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Louise Dobson, teacher at St John’s Stonefold CE Primary School, explores the colour of words and shades of meaning in Tao and the Kingdom of Pearls.

Jo Bowers, senior lecturer in primary education, finds an ocean of critical thinking themes in Tao and the Kingdom of Pearls.

Encourage some exciting investigative reporting with an in-depth look at the plight of 29,000 little yellow plastic ducks.

Comprehension activities don’t need to be dull – try out some of these quick ideas from Nicky and Ginny of Morris and Simmons Education, then put children’s knowledge and understanding to the test with a class quiz finale.

Music teacher Francesca Smith shows how stories can inspire some cool musical creations.

Our sea story is a perfect way to introduce some environmental science, with opportunities for the children to try out some real scientific enquiry. Based on an idea from AST Sarah Williams.

Introduce children to the concept that there is rarely a single, factual version of history with this multi-faceted Sir Walter Raleigh project.

Children’s writer and poet Jenny Heap takes a journey down to the sea and helps  us use our senses to create some beautiful poetry.

The beach described in Tao and the Kingdom of Pearls sounds idyllic; golden sands, tiny fishing boats pulled high onto the beach. But where the land meets the sea is very varied and makes for interesting investigations.

Harness the creativity of the sea and create a display of marine-themed art in your classroom.

Our sea story is a perfect way to introduce some environmental science, with opportunities for the children to try out some real scientific enquiry. Based on an idea from AST Sarah Williams.

There is great fun to be had at the seaside but children should also be aware of the dangers. Invite each year group to investigate a different aspect of sea safety for a whole-school assembly.

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.

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