Read our generational, multicultural tale, Ranjit's Rainbow Tigers. It will lead to a topic that shows how people of different cultures work together and how ideas have spread all over our world.

   

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Knowledge and skills

  • Character plot and setting
  • Vocabulary development
  • Speaking and listening
  • Group discussion
  • Building on others’ ideas

Reading Ranjit’s Rainbow Tigers beautifully conjures up the sights and sounds of an Indian bazaar but what is it about the author’s writing that helps us to build the picture in our mind’s eye?

Knowledge and skills

  • Speaking before writing
  • Non-fiction writing
  • Reading wideley
  • Planning
  • Working as a team

All children can relate to Ranjit's feelings towards Asha, his treasured toy tiger. Talk about children's own treasured toys and use this as a springboard into exploring toys today and in the past.

Knowledge and skills

  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Negotiating
  • Organising
  • Planning
  • Working as a team
  • Communication and collaboration

A Trading Week or Enterprise Fair is a great way to encourage creativity and enterprise, as well as providing a valuable 'real-life' context for developing literacy and number skills.

Knowledge and skills

  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Relationships
  • Speaking and listening

Ranjit's Rainbow Tigers is a heart-warming story with some emotional themes. Chris McDonnell explains how you can talk about bereavement sensitively in class.

Knowledge and skills

  • Locational knowledge
  • Mapping skills
  • Human geography

The bazaar in our story is just one part of a great trading heritage. Bazaars sprung up all over Asia as a way to trade in the goods that made their way along The Silk Road.

Knowledge and skills

  • Art and design techniques
  • The work of artists, craft makers and designers
  • Asking questions
  • Speaking and listening
  • Enquiry skills
  • Speaking before writing
  • Role play and drama
  • Non-fiction writing
  • Persuasive techniques

Learn about the magnificent Indian temple, the Taj Mahal, and also the Indian art of zardosi embroidery.

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