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  • There’s a lot going on in the life of our little creature in A Grub’s Tale. We see how his life is a mystery to
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  • Try out these ideas to help your class understand the idea of narrative and to ensure that they get to grips with character, plot and setting.
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  • The Christmas Wish has lots of potential for exciting literacy work. Here are some ideas for exploring The Christmas Wish, with writing ideas by class
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  • Rachel Clarke, primary English consultant, trainer and writer, takes Monkey King’s Party and creates a raft of literacy resources for all ages.
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  • Our story A Thumping Great Rabbit shows how it s good to be different and can lead to some valuable speaking and listening activities with
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  • Sports Day on Mount Olympus provides heaps of opportunities for exploring language in a fun and engaging way. The story is full of colourful expression,
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  • 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.
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  • Teacher and educational writer Louise Dobson, explores the main characters in The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm through words, pictures and drama.
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  • 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… lift off! Louise Dobson, teacher and educational writer, shows you how to get your topic off the ground by exploring
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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.
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  • 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
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  • Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle, tells the tale of school boy who finds himself in a quandary after discovering that he’s read the last
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  • Banish stage fright with these drama and performance poetry ideas from educational writer and former local authority language development adviser, Halina Boniszewska. Use them as
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  • Give your class all the tools they need to become master influencers with this excellent lesson on persuasive writing.
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  • If ‘love sport, hate writing’ is a common theme in your class, try out some of children’s author, Tom Palmer’s inspirational scenarios.
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  • Literacy consultant, Maria Richards explains how to use the successful ‘Talk for Writing’ approach with The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm.
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  • Despite numerous setbacks the creator of the first comprehensive English dictionary never gave up on his dream. Let’s look at Dr Johnson, his life, his
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  • Take a closer look at the characters in Sports Day on Mount Olympus and develop them through drama and writing. Based on ideas by classteacher
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  • 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
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  • Lovers of literature subconsciously interrogate text as they read. It’s a handy skill to pass on to your new reading detectives.
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  • What possible value can be gained from a picture book about a bunny for an upper Key Stage 2 class? Here we look at using
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  • Lee Parkinson, of Davyhulme Primary School, Manchester, explores what being a champion really means and retells a story that is guaranteed to make you.
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  • Motivating children to read is one of the biggest challenges that teachers and parents face. We look at strategies that help.
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  • Professor Smedley of Storytelling tells us all about Space Girl, a funny and charming oral story – just perfect for drama, storytelling and art activities with
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  • Help children extract the important from the interesting as they navigate their way through non-fiction texts – it's a skill that will stay with them forever.
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  • Jennifer Jenkins, Literacy Co-ordinator at St Paul’s CE Primary School in Nuneaton, finds the drama of Space Story an irresistible starting point for some out
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  • Creating a book trailer is a great way to pique interest in books and here you'll find all the tools you need to make one
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  • A class assembly on books is the perfect place to celebrate these amazing objects that can have such a positive impact on our lives.
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  • Tony Wilson puts the record straight about myths and legends, and shows us some practical approaches for using them to develop creative writing in class.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • There are many ways to retell stories, but there’s something about taking it outside that adds an extra dimension of excitement for both the audience
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  • Literacy Shed's Rob Smith takes a fresh look at our terrible tale by putting the Lambton Worm on trial. Are story villains always guilty as charged?
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  • How many different versions of The Christmas Wish can you create and film in your class? Show children how to find their storytelling style and
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  • Poet and performer Joshua Seigal shows how poetry can be used to explore myths and legends in a dynamic and creative way.
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  • With just a few geographical and historical investigations you could soon be creating your own myths, legends and folktales.
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  • Performance poet and educator Joshua Siegal shows us how to maximise space's poetry possibilities.
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  • Performance poet Joshua Siegal gives his top hints and tips on using poetry in school.
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  • Maths teacher, Antonia Peters sets out to solve the growing problem of the Lambton Worm and shares some fun ideas linked to 2D and 3D shapes.
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  • Use How the platypus got his shape story to get children creatively engaged with number, algebra, sets and symmetry with some great contextual maths.
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  • Wind down to the holidays with some snowy maths problems inspired by The Christmas Wish – by maths teacher Antonia Peters.
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  • Mathematical word problems can be a very daunting proposition for some children but with the right strategies their mysteries can be unlocked.
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  • Can the children pit their wits against each other and be the first to rescue Marcus from the Moon in this fun game focusing on
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Children learn about the importance of sharing fairly from a young age – but do they realise that sharing is closely related to division?
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  • 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
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  • Antonia Peters shows children how to collect and analyse sports results in many different formats, from bar charts to pie charts. This one’s a winner!
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  • Despite numerous setbacks the creator of the first comprehensive English dictionary never gave up on his dream. Let’s look at Dr Johnson, his life, his
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  • 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
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  • Become a history detective… get on the case and time travel back to the 17th century to discover what Isaac Newton did for us. You’ll
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  • At the beginning of the first century BCE, a network of trade routes from east to west started to emerge. This route was named ‘The
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  • Can we separate the history from the myth surrounding Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni?
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  • 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
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  • Raleigh – writer, rover or rogue? Introduce children to the concept that there is rarely a single, factual version of history with this multi-faceted Raleigh project.
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  • Use our short radio play and visual resources to set the scene and whet children’s appetite to find out more about the explorer Captain James Cook.
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  • Introduce Captain Scott's epic voyage to the South Pole with our audio resource.
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  • Fish and chips are one of the national dishes of the UK. During World War II they were not rationed and they helped to keep
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  • Vanilla is one of the world’s best-loved flavours. We use it in everything from ice cream and sponge cakes to candles and skin cream. Madagascar
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  • Arm your class with magnifying glasses, notebooks, cameras and viewing jars, and head out and about to find out if your local trees are under attack.
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  • Genetics might feel like a tricky topic to tackle with young children but educational science writer Rhys Baker shows us how we can approach a
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  • Become a history detective… get on the case and time travel back to the 17th century to discover what Isaac Newton did for us.
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  • Education writer and teacher, Louise Dobson, gets into healthy-eating mode by planning a hamper fit for young Olympians.
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  • Our sea story is a perfect way to introduce some environmental science, with opportunities for the children to try out some real scientific enquiry.
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  • Linking science to real life will allow children to ask scientific questions based on their own experiences, says class teacher Corrina Burge. Try out these
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  • 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.
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  • Primary teacher Sarah Williams explains how a topic on codes can be the perfect opportunity to explore observation techniques with children of all ages.
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  • Space is one topic that really allows children’s imaginations to soar during science. Stepping into uncharted territory gives them the opportunity to investigate and create
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  • 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
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  • Mount Olympus Primary’s Alexia Alexopoulous is very familiar with the effects of exercise on the body but do the children in your class understand them?
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  • Encourage some exciting investigative reporting with an in-depth look at the plight of 29,000 little yellow plastic ducks.
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  • You’ll be amazed at the quality of writing that recreating an Australian landscape in your school inspires.
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  • Embark on a gourmet tour of the globe with your class…
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  • At the beginning of the first century BCE, a network of trade routes from east to west started to emerge. This route was named ‘The
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  • Where in the world is our story set? Explore the colourful landscape of Australia then use traditional art techniques to make a map of the area.
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  • Over the woods, over the towns, over the empty beaches and the stormy seas, until he came to a wild place where the rocks were
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  • Let’s take a tour of where the sea meets the shore.
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  • With just a few geographical and historical investigations you could soon be creating your own myths, legends and folktales.
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  • 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
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  • Can we separate the history from the myth surrounding Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni?
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