Rosa’s code is perfect for celebrating differences as we take a first look at DNA in our Codes topic.
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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.
Genetics can be a tricky topic to tackle with young children but educational science writer Rhys Baker explains how we can approach a subject that children are increasingly coming across in both news and fiction.
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 a coding role model.
Unravelling secret messages and cracking codes involves maths, from simple addition and subtraction, to data handling and logical thinking. Antonia Peters puts us through our paces.
Teacher Chris Leach shows us some excellent activities that show there’s so much more to secret codes than spies wearing trench coats.
From Roman law to programming, a topic on Codes can be very far reaching, so start at the very beginning and see where your journey takes you.
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 Rosetta Stone.
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 excellent way of assessing speaking and listening.
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 Intelligence Service, and start recruiting some literacy spies.
Primary teacher Sarah Williams explains how a topic on codes can be the perfect opportunity to explore observation techniques with children of all ages.
Help celebrate our differences with this assembly that looks at the joy of us all being individuals.
Magnify this famous sequence to a human-sized scale, making it easy to remember and fun to learn!
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 children can create invisible ink.
Stephen Lockyer helps us develop deep understanding in Rosa’s Code.
Children’s book illustrator Becka Moor talks to us about finding her style and getting inside the characters she draws.
Luke Swann, author of Rosa’s code, talks to us about what inspired him to write his first children’s story.
Book reviewer Anne Faundez’s mission: To hunt out the very best books for our Codes topic. It looks like this mission has been accomplished!
Rosa Franklin (namesake of famous female DNA scientist Rosalind Franklin) wants to fit in at school, but who should change, her or her friends?
Can the children sequence the story events in the right order?
Look back at two extraordinary women, mathematician, Ada Lovelace and her portrait painter Victorian artist Margaret Sarah Carpenter.
Use this short story as an example of the Spy plot plan resource in action.
Working out a plot for a spy story might feel daunting but a good plan will keep children on track.
These spy profile sheets will help children think about what qualities make a great spy hero and conversely the antagonist sheets will help hone their villains.
Demonstrate to children that human bodies are 'perfect' with these 'Golden ratio' resources.
Rosa’s code has some truly tricky spellings – use this list of words from the story to help master them.
Get on the road to cracking code with Ben Waldram's fantastically satisfying maths lesson.
Use these experiment write-up sheets when doing any hands-on science work.
Use this handy semaphore reference when transmitting your long-distance communications across the playground or sports field.
Can the children work out the hieroglyphic characters names on their 'Who am I?' sheets?
A spy theme is perfect for your avid and reluctant readers. Get them thinking like a spy with this spy questionnaire.
Explore how some characters in a story stay the same all the way through and how some characters change and grow.
Perfect for road safety assemblies or use alongside ‘Codes rule’ from the Codes topic.
Our editable playscript in drama activities or for a full-scale production.
These fact cards are a great start to any research project. Use them to investigate DNA, Alan Turing, the Rosetta Stone and Ada Lovelace.
Our codes fact card templates make great class displays and are perfect for children to use when presenting their fact findings to the class.
These image-only fact cards will help with investigating DNA, Alan Turing, the Rosetta Stone and Ada Lovelace.
Our image only ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Rosa’s code are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Rosa’s code are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keywords.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ with keyword phrases for Rosa’s codes are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons.
Celebrate the joys of individuality and talk about some of the issues arising from Rosa's Code.
Get children investigating numbers with this Alphabet number decoder resource.
Use this Codebreakers-themed 10x10 multiplication grid.
A partner resource, to be used in conjunction with the 'Hieroglyphic puzzle slideshow'.
Can you tell a story without using words or letters and without telling the story out loud? This tricky but fun activity will demonstrate the
Go back in time and imagine the tales told on the walls of Ancient Egypt.
Reward your KS1 storytellers for their Rosa’s code storytelling with this themed certificate.
Reward your KS2 storytellers for their Rosa’s code storytelling with this themed certificate.
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