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.
Use How the platypus got his shape story to get children creatively engaged with number, algebra, sets and symmetry with some great contextual maths.
Letting children explore the myriad of roles involved in making a film gives them critical insight into just what goes into making their favourite blockbuster.
Invite each year group or class to prepare a short presentation on an Australia theme and you’ve got a whole week’s worth of assemblies.
Turn your class into super sleuths with an enlightening fact-finding mission that will really get their ‘little grey cells’ working.
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.
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.