Knowledge and skills

  • Asking questions
  • Critical thinking
  • Historical enquiry
  • Significant events in history
  • Significant individuals in history
  • Vocabulary development

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 times and his magnificent book.

Knowledge and skills

  • Problem solving
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Measurement
  • Patterns and sequences

Mathematical word problems can be a very daunting proposition for some children but with the right strategies their mysteries can be unlocked.

Knowledge and skills

  • Reading
  • Presenting

A class assembly on books is the perfect place to celebrate these amazing objects that can have such a positive impact on our lives.

Knowledge and skills

  • Comprehension
  • Discussing books
  • Instructional writing
  • Asking questions
  • Note-taking
  • Planning and drafting
  • Research
  • Skimming and scanning
  • Non-fiction writing

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.

Knowledge and skills

  • Character analysis
  • Comprehension
  • Discussing books
  • Group discussion
  • Making predictions
  • Speaking and listening
  • Story characters
  • Story elements
  • Story structure
  • Asking questions
  • Creative thinking
  • Enquiry skills

Lovers of literature subconsciously interrogate text as they read. It’s a handy skill to pass on to your new reading detectives.

Knowledge and skills

  • Discussing books
  • Reading for pleasure
  • Reading widely

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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Knowledge and skills

  • Character analysis
  • Character, plot and setting
  • Comprehension
  • Discussing books
  • Group discussion
  • Reading widely
  • Speaking and listening
  • Story characters
  • Story structure
  • Themes and conventions

Ferdinand Forest has got a problem. What shall he read now he's come to the end of his favourite series of books? This framed story is perfect for looking at story structure and character place in story.

Books resources

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  • Activity Sheet
  • Assembly
  • Comprehension
  • Ebook
  • Famous People
  • FREE
  • History
  • Learning To Learn
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Poetry
  • Reading
  • Rewards
  • SPaG
  • Story
  • Story Resources
  • Template
  • Whiteboard
  • Default
  • Title
  • Random

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