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Author, Anne Faundez has worked with many famous names in children’s literature. She talks to us about her love of books and where it came from.
Luke Swann, author of Rosa’s code, talks to us about what inspired him to write his first children’s story.
Debjani Chatterjee, author, poet and storyteller, tells us about the attraction of writing about the cheeky character, Monkey King.
Poet and writer Heather Harrison started to write stories early in life and continued throughout her career as a teacher. She talks to us about her inspiration for the retelling of the Lambton Worm.
Children’s book illustrator Becka Moor talks to us about finding her style and getting inside the characters she draws.
Creating great stories is a skill that we can all develop. We tapped into the imagination of Peter Dixon, author of Space Story, and tried to extract some of his top-secret techniques for writing.
Paul Mason, author of Sports Day on Mount Olympus, has lived all around the world and is currently writing and teaching in New Zealand. He answers our questions on behalf of your class.
Author and poet Brenda Williams talks to us about her writing and how she found inspiration for A Thumping Great Rabbit right on her doorstep.
Clare Bevan, author of The Christmas Wish, tells us about daydreaming, Rhythm and Rhyme disease and the girl who inspired her first novel.
We talk to illustrator brothers Simon and James Walmesley about their ideas, inspiration and working together on How the platypus got his shape.
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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