Our multicultural tale Monkey King's Party offers us some scrumptious ideas for learning with a foodie theme.
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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.
Give your class all the tools they need to become master influencers with this excellent lesson on persuasive writing.
Children are bound to warm to Monkey King’s roguish charm – and his multi-faceted character offers lots of scope for creative discussion and drama.
Embark on a gourmet tour of the globe with your class…
The story of Monkey King’s Party centres on the peach, which is the most...
Hidden away in most of the UK’s cities – and some towns too – are city farms: small oases of countryside among houses ...
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 Antonia Peters.
Teacher and educational writer, Ian Addison, picks out the best tools for using ICT to re-tell stories.
There’s nothing like visiting a country to learn its language. But the next best thing is to bring that country to you. Teacher Maggie McNulty, shows you the way.
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.
Food waste in the Western World is a major issue and at a time when half the world goes hungry, the idea that that we waste so much food...
Ginny Morris and Nicky Simmons, from Morris and Simmons Education help you to generate children's interest in the awe and wonder of watching things grow.
Fish and chips are one of the national dishes of the UK. During WWII they were not rationed and helped keep up morale on the home front. Learn more about this classic food.
Share the story of Monkey King’s Party and talk to the children about what it might be like to live on the beautiful Fruit ‘n’ Flower Mountain.
Performance poet Joshua Siegal gives his top hints and tips on using poetry in school.
Chinese New Year is a time of celebration when people eat, drink and make merry. You may know about the fireworks, the dragon dance and lucky money envelopes...
Debjani Chatterjee, author, poet and storyteller, tells us about the attraction of writing about the cheeky character, Monkey King.
Children’s book expert Anne Faundez picks out a tantalising selection of food-themed fiction and information books that children will simply devour.
Join Monkey King on his adventure to the Heavenly Land in this modern adaptation of a story from Wu Cheng’en’s Journey to the West by
Cut out the sentences and arrange the main events of Monkey King's Party in the correct order.
Our assembly closing thought explores the issue of food shortage and the importance of sharing.
A collection of poems all about food – display them, perform them or use them as model for writing.
Take a look at Power words – and think about words that pack a positive punch.
Help improve children’s instructional writing with this great set of resources.
Show the children how basic plots recur in stories so that they can use them in their own writing.
A fun maths resource sheet based on a fictional trip to the monkey market.
Children can use this sheet to record how much fruit they will need for their own fruit salad recipe.
Try out this simple lemon drizzle cake recipe at school or home.
Browse these food images to discover more about the children’s food likes and dislikes.
Tips and tricks to help children write persuasively and be aware of persuasive writing when they read it.
Use these flags to make a map of different types of cuisine in your locality.
A delicious fruit salad recipe from the author of Monkey King's Party, Debjani Chatterjee.
Our downloadable food fact cards will help start children off on their voyage of discovery of food. Use on the whiteboard or on tablet computers.
Our downloadable food fact card templates make great class displays and are perfect for children to use when presenting their findings to the class.
Our downloadable food fact cards are ready for children to add their own illustrations. Print out or use on tablet computers.
Our downloadable food fact cards are ready for children to add their own researched facts.
This retelling of Monkey King’s Party comes from Therese Collins. Talk to the children about how stories can change with every retelling.
Use the Monkey King illustrations to create your own digital books.
A selection of images and French words to practise basic phrases.
Track Monkey King’s behaviour as the story develops. Is he a goodie or a baddie?
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Monkey King's party are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come without keywords.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Monkey King's party are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keywords.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Monkey King's party are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keyword phrases from the story.
Use these simple recording sheets to write up what happened before, during and after your science experiments.
Devise your own Monkey King adventure with these stills from the 2012 remake of classic Chinese animation The Monkey King - Uproar in Heaven.
Match the national foods to their countries of origin.
Investigate the origins of the fruit that we buy.
Bonjour madame! Vous desirez? Plus lots more useful phrases for your French café.
Use our template to create your own French café menu.
A text version of version 1 of the Amadeus Jones radio play.
This version is slightly longer and has more challenging language than version 1.
Visit a 1940s fish and chip shop with our time-travelling hero Amadeus Jones.
Information and activity ideas based on the Little Callestock Farm painting by Sonia Callaway.
Use our editable playscript in drama activities or for a full-scale production.
Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with this Monkey King’s Party themed certificate.
Reward your KS2 storytellers with this Monkey King’s Party themed certificate.
Information and activity ideas based on Picking Peaches by Dong Guang Rui.
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