The beach described in Tao and the Kingdom of Pearls sounds idyllic; golden sands, tiny fishing boats pulled high onto the beach. But where the land meets the sea is very varied and makes for interesting investigations.
Harness the creativity of the sea and create a display of marine-themed art in your classroom.
Introduce children to the concept that there is rarely a single, factual version of history with this multi-faceted Sir Walter Raleigh project.
Encourage some exciting investigative reporting with an in-depth look at the plight of 29,000 little yellow plastic ducks.
Our sea story is a perfect way to introduce some environmental science, with opportunities for the children to try out some real scientific enquiry. Based on an idea from AST Sarah Williams.
Music teacher Francesca Smith shows how stories can inspire some cool musical creations.
Jo Bowers, senior lecturer in primary education, finds an ocean of critical thinking themes in Tao and the Kingdom of Pearls.
Comprehension activities don’t need to be dull – try out some of these quick ideas from Nicky and Ginny of Morris and Simmons Education, then put children’s knowledge and understanding to the test with a class quiz finale.
Children’s writer and poet Jenny Heap takes a journey down to the sea and helps us use our senses to create some beautiful poetry.
Louise Dobson, teacher at St John’s Stonefold CE Primary School, explores the colour of words and shades of meaning in Tao and the Kingdom of Pearls.