Show the children the risk assessment form you use for school visits.

Track Monkey Kings behaviour as the story develops. Is he a goodie or a baddie?

Knowledge and skills

  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Negotiating
  • Organising
  • Planning
  • Working as a team
  • Communication and collaboration

A Trading Week or Enterprise Fair is a great way to encourage creativity and enterprise, as well as providing a valuable 'real-life' context for developing literacy and number skills.

Knowledge and skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Discussing books
  • Speaking and listening
  • Asking questions
  • Speaking before writing
  • Storytelling
  • Character analysis

Jo Bowers, senior lecturer in primary education, finds an ocean of critical thinking themes in Tao and the Kingdom of Pearls.

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Critical thinking
  • Speaking and listening
  • Group discussion
  • Developing empathy
  • Research

Rediscover the legend of Robin Hood alongside our time-traveller, Amadeus Jones, and then get those critical thinking gears in motion.

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • The work of artists, craft makers and designers
  • Significant individuals in history
  • Romans in Britain
  • Historical concepts
  • Historical enquiry
  • Critical thinking

Can we separate the history from the myth surrounding Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni?

Knowledge and skills

  • Animals
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Working scientifically
  • Critical thinking

If the Lambton Worm were real, where would it fit into the animal kingdom? Teach children about classification and help them develop the skills of supposition and hypothesis.

Knowledge and skills

  • Myths and legends
  • Traditional stories
  • Themes and conventions
  • Comprehension
  • Speaking and listening
  • Group discussion
  • Asking questions
  • Role-play and drama

Literacy Shed's Rob Smith takes a fresh look at our terrible tale by putting the Lambton Worm on trial. Are story villains always guilty as charged?

Knowledge and skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Asking questions
  • Evaluating
  • Problem solving

Stephen Lockyer helps us develop deep understanding in Rosa’s Code.

Knowledge and skills

  • Communication and collaboration
  • Using technology safely

Twitter not for you? Well, there’s nothing like real world experiences to bring a topic to life... and technology often has the answer. Let’s begin by exploring just how much Twitter can add to your Space topic.

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