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Clare Bevan, author of The Christmas Wish, tells us about daydreaming, Rhythm and Rhyme disease and the girl who inspired her first novel.


The Christmas Wish has lots of potential for exciting literacy work. Here are some ideas for exploring The Christmas Wish, with writing ideas by class teacher Katie Gane.

Letting children explore the myriad of roles involved in making a film gives them critical insight into just what goes into making their favourite blockbuster.

Get out your clapsticks and shakers and create your own Australia-inspired music in class.

Creating your own weird wildlife with this collaborative ‘Creature consequences’ lesson.

Use this planner as a scaffold to help create your own story using the same structure as A Thumping Great Rabbit.

Try out this simple lemon drizzle cake recipe at school or home.

Use our 'Sea words' resource sheet for looking at shades of meaning with words describing different kinds of waves.

Use this story planner to help with story structure when writing or telling stories.

Use these story cards to give children some starting points when writing myths.

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