A Thumping Great Rabbit is the perfect springboard for a Woodland topic and gives us some valuable literacy and circle time activities.
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Our story A Thumping Great Rabbit shows how it s good to be different and can lead to some valuable speaking and listening activities with links to PSHE.
Arm your class with magnifying glasses, notebooks, cameras and viewing jars, and head out and about to find out if your local trees are under attack.
Trees, woods and forests provide a wonderful learning ground for children whatever the season, so make the most of your outdoor adventure with these ideas from Jean Edwards.
Talk about the effects of noise pollution on our health and well-being – and how woodlands can be the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.
What possible value can be gained from a picture book about a bunny for an upper Key Stage 2 class? Here we look at using picture books with older children.
Use vibrant spring the late days of summer, emerging autumn and creeping winter to inspire natural art and stunning woodland displays.
Every creature, whatever its size, deserves our care. Try out Bel Deering’s activity ideas to teach children about the smallest woodland inhabitants and how to treat them respectfully.
Children learn about the importance of sharing fairly from a young age – but do they realise that sharing is closely related to division?
The Green Man mystery is a great way to involve children in caring for and investigating trees and woodlands, says educational writer Christine Lee.
Firefighters come to the rescue in our story and quickly douse the woodland fire but who told them about the fire?
Sounds and rhythm are a big part of A Thumping Great Rabbit so take the opportunity to do some percussion-based music work that children will love.
There’s nothing like a stick to encourage imaginative play, says Bel Deering. To a child, a stick can be anything from a pen to a magic wand.
Debbie Fryer tells us why the Forest School concept, which originated in Scandinavia, makes children happy, healthy, wealthy and wise….
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.
Find yourself a shady nook and curl up with one of these beautiful books, selected and reviewed by Anne Faundez.
‘Be quiet!’ said Badger. ‘Keep it down!’ grumbled Hedgehog. ‘Stop banging!’ pleaded Owl. Poor Rabbit, it seemed that no-one appreciated his drumming. But when trouble
Use these words from the story to practise the tricky spellings from A Thumping Great Rabbit.
Our closing thought helps us think about how noise affects us and lets us consider where we can go to escape from the hustle and
Use these word cards to give children inspiration for their woodland writing.
Use the map on your whiteboard to help children visualise the key events in A Thumping Great Rabbit.
Learn about children's book illustrator Emma Chichester Clark and find exciting ways to use traditional tales to look at sentence construction.
Poems for learning by heart, poems for performance but, best of all, poems to inspire.
Use this planner as a scaffold to help create your own story using the same structure as A Thumping Great Rabbit.
In some cultures foxes are often depicted as symbols of deceit and cunning. Why do the children think that foxes are thought of in this way?
Use our editable playscript in drama activities or for a full-scale production.
Use these planning resource sheets to help keep your class’s film productions on track.
Cut out the caterpillar cards and place a piece of double-sided sticky tape across each caterpillar. Ask the children to sticky tiny samples of woodland
Nikky Smedley tells the tale of A Thumping Great Rabbit in front of a Year 2 class from Brookhurst Primary School in Warwickshire.
For centuries people have been using woodland plants to decorate their homes at Christmas time. Find out why with this resource that accompanies our ‘Deck the
Use The Christmas Elf as a festive story starter or see how many woodland creatures children can spy in this adorable poster (©StoryWorld – illustrated by Tomislav Tomic.).
Arm your class with magnifying glasses, notebooks, cameras and viewing jars and head out and about with these sheets to find out if your local
Choose a tree, head out with pencils, crayons and a measuring tape and fill in the boxes to create a record of it.
Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with this A Thumping Great Rabbit themed certificate.
Our downloadable woodland animal fact cards teach us about foxes, hedgehogs, rabbits and deers and will help start children off on their voyage of discovery
Our downloadable woodland animal fact card templates make great class displays and are perfect for children to use when presenting their findings to the class.
Our woodland animal fact cards are ready for children to add their own pictures of four of our favourite characters from A Thumping Great Rabbit.
Our woodland animal fact cards are ready for children to add their own facts for four of our favourite characters from A Thumping Great Rabbit.
Bel Deering takes us through some useful minibeast basics – very useful for when you are out and about on your bug hunt.
Our image-only ‘Storytelling prompts’ for A thumping great rabbit are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ with keyword phrases are the perfect accompaniment to your A Thumping Great Rabbit storytelling lessons.
Our keyword ‘Storytelling prompts’ for A thumping great rabbit are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons.
Give your local trees a clean bill of health with these official-looking, class-issued 'Clean bill of health' certificates.
Use these data sheets with the woodland animal shapes resource.
Use these outlines of the woodland animal characters in A Thumping Great Rabbit to work out water rationing.
Amadeus’s search for his father has taken him from chip shops to Sherwood Forest and now to infinity and beyond. Is he really going to
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