Take your class back in time and imagine you are amongst the very first archaeologists to come across the key to an ancient world – the Rosetta Stone.
As we explore Rosa’s code we see how children can develop skills to help them empathise with the characters they read and write about in stories.
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.
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.
Rachel Clarke, primary English consultant, trainer and writer, takes Monkey King’s Party and creates a raft of literacy resources for all ages.
Chris McDonald, headteacher and educational writer, combines ICT and critical thinking in this seasonal snowman story.
Banish stage fright with these drama and performance poetry ideas from educational writer and former local authority language development adviser, Halina Boniszewska. Use them as a warm-up for your winter production or as fun, standalone activities.
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.
Try out these ideas to help your class understand the idea of narrative and to ensure that they get to grips with character, plot and setting.