Author, Anne Faundez has worked with many famous names in children’s literature. She talks to us about her love of books and where it came from.
Luke Swann, author of Rosa’s code, talks to us about what inspired him to write his first children’s story.
Debjani Chatterjee, author, poet and storyteller, tells us about the attraction of writing about the cheeky character, Monkey King.
Poet and writer Heather Harrison started to write stories early in life and continued throughout her career as a teacher. She talks to us about her inspiration for the retelling of the Lambton Worm.
Children’s book illustrator Becka Moor talks to us about finding her style and getting inside the characters she draws.
Creating great stories is a skill that we can all develop. We tapped into the imagination of Peter Dixon, author of Space Story, and tried to extract some of his top-secret techniques for writing.
Paul Mason, author of Sports Day on Mount Olympus, has lived all around the world and is currently writing and teaching in New Zealand. He answers our questions on behalf of your class.
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.
Clare Bevan, author of The Christmas Wish, tells us about daydreaming, Rhythm and Rhyme disease and the girl who inspired her first novel.
We talk to illustrator brothers Simon and James Walmesley about their ideas, inspiration and working together on How the platypus got his shape.
‘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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