Teaching Resource: Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

27th Jan 2020Free Teaching Resources

A useful way to explore Holocaust Memorial Day, this activity provides pupils with a great opportunity to explore how helping each other can help us stand together. We’d love to hear how you get on with (and develop) the activity, so please let us know. Download the resource here   Back to Free Teaching Resources … Read More

Teaching Resource: Character Clerihews Poetry Activity

6th Mar 2019Free Teaching Resources, News

Challenge your pupils to share their understanding of and thoughts about characters from books they’re exploring through poetry. Four line poems with a clear rhyming structure, clerihews are easy to construct – and packed with facts and descriptions! Download the resource here Resource Character Clerihews instructions Character Clerihews PowerPoint Find more teaching ideas and resources … Read More

Teaching Resource: Animal Rhymes – Poetry Activity

21st Feb 2019Free Teaching Resources, News

Supporting children in thinking about rhymes, there are obvious links between Animal Rhymes and phonics teaching. The activity can lead to wonderful poetry – and also develops strategic thinking! Download the resource here   Download the Resources Download the resource here Download the staff sheet Download the pupil sheet Get in touch and let us … Read More

Great To Be Back At The Bede!

22nd Aug 2018News

We’ve been supporting the annual Summer School at Venerable Bede Academy in Sunderland since 2015. I spent the day there again on Wednesday – and it’s become one of my personal highlights for August. The students, all of whom will be starting Year 7 next month, are always brilliant, the staff are incredibly supportive – … Read More

Teaching Resource: Lolly Stick Bridges

1st Jun 2018Free Teaching Resources

Looking ahead to summer by using lolly sticks in a test of design and engineering skills! – rather than using spaghetti and marshmallows to create structures destined to be tested to destruction, Lolly Stick Bridges is an open-ended activity setting a real engineering challenge! Download the resource here Resources Find more classroom ideas and resources … Read More

Refugee Week 2019 – School Workshops

25th Apr 2018News, School Workshops

For its 20th anniversary, Refugee Week is inviting us all to participate in one of its 20 Simple Acts – easy ways of showing support for refugees. And our Welcome Gems workshop will allow you and your pupils the chance to accomplish No. 15 on the list: “Spread the Word”!     The news is … Read More