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

The Children’s Shakespeare Debate and As Creatives

25th Feb 2019News

For the third year running, we’re working with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (creators of the phenomenally successful Shakespeare Week) to design and deliver two series of workshops – one for pupils and the other for teachers. The absolute highlight of this year’s partnership, so far, was the opportunity to work with 60 Year 6 pupils … Read More

Outdoor Maths for Summer Term – reserve your date!

24th Feb 2019News, School Workshops

While our Outdoor Maths workshops are popular all year round, they’re perfect for late spring and early summer. Highly experiential in nature, explicitly drawing attention to the role of maths in everyday outdoor activities and rooted in the National Curriculum, they’re also great for wellbeing, of course – because everyone benefits from a bit of … Read More

February Top 5 – School Dinners!

22nd Feb 2019News

We love school dinners – and it’s fascinating to see how different chefs in different schools take up the challenge of providing their children with nourishing and tasty meals to set them up for an afternoon of learning. So, while it’s difficult to pick and choose, we’ve put our heads together – and come up … 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

Primary School Maths Workshops

14th Jan 2019News, School Workshops

One of the UK’s leading providers of Creative Maths workshops to primary and secondary schools. Over 400,000 children and young people have taken part in one of our Creative Maths workshops.  All of our maths workshops have been carefully designed to both put into context and actively promote the three keystones of the National Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem … Read More

Teaching Resource: Shakespeare – The Bard’s Cards

11th Jan 2019News

Play the Bard’s Cards with your pupils for an exciting and engaging way to either introduce Shakespeare – or explore characters in more depth! It’s the characters, the people who populate his plays, who drive Shakespeare’s narratives. And this beautifully illustrated Bard’s Cards game allows you and your pupils to explore and learn about some of … Read More