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Achieving Enlightenment and T-Rexcellent Resources in this week’s Resource Roundup

October 16th 2021| Josh Cookson

How is it half way through October already?! The time is absolutely flying by at the minute, but that means you’re getting new resources even quicker! The team have been working hard on some brand new resources for you to you use in your classrooms, including

  • We’ve got a new job opening for a remote working KS2 teacher – Read on to find out more
  • Developing a positive outlook on situations with Enola The Enlightened Eagle
  • Block 1 CVC Word Games now available for SPEAK Phonics
  • Brand new resources all about Bats
  • Learn about the significance of why people are Taking The Knee
  • New Comprehensions on The Windrush Generation
  • Year 1 C.R.E.A.T.E Science – Animals Including Humans resources now available!
  • Time to get your hands on some T-Rexcellent Resources with our resources supporting Teach Rex
  • New activities on comparing homes in the UK and abroad

WE ARE HIRING – A Remote KS2 Teacher (Part Time)

Are you a Key Stage 2 teacher, based in the UK, that’s passionate about planning engaging and creative classroom resources?

We are currently seeking a remote Key Stage 2 teacher to join our team of online KS2 content writers on a part time basis.

If you have at least 2 years recent experience of teaching as a qualified KS2 classroom teacher and think this is something you might be interested in, hit the button below or email our team for more info.

Developing a Positive Outlook with Enola The Englightened Eagle for Week 8 of Wellbeing Wednesday

In week 7 of Wellbeing Wednesday we introduced Fle The Forgiving Flamingo, who taught us to say sorry and forgive others. This week, we learn to develop a positive outlook on situations during Week 8 of our #WellbeingWednesday autumn scheme with Enola The Enlightened Eagle!

The resources you can expect are –

  • A wonderfully designed FREE animation
  • BRAND NEW e-Book’s specifically designed for each bird
  • Task Cards
  • Journals
  • Teaching Guides
  • Mindful Colouring
  • Weekly Display Guides

Don’t forget next week we’ve got Week’s 9 and 10 available for you to download, so make sure that you keep your eyes peeled on the site and social media!

SPEAK Phonics – Block 1 CVC Word Games

We’ve been working on some brilliant new Phonics games! We’ve got everything from snails and trees to a fully interactive pet shop! The first three are out now – such as the CVC word Fruit Picking.

Containing all Block 1 CVC words, who will pick the most fruit from the tree? Print and laminate this wonderful activity by clicking the button below

We’ve gone batty for bats!

Our fabulous creatives have gone #bat mad this week!

This is just one of the lovely activities available which teaches you all about bat botany! Children can learn how to make their own abode ball, which will encourage more bats to visit their gardens or the school grounds.

We’ve also got…

  • Bats and Light Pollution
  • Ludo Board
  • Bats Top Trumps Cards
  • Information Texts and Comprehensions
  • Bonkers about Bats Mini Book
  • Bats Light Source Craft
  • Fact Cards and Myth Busting Posters
  • Plus much more! Available for both KS1 and KS2 classrooms

Don’t forget it is also #BatWeek (24th to 31st October). A lot of these resources would make fantastic half term activities either at home or in your school holiday clubs.

Taking The Knee – An Informational PowerPoint

Why are people taking the knee? An engaging and informative presentation ideal for using as an assembly or as part of a lesson to explain the significance of taking the knee!

The Windrush Generation

You can use this information text with follow-up comprehension questions to explore the history of British people of Caribbean origin and how the Windrush generation made a vital contribution to our society.

Year 1 Animals Including Humans – C.R.E.A.T.E Science

Year 1 C.R.E.A.T.E Science OUT NOW! C.R.E.A.T.E Science is here to support you teaching whole science modules. We provide everything you need for a successful Animals including Humans Year 1 Module! This includes:

  • 8 lessons including lesson plans and activities
  • Knowledge organiser
  • Unit plan
  • Prior and after teaching assessments
  • ALL activities available in precursive and cursive
  • Levelled up and levelled down versions of all activities
  • Printer friendly versions available of all activities

T-Rexcellent Dinosaur Resources with Teach Rex

We’ve got lots of dinosaur resources available to use in your EYFS and Key Stage 1 classrooms! All of these resources support the fantastic workshops that our friends at @teach_rex deliver.

Come and browse the content and learn more about TeachRex!

Comparing Homes in the UK and Abroad

Get your own series of ‘WANTED: Down Under‘ rocking in the classroom with these wonderful comparing homes activities!

Children will learn about features found within a UK home compared to an AUS home. Will they choose UK or AUS?!

All you need now are those laminated cards to decide whether you’re moving to AUS, Staying in the UK or undecided. To make it exactly like an episode, make sure you decide on AUS first before changing to undecided at the end.

Fill Your Bookshelf With Phil

Phil has been busy finding a book to review for Fill Your Bookshelf and the TPet Book Club, and this time he has settled on ‘Slow Down’ by Rachel Williams. Phil says – ‘Slow down by Rachel Williams is a beautifully written and illustrated book which would take pride of place in any classroom. It encourages you to slow down and pay attention to the beauty of nature around you.

The book explains 50 different natural events with beautiful language and stunning illustrations. It’s non-fiction, but with the warm and cosy feeling of a great fiction book.

A page from this book would make a perfect model text to inspire children to write their own non-fiction text about an animal or natural event. Fantastic to read to KS1 or allow KS2 to read themselves.’

Fancy some merch?

Silly question surely, we know you do!

Did you know… for every Pumpkin Spiced Latte you buy, you get 25p off if you take your own mug!

With our current discount of 25% off our reusable mugs (using code: PSL25), you would only need to drink 30 Pumpkin Spiced Lattes to make back your money (£7.50)!

And, who wouldn’t want to drink 30 Pumpkin Spiced Lattes…?

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