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Rhinos, Dinosaurs and Oceans All In This Week’s Resource Roundup

August 8th 2021| Josh Cookson

It’s that time again folks, another week goes by and another Resource Roundup goes live! I know you’ve been expecting exciting new content and updates every Sunday, and that certainly isn’t changing this week either (or any other week for that matter)! This week’s Resource Roundup features –

  • More SPEAK Phonics updates
  • Your next FREE Classroom Essential is here
  • Our Planet – The Last Rhino Teaser
  • Check out the totally RAWWWRSOME Teach Rex resources
  • All About Me resourcesperfect for the beginning of the year
  • Classroom Areas Poster SetNEWLY UPDATED
  • Display Leaves
  • The Great Fire of London Topic Pack
  • Ocean Resources
  • A fantastic blog by Phil about National Book Lovers Day
  • Fantastic merch that you’ll want to get your hands on (or treat someone else, but really you’ll want to keep it for yourself)

SPEAK Phonics

Perfect to play on your interactive whiteboard, this PowerPoint displays all the tricky words from groups 1-5, with a simple, interactive animation. Each of the 79 tricky words are played through. The animation allows the children enough time to read the word on the screen before the next one appears.

As well as this, we have some exciting plans lined up for the August schedule for SPEAK Phonics. The team are extremely hard at work on these and we cannot wait to be able to show you them!

Your Next FREE Classroom Essential – Writing Target Pencils

We love the FREEBIE this week!

They are great to cut out and create writing targets for groups of children or individuals in the new term. Suggested targets are supplied, but you could also add your own and then keep it within a book or laminated to the table.

FREE for one week only – grab them quick!

Our Planet – The Last Rhino

As part of the Our Planet project which is being updated for the new school year, we are pleased to present ‘The Last Rhino‘. Our very emotive eBook where you can learn about this magnificent creature is nearly finished. And due to some exciting developments late last week – ‘The Last Rhino’ now has a much more hopeful ending! We will also have lots of informative and creative resources to support the project available soon. Keep a look out for them!

Teach Rex

DID YOU KNOW – We have officially partnered with the fantastic team at Teach Rex to provide you creative, engaging and exciting new resources all about dinosaurs and to help tie in with the work that Teach Rex do at schools? Liven up your classroom with some Totally RAWWWRSOME resources for EYFS and KS1. For the complete experience, why not check the team out and have your very own dinosaur show?

All About Me

No, not All About *Me* – but we do have some fantastic resources all about this very popular topic. All About Me is such a popular topic at the start of the new school year, so if you’re thinking of doing it with your class, come and check out our massive collection (we’ve got over 60 resources to choose from, so you’re certainly spoiled for choice)!

Classroom Areas Poster Set

Introducing our BRAND NEW Classroom Areas Poster Set. One of our very talented graphic designers, Emily, has updated our ever so popular classroom area posters! These are perfect to have in your classroom in September! Spruce up your classroom in style with these bright and colourful new designs that’ll make your classroom areas unmistakeable!

Display Leaves

We’ve got these Display Leaves featuring numbers, letters, days of the week and phonics sounds! These are a BRILLIANT addition to any classroom, especially if you’re going for a natural or jungle theme with your new classroom next year!

The Great Fire of London Topic Pack

Thinking of teaching the Great Fire of London next year? We’ve got an AMAZING topic pack full of brilliant resources, that you can download today!

The topic pack contains OVER 80 RESOURCES! Including animated PowerPoints, comprehension, fire safety, life in 1666 compared to London today, role-play, display resources, timelines, posters, writing frames, knowledge organisers and more!


Have your checked out our Oceans resources before? We’ve got a wide range of resources including research activities, labelling, poster making and lots more! Given the current discussion on climate change and the way in which humans are having an affect on the planet, these oceans resources are PERFECT for researching about the oceans, what the harmful effects are that affect them and the ways in which we can collectively come together to help save them.

National Book Lovers Day

Phil has written a mini blog about National Book Lovers Day! As well as giving a brief overview of the unofficial holiday, celebrated on the 9th August, Phil also revisits some of his favourite books he has reviewed of the course of the last few weeks as part of Fill Your Bookshelf.

But if you have still have book suggestions for Phil, then feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll pass on your suggestions to him! You never know, your book could end up being reviewed by Phil for TikTok!

Get Your Hands On Some Fantastic Merch

Get back to school ready with our reusable water bottles and hessian shopper bags! The bottles will keep you on track for drinking plenty of water and the bags are perfect to carry around all of your marking and classroom essentials! And if you’re feeling generous, why not treat that special teacher friend to some merch too? (Hint: If you call yourself a teacher friend, then you can buy the merch for yourself and then not feel bad for only treating yourself afterwards, easy)!

Merch Mondays

Every Monday of this year’s summer holidays we are giving away an ULTIMATE Teacher’s Pet Merchandise Bundle to get you prepped for the next academic year!

Each week we will ask one question on our socials and the best answer will win! Simple! Next up is… Tell me you’re a teacher without telling me you’re a teacher! Enter on Facebook for your chance to win!

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