Putting books and films at the heart of learning – a resource bank

I’ve been putting this together for a few months and here it is! A list of films (taken from www.literacyshed.co.uk), the core books we use and Talk for Writing activities linked to my school’s topics. We use these books and films to make cross-curricular links and develop our topics. This really helps us to develop…

Cross-curricular Planning Jigsaws #2 – Leaf by Sandra Dieckman

Cross-curricular planning and ideas linked to Sandra Dieckman’s wonderful book ‘Leaf’.  Please do leave a comment if you have used this book in your own classroom! I’d love to hear how! ‘Leaf’ by Sandra Dieckman Published by: Flying Eye Books ISNB: 978-1-911171-31-7 From the back of the book: When a polar bear washes up on…

Cross-curricular Planning Jigsaw #1: Mrs Mole, I’m Home!

‘Mrs Mole, I’m Home!’ By Jarvis Publisher: Walker ISBN: 978-1-4063-7243-4 Suggested age group: Year 1 -Cross-curricular and topic based planning -Using a book as a stimulus for a range of genres -Fully aligned to the new curriculum My review: An entertaining, colourful picture book, perfect for children aged between 3-5 years old,that is full of…