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Key Stage 2

For children aged 7 – 11

Jack’s Secret Summer – Teaching Notes

Join the Secret Summer Gang for an unforgettable magical adventure! Jack’s Secret Summer is the first book in a new series by Jack Ryder, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Famous Five aged 7 […]

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The Bone Sparrow – Author Videos

Zana Fraillon, author of the award-winning book The Bone Sparrow, talks about the book, the themes explored in the text and the context of the book in 2020.   About The Bone Sparrow Perfect for […]

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Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour – Author Reading

Listen to author, Ally Carter read the prologue of her first book for kids aged 9+ – Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour.     Head over to our page featuring Winterborne Home for Vengeance […]

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How to Build an Orchestra – Teaching Notes

Find out what makes up an orchestra and learn about its different instruments with this beautifully illustrated book, produced in association with the London Symphony Orchestra.   This wonderfully illustrated story follows a conductor who […]

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Science Workshop – Activity

Learn, make and innovate with Science Workshop – a bumper book packed with sixty projects. Download the poster below to try making a working catapult, inspired by famous machine-maker Archimedes! Download the poster About the […]

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The Strangeworlds Travel Agency – Teacher Resources

Escape to new worlds with The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, a brand new magical adventure series for children aged 9+!   About the resources   This teacher resource pack is bursting with classroom ideas and cross-curricular […]

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PESTS Activity Sheets

These free activity sheets themed to PESTS by Emer Stamp will encourage kids get active with Stix’s workout, learn about pesty creatures with a quiz and get creative with extra ideas on how to run […]

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Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour – Activity Sheets

Looking for suggestions of activities to recommend to parents? Or are you looking for ways to keep KS2 kids entertained? These activity sheets themed to Ally Carter’s mystery middle grade series, Winterborne Home for Vengeance […]

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Will You Catch Me? – Teacher’s Notes

KS2 classroom ideas for Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell’s series The Wizards of Once

Themes: creativity, empathy, imagination, iron age, fantasy

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Mr Penguin – Free Resources

From the international bestselling creator of Claude comes a hero like no other: Mr Penguin. This series is Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot with adventure, mystery and humour from Alex T. Smith. The perfect KS2 […]

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Fire Boy by J. M. Joseph – Teacher’s Notes

Fire Boy is a laugh-out-loud story about friendship, unexpected superpowers, magical sweets, Inca legends and a cat named Lemon – perfect for fans of My Brother is A Superhero and The Parent Agency. When 11-year-old Aidan receives a mysterious package […]

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Find Your Girl Squad – Teacher’s Resources

Find Your Girl Squad is an excellent text for KS2 students in order to examine issues surrounding friendships, values, resilience and bullying.   Written by Dr Angharad Rudkin (a children’s psychologist) and Ruth Fitzgerald (a […]

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