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    Campaigns and Events

    KS2 Assembly and PSHE Lesson One: ‘A grain of rice’

    Did you know that one in every five children has learning challenges? The My Way! campaign by First News aims to raise awareness about this fact and dispel the myth that these children are less intelligent and show that they can succeed. As My Way! Ambassador, Henry Winkler says: “Every child… Download here

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    Campaigns and Events

    KS2 Assembly and PSHE Lesson Two: ‘Can you change your brain?’

    Did you know that one in every five children has learning challenges? The My Way! campaign by First News aims to raise awareness about this fact and dispel the myth that these children are less intelligent and show that they can succeed. As My Way! Ambassador, Henry Winkler says: “Every child… Download here

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    Campaigns and Events

    KS2 Assembly and PSHE Lesson Three: ‘Do something’

    Did you know that one in every five children has learning challenges? The My Way! campaign by First News aims to raise awareness about this fact and dispel the myth that these children are less intelligent and show that they can succeed. As My Way! Ambassador, Henry Winkler says: “Every child… Download here

  • Special Edition Resources
    Special Edition Resources

    Historical Timeline: Monarchs Throughout History

    The following timeline will take you on a journey back in time to discover all the Kings and Queens who have worn the St Edward’s crown and learn more about British history, dating back almost 1,000 years. Along the way, you’ll pick up some interesting facts about the Kings and Queens… Download here

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    Special Edition Resources

    Timeline Activity: The reign of Queen Elizabeth II

    This timeline activity enables pupils to explore how life in Britain has changed over the last 60 years and to begin to understand when these developments took place, and understand how they influenced children’s lives today. Download here

  • Special Edition Resources
    Special Edition Resources

    Understanding Timelines: A Young Princess Elizabeth

    A detailed timeline of Queen Elizabeth II’s childhood, an accompanying template for students to create their own and a quiz. Download here

  • Special Edition Resources
    Special Edition Resources

    Design Activity: Design a crown for the Queen

    A design activity perfect for a history and/or art lesson, along with information on the three crowns worn by Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her Coronation, to help inspire students’ designs. Download here

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    Download the free teaching guide for Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar, bestselling author of Holes!

    Advertisement feature:   A thrilling, funny and thought-provoking novel about friendship, fears, bullying and ecology, from the internationally renowned author of multimillion-copy bestseller Holes. Perfect for classroom discussion!   Every day, Tamaya and Marshall walk… Download here