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Northern Ireland
Story-based activities, crafts and printables.
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Hi Susannah, A link to your resources is sent instantly on purchase, to the email address linked to your Paypal account. Please check your linked email. Thank you!
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Lovely photographs! Gorgeous Autumn days!
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Hi Gill, Thanks for choosing one of our units :) On purchase, a download link was sent immediately to the email address linked to your Paypal account. Best wishes, Caroline.
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Look above- just click on the image! :)
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Hi Samantha, Please check the new email address you provided. Hope you have fun with this story! :)
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Hi Ana, There's a link to the free craft template in the blog post :) Thank you!
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Here's another fun paper craft to make with your little readers- a paper skeleton! This craft was inspired by reading the picture book: Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. It's the first story in the classic skeleton picturebook series. The story is about two silly skeletons (and their dog) who go out on a scaring spree in the dark. Of course, as it's during the night, the skeletons encounter a difficulty - there's no-one awake to frighten! Publisher: Puffin Books (reissued 1999) ISBN: 9780140565812 You can't get your hands on a copy right now, then read this fantastic interactive version... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Learning Parade
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We all know that mermaids are traditionally beautiful and have wonderful singing voices. However, when Julia Donaldson's Singing Mermaid is imprisoned in a fish tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, she must prove herself capable of so much more, if she is to return to her beloved ocean! Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (2013) ISBN: 9781447210856 Lydia Monks has illustrated the story with bright and bold prints on glitter-filled pages :) It's a very tactile book! Here on The Guardian's Children's Books site, readers can watch how Lydia draws her perfect sea lady in a step-by-step tutorial. Inspired, our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Learning Parade
Hi Emma, so glad you liked our art project! You have mail :)
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When you read Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, you know they're going to ask for cookie. And if they ask you for a cookie, they'll want a glass of milk :) We're celebrating our newest read aloud activities in proper style with some milk, cookies and mouse ears! Like us, your kids can create these cute mouse ears too, by using our super-simple recipe for puffy paint! Just add: 1 tablespoon of self raising four 1 tablespoon of salt 3 teaspoons of water to a squirt of light brown poster paint. Give the ingredients a good... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Learning Parade
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We really enjoy getting out our clay for modelling! Recently, we discovered a couple of new techniques while creating this model, based on The Cat in the Hat by the lovely Dr Seuss, and we'd like to share these with you :) We always use DAS air hardening clay. It is very slow drying, so you can really take your time with your modelling. First, we created Gustav the Goldfish and some other Seuss inspired objects, making sure that we used plenty of water to smooth out those little cracks! Then we tried something new. We used the same skewers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2013 at Learning Parade
I didn't realise it was D.E.A.R. day for US! But today I picked out 244 new books for our school library! Such fun! Hope you enjoy dropping everything to read! :D
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Apr 4, 2013
Well done Tammy and Corinne, our last give away winners! Email your addresses please! :) Hope your children enjoy using the pack!
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Hi Danielle, our third giveaway will be on its way to you! Don't forget to email me with your address :)
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Apr 2, 2013
Your class will have fun reading this one together! You're winner #2 Bella :) Let me know what your children make of the activities? Just send me your email.
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Congratulations Juliet! Our first giveaway winner! :) Send me your email address so I can forward your resource pack! Enjoy! xx learningparade@yahoo.co.uk
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In everyday life, when you see or hear something entertaining or interesting, you usually share your story with others by retelling what happened in your own words. Retelling is an important skill. When I listen to children retelling a familiar story, they communicate to me what meaning they made of the original text, a sense of structure and an ability to use appropriate language. Clearly, the best children's stories to use for straightforward retelling activities are those that are easily remembered. Billy's Bucket by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons is a great story for retelling as young readers really seem... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Learning Parade
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Hi Ruth, Thanks so much! Just download online :) The story wheel pdf is available right here: http://learningparade.typepad.co.uk/MouseStoryWheel.pdf
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Hi Laura, The story wheel pdf is available right here: http://learningparade.typepad.co.uk/MouseStoryWheel.pdf Have fun!! :)
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Hi Linda, The story wheel pdf is available right here: http://learningparade.typepad.co.uk/MouseStoryWheel.pdf
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Hi Catherine, sorry I've been really busy in school lately. Please use images from this post with full permission. :) Caroline
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Thank you Kath! We've started reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe together. Our school is really close to C.S. Lewis' birthplace and we're looking into doing a guided author tour around our city. :)
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