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Northern Ireland
Story-based activities, crafts and printables.
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Lovely photographs! Gorgeous Autumn days!
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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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Publisher: Puffin Books ISBN: 978-0140565812 Here's another fun craft to make with your little learners- a paper skeleton! This craft was inspired by reading the picture book Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. It's the original story from their classic picture book series. The story is about two silly skeletons (and their dog) who leave their dark, dark house and go on a scaring spree at night. But the skeletons encounter a difficulty - there's no-one awake to frighten! To make your own movable paper skeleton character, first download and print our free template. Then carefully cut around the skeleton... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Learning Parade
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Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books ISBN: 978-1447210856 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! 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, we decided... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 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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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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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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Publisher: Red Fox ISBN: 978-0099438748 In everyday life, when you see or hear something interesting or entertaining, you usually share your story with others by retelling what happened in your own words. The skill of retelling is important. When I listen to children retelling a familiar story, I'm hoping that they communicate to me what meaning they made of the original text, an understanding of structure and an ability to use appropriate language such as time connectives first, then and finally. I find the best children's stories to use for straightforward retelling are those that are easily remembered, with lots... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Learning Parade
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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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Catherine, thank you! We had fun doing it! You can contact me at learningparade@yahoo.co.uk
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Super ideas, thanks so much for sharing x
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Publisher: Puffin ISBN: 978-0141383514 This simple art activity was an opportunity to combine two painting techniques with bold, contrasting colours. But our fantastic children took it to a much higher level! After sharing Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin and Eric Carle, the children gathered images and watched videos of polar bear families on the Arctic ice. As expected, this eventually led to a discussion about the decline of the species due to global warming and habitat loss. What I didn't expect was the children's decision to respond to the decline of polar bears directly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at Learning Parade
Oh! This is so colourful, we love it! :)
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Thanks for that idea, will give it a try! :)
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Publisher: Harper ISBN: 978-0061732973 Austin Kleon is an inspiring contemporary poet. He uses newspaper articles from the New York Times as unique canvases for creating his verse. The first thing I wanted to do, after trying it out myself, was to see if the older children I teach would find this technique successful and worth exploring. We began by visiting the official website Newspaperblackout.com, where the children could read examples by Austin and view poems shared by fans using his method. As we watched a short interview with the poet, I could see that the boys in particular were itching... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at Learning Parade
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