Monthly Archives: March 2014

Explore the Oceans with Our Under the Sea Resources!

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This week we are excited to introduce ‘Under the Sea’ resources for all primary ages!

In this topic you will find a wide range of resources to support teaching about the sea and oceans around the world. Explore and discover our marine habitats, what animals live there and what they need to survive.

This fishy themed counting worksheet is great for Early Years classes. Just search for resource number 802-143 on the Pencil Street website.

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To compliment these we have also created ‘Sharing a Shell’ resources based on the popular children’s book by Julia Donaldson. Sharing a Shell is a lovely rhyming story about a little hermit crab who loves his new shell and doesn’t want to share it with his new friends. He soon realises that he needs their help and so develops a great story that highlights sharing, friendship and problem solving.  Check out our Sharing a Shell word mat resource 802-176 !

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Have Your Input into Our New First World War Resources!

WW1Over the next month at Pencil Street we will be developing lots of new resources for you around the First World War.

2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War One. This centenary year will bring with it lots of events around the UK and the world, marking this key point in our history.

It is so important that our children learn what the world has been through in the past and understand the impact of the war on history and the world we live in today. This is a great opportunity to explore an important part of our history and how commemoration and remembrance have now become part of our lives in the UK and other countries.

This is a large topic and we want to get in just right, so we would like your input! What resources would you like to see on WWI? What have you found useful when teaching this topic in the past?

yellow pencilYour opinions and suggestions are very valuable to us so please get in touch and let us know! Drop us an email at ww1@pencilstreet.com

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Preparing for Easter with Pencil Street

This year Easter falls on 20th April. Over the last month we have been adding to our already fantastic Easter resources to make sure you have plenty to choose from for your Easter themed activities!
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If you are exploring the origins of Easter then we have some fantastic worksheets that look at Easter from a religious point of view. See worksheet no: 13-1053.
We also have some numeracy and literacy worksheets with a distinct Easter theme, allowing you to bring this special event into all areas of teaching. This Easter Counting Worksheet is a lovely worksheet for Early Years children. You can find more like this for KS1 and KS2 in Easter resources.
Lastly Easter is an event that lends itself perfectly to creative activities in the classroom! Whether it be egg decorating, Easter bonnets or baking, there is something for everyone.
Why not try making these Easter Chocolate Nests with your class? No baking required, just a little chocolate melting! This is resource 13-1055 on the Pencil Street website.
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Have you used our resources with your class and/or created a display? We’d love to hear your feedback and see some pictures! Just email them to me at sarah.howe@pencilstreet.com
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