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Diwali Teaching Resources



Diwali is one of the most well-known of the Hindu festivals.

The word Diwali means ‘rows of lighted lamps’ and is often called the ‘festival of lights’. This is because houses, shops and public places are decorated with small earthenware oil lamps called diyas. The festival lasts five days.


For the classroom and home educators – Pencil Street has a range of Diwali teaching resources, both free and premium worksheets are available. Pencil Street will also develop any requests for resources completely free of charge. 

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Free Remembrance Day Teaching Resources

ImageRemembrance Day is on 11th November. It is a special day to remember all those who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts.

Remembrance Day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after World War II. Remembrance Sunday is the Sunday nearest to 11th November on which many church services and other special services are held at war memorials.

Bringing Remembrance Day into the classroom can be a difficult thing for children and Pencil Street has made it easier by providing a range of FREE teaching resources for teachers.


Make your own seaside resort

Pencil Street Shop Seaside Resort
Make Your Own Seaside Resort  

What a great new product. Supplied in booklet format, size 370mm x 250mm. Create a 3D Model of your own seaside resort from the Die-cut pages. Full instructions show you how to assemble the model.

Looks great when complete and activity will provide fun, creativity and education. Model can also be dismantled and stored flat/re-built. Make your own seaside resort is suited for children aged 3 years+ and is available from the Pencil Street Shop under the seaside for just £3.99.


Children’s Emotions in the Classroom

New ‘Time Out Cards’ for dealing with children’s emotions.

These fantastic cards requested by Helen, a Pencil Street user. These teaching resource cards are to help children manage their behaviour and can be used in dicussion after a child has been involved in an incident. Designed to make them think about their actions and hopefully dicuss them in a clam fashion. Pencil Street have a range of behaviour management teaching resources and children discussing feelings and emotions.

Many of these teaching resources are free for everybody to use.


Quality posters supporting numeracy in the classroom

If you’re looking for quality educational posters and wallcharts you have come to the right place.  

The new range of numeracy posters are great for counting and sorting, children will find the posters accessible, interesting and fun to return to time and time again.   Classroom ready – they’re colourful, easy to read, exceptionally durable and can be wiped clean to give many years of use. Available now,the Pencil Street Shop from only £2 each.  

Covering a range of numeracy topics including:
2D and 3D shapes
Adding and subtracting
Fractions and decimals
Geometry, mental maths
Multiplication squares
Number bonds
Multiplication tables.  

Poster Details: ·      
Dimensions: 60 x 40 cm (A2)    
High quality 350 gsm artboard with a UV gloss varnish finish.    
Shipped in strong cardboard tubes.

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Road Safety Week Teaching Resources (Free and Premium)

Road Safety Week is an established week in the UK calendar. It was set up by Brake in 1997 and organised by the charity annually ever since. It takes place in November each year and aims to give everyone an opportunity to promote road safety in their community, school or company.  

Here at Pencil Street we have a range of free and premium teaching resources to help promote road safety for all age groups from EY, KS1 to KS2.  

Here are a few general ideas and a few ideas linked to resources get you started:

  • Talk about road safety in your assemblies.
  • Hold a special road safety assembly or open event for parents.
  • Make a road safety display in the school. Display resources for road safety available (Ref 71-109)
  • Mention Road Safety Week / promote road safety in your newsletter to parents.
  • Challenge the children to create a road safety poster/leaflet/banner/film/play.
  • Have a special PSHE or citizenship lesson on road safety.Integrate road safety learning into curriculum lessons. Plenty of resources available!
  • Have a special guest in to talk about road safety, for example, a police officer, or drama group.

Road deaths are the biggest ‘accidental’ cause of death of children and young people. All kids and young people use roads and have experienced road danger; so it’s the perfect topic for a project that can really engage them as well as save their lives, while also meeting curriculum goals.


Teaching the 2012 Olympics

The countdown has begun for the London 2012 Olympics, and Pencil Street has great Olympic teaching ideas for teachers who can help spread the excitement for this year’s games. Teach students about how their bodies work during sports, movement and rest. Or cover the history of the Olympics, exploring the rivalry between the Spartans and Athenians.

Students can also learn about the meaning behind the Olympic rings, as well as some of the famous London landmarks the world will see during the media coverage of the games.

Beyond history, students may also look at health risks associated with mass sport events like the Olympics, as well as the carefully planned security measures taken for the event, and for the torch-bearers carrying the Olympic flame.

Pencil Street resources are classroom-ready-to-go. Our extensive collection includes worksheets, activity plans and classroom wall displays, created to support teaching activities for The Early Years, KS1 and KS2. For more information, visit http://www.pencilstreet.org.

The Importance of Good Teaching Resources for Building Better Minds

A Happy Class

Anyone who says that teaching is easy has clearly never stood in front of a classroom and attempted to educate a room full of six-year-olds. The amount of patience, concentration, organization, and passion necessary to work as an effective educator is incredibly large. Not every school or institute understands this, however, and every teacher has found themselves “flying without a net” in at least one teaching position during their professional education careers.


Having access to good teaching resources is incredibly vital to classroom success. The right tools, be they primary teaching resources or science teaching resources, are wholly necessary in order to ensure that students learn and grow. Education is more than just cramming students full of facts so that they can pass a test. Education is also about developing a whole, thinking person. The kind of education that truly builds a better person requires dedicated faculty and tools that exercise the mind. The combination is nearly unstoppable.

Further information: http://www.pencilstreet.org