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Resources: English

Helen Haraldsen is a children’s author, English teacher at Keswick School and former school librarian. Her mission in life is to inspire young people to love reading and writing so that they have the literacy skills they need to access life’s opportunities: being Lit Fit for Life!
Helen offers in-person or virtual author visits.

A perfect STEM Activity for Primary schools is ‘STEM Story Time’ Just make a request for a STEM Ambassador to … Continue reading STEM Story Time – KS1 & KS2 (Resource)

Untrodden Ways: Poetry Club meet fortnightly to read, discuss and write poetry with contemporary poet Katie Hale. Katie guides the young people through a range of writing exercises which will focus on creativity, expression and developing a love of language.

This set of six lesson plans is based on one of Roald Dahl’s best-known books, Matilda. 

The National Literacy Trust has created a series of resources to help pupils explore the future of the planet and social action, whilst developing key literacy skills through a sequence of freewriting and poetry exercises.

A wide-ranging resource covering English, Maths, Science at primary and secondary.

Range of resources and videos for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

The Premier League Primary Stars programme uses the appeal of the football Premier League to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Fun, local story walks for children and the young at heart

John is a local chef who can offer cooking, food demonstrations and workshops for your pupils.

PBP find volunteers to come into school and help the children with their reading.

Rolls-Royce have created a range of free resources ranging from colouring in sheets to online games, worksheets, and engaging videos.

The National Literacy Trust are dedicated to raising literacy levels across the UK.

Scholastic have a range of free English resources available for download from their website. Resources include games, activity sheets and stories.

Vocabulary Ninja was created to offer exciting, time saving and evidence-based learning resources that have impact, particularly focusing on developing, deepening and widening a pupil’s vocabulary.

Book Trust have created a variety of activity sheets and have story time and illustration videos to watch.

Download activity packs for at home or in the classroom.

Fun resources to get your moving whilst you learn.

To watch our complete set of career videos click here.  Lisa Johnstone, Illustrator – Sophie Ellis, Designer – Andrew “Bernie” Bernard, … Continue reading Career Videos and Questions

Take Wimpy Kid into your classroom with these specially created resources for teachers, designed to help you lead fun, focused and curriculum-linked lessons.

The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”.  They have produced several lesson plans to help inspire children’s interest in poetry.

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a UK based children’s literacy charity working with primary schools.

Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning.

One picture every day supported with writing activities. The activities include questions to prompt discussions and activities.

A competition for primary school children across Cumbria which aims to engage children with leadership and entrepreneurship at a very young age in an accessible and fun way whilst inspiring and helping to develop, nurture and preserve their own creative confidence.

Lakes College want to involve their level 2 and 3 students in industry projects involving designing activities/workshops for topic support in their local primary schools.

Age UK West Cumbria has developed FREE lesson plans to promote health and well-being.