Hachette School Resources are freely available worksheets, or activity packs, to go with the books that they are selling. There are resources available for both KS1 and KS2, just hover over the “Free Resources” title to choose.
Hello by Viola Wang is a KS1 book offered. “Hello is the perfect book for brightening up story time and sparking discussion surrounding communication, friendship, art and the Chinese creation myth. Click the link below for an [sic] six page activity pack to develop your pupils’ engagement with the book.” (Hachette School Resources)
I Am NOT a Prince by Rachael Davis and Beatrix Hatcher is another: “Hopp is a little frog who definitely does NOT want to be a prince! A fairy tale for the 21st century that challenges gender stereotypes and encourages children to be proud of who they are and express themselves.”
Both books are available for purchase there and have free downloadable activity packs to go with them.
There are also quite a lot of KS2 books, some of which you may already have:
- Perfectly Weird, Perfectly You
- Swarm Rising – Tim Peake
- What’s New, Harper Drew? Kathy Weeks
- Brain Power by Dr. Ranj
- Split Survival Kit: Activity – Emotional Storms by Dr. Angharad Rudkin and Ruth Fitzgerald
Split Survival Kit: “A positive, empathetic, and empowering ten-step guide to help children whose parents are splitting up. With expert insight and practical tips from child psychologist, Angharad Rudkin, this is an essential handbook for children aged 9+ coping with separation and divorce.” (Hachette School Resources)
There are lots of resources for Cressida Cowell’s How to train your dragon and The Wizards of Once, with poster and classroom resources freely available.
If you have any of the books mentioned in your classroom then the Hachette School Resources website is a useful place to visit. Teachers can download activity packs, posters, and read extracts from some if you don’t already have them.