September bits and piecesSeptember bits and pieces are links to different useful resources that don’t need a whole post each.

  1. Pie Corbett KS2 Poem and Lesson Plan – Celebrate the power of imagination with ‘What are You?’ This is downloadable and presented both as a PowerPoint presentation for the whiteboard or PDF for printing. Absolutely perfect for work on similes. There is so much in the poem to spark discussion, story writing or simply making up wonderful similes. “Pie Corbett/s playful poem and activities make the imagination something to be celebrated.” For some activity ideas follow this link to Teachwire. At the bottom of the web page, there are some more similar resources being shared.
  2. Remember Roald Dahl Story Day 13th September a fundraising event for some and a fun day for others. KidsKonnect have a really interesting brief biography of Roald Dahl and a pack of downloadable resources.
  3. Anyone using Book Creator in the classroom may be interested in this website, it offers lots of help and ideas which could help any teacher starting out with it. There are example books, a help centre, resources and at a simple teacher level, it has quite a lot of scope even with the free version. Book Creator has recently partnered with Common Sense Media to create a series of three free eBooks about digital citizenship. Book 1  is for 5-8 year sing songs to learn all about the internet or online safety. Book 2 is for 8-10 year olds. They learn to take responsibility for how they act toward others online. Book 3, for 9-11 year olds deals with the risks children take by making friends online. Teachers can make copies of these books and ask children to do the activities on their iPads.
  4. WaterAid once again offers its free harvest resources and launches its harvest appeal. “If there is not enough rain, we cannot grow and harvest enough to feed ourselves.”
  5. Plazoom offers and EYFS What happens at harvest time? Activity pack – this is free and contains
    • Harvest time images
    • Harvest time outlines
    • Gathering the harvest fine motor skills PDF worksheet
    • Teacher notes with guidance on how the resources could be used in the classroom

September bits are pieces short, but hopefully valuable snippets.

September bits and pieces