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River Story (Read and Discover)
River Story (Read and Discover)
by Meredith Hooper
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful little book, 5 Jun. 2012
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It's non-fiction, presented in a fiction style. My year 5s were enthralled and intrigued. The language is wonderfully poetic, with stunning illustrations, yet the actual content is a factual account of river from source to sea. It sparked lots of discussion and was a lovely introduction to some complex geography. Superb for Guided Reading too.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and effective - I shall buy more, 6 May 2012
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It's plain, simple and very effective. All the other similar products I've seen have lacy bits and I much prefer this plain version.

I got one to trial and it stays put throughout a busy and energetic day teaching in primary school. I shall certainly buy more in other colours as it's far cooler than wearing cami/vest layers.


Belair On Display - Projects Inspired by the Olympics
Belair On Display - Projects Inspired by the Olympics
by Rebecca Carnihan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.22

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas for bargain price!, 7 Mar. 2012
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Anyone working with children this summer can get some superb ideas from this slim volume. Packed with imaginative and inspiring ideas for lessons and activities for all ages and across the entire primary curriculum.


Rorys Story Cubes: Voyages
Rorys Story Cubes: Voyages
Price: £8.95

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to the range :-), 25 Feb. 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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If you're not already a fan of Rory's Story Cubes, prepare to be converted! Such a simple idea, but beautifully executed.

The dice are nicely heavy in the hand: children really want to roll them. The storage box is also superb quality: you know that it'll last you for a long time.

I've used these dice (and the other two sets available) in the classroom to inspire story telling and with my own children to occupy them on journeys. Sets can be shared across a class, with each group/table having different ones, or use a visualiser to show the same dice to the whole class. They will each interpret the pictures in their own way. Simply superb for shared writing or poetry. Think of something for each letter of the alphabet that fits the rolled image(s) or tell a story as a random die is chosen and rolled, or add another item to the list that gets ever longer ...

Lovely dice, with countless uses :-)


Horribly Huge Press-out-and-build Book (Horrible Histories)
Horribly Huge Press-out-and-build Book (Horrible Histories)
by Terry Deary
Edition: Board book

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horribly Awesome!, 14 Feb. 2012
Brilliant book! 5 detailed press-out-and-build models from your favourite historical periods. They are very detailed and sturdy. Plus the usual style of madcap facts and info, including stuff hidden behind the pages that you press out.

My 8 year-old son was particularly impressed by the colosseum set - all the figures can be moved around for different battle combinations.


Ravensburger - Jigsaw Puzzle - Puzzle ball - Advent calendar
Ravensburger - Jigsaw Puzzle - Puzzle ball - Advent calendar

4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely - in French, 2 Dec. 2011
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My pony-mad daughter is delighted with this calendar - but please be aware that the cards and info that it contains are in French, not English.


The Puppet Company - Long Sleeves - Otter Hand Puppet
The Puppet Company - Long Sleeves - Otter Hand Puppet
Offered by Puppets By post
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simply gorgeous!, 16 Oct. 2011
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Truly adorable! Great quality and so, so cute. It's the size of an otter cub and very accurately detailed. Sized for small adult hands, my 10 and 7 year old can handle her easily, but husband struggles with his bigger hands.

We've called ours Lutra (look it up!). She comes to school to help shy children to talk as she is so shy herself. She also calms a loud class because she won't come out when they are noisy.


Seagull Sid and the Naughty Things His Seagulls Did!
Seagull Sid and the Naughty Things His Seagulls Did!
by D. McMillan
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A family favourite!, 16 Oct. 2011
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Had to buy a 2nd hand copy when we mislaid our original.

Seagull Sid and his pals reclaim the beaches from the people who were leaving litter and creating disturbance in the only way that seagulls could ... by splatting them all with poo! Wonderful rhythm and rhyme, with bright and brilliantly detailed illustrations. Very funny and a firm favourite of my own children. I also use this book in the Primary classroom to liven up topics on litter or the environment.


Classic 10 Childrens Books Collection Set Pack (The Iron Woman, The Iron Man, The Mirror Image Ghost, Marianne Dreams, The Land of Green Ginger, The River at Green Knowe, The Children of Green Knowe, The Mouse and his Child, The Midnight Fox) (Faber Classic Children Pack)
Classic 10 Childrens Books Collection Set Pack (The Iron Woman, The Iron Man, The Mirror Image Ghost, Marianne Dreams, The Land of Green Ginger, The River at Green Knowe, The Children of Green Knowe, The Mouse and his Child, The Midnight Fox) (Faber Classic Children Pack)

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value selection of classics, 16 Oct. 2011
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A wonderful selection of superb books at a bargain price. An absolute must for any confident young reader or for any Primary (KS2) classroom.


The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs
The Gruffalo Song and Other Songs
by Julia Donaldson
Edition: Audio CD

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I should have believed the other reviews!, 16 Oct. 2011
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I *so* wanted the other reviews to be wrong. I wanted to say that people were being too harsh about JD's voice. But I can't! The singing is shocking, but the tunes are undoubtedly catchy. I would expect the lyrics in the sleeve of a CD like this, but the instrumental versions are handy if, like me, you plan to use the songs in the classroom.


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