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    BP Educational Service: Science Explorers

    Science Explorers is a fun, flexible collection of primary resources designed to help teachers to run a Science Day or Week for their class or the whole school – whether teachers have a science background or not. Pupils will work together to answer the Big Question: “Why are… Download here

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    Matilda The Musical – find out how the multi-award show is made!

    Matilda The Musical is the perfect treat for students of all ages and is a fantastic introduction to theatre. It is particularly suitable for students of English, Drama & Theatre Studies and has strong curriculum links to Literacy, PSHE and SEAL. Download here

  • Talk to your Pupils about the News
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    Tips to help worried pupils understand scary events

    Nicky Cox, editor in chief at First News, wants to try to help you understand the news when scary events happen. After the Manchester Arena attack, it can be hard to understand what is happening in the world – and why. Don’t cover up your feelings if you… Download here

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    Encourage healthy sun safety habits this summer with Boots Soltan Sun Ready

    Boots Soltan Sun Ready is back for 2017! This fun, free and curriculum-linked learning programme is specially designed to support primary school teachers during sun safety education. Children love to learn through outdoors play and exploration, but in the hot summer months it’s also important to protect their skin from… Download here

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    How do General Elections work?

      The General Election is happening on Thursday 8 June, but why are people voting? Who for? And who can vote? This resource covers everything your pupils need to know about the General Election including a special report which gives pupils an opportunity to put their learning into action.  … Download here

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    Summer term trips to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoo!

    Bring your pupils along for a visit to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoo this summer term and discover all that ZSL has to offer. Take your pupils around the Zoo where they can explore, enjoy and get closer than ever to our animals with our exciting daily events… Download here

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    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    Introducing newspapers into classroom reading

      First News strives on supporting literacy and learning through current affairs. By using our newspaper, your pupils can naturally explore ideas of citizenship where they will learn more about the world through wide reading and informed discussion. Inspire a love of literacy by following our 10 tips for… Download here

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    Wrap, Splat, Hat is back – free sun awareness for schools

    Wrap, Splat, Hat – the free sun awareness programme – is back ready to help you teach 5 to 11 year olds how they can have fun in the sun safely. Wrap, Splat, Hat is a brought to you by Garnier Ambre Solaire in partnership with National Schools Partnership and… Download here

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    Talk to your Pupils about the News

    How to talk to children when the news is scary

    These seven tips by Editor in Chief, Nicky Cox MBE, are perfect to share with your pupils. Don’t try to turn off the news when there is bad news. Sadly, in the technological world in which we live, adults are no longer in control of how children access information. News… Download here

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    Tax, Fairness and P4C – new FREE resource from ActionAid

    ActionAid and SAPERE, who have been crafting ‘Philosophy for Children’ (P4C) for over 25 years, have joined forces to create a brilliant new education pack on tax. This may seem an unlikely topic for the classroom, but in the context of philosophical enquiry, taxation offers a rich seam of concepts… Download here

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    Stage your own School Of Rock – for free!

    Andrew Lloyd Webber has offered schools the chance to obtain the rights to create and perform their own production of five-star West End hit, School of Rock. The rights are free for performances by academic schools in the UK taking place until 31 December 2017, and will include education packs… Download here

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    The Wind In The Willows – experience the spectacular new musical this summer!

    Kenneth Grahame’s wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr Toad comes to life in a brand new stage musical starring comedian, actor and presenter Rufus Hound. With a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and… Download here