Rainbow Hues

Rainbow Hues By Ian Eagleton  First of all, let me say, I am not professing to be a writer or poet at all! However, I took some time off over Christmas and  wrote a poem to try and encapsulate and make sense of my experiences as a young gay man and the homophobic bullying I endured…

Cross-curricular Planning Jigsaws #2 – Leaf by Sandra Dieckman

Cross-curricular planning and ideas linked to Sandra Dieckman’s wonderful book ‘Leaf’.  Please do leave a comment if you have used this book in your own classroom! I’d love to hear how! ‘Leaf’ by Sandra Dieckman Published by: Flying Eye Books ISNB: 978-1-911171-31-7 From the back of the book: When a polar bear washes up on…

Cross-curricular Planning Jigsaw #1: Mrs Mole, I’m Home!

‘Mrs Mole, I’m Home!’ By Jarvis Publisher: Walker ISBN: 978-1-4063-7243-4 Suggested age group: Year 1 -Cross-curricular and topic based planning -Using a book as a stimulus for a range of genres -Fully aligned to the new curriculum My review: An entertaining, colourful picture book, perfect for children aged between 3-5 years old,that is full of…