Fat felts & sugar paper

A very useful resource that offers practical classroom activities for enhancing children’s speaking and listening skills. The publication encourages children to explore their own attitudes and values within a global context. It is grounded in the experience of a group of teachers and the children they work with.

Start with a Story

An excellent handbook which suggests ways of using storybooks to explore feelings, experiences and issues with young children. A variety of tried and tested activities are illustrated with a range of stories. Three approaches are exemplified.

Writing Our Past

A handbook which uses biographies about black people who were part of British society to develop a mix of literacy and history skills. The contents are organised around the following themes: planning and preparation, teaching and learning, assessing

A Different Story

An excellent handbook which looks at imaginative ways of using stories to empathise with a range of characters. Many of the texts are set in the South and explore issues such as conflict, poverty, racism and the environment.