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We work alongside thousands of different community groups, from schools to libraries, to support them to bring learning to life. Here you will find FREE worksheets and workshops you can run with your students. Check out our website for more information about our School & Community offering.

We work alongside thousands of different community groups, from schools to libraries, to support them to bring learning to life. Here you will find FREE worksheets and workshops you can run with your students. Check out our website for more information about our School & Community offering.
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This free ‘Phonics challenge’ is a great home learning task for your class to practise their phonics skills. Children join Laura the Explorer on her African adventure, where they solve problems using their phonics knowledge. This resource is also great for use by parents for home-schooling. A fun and engaging way to get your child practising their phonics skills. What does this activity include? • Sound hunt activity – Children search their home for objects that begin with the same sound. • Missing letters – Some of the animals have lost the letters in their names, can you help fill in the blanks? • Real vs Nonsense – Can you help Laura cross the bridge on her adventure by sorting out real words from nonsense words. • Arranging sentences – Finally children have to rearrange words into the correct sentence, making sure they include capital letters and full stops at the end. Do check out our other fun resources available on our TES shop or head to www.explorelearning.co.uk to find out more about our mission to nurture fearless learners.
Free characterisation activity sheet
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Free characterisation activity sheet

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This activity sheet supports students to create characters when story writing. Perfect to use when running as project about story writing and characterisation. This resource is great for use by parents for home-schooling too. A great way to help make a child’s story more engaging to the reader. What does this free activity sheet include? • An example character profile • A complete your own character profile template including (Name, appearance, location, likes & dislikes, hobbies and personality.) • Word bank to support students with character descriptions. This resource can be printed out and used as a worksheet or simply used on screen as a guide for the activities. Do check out our other fun resources available on our TES shop or head to www.explorelearning.co.uk to find out more about our mission to nurture fearless learners.
A note from my future self
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A note from my future self

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FREE worksheet inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Soul Get your students to write a postcard that has come from yourself from one year in the future – look ahead and tell yourself what you have achieved. Encourage your children to discover their passions with our free educational activity sheets inspired by Disney & Pixar’s Soul.
Become a film critic
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Become a film critic

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FREE worksheet inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Soul Do your pupil’s fancy themselves as a bit of a film critic? Now’s the chance as they write a professional and compelling film review.
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This free activity sheet is a great resource to use when teaching poetry to your class and introduces them to limericks. Children have to complete limericks with missing lines and then go on to do some rhyming practice. Finally, it’s their turn to have a go at writing a limerick of their very own! This resource is also great for use by parents for home-schooling. A fun and engaging way to introduce your child to the topic of limericks! What does this activity include? • Introduction to the characteristics of limericks • Example limerick from Edward Lear’s A Book of Nonsense • Complete the missing lines from limericks • Rhyming practice – Write as many words as possible that rhyme with the chosen words • Write your own limerick Do check out our other fun resources available on our TES shop or head to www.explorelearning.co.uk to find out more about our mission to nurture fearless learners.
Free dilemmas in story-writing activity
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Free dilemmas in story-writing activity

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This activity sheet supports students to think about dilemmas that could appear when writing a story. Perfect to use when running a project about story writing. This resource is great for use by parents for home-schooling too. A great way to help make a child’s story more engaging to the reader. What does this free activity include? • Picture prompts of different dilemmas (eg. Deforestation, pollution) • Word bank to support students with descriptive language. This resource can be printed out and used as a worksheet or simply used on screen as a guide for the activities. Do check out our other fun resources available on our TES shop or head to www.explorelearning.co.uk to find out more about our mission to nurture fearless learners.
Free creating settings in storywriting activity sheet
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Free creating settings in storywriting activity sheet

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This activity sheet supports students to create settings when writing a story. Perfect to use when running as project about story writing. This resource is great for use by parents for home-schooling too. A great way to help make a child’s story more engaging for the reader. What does this activity include? Example setting description with matching picture. Contrasting pictures as inspiration for children to write their own description ( Icy landscape, Landfill site) Finally children create their own setting using a picture, drawing or magazine cutting for inspiration. Children describe the setting and include the 5 senses in their description. This resource can be printed and used as a worksheet, or shared digitally and used as a guide. Do check out our other fun resources available on our TES shop or head to www.explorelearning.co.uk to find out more about our mission to nurture fearless learners.
What makes you, you?
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What makes you, you?

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FREE worksheet inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Soul Encourage your class to reflect on what makes you, you? Take a look at all of the individual bits of you that together make you brilliant.
Free_Make your own story dice_Creative writing activity
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Free_Make your own story dice_Creative writing activity

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A fun craft activity getting children to build and make story dice to help them think of topics and ideas when writing stories. Sometimes it’s hard for pupils to come up with ideas in creative writing lessons, and they find it a challenge to put pen to paper. These story dice are a great way to remove the barrier of idea creation, and children can put together some interesting topic ideas. Perfect to use when delivering creative writing lessons. This resource is great for use by parents for home-schooling too. A great way to help your child think of topics for a creative writing project at home. What does this activity include? 3 Story cube templates including images to help children come up with ideas for their creative writing project. Do check out our other fun resources available on our TES shop or head to www.explorelearning.co.uk to find out more about our mission to nurture fearless learners.
Free creative writing activity - In what order?
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Free creative writing activity - In what order?

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This story-writing activity sheet supports students to think about the order of events and their significance when writing and constructing stories. Perfect to use when running a project about story writing. This resource is great for use by parents for home-schooling too. A great way to help your child thinK about the order of events for their latest story project. What does the activity include? • Picture prompts showing 3 different events that are happening in a story. • Students to think about what each of these events might be and to write them down. • They are then encouraged to think about re-ordering the events to see what impact or change this might have on the outcome of the story. • Finally students are asked to design the next scene of the story themselves. This resource can be printed out and used as a worksheet or simply used on screen as a guide for the activities. Do check out our other fun resources available on our TES shop or head to www.explorelearning.co.uk to find out more about our mission to nurture fearless learners.
Discover the rhythm of your imagination
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Discover the rhythm of your imagination

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FREE Workshop resources inspired by Disney & Pixar’s Soul In this workshop ‘Discover the Rhythm of your Imagination’, we encourage children to explore the characteristics of music and think about the emotions music evokes! Your students will then go on to unleash their imagination to bring out the inner lyricist within them! We have created two versions of the workshop resources to tailor to differing age or ability groups. We recommended downloading both packs so that you are able to judge the ability of your own class and decide upon the appropriate activity for them.
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Are you teaching your class about newspapers? Are you looking for an activity to share with your class over the School Holidays? Then this ‘Explorer Newspaper’ activity pack is the perfect resource for you. Packed with fun activities for children to complete and build their very own newspaper issue! This resource is also great for use by parents for home-schooling. 10 different activities make up this free activity pack, spanning topics from Interviewing to debating. What do children cover in the pack? • Activity 1 - Design their own cover page to stand out from the crowd! • Activity 2- ‘The star interview’ putting their interviewing skills to the test. • Activity 3 - ‘The comic book adventure’ complete their very own comic strip to entertain their readers. • Activity 4 – ‘The big debate’ Making for and against statements on the topic or ‘Are screens good or bad for us?’ • Activity 5 - ‘Around the world’ Share facts about a selection of countries from around the world with their readers. • Activity 6 – ‘Agony aunt’ Create their own agony aunt column giving advice to readers. • Activity 7 – ‘Design your own football kit’ To celebrate the upcoming 2022 FIFA women’s world cup. • Activity 8 – ‘Recipe master’ Children share a recipe for their favourite food or a dish they have cooked recently. • Activity 9 - ‘Games corner’ Sudoku, crossword and word wheel challenges to put their brains to the test. • Activity 10 – ‘Your home activities’ Sharing stories and pictures about what their family have been up to recently and what they loved the most. Do check out our other fun resources available on our TES shop or head to www.explorelearning.co.uk to find out more about our mission to nurture fearless learners.
Free World book day create your own mask activities
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Free World book day create your own mask activities

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A great hands-on craft activity for students to get involved with during ‘World book day’ or ‘Book week’. Perfect to kick off activities around books and storytelling. This resource is great for use by parents for home craft activities too. What does the pack contain • 4 mask templates to be cut out and decorated • Includes: The Big Bad Wolf, The Cheshire Cat, The Little Pig, The Gruffalo Check out our other fun resources available on our TES shop or head to www.explorelearning.co.uk to find out more about our mission to nurture fearless learners.