Make Your Own Volcano

Make Your Own Volcano

This is a safe activity to do in science classrooms to demonstrate a volcano. Includes detailed steps and a good introduction.
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Different Types of Houses - shapes and materials

Different Types of Houses - shapes and materials

This is a story that can be made into a book - it has 12 spreads. The tutorial talks in first person of a child, who introduces different types of houses across the world. Use this to initiate conversations about why we live where we live, why do some people choose to live on stilts, in tents, and in igloos? Talk about what they do during winter, summer and during the rain.
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Simple Science Experiments for young children

Simple Science Experiments for young children

Nothing dangerous - just a bit of water, soil and some seeds. A classroom project that can keep them interested for many days. In the first experiment, the experiment illustrates how sun can melt ice. In the second, the experiment encourages them to plant seeds and watch it grow. But the seeds I've chosen take as little as a week to grow. The third experiment is fun and colourful. How do plants absorb water.
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Wit or Weight - A story to read in class

Wit or Weight - A story to read in class

An illustrated story that can be turned into a play. It can be read aloud and it can be read quietly. A story with a subtle moral. Definitely a topic for discussion even in a younger class. A colouring in session with lots of ants and elephants is definitely a good activity to accompany this story. Try it out in your class and if you like it, do leave me a comment or a rating.
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Wax Art

Wax Art

This is an activity that requires some supervision - but is a lot of fun. Crayons, colours, wax and making something truly random. Try this activity for science or for art.
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Writing Prompts for KS2 and Above

Writing Prompts for KS2 and Above

As a professional writer, I use many techniques to kick-start my writing. Using those techniques here are some prompts that will help children delve into writing stories. There are 3 sections of prompts that can be mixed and matched for greater fun. First lines, titles and characters all help inspire a new story.
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Learning and Working on Topics related to Mountains

Learning and Working on Topics related to Mountains

This is a resource that contains over 10 geographical formations similar to mountains. Each formation is accompanied by a picture and a definition. The resource then provides many cross-curricular activities that can be tried with your classes. Ideal for Y5 and Y6 and the activities span literacy, fun, model-making, research, presentation skills and ICT.
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Tall Tales - Writing Activity for KS2

Tall Tales - Writing Activity for KS2

Tall Tales are fun ways to engage your classes into writing. It can be done as a group or individual activity. This activity has been extensively tested in classrooms during my author workshops.
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What If - Story Activity

What If - Story Activity

Suitable for Upper KS2 and above, What If is a wonderful technique to create stories. Many professional writers actively use this method to dream up a new story. The activity includes introduction, examples and then a writing activity. Can be used across primary and secondary classrooms. Has been successfully tested in classrooms by Chitra Soundar
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Counting in the Zoo

Counting in the Zoo

Lesson ideas, a free poem, activities for Foundation Stage, KS1 and Lower KS2 - all rolled into one. A simple and original counting poem by children's author Chitra Soundar and this activity has been tested in classrooms as part of author visits.
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Shapes

Shapes

A bundle of resources that help teach shapes.
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Death Customs in Hinduism

Death Customs in Hinduism

Death is a difficult topic to talk about. But having customs and traditions around this helps people to focus on the task at hand and helps in the healing process. Here is a summary of the customs Hindus follow on the death of a loved one.
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Habitats and Homes - Using Where is Gola's Home?

Habitats and Homes - Using Where is Gola's Home?

Where is Gola's Home? is widely used in classrooms to teach different aspects - ranging from habitats, to homes to how different parts of the world affects how we live. This lesson starter gives you ideas to use the book in your classroom across science, geography and even drama.
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