When is Poisson d’avril, and what should we do about it?

Europe has festivals and traditions, lots of them. Many of these play a significant part in the lives of people across France, Germany and Spain. We’ve developed a series of books for KS2 pupils about the major festivals and traditions that can be used to develop discussions on cultural similarities Read more…

La Chandeleur, Pancake day: free French teaching resource

Do your pupils know that France has already had ‘Pancake day’ on 2nd February? Do they know why it is celebrated then? La Chandeleur occurs on the 2nd February, which is 40 days after Christmas. This religious celebration recalls the Presentation of Jesus to the Temple, a decisive event that Read more…

“Can you see the wind?”

Free worksheet series from Brilliant Publications On a windy day go outside with the children and watch streamers blowing. Ask the children whether they can see and feel the effects of the wind on their faces and clothes. Watch the trees and plants move in the wind.  This is just one Read more…

Can your pupils help us to solve some of our problems?

Urgent Appeal We have an abundance of problems, so many in fact that we have three entire books full of them and desperately need your primary school pupils to help us to solve them! Multiplication strategies They are problems of a mathematical nature which is why we are contacting you Read more…

Free Speaking and Listening resources

Free: speaking and listening resources for Early Years And before we go any further may I stress that the resources we are offering are completely free of charge.  There is no trickery; no requirement to buy or anything like that. Our aim is simply to show you what is contained Read more…

Get talking about bullying

Use this free resource to develop your childrens’ spoken language skills by highlighting a topic they will have been hearing about this week. ‘Some people suggest it is best to give in and do what the bully wants. But that won’t stop the bullying. You shouldn’t just put up with Read more…

A story about jealousy for anti-bullying week

Katherine’s Story How do people react to others’ successes? Some people are pleased for others; others are jealous – in their mind, the success that they see others enjoying, should be theirs. Download your free copy of ‘Katherine’s Story’ to find out if Katherine finds the courage to be Head Read more…