Resources - for Teaching and Learning in the Primary Classroom

We offer a range of teacher guides, educational books and exciting resources for children to use in the primary classroom. Take a look below ...

A Guide to Writing Progression

Our highly acclaimed Guide to Progression in Writing provides teachers with a clear framework for planning. Written by current practitioners, for current practitioners, this document is fully aligned with the objectives and expectations of the Primary National Curriculum.
£19.99

A Guide to Reading Progression

Our highly acclaimed Guide to Progression in Reading provides teachers with a clear framework for planning. Written by current practitioners, for current practitioners, this document is fully aligned with the objectives and expectations of the Primary National Curriculum.
£19.99

A Guide to Mathematical Vocabulary

Our highly acclaimed Guide to Mathematical Vocabulary provides teachers with a clear framework for planning. Written by current practitioners, for current practitioners, this document is fully aligned with the objectives and expectations of the Primary National Curriculum.
£19.99

Fun with Non-Fiction: Model Texts from Reception to Year 6

Fun with Non-Fiction is an inspiring collection of tailor-made model texts and teaching tips for every primary school year group. Designed to be funny, informative and engaging, with each text containing age-appropriate vocabulary, punctuation and grammar (based on the latest National Curriculum requirements), this book with put the fun back into non-fiction lessons.
£24.99

Fun with Poetry: Model Texts for KS2

Fun with Poetry is an inspiring and exciting collection of tailor-made, ready-analysed poetry for all Key Stage Two classes. Within these pages, not only will you find clear analysis and teaching tips for each of our hand-selected classic poems, but you will also find ten brand new poems for each year group. Poetry has never been this accessible, not only for the children, but also for you. So why not let us help you put the fun back into teaching poetry?
£29.99

Lexisaurus

Lexisaurus is a cross between a game and a thesaurus! Expand your vocabulary by discussing, sorting, using and applying a range of similar words.
£5.83

Fun With Spelling

Fun with Spelling is the quick fire spelling game with infinite variations! Suitable for whole classes, teams or individuals and adaptable to anyone’s spelling requirements, this game will put the fun back into learning spelling!
£5.83

Fun With Calculating

Fun with Calculating is the quick fire maths game with infinite applications! Suitable for whole classes, teams or individuals and adaptable to anyone’s maths requirements, this game will put the fun back into maths!
£5.83

Mrs. P: Mathematical Reasoning Sentence Prompts

Mrs. P is your cardboard teacher. She will help you verbalise your mathematical reasoning in order to explain how you worked out your answers. Each card has a sentence written on it, with blanks for the children to fill in. Using these prompts, children can push their thinking forward and explain how they are attempting to solve a mathematical puzzle. It will enable them to draw on previous knowledge and extrapolate from the number facts known.
£5.83

Discovery Dog and Naughty Nora

Discovery Dog and Naughty Nora are your classroom explorer buddies! Discovery Dog, the adult sized puppet, is loveable and shaggy, whereas Naughty Nora, the child-sized puppet, is cheeky and sleek. Together they can go on maths adventures to discover the real-world application of number problems. Or perhaps they could go home with the children at the weekend and inspire some fabulous report or diary writing – it’s up to you! An absolute bargain for teachers of any year group.
£15.00

Descriptosaurus

Now available with a CD-ROM for classroom use, Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus. This book provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence structure and build narratives.
£31.93

The Lost Happy Endings

In the tradition of classic fairy tales for children, Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray have created a truly compelling, surprising and beautiful story for children of all ages. What would happen if we lost the happy endings to stories – imagine the tears at bedtime! A fantastic and magical tale about what happens when, one night, a wicked witch steals the happy endings to bedtime stories. It is up to Jub, the keeper of the happy endings, to save the day and ensure sweet dreams everywhere in this lyrical story about storytelling.
£6.99

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Fourteen black-and-white drawings, each accompanied by a title and a caption, entice the reader to make up his or her own story. A beautifully detailed and fascinatingly imaginative book. Each picture has one bizarre detail, which gives an oddly Gothic spin to the book. Weirdly wonderful, this is an inspiring mystery.
£13.99

Maths Concept Cartoons

Concept Cartoons have been thoroughly researched in classrooms around the world. Simple cartoon-style drawings present learners with their own misconceptions and generate discussion and argument. They are remarkably easy to use in the classroom as a part of normal teaching. The ideas children come up with will leave you amazed and them inspired.
£40.00

English Concept Cartoons

Concept Cartoons have been thoroughly researched in classrooms around the world. Simple cartoon-style drawings present learners with their own misconceptions and generate discussion and argument. They are remarkably easy to use in the classroom as a part of normal teaching.
£40.00

365 Penguins

What would you do if a penguin arrived through the post every morning for a year? This is the novel problem facing the family in Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jollivet's fabulously funny story.
£9.95

50 Fantastic Ideas for Maths Outdoors

Outdoor learning is not just about taking what we do indoors and moving it outside. It involves unique and exciting equipment and experiences. Designed to be used as a dip in dip out collection of easy to use ideas for EYFS and KS1, this book shows how exciting outdoor learning can be developed on even the smallest of budgets.
£9.99

50 Fantastic Ideas for Teaching Phonics

Alistair Bryce-Clegg has collected 50 ideas to help to inject some high level engagement into even the dullest phoneme string! From 'Phonic Fishing' to 'Bottle Top Blends', there is an exciting activity in this book to suit every setting and every practitioner. Active, interesting and innovative, this book is readable and practical.
£9.99

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

A worldwide bestseller, Bill Bryson's 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' is now available in a version designed specifically for (Key Stage 2) children. Fantastically interesting, readable and amusing, this non-fiction book will educate as well as entertain.
£12.99

Appletters

Appletters is the addictive game for early readers that helps to develop reading and spelling skills, enhance strategic thinking, encourage co-operation, promote turn-taking and improve concentration.
£12.49

Bananagrams

Bananagrams is a fast and frantic race against time (and your opponent) to build your own crossword grid. Suitable for KS2, this game can be played individually or in groups of up to eight, promoting spelling, reading and vocabulary development. The best bit is – it’s fun!
£12.49

Clown

A beautiful story told through the illustrations of the incomparable Quentin Blake, 'Clown' is a wonderful way to spark the imagination of children of all ages. There is no text to accompany the images - no words at all - which means that children must invent the story themselves. For younger children, a chance to find their way through story structure and playing with language. For older children, a chance to write a wonderfully detailed story, with the gorgeous images as their inspiration.
£7.99

Cool Maths

Some fun facts about maths, designed to help children remember interesting number facts and translate this to their maths attainment. Interesting, readable and educational, this will switch children on to maths in a brand new way!
£9.99

Flotsam

In this beautifully illustrated, wordless picture book, a boy goes to the beach to collect anything floating that has been washed ashore. Nobody expects what happens next…
£6.99

Fruitominoes

For EYFS or EAL children, the easily recognizable fruit and color patterns make Fruitominoes much simpler to play than classic dominoes, while keeping their focus on the numbers.
£12.49

Get Them Talking - Get Them Writing

Alistair Bryce-Clegg’s fantastically readable and practical book helps teacher focus on how to improve children’s understanding of the mechanics of writing and how to plan engaging activities.
£17.99

How to Live Forever

A beautifully illustrated story about a boy who lives in a library, How to Live Forever will captivate children's hearts and stimulate their imaginations.
£7.99

Improving Non-Fiction Writing KS2

With such a fantastic range of ideas and activities to choose from, this is a wonderful resource to help with planning lessons or a series of lessons to really inspire children to progress in their non-fiction writing.
£15.99

Little Kids' First Big Book of Space

Featuring fun, short entries about planets, stars, galaxies, and more, this charming book is perfect for reading aloud or for beginning readers to enjoy by themselves.
£9.99

Maths on Fire: Matchstick Maths

This publication provides guidance and examples of how matchsticks can be used in a range of mathematical puzzles. The puzzles are designed especially for the 7-14 age range.
£4.17

Mother Tongue

Only Bill Bryson could make a book about the English language so entertaining. With his boundless enthusiasm and restless eye for the absurd, this is his astonishing tour of English.
£9.99

Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary

With over 10,000 entries, beautifully illustrated with drawings or photographs, these dictionaries are colourful, clear and accessible, featuring simple, easy-to-read numbered meanings.
£10.99

Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary

This unique dictionary makes it easy to explain how ‘sun’ and ‘Cinderella’ both start with the ‘s’ sound and how ‘dance’ has the same ‘s’ sound at the end, while ‘egg’ and ‘eat’ start with the same letter but different sounds.
£9.99

Pairs in Pears

With a variety of different games based on the four complete sets of alphabet tiles in Pairs in Pears, this is a flexible, versatile resource. Children can play the games in pairs, they can build words individually or they can work in larger groups. The games can be used to boost weaker pupils, stretch the more able or deepen understanding and develop fluency with spelling and reading.
£12.49

Payday

Payday is the quick-fire, real-world game of investment, profit and loss that will have children really using their maths skills in a fun and competitive way. Payday is the ideal resource for upper Key Stage 2 teachers wanting to give their children an idea of how money really works. What better way to learn to manage money than by practising it in a fun, engaging manner?
£16.66

Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School

Drawing on the author’s own research project in order to identify good practice in promoting reading for enjoyment, the book presents specific activities which teachers can use to develop their own whole school and classroom practice, enabling them to put the fun back into reading. This book includes examples of planning from schools where successful reading cultures have been not only created, but also sustained.
£26.99

Science Concept Cartoons

Concept Cartoons have been thoroughly researched in classrooms around the world. Simple cartoon-style drawings present learners with their own misconceptions and generate discussion and argument. They are remarkably easy to use in the classroom as a part of normal teaching. Concept Cartoons are quick, simple and effective. They are designed to intrigue, provoke discussion and stimulate thinking. Concept Cartoons make concepts problematic and provide an engaging stimulus for learning. Every Concept Cartoon is guaranteed to provoke ferocious discussion and leave children wanting to find out more! The ideas children come up with will leave you amazed and them inspired.
£40.00

Science Concept Cartoons (Set 1)

Concept Cartoons are quick, simple and effective. They are designed to intrigue, provoke discussion and stimulate thinking. Concept Cartoons make concepts problematic and provide an engaging stimulus for learning. Every Concept Cartoon is guaranteed to provoke ferocious discussion and leave children wanting to find out more! The ideas children come up with will leave you amazed and them inspired.
£40.00

Story Cubes: Actions

Create tales filled with action with these Rory's Story Cubes, perfect to use on their own or mixed with other Story Cubes. Each picture in this pack represents a commonly used verb. Just roll the cubes and use the tiny images to spark your imagination…
£8.33

Story Cubes: Clues

Perfect on its own or used as an extension pack, this set of story cubes comprises three cubes, which can be used to craft tales of intrigue, thrills and mystery! Just roll the cubes and use the tiny images to spark your imagination...
£3.33

Story Cubes: Enchanted

Perfect on its own or used as an extension pack, this set of story cubes comprises three cubes, which can create fantastic and enchanting fairy tales! Just roll the cubes and use the tiny images to spark your imagination…
£3.33

Story Cubes: Original

With 9 cubes, 54 images and over 10 million possible combos, just roll the cubes, begin with “Once upon a time …” and let the images spark your imagination. Just roll the cubes and use the tiny images to spark your imagination…
£8.33

Story Cubes: Prehistoria

Perfect on its own or used as an extension pack, this set of story cubes comprises three cubes, which can create exciting prehistoric tales of dinosaurs and cavemen! Just roll the cubes and use the tiny images to spark your imagination…
£3.33

Story Cubes: Voyages

Create tales of epic adventure with these Rory's Story Cubes, perfect to use on their own or mixed with other Story Cubes. Just roll the cubes and use the tiny images to spark your imagination...
£8.33

Teaching Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling in Primary Schools

This book explores and provides the subject knowledge you will need to teach grammar, punctuation and spelling and gives guidance on how to teach it. It helps you to build confidence in your own knowledge, opening up the subject and enabling them to approach teaching with ease. Examples of effective lessons show you how to engage children’s interest in some of the more formal aspects of writing and throughout, activities and practical examples demonstrate how you can translate this learning into the classroom.
£15.99

Teaching Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Through Drama

Over 70 clearly described and ready-to-use activities, covering each of the rules that children are expected to know and use in the SATs during Year 6. Through acting out parts of speech, letter strings and punctuation, children will internalise the language and absorb ideas, skills and understanding. They will be able to draw on this stored knowledge and use it wherever they need it in the future – when they are being tested – but, more importantly, in their own writing.
£17.99

Tell Me: Children Reading and Talk with The Reading Environment

“Tell Me” offers practical information about book talking in the classroom, explaining some of the processes and outlining the ground rules developed by teachers and others who work with children and books. “The Reading Environment” describes, with many practical examples, the surroundings and attitudes that support children’s encounters with books in school, enabling them to become thoughtful, willing readers. Together, they provide a clear and helpful explanation of the ways in which teachers can help children become thoughtful, discursive, engaged readers.
£10.00

Think of an Eel

The pictures in this book are so beautiful, perhaps you could use them as a stimulus for creative writing. Equally, you could use the idea of combining information with story to ask the children to create their own information-story on the topic they have been studying. A really beautiful and stimulating resource, there are lots of lovely ways to use this fantastic book.
£5.99

Visual Approaches to Teaching Writing: Multimodal Literacy 5-11

Children’s experience of texts is no longer limited to words on printed pages – their reading and writing worlds are formed in multimodal ways. This book is a practical guide for teachers in making sense of multimodal approaches to teaching writing.
£26.99

Y6 Maths Treasure Hunt - Emerging

With this fun, printable resource, children can solve a mystery by using their maths knowledge.
£0.99

Y6 Maths Treasure Hunt - Exceeding

With this fun, printable resource, children can solve a mystery by using their maths knowledge.
£0.99

Y6 Maths Treasure Hunt - Expected

With this fun, printable resource, children can solve a mystery by using their maths knowledge.
£0.99

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