Theme Thursday: School’s Out- and Summer’s here!

We’re nearing the end of the first week of the holidays and we’re dreaming of the ways we’d fill our long break (if we weren’t in office keeping busy!). Enthused by a new KS2 novel by Julia Green: The Wilderness War, which is a lovely story with a strong environmental theme set over a school summer holiday,… Read More Theme Thursday: School’s Out- and Summer’s here!

Theme Thursday: Shakespeare Week

(Shakespeare Week logo courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust) 14th-20th  March is Shakespeare Week, a nationwide celebration designed to introduce Primary age pupils to the Bard and his prolific literary output. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is coordinating the festivities, overseeing events across the country and providing great online resources for Teachers and anyone else interested in… Read More Theme Thursday: Shakespeare Week

Theme Thursday- World Book Day Special!

It’s World Book Day! Don’t know what that is? Here’s an official explanation: World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote… Read More Theme Thursday- World Book Day Special!

Theme Thursday: Holocaust Memorial Day

Established in 2001, Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27th January every year, a date picked to coincide with the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. A national event within the UK, people across the country commemorate the victims of past and more recent genocides whilst considering the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust. The theme… Read More Theme Thursday: Holocaust Memorial Day

Theme Thursday: Favourite Film Adaptations

While lots of people are getting excited at the prospect of today’s Oscar nominations, the award-season flurry had us thinking about some of our favourite books which have been transformed into films. Here’s some our office came up with- can you think of any others we may have missed? Firstly, we’ll start with JK Rowling’s Harry Potter… Read More Theme Thursday: Favourite Film Adaptations