A spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores. With this book, children can swim alongside dolphins and flying fish, pore over rockpools and sail from pole to pole and back, learning about everything from phosphorescence and plankton to manta rays and puffins – all in the comfort of their bedroom. Emily Sutton’s exquisite watercolours capture the breathless excitement of a child’s first glimpse of the sea, the majesty of ancient trading ships and the sheer, staggering wonder of the humpback whale. The perfect companion to international bestsellers A First Book of Nature and A First Book of Animals, this book is sure to enthral and inspire readers of all ages.

A humorous fantasy story of greed set in a small Indian village, stunningly illustrated and retold by award-winning artist Jane Ray.
Jasmine’s garden has the most delicious fruit in the village–but someone is eating all her beautiful apples and apricots, kiwis and kumquats, papayas and peaches. Determined to discover the thief’s identity, Jasmine waits . . . and waits. Little does she imagine that when he arrives, he’ll lead her on a magical journey through the skies.
Using vibrant collage artwork with jewel-like colors, Jane Ray has outdone herself by creating a beautiful new style.

From Nicola Davies, one of the UK’s finest non-fiction writers, and from Jane Ray, one of the UK’s finest illustrators, comes and exquisite Nature Storybook about … hummingbirds! A hummingbird is smaller than your thumb and weighs less than a 20 pence piece – however you measure it, it’s tiny. But every spring, hummingbirds that have spent the winter in Mexico fly north to make the most of the warmer weather. They nest as far north as Canada and Alaska; a 2,000 mile trip! This is the story of one spring migration: of a tiny bird, its amazing journey and the people it meets along the way.

This fantastic set of resources, suitable for both mainstream and SEN classes, was created by author Alexis Deacon and centres around both science and drawing activities.

 

 

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Karen George describes a visit with an SEN class to the Glen at Walmer Castle (as part of the KSENT project) and explains how to turn your classroom into a Glen-inspired space!

 

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Karen George describes how she created a fantastic plaster relief of Hugh Shampoo with an SEN class as part of the KSENT project.

 

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This resource, packed full of interactive, SEN-friendly activities for pupils, has been created by the talented author and illustrator Karin Littlewood. 

 

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From beachcombing to stargazing, from watching squirrels, ducks and worms to making berry crumble or a winter bird feast, this is a remarkable book – part poetry, part scrapbook of recipes, facts and fragments – and a glorious reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. Mark Hearld’s pictures beautifully reproduce the colours of the seasons on woodfree paper, and Nicola Davies’ lyrical words capture the simple loveliness that is everywhere, if only we can look.

YA author Polly Ho Yen creates a series of exercises and activities, inspired by a workshop at Walmer Castle. The exercises, which include both group-work and individual work, make use of place and setting as a starting point for story-making.

 

“I love you,” Dimitri tells everyone, from his friends at nursery to the big tree in the playground. But why does no one say it back? Dimitri worries no one loves him – until he finds out there are lots of different ways love can spread through the world.

 

A touching and uplifting story, perfect for sharing.