#CLPEWordsForTheWorld - Recovery Curriculum for Primary Schools

In July 2020, we released our recovery curriculum teaching notes to support primary children with the transition back into school in September. These notes are based on Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers and we are delighted that over 13,000 teachers registered to receive the notes and used them in their classrooms. 

We want to encourage a sense of community across the entire school, to help teachers and children reflect on the last academic year, and help whole schools look forward to the future in a positive way.

Download these FREE teaching notes to use across your school. 



Oliver Jeffers has written and illustrated his own #CLPEWordsForTheWorld.

Click on the image to watch a video from Oliver himself, introducing our school unit  #CLPEWordsForTheWorld! 



Use this for inspiration in your class to share your own words for the world in any way you want, a note, an illustration, a written poem, a recorded video, a story, or even a song! Anyone can take part by using the #CLPEWordsForTheWorld no matter where in the world you are.


On 24th September thousands of schools, alongside authors and illustrators shared their Words for the World using #CLPEWordsForTheWorld

Discover all of the #CLPEWordsForTheWorld shared with us in our twitter moment...


Download our Oliver Jeffers booklist, created by our Librarian Ann Lazim to discover more books by this author/illustrator.


Teaching Notes: Updated Links

When I Swing by Matt Goodfellow
When looking to share the poem, When I Swing by Matt Goodfellow (as detailed on Page 43 of the teaching notes), please visit: www.mattgoodfellowpoet.com/books.


Black Lives Matter links on CBBC Newsround (pages 73 / 74 of the teaching notes):

Special programme on US protests and racism: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52978346

Special programme about racism in the UK: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53075349

Everyone needs an equal chance in this country: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52963918

What inequalities do black people face in the UK?: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53070882

What is systemic racism?: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53345649

What is white privilege?: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53013961

George the Poet: We need to 'learn as much as we can about each other': https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53083132


Oliver has taken part in a TED talk, this is perfect for teachers to understand what his book is all about. Check it out now: Oliver Jeffers: An Ode to Living on Earth.