CLPE's free back to school unit for September 2021

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To support primary schools with the back to school transition in September, our expert teaching team have created a FREE whole school teaching unit focusing on three high quality children's books to involve whole school communities in a ‘learning together, growing together’ focus.

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This unit will use high quality children’s literature to engage children in high quality talk, reading and writing activities as they return to a new school year after a year where learning has been disrupted by the continued impact of COVID. The unit will engage the whole school community in a project that engages children in a wide range of creative and outdoor activities that are designed to impact positively on social skills and emotional well-being. By the end of the unit, the whole school community will take part in a project that results in positive action for change in their local community, through planting in the local area.

The planning is set out across 10 sessions and our suggestion is that this sequence of work is spread over a two-week period at the beginning of the school year.

This year the campaign will focus on 3 books: 

  • Errol's Garden by Gillian Hibbs targeted at pupils in EYFS
  • The Secret Sky Garden by Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumbers targeted at pupils in Key Stage 1
  • The Promise by Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin targeted at pupils in Key Stage 2

    We're delighted to announce that we have partnered with Peters to give schools 35% off their copies of Errol's Garden, The Secret Sky Garden and The Promise throughout the summer and autumn term. Order your copies from Peters website.