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Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa, just under the southern edge of the Sahara desert in a fight to reverse the effects of desertification due to climate change.

The wall will be 4970 miles long and the project has already brought thousands of jobs to poor communities. It has shown great success in Senegal since it began, transforming otherwise unusable land into gardens with tree nurseries and crop planting areas.

Wildgoose related resources to help bring the story in to your classroom.

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Are you promoting British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain?

For some years now schools have been formally required to promote British values, but what are they exactly?

Well, the government stated that children in England should be taught fundamental British values. They described these as ‘democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs’.

If you are looking for help and a starting point in your classroom, our set of four A2 Posters will make a great display and they are full of information to help you on your way to teaching and promoting about the four fundamental British values:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance

 

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Let your pupils learn history through interactive timelines, games and cards!

Our unique interactive resources enables pupils to learn history through sequencing a topic’s timeline and answering a range of topic based questions. The fun and engaging resources allow for competitive and cooperative gameplay and can be played as a single player, in pairs, teams or as a whole class activity using the Teachers’ Classroom Cards and a blank timeline. This Interactive Timeline can be used as a basis for a whole topic; as a starter or plenary activity; or as a wonderful tool to monitor the progression of pupils’ learning as they improve their scores to become ”Champions”.

Our exciting backdrops have had some new additions! Our 100 x 150cm banners will make a stunning topic or display backdrop and can be utilised for wall-coverings, play mats or floor mats. They are weatherproof too so you can even place them outside! See our full range here.

Surprise the kids this year with a Festive Backdrop!

Sizeed to 100cm x 150cm and supplied with eyelets for easy hanging. Our backdrops can be used to set the background of any room, placed on walls or used as a play mat. They are weatherproof too so they can even be placed outside should you want to.

A new way to decorate your space and get the WOW factor!

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Santa and Reindeer

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Snowman Family

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Christmas Lights

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New Year

Enjoy 20% off all Teaching Resources on our website! This includes all existing and new lines recently added and will end on Saturday.

Supporting children’s investigation of the Americas and featuring key enquiry questions, teaching ideas and curriculum links; our Discovering America pack will provide excellent support with your planning and teaching.

Topics include: Is French Guiana in South America?; Who owns the Amazon?; How do regions grow along a river (Mississippi study); What makes California special? and much more!

 

Remembrance Day will take place on 13 November and is a day for the nation to remember those who fought and died in the line of duty.

Shown below is our Remembrance Day activity pack which has a collection of posters to help pupils focus on the history and issues surrounding Remembrance Day.

Our special pack contains a poster about First World War poetry, a First World War timeline, both with teachers’ notes, and two posters to help create the appropriate mood for a Remembrance Day display.

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Remembrance Day Pack

 

Remember, Remember the 5th of November… The history of this old rhyme is set in Jacobean England in the 17th century.

In 1603 Queen Elizabeth I died. King James VI of Scotland was crowned as James I of England too. Elizabeth had been very hard on catholic people and they hoped James would be kinder but soon some Catholics started to think James was not helping enough and a group of men led by a man called Robert Catesby plotted to use gunpowder to blow up the House of Lords and assassinate the king at the State opening of Parliament. One of the plotters was a soldier called Guy, or Guildo, Fawkes.

The plotters dug a hole for the gunpowder in a wall under Parliament and they piled barrels in, hiding them behind planks of wood but the plot went wrong! One of the plotters wrote a letter and sent it to his friend Lord Monteagle. The letter warned him not to go to the opening and that ‘they shall receive a terrible blow this Parliament’. Monteagle showed the letter to the King which led to a search of the cellars and the discovery of Guy Fawkes, hiding with the gunpowder and fuse. The other plotters fled from London to hide.

Guy Fawkes was questioned about the other members of the plot. At first he refused to give any information, but he was tortured in the Tower of London until he named his co-conspirators. The other plotters were caught and found guilty of high treason. They were condemned to death, to be hung drawn and quartered. Their heads were put on stakes on the city walls to warn other rebels.

Ever since, people have celebrated the 5th November with bonfires and fireworks to commemorate the failure of the plot. We celebrate because the King was not killed and the Parliament was not blown up.

Wildgoose related resources:

The Gunpowder Plot Poster & Photopack

Plot, Plague & Fire frieze

A volcano on the island of Tenerife has sparked fears of a eruption after nearly 100 mini earthquakes were reported in four hours in the region.

Volcanoes Photos

This resource pack includes 16 A4 colour photographs exploring and illustrating volcanic activity and its effects.

 

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