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Book of Hopes - recovery curriculum resources

Added 04 Sep 2020 | Updated 20 Dec 21

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To support your school recovery curriculum we’ve partnered with Bloomsbury and Twinkl to develop resource packs based on the wonderful stories, poems and illustrations in The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children, edited by Katherine Rundell.

Resources include assembly presentations with accompanying teacher notes, as well as activities to engage pupils in speaking and listening, reading and writing. The packs are designed to help pupils settle in to the new environment at school, reconnecting with others and building confidence.

Resources include

  • An assembly plan focusing on building relationships when meeting new people based on The Creature in the Cave by Jenny McLachlan
  • An assembly plan about resilience based on The Hope-o-potamus by Greg James and Chris Smith
  • Reflection activities for coping with loss and change based on The Flyaway Kite by Catherine Doyle
  • Discussion and poetry prompts based on The Store Full of Magical Things by Rutendo Tavengerwei
  • Activities to help children find their voice and build confidence through poetry based on Me by Swapna Haddow
  • Whole-class guided reading and comprehension based on Murkaster by Frank Cottrell-Boyce
  • Picture activities for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 that support comprehension skills.

You can download each resource pack from the available files section of this page.

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