We're extremely proud to have partnered with Poppyscotland to provide teachers and educators with this range of Remembrance resources designed for Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) learners. The offer includes Remembrance Book Club resources for Early, First and Second Level..
The resources aim to help pupils understand and reflect on Remembrance, whilst developing key literacy skills.
All resources can be downloaded from the download files list below.
Book Club resources overview
The following Remembrance resources are best used as a whole-class literacy teaching but can be used in a small-group Book Club setting. The Book Club offers six thought provoking and stimulating reads:
- Early Level - Ava's Poppy by Marcus Pfister and The Suitcase by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros - these resources include a guide for teachers, discussion questions and a host of learning activity ideas to help young children to begin to explore the themes of Remembrance, conflict and War through age-appropriate stories.
- First Level - Flo of the Somme by Hilary Robinson, illustrated by Martin Impey and The Day War Came by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb. Each Book Club pack includes a teacher guide, discussion questions and learning activities which explore the themes of Remembrance, conflict and service, whilst also developing core reading comprehension skills.
- Second Level - One Boy's War by Lynn Huggins-Cooper and Ian Benfold Haywood and Arctic Star by Tom Palmer. These resources include a guide for teachers, discussion questions and a host of learning activity ideas to help pupils begin to explore the themes of Remembrance, conflict and War through age-appropriate stories.
Tom Palmer has created the following videos to go alongside the Arctic Star Book Club resources. One to watch before starting the story and the other when finishing the book.
Share your Poppy Learning
If you are based in Scotland and have used the Remembrance book club resources on this page, then why not get involved in Poppyscotland’s Share your Poppy Learning celebration? There are fantastic prizes to be won, and entry can be by email or via social media. Download more information.
More learning support for Remembrance
- Learn about our online Remembrance Live Assembly on 10 November and discover more National Literacy Trust resources at Remembrance 2023: teaching resources and activities.
- Discover the fantastic suite of resources developed by Poppyscotland to support teachers to plan and deliver Remembrance activities across all Curriculum for Excellence levels.