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Category Archives: Teaching Resources

Have a look at the RSPCA Education website for a range of lesson plan ideas and free resources  across all subject areas from EYFS through to KS4. You can also sign-up for their free newsletter.


The Teaching Resources collection in FCH Library contains a number of dance resources from Primrose Education.

List of Primrose Education dance resources held.

All these resources can be found on the OPAC. Please ask for help if you can’t find any of them.


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There are a large number of awards given every year to children’s books. Listed below are some of the main UK events and awards. Have a look at the shortlists as they are announced for ideas about books to use in schools  or for reading with your own children. Other  useful sources of information about children’s books include  Books for Keeps  and  Lovereading4kids

February 23rd Red House Children’s Book Award shortlist  (voted entirely by children)

March  7th World Book Day

March 7th Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist

March 21st  Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2013 – shortlist 

April 23rd World Book Night

June 19th CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist (short list to be announced on 12th March)

June 19th CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration longlist (shortlist 12th March)

June  2013 Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award judging panel

November 3rd National Non-Fiction Day

November Roald Dahl Funny Prize  (2012 winners)

Please contact nwilliams@glos.ac.uk if you want to recommend any books for the library’s teaching resources collection.


Following the very successful Great Wave creative curriculum project last summer the current seconds year BEd students produced some wonderful examples of creative writing on the Japanese theme. These are now on display in the Teaching Resources area of FCH Library. Many thanks to the students for all their hard work and to Lydia Scharnagl for the displays.

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The new interactive SMART board in the Teaching Resources area of the library has now been linked up to the nearest computer. The pens, eraser and remote control are kept at the library serivce desk.


The winner of the funniest book for children 7-14 section of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize for 2012 is Dark Lord: Teenage years by Jamie Thomson.

Michael Rosen, chair of the judging panel, described the book as “a wonderfully absurd take on beings from another planet or another world and like all books with this theme it makes us think about how odd and crazy we are.”

A copy of the book is available in FCH Library’s Teaching Resources collection. It is shelved in the children’s fiction section at F/THO.