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Category: Features for Teachers

Guest Post: How to Write a Mystery by David MacPhail

Posted on 15/08/18 in Features for Teachers, Guest posts

We all love a good mystery, and David MacPhail’s latest Top-Secret Grandad adventure, Death by Soup, is at the top of our to read pile. We caught up w …

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Features for Teachers: The First World War

Posted on 17/07/18 in Features for Teachers

If you’re a teacher with a First World War project coming up, we’ve got some ideas and resources that might help! There are so many different aspects …

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Features for Teachers: Roman Riddles

Posted on 23/04/18 in Features for Teachers

Looking for a fun way to introduce the Romans to your class? Mike Nicholson and the Museum Mystery Squad are here to help with a Roman Riddle! In Muse …

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Features for Teachers: Rowan the Red Squirrel

Posted on 23/02/18 in Features for Teachers

Here at Kelpies HQ, we love spotting Scottish wildlife. One of our favourite creatures is the red squirrel. Lynne Rickards’ latest picture book – Rowa …

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Features for Teachers: Organising a book sale for your author visit

Posted on 15/02/18 in Features for Teachers

If you have an author visit coming up, giving your pupils the chance to buy books is a great way to keep them reading after the event. Our authors wil …

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Features For Teachers – A Terrific Teeger Tea Party Events Pack

Posted on 24/01/18 in Features for Teachers, Scots Language

At Kelpies HQ we’re very excited to be joining in the 50th anniversary celebration of Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came To Tea by publishing our own Sc …

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Features for Teachers: Scots Language Glossary

Posted on 12/01/18 in Features for Teachers, Scots Language

Bringing the Scots language into your classroom has never been easier with our range of picture books in Scots, now including a muckle, strippit new t …

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Features for Teachers: Ruby McCracken Activity Pack

Posted on 15/12/17 in Elizabeth Ezra, Features for Teachers, Ruby McCracken

Are you looking for some Ruby Mc-Cracking activities for your classroom? Then look no further than this Ruby McCracken: Tragic Without Magic activity …

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Features for Teachers: Porridge the Tartan Cat

Posted on 15/12/17 in Alan Dapre, Features for Teachers, Porridge the Tartan Cat

Are you looking for some MOG-nificent classroom activities? Ones that will make your pupils say Me-WOW? Then look no further than the Porridge the Tar …

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Features for Teachers: Accidental Time Traveller

Posted on 15/12/17 in Features for Teachers, Janis Mackay, The Accidental Time Traveller

Are you looking for rewarding reading resources that your pupils will relish? Then why not try this pack for the award-winning The Accidental Time Tra …

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Design Your Own Robot with the Museum Mystery Squad

Posted on 20/07/17 in Features for Teachers, Fun Stuff

Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exh …

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Hidden Hieroglyphics Puzzle Time!

Posted on 20/03/17 in Features for Teachers, Fun Stuff

Egyptian hieroglyphics don’t have an alphabet like ours. Hieroglyphics can be symbols, or pictures of animals, people or objects. Some are easy to fig …

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Features for Teachers: Burns Night and Scots Language Week

Posted on 19/01/17 in Features for Teachers

On 25th January, people in Scotland and around the world will celebrate the birth of “Scotland’s Bard” Robert Burns. We’ve put together some fun facts …

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Features for Teachers: We’re Gangin on a Bear Hunt

Posted on 18/08/16 in Features for Teachers, Scots Language

We’re gangin on a bear hunt. We’re gaun tae catch a braw yin. Whit a bonnie day! We’re no feart. Looking for a fun way to introduce the Scots language …

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The Superpower Project by Paul Bristow

Features for Teachers: Writing Superpowered Stories

Posted on 03/06/16 in Features for Teachers

Looking for a way to encourage creative writing with your class? We asked The Superpower Project author Paul Bristow for his top writing tips and he g …

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Features for Teachers: Highland Games

Posted on 06/05/16 in Features for Teachers, Mike Nicholson

Organise your own Highland Games for your class or school this summer with the help of Thistle Games by Mike Nicholson and Jo Litchfield! The Highland …

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Features for Teachers: Resources based on previous 5-14 Curriculum

Posted on 08/01/16 in Features for Teachers

For several years, we produced free Teacher’s Guides to selected Kelpies. Below is a complete list of all the Teacher’s Guides currently available. Al …

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Features for Teachers: The Second World War

Posted on 23/10/15 in Features for Teachers

Looking for a new way to introduce the subject of World War Two and the Blitz to your class? The Blitz Next Door, by acclaimed author Cathy Forde, cou …

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