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Book of the Week

Key Stage 1
Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car

Author and Illustrator – John Burningham
Publisher – Random House Children’s Publishers UK

Paperback – 9780099417958
e-Audiobook – 9781448102631

Mr Gumpy has decided to go for a ride in his motor car. He only gets so far down the lane before the children and animals ask if they can come along too. As they make their way across the field, the rain begins to pour, and the tyres cannot grip the muddy ground.

This John Burningham classic is fun and full of entertaining illustrations.

Upper Key Stage 2
Welcome to Nowhere

Author – Elizabeth Laird
Publisher Pan Macmillan

Paperback  9781509840472
e-Book 9781509840489

Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sisters were born and raised in the beautiful city of Bosra, Syria. But everything changes when the bombs start falling, people are dying, and Omar and his family have no choice but to flee their home with only what they can carry. No matter how far they run, the shadow of war follows them.

A powerful story of a family’s dangerous journey to escape their homeland.

Website of the Week

Website of the Week - British Museum

British Museum

Scroll down and follow the instructions to make an origami boat. Once you have done so, you may like to try another of the origami creations on this page.

Make your own origami!

Artefact of the Week

Australian Road Signs

Australian Road Signs

When you travel through Australia you will see road signs warning motorists to look out for animals that may cross the road.

What shape are information signs?
  • Circles
  • Triangles
  • Rectangular

Find out about the different kinds of road signs in the UK and lots more about road safety here.


Answer: Rectangular.

Apart from an old children’s TV show featuring Zebedee, Dougal and Florence where can you find the Magic Roundabout?

Look through these images of road signs to find out.


The Magic Roundabout is in Swindon.

Picture/Clip of the Week

Where Am I?

Tate Kids

Tate Kids - Picture of the Week

Take the quiz based on famous paintings from around the world. Which painting do you like the most?

Take the Quiz!

Challenge of the Week

Put these famous ships in the order in which they were built
  • Cutty Sark
  • HMS Endeavour
  • Titanic
  • QE2
  • SS Great Britain
  • HMS Beagle
  • HMS Victory
  • Mayflower


Look at a map of London Underground – you can download one here.
How would you get from:

  • Paddington to Liverpool Street
  • Tower Hill to Regent’s Park
  • Heathrow Airport to London City Airport
  • London Transport Museum (Covent Garden) to Cutty Sark
  • White Hart Lane to Upton Park?