Join Susie and the children as they learn about the importance of community, building resilience and staying safe during a pandemic.
See how they cope with the pandemic and the challenge to stay in touch with their friends and of course Susie the childminder. After the book, have a go at the Susie and the pandemic work sheet
Susie and the children learn how to stay safe around electricity even when faced with a storm.
Join them as they face thunder and lightning and learn how to cope without any power.
After the book why not try some of the Home learning – Thunder and lightning activities
As the magical snowflakes and icicles decorate the lane where Susie the childminder lives, the villagers need to work together to keep everyone safe. Find out if the children make it to Susie’s house, when the school is closed, and if Nanny Dot manages to find the precious stone from her SO year old brooch.
When you have read Snowflakes and Icicles print out these fun activities and see if you can remember what you learnt from Susie and the children
How to keep your elderly neighbours safe
Remember the snow safety messages
Think of ways you can travel instead of using the car
Susie and the children are at Susie’s beach hut by the sea discovering how the contents of the ‘Rainy Day Box’ can help to keep them safe from the hot sun as they build castles of sand, play in the sea and collect buckets of seashells from the beach.
When you have read Sun, Sea and Seashells print out these fun activities and see if you can remember what you learnt from Susie and the children
How to keep you and your neighbours safe in scorching hot weather
Remember what you can do to keep yourself safe in the sun
How to save water in a heat wave
Join the children to find out what happens one very wet afternoon on the day the pet show was moved to Susie the childminder’s house.
When you have read The Flood print out these fun activities and see if you can remember what you learnt from Susie and the children
What would you put in your emergency grab bag?
How would you get help in an emergency?
What can you do to help?Keeping safe during an emergency
The children are going back to school and Susie has got them some great gifts to help them get there safely.
After the book why not try some of the Home learning – Journey to school
Susie and the children retrace Nanny Dot’s journey to school back in 1946 and realise how very different the traffic was in those days. Will Kit’s idea be a success and will Nanny Dot realise who was behind the surprise?
This book raises awareness of sustainable transport and highlights issue around road safety. When you have read the book, why not try some of these related activities in class or at home?
KS1 Crossword challenge
See if you can solve the clues which lead to a car-free, safer school run
KS1/2 Letter home
Why not write a letter to your grown-ups at home to explain about “Park and Stride” and any ideas you have to suggest for your School Travel Plan? Perhaps you can then help to make your school run safer too?
KS2 Extension Ideas For Use By Teachers
This book aims to introduce children to the idea of a School Travel plan and how they can travel to and from school in a safe and more sustainable way. This document contains suggestions to extend the children’s learning through maths and English. They can be used as standalone activities or integrated into a whole school sustainability week.