Poster books

Poster Books for Year 5

The Poster Books are A4 printable versions of the Animated Texts. These are important for teacher-reference and also many teachers find them useful when working with smaller groups of children, especially those reluctant readers!

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Ali Baba

This tale is from the well-known Arabian Nights. Ali Baba discovers a cave where thieves have hidden their stolen treasure. Using the magic words, he enters the cave and takes home three bags of gold. But his rich and greedy brother, Cassim, learns of the stash, and attempts a bolder raid. Cassim is murdered by the thieves, who then go after Ali Baba. Ali Baba’s faithful and quick-thinking servant, Morgiana, foils the robbers’ plan. In return, she is granted her freedom.

This Poster Book is a printable version of our Animated Tale Ali Baba, which you can find on Hamilton Player.

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Dong with the Luminous Nose

This is a classic poem by Edward Lear. It follows the sad and wistful tale of the Dong who has ‘loved and lost’, having grown attached to one of the Jumblies. We learn why he came to have a light on the end of his nose. There are opportunities to discuss the rhyming patterns in each verse and how these change throughout the poem. The way that each line of the poem appears also reflects the mood and scene. There is much to consider regarding mood and atmosphere as the darkness and lightness and choice of colours reflect each section of the tale.

This Poster Book is a printable version of our Animated Tale Dong with the Luminous Nose, which you can find on Hamilton Player.

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Green Grow the Rushes O

This is a rhyme and pattern poem that provides an excellent cross-curricular opportunity to talk about symbolism in religion, mostly with reference to Christianity. Each page presents a zodiac sign alongside another picture or image that encourages children to think about what they represent. The importance of 12 can be referred to as there are 12 months as shown by a zodiac sign in each section. The rhyming scheme includes repetition and encourages the class to remember and recite what has come before.

This Poster Book is a printable version of our Animated Tale Green Grow the Rushes O, which you can find on Hamilton Player.

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Maps and Mountains

This resource includes interesting facts about maps and mountains. Explore a map of Mt. Everest. Access information and details about the map and see the heights of various points up to the summit. Read detailed diary entries about the struggle to the summit, and a letter about one man’s climb. This resource would be useful during geography topic work, or non-fiction writing (recounts, explanations, letters, diary entries or instructions).

This Poster Book is a printable version of our Animated Facts Maps and Mountains, which you can find on Hamilton Player.

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Rowing

An exciting story about rowing. Compare similarities and differences between an online ‘Website Report’ about a regatta and a corresponding newspaper story. Learn about the role of the cox and different types of boats. Explore the life of a rower with facts about training and diet. There is a comprehensive glossary with many useful words and phrases.

This Poster Book is a printable version of our Animated Facts Rowing, which you can find on Hamilton Player.

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The Tolpuddle Martyrs

This is a historical fiction story depicting one community’s struggle to form an Agricultural Union. The first page sets the scene in the form of a poem, with a rhythm that matches the riders galloping in the dead of night. In the story, Hettie’s father is a landowner and pays farmworkers such low wages that many are on the brink of starvation. Jem, a good friend of Hettie, is a farmworker’s son and his father and others like him want to form an agricultural union to demand better wages. When Hettie overhears her father’s plan to arrest those involved, she attempts to help the workers. With her reading skills she deciphers a document that may land the workers in gaol. However, despite her help, the workers are unsuccessful and many are taken and arrested. This is a great opportunity to discuss the struggles of the working class.

This Poster Book is a printable version of our Animated Tale The Tolpuddle Martyrs, which you can find on Hamilton Player.