Essential Resources is an innovative publisher of high-quality classroom and educational resources. Essential Resources publications are created and produced predominately for primary and secondary schools, as well as for early childhood education. They include curriculum-specific, cross-curricular, co-curricular, student workbooks, mentoring and professional development resources.

Advancing Numeracy in Science

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Advancing Numeracy in Science makes the link between these two key curriculum areas explicit. It outlines basic numeracy principles as they apply to real scientific examples, assuming that students have little prior knowledge of them. The differentiated activities cover the four major areas of science with many relating to practical experimental work or real-world applications of scientific principles, clearly demonstrating why learning numeracy will help students in their everyday lives, as well as in their scientific studies.
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Algebra for Everyone

 25.00 45.00

Activities to help students to tackle algebra with confidence.
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Be Maths Smart – Addition & Subtraction

 25.00 70.00

Each book in this series offers a carefully designed support package for supplementing the class numeracy programme at the appropriate stage of development.

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Be Maths Smart – Fractions

 25.00 70.00

Each book in this series has been designed to supplement the classroom programme with activities to follow up each key concept after it has been introduced. The learning is transparent, by showing where the student is at and what their next step in learning should be.

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Be Maths Smart – Multiplication & Division

 25.00 70.00

Each book in this series offers a carefully designed support package for supplementing the class numeracy programme at the appropriate stage of development.

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Birth and Beyond

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Birth and Beyond will support professionals in the early childhood field to deeply understand the specific needs and priorities of this age group and be able to transfer this knowledge into meaningful environments, practice and programs.
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Bridge to Transition, The

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This book systematically describes the key concepts that underpin a successful transition programme to primary school, including talk, literacy, numeracy, executive functions, social and physical skills and wellbeing.
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Bring Spelling Alive

 25.00 90.00

Building the foundation

How often do you find a resource that can meet the needs of all spellers, whether they are requiring high levels of support or vocabulary enrichment and extension?

Bring Spelling Alive is that rare resource able to cater to both these ends of the spectrum and the needs in between.

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Bringing STEM to Life

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Understanding and recognising science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in play at early childhood level.
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Building Interpersonal Relations in the Classroom

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Educational researchers, management think tanks, motivational gurus and happiness advisers regularly affirm the essence of what former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once observed:
“The guts of teaching is simple – it is the relationship between a teacher and a group of kids.”

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Building Maths Fitness

 25.00 45.00

This series, aimed at 10- to 12-year-old students, has been designed to consolidate, enrich and extend students’ learning and to help them become maths fit.

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Building Resiliency in Schools

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This handbook shows that resiliency-based schools give young people the ability and opportunity to redirect their energies towards achieving success.

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Building Resiliency in Youth

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This book provides specific activities to use with young people that will help build their resiliency.

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Changes in Adolescence

 25.00 70.00

These books cover many aspects of relevant health education. They ground each topic in realistic scenarios that adolescents relate and respond to, and they offer thought-provoking activities from interviews and surveys to role plays, pamphlet design and planning and budgeting. Click on Choose an Option below to LOOK INSIDE.

Club 100: Motivating Maths Challenges

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Club 100 includes a highly motivating set of warm-up activities to cement basic facts knowledge and get students’ brains ready to learn in mathematics.
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Comprehension Smart

 25.00 70.00

The activities in this series deal with word knowledge, dictionary and thesaurus skills and a range of comprehension skills and strategies.

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Creating Wonder

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Using simple theory-based information, Creating Wonder celebrates the use of natural and recycled materials to support children as they experience wonder from the creative play and learning opportunities that develop from using these materials.
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Critical Essay Writing

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This handbook breaks down the essay writing task into manageable skills and offers ample opportunities to practise and apply each one, including in online contexts.

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Dyscalculia Matters

 25.00 45.00

This series offers a maths programme through to age 9 that can help students with dyscalculia because it is grounded in an understanding of their needs and best teaching practice with this group of children in particular.

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Dyslexia Matters

 25.00 70.00

Dyslexia Matters is a three-book series that offers a rich and important foundation of phonemes, phonologic awareness and general phonics knowledge.

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Engaging with Mathematics through Picture Books

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Engaging with Maths through Picture Books will help teachers engage children aged from 3 to 8 with mathematics through rich mathematical and literacy experiences.
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English Language Essentials

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The English Language Essentials series offers a wide range of resources for ESOL teachers and teacher aides – it is especially helpful for teachers who are new to ESOL or don’t have time to plan a lesson. Teachers with English-speaking students who are less confident with English grammar will also find many of the activities helpful.

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English Language Toolkit

 25.00 135.00

A structured learning programme for students who have a language background other than English.

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Environmental Education through Literacy, Science, Statistics

 25.00 135.00

A structured learning programme for students who have a language background other than English. The English,  Maths and Science activities are centered on key environmental concepts.

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First Steps with SOLO Taxonomy

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Use this resource to reap the benefits of a model that suits both teachers and students.

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Flying Start for Beginning Teachers

 25.00 45.00

Translate training into the classroom reality with ease.

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Get Connected with Number

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Get Connected with Number is loaded with activities that help children learn about number recognition and counting to 10 in fun and engaging ways.

 

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Grammar Smart

 25.00 70.00

Grammar activities to consolidate core language skills

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Health and Physical Education for All

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This book advocates for using concepts rather than contexts to drive the learning based on students’ needs at the time and for getting HPE (Health and Physical Education) to work together effectively with other areas of the curriculum.
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Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

 25.00 70.00

With the support of this Healthy Eating, Healthy Living series, schools and teachers can empower their students to make informed decisions about what they eat and do. Activities are designed to incorporate good diet and exercise into students’ daily routine, working in partnership with their families wherever possible.

I Spy Maths

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Fun ways to reinforce maths concepts and number knowledge.
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Including all Children – Strategies that Work

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The book is ideal as a training tool to support the consideration of issues and challenges such as working with multiple children who have diverse learning needs, how to welcome families from various cultures and those who have different family constructs, and how our own values and viewpoints have an impact on the inclusion process.
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Inclusive Outdoor Play

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Inclusive Outdoor Play shows how, with just a little creativity and some lateral thinking, outdoor play spaces can meet the needs of many young children.
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Let’s Think Series

 25.00 70.00

Let’s Think! is series of three books that encourages children at all levels of the primary school to think of new ideas and ways of doing things, to think outside the box, to look at the world they live in through new eyes, and to ask Why? or Why Not?
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Let’s Begin with 123

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Let’s Begin with 123 will help you draw children aged 4 to 5 irresistibly into a journey of learning numbers and mathematical concepts with a great range of activities designed to attract and involve them.
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Let’s Begin with ABC

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Let’s Begin with ABC will help you draw children aged 4 to 5 irresistibly into a journey of learning letters and sound guidance with a great range of activities designed to attract and involve them.
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Literacy in Science

 25.00 90.00

This Literacy in Science series shows just how easy it can be to make scientific literacy activities a regular, engaging part of your science programme — and to reap the rewards.

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Make Poetry Come Alive!

 25.00 45.00

These books are packed with well-crafted, engaging poems to entice young children into writing poetry.

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Making Safe and Healthy Choices

 25.00 70.00

This series encourages students to develop awareness of the choices they face and supports them in identifying and making ones that are safe and healthy.

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Managing Multilevel Classrooms

 25.00 45.00

Successfully juggle the variety of demands that arise when teaching students of differing levels.  This series helps teachers cater effectively to a classroom of students of diverse ages, social backgrounds, behaviours and academic requirements.

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Maths in the Inclusive Classroom

 25.00 135.00

This series offers genuine differentiation and opens up the opportunity for every student to maximise their maths learning.

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Mentor Teacher Guide, A

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Supporting beginning and experienced teachers to be effective practitioners
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Motivating Boys’ Writing

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This book concisely summarises the problems associated with motivating boys to write and identifies clear ways to help.
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Number Counts Knowledge Cards

 25.00 90.00

Promote independent number knowledge work. These cards contain “short and sweet” activities that offer an easy and effective way of reinforcing the number knowledge children are learning. Choose a single book in the Choose an Option dropdown menu to LOOK INSIDE:

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Number Made Easy

 25.00 70.00

The Number Made Easy series is expertly designed to respond to the needs of students who struggle to grasp maths concepts easily.
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Number Matters

 25.00 45.00

Attractively presented with images to capture young imaginations, each page in this series contains one or more activities along with support tools such as number lines so that they are immediately available if students require them.
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Phonics Blast-off!

 25.00 110.00

This unique, comprehensive series weaves the theories of multiple intelligences, learning styles and multisensory learning into the fabric of teaching phonics.
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Positive Schools: Fostering School-Wide Learning and Developing

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This Positive Schools series presents a holistic approach to improving behaviour and learning in a school, with a clear focus on changing and developing school culture.

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Positively Me: A Self-Esteem Programme for Teachers and Students

 25.00 45.00

Work side by side with Positively Me – this self-esteem programme for teachers and students encourages a high degree of active participation from both. It provides teachers with activities and games that help students develop an understanding of self-esteem.

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Powerful Thinking, Powerful Writing

 25.00 45.00

Deeper thinking leading to higher-quality writing.
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Recycling through the Seasons

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This Recycling through the Seasons series offers a diversity of ideas for eco-friendly activities that match the seasons.
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Say, Read, Succeed

 25.00 70.00

The Say, Read, Succeed series offers a tremendous variety of oral language activities and extension ideas to prepare children at junior levels for reading and writing.
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Sensational Reading

 25.00 90.00

Sensational Reading series builds comprehension skills and inspires students to think deeply about the fiction and non-fiction books they read. Click Choose an Option below to Look Inside.

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Solving Real-world Maths Problems

 25.00 90.00

Applying mathematical knowledge to everyday situations and identifying the process or processes needed to solve a given problem are skills that must be consolidated and refined through ongoing practice. This series has been specifically designed to put those skills to work in a variety of ways across a wide range of experiences.

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Speaking in Sentences

 25.00 90.00

Speaking in Sentences offers new ideas and suggestions for the standard components of any oral language programme. Its activities will help students speak in full sentences, use correct grammar and predict text in reading.

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Statistics and Probability

 25.00 70.00

The task cards in this series will focus your students on essential concepts related to statistics and probability and give them the practice they need to master this important content area. The series is carefully differentiated and scaffolded with each book containing three ability levels.
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Strategies for Spelling

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Strategies for Spelling introduces an effective spelling programme founded on four strategies that students can learn to use and flick between as they become adaptable, successful spellers.
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Take Five Series

 25.00 70.00

Each book in this series offers activities in five-minute bursts – just long enough to cement number knowledge without taxing the attention span.
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Take the Bother Out of Basic Facts

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This teacher resource book offers a supportive and reassuringly practical approach to embedding the essential maths skills of basic facts.
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Take the Fear out of Fractions Series

 25.00 45.00

Activities to introduce, revise, expand and consolidate fraction, decimal and percentage knowledge and skills.
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Take the Terror Out of Times Tables

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Take the Terror Out of Times Tables offers a supportive and reassuringly practical approach to embedding the essential skills to learn times tables.
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Taking Care of You

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Reducing Stress and Burnout for Teachers and Educators
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Taking Responsibility Programme (TRP) for Adolescents

 25.00 45.00

The TRP (Taking Responsibility Programme) is based on students accumulating points as a consequence of their behaviour. Choose a book option below to LOOK INSIDE:

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Talk It Up

 25.00 45.00

The two books in the Talk It Up programme will equip your students with the skills to write and present different styles of oral language. Choose a book option below to LOOK INSIDE:

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Thinking about Picture Books

 25.00 45.00

The discussion plans and activities in this 2-book Thinking about Picture Books series are designed to encourage students to consider philosophical concepts within certain well-known and well-loved picture books. Choose a book option below to LOOK INSIDE:

Understanding Feelings

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Understanding Feelings is all about equipping young people with the self-esteem, resilience and strategies they need to cope with the stresses of our increasingly complex and demanding world.
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Using Humour in the Classroom

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A hands-on, how-to guide for effective and enjoyable teaching practice.
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We Love Poetry

 25.00 90.00

We Love Poetry contains numerous ideas and topics for poetry sessions which are interspersed with examples of poems written by children in the author’s classes.
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What is your Story?

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This book guides students through a range of creative assignments in which they develop their writing and inquiry skills while investigating their everyday lives, their memories, their family journeys and their plans for the future.
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What Makes a Good Teacher

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What Makes a Good Teacher? offers 13 answers or 13 characteristics that in combination can produce a quality teacher.
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Writing Success for Boys

 25.00 70.00

Boys won’t be able to resist the inclusive, purposeful writing programme in Writing Success for Boys, which puts fun and creativity at centre stage.

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