The 24 stories in this resource provide a years work based around the people who live in The Crescent. The characters provide a continuity and the themes include:
- giving and taking
- bullying and friendship
- honesty and lies
- birth and new arrivals
- environmental issues.
With every story there is a warm up exercise, Circle Time discussion, supplementary ideas, National Curriculum links and photocopiable worksheets.
A comprehensive resource using a mini soap opera storyline, which will help children identify and emphathise with the characters so that they can experience and experiment to gain understanding of their own world.
Introduction PART ONE: SETTING THE SCENE PART TWO: THEMES PART THREE: HOW TO USE THE MATERIALS PART FOUR: THE LESSONS Lesson 1: Introduction to the Crescent Lesson 2: New Beginnings Lesson 3: Assumption and Prejudice Lesson 4: Territory and Trespass Lesson 5: Vandalism Lesson 6: The Coutryside Lesson 7: Giving and Taking Lesson 8: The Unknown Lesson 9: Play and Creativity Lesson 10: Darkness and Light Lesson 11: Loss, Rejection and Identification Lesson 12: Thoughts and Promises Lesson 13: Disaster and Recovery Lesson 14: Laughter and Derision Lesson 15: Weddings and Formalities Lesson 16: Birth and New Arrivals Lesson 17: Bullying and Friendship Lesson 18: Strangers and Danger Lesson 19: Excitement Lesson 20: Honesty and Lies Lesson 21: Stealing Lesson 22: Guilt Lesson 23: Restoration and Discovery Lesson 24: Endings