Investigate: Life Cycles (Yr 1); Predators (Yr 2 lower); Animal Defences (Yr 2 upper)


Fabulous non-fiction series for KS1. Each strand consists of an overview book with accompanying CD-Rom for guided reading and to use with an interactive white-board. There are then five titles for independent reading. Each book is beautifully presented with stunning full colour vivid photographs. Lots of close-ups showing fascinating detail. Text is simple and clear with highlighted fact boxes and a useful glossary at the back. Each book also includes a practical activity connected in some way with the book’s theme eg in Kangaroos (Year 1) children are asked to measure how far they can jump. The interactive CD Rom can be used by an individual or whole class. Audio facility makes it accessible for less confident readers. Film clips (eg mother chimp grooming a baby chimp; a polar bear crossing the ice) will really help hold children’s attention and bring the text to life. Lots of activities – quiz, sorting and matching, sequencing and labelling – give additional fun learning. Free on-line teachers’ notes.

Formats available

Paper Back | CD Rom


Non-Fiction | cross curricular | suitable for SEN/reluctant readers but not specifically designed for them