Escape into The World of Whyse
We understand how challenging learning from home can be for both children and parents. As experienced teachers who are still working during the pandemic and teaching online, we understand the challenges parents are facing. But the good news is we are here to help!
Spark their imaginations
Our engaging, fun and interesting books and teaching resources will spark your children’s imagination and bring colour, adventure and mystery to lockdown day-today life! We’re sure that our stories will be the highlight of your day as you escape into the magical World of Whyse.
All of our stories and resources are available to download as PowerPoints, providing teachers with easy-to-use resources in the classroom.
Through story 1, Valentine Takes The Plunge, children will learn the importance of perseverance and learning from a friend. Valentine is a loveable dragonesque type bod who has a fear of the water and believes that he will never be able to swim. He is mortified when he receives an invitation to a swimming party from his pal, Ignatious, because he desperately wants to go but doesn’t want to make a fool of himself. However, his faithful friend Hugo, a veritable water baby, convinces him that through determination, perseverance and hard work he can learn to swim. Despite some hiccups on the way, Valentine does learn to swim and in fact is part of the winning relay team at the swimming party.
The story alone is an exciting platform to discuss the importance of perseverance and learning from a friend. The richness of language used covers a plethora of literacy demands at upper KS2, which can also be exploited in a variety of ways.
We were overwhelmed by the positive feedback from our first pilot school, Feckenham Church of England First School, from both teachers and pupils. The Headteacher used the whole story as an assembly for all year groups as it delivered an important and accessible message to all pupils.
Our resource packs
Each of our stories are supported with an in depth resource pack, which not only relates directly to the stories, but allows children to explore wider areas of the curriculum through a comprehensive, differentiated range of activities that suit different learning styles.
We provide a set of comprehension questions related to each story, which can be completed orally, or as a written task. The story can be told in sections as the questions have been broken down into manageable chunks.
We are continuously adding new stories and resources to cover the teaching curriculum. We are currently working on material related to British values, healthy lifestyle and teaching foreign languages.
The World of Whyse has endless possibilities for growth and is always on the cutting edge of new educational initiatives.
Our resource packs include activities such as:
Reading comprehensions, using a range of question techniques to suit all abilities.
Speaking tasks, discussions and role-plays.
Writing tasks, ranging from using writing frames to free thinking.
Grammar tasks coving literacy requirements, as outlined in the KS2 National Curriculum.
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Trust our teacher and parent testimonials
“This is an exciting original concept and I look forward to learning more. This will be invaluable to both my teaching and my pupils' learning journey. Just love the visuals too, they are unique, quirky and a breath of fresh air. There is nothing like this on the market. I'll definitely look through your other resources. Many thanks! ”
— Valerie, Teacher