KS2 RESOURCE PACK: The Creakers – Recycling

What’s the story?

Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises?  Lucy Dungston always did.  Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared – as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy’s town run riot. It is mayhem. It is madness. To most kids, it is amazing!  But Lucy wants to find out the truth. Lucy lost her dad not long ago, and she is determined not to lose her mum too. She is going to get her back – and nothing is going to stop her . . . except maybe the Creakers.

Spoiler alert! The Creakers live in the Woleb, a world beneath your bed and love all the rubbish human’s throw away, making this a great book to share with your class when you’re teaching children about the environment and recycling.

This resource pack includes:

You’ll get four lesson plans with literacy and geography learning objectives looking in particular at the effects of waste disposal on our planet and how this theme is explored in the story; they can be taught as whole units or as individual activities to be dipped in and out of.

These notes include reading comprehension questions to support and elevate understanding of the text and to improve reading inference, retrieval and predictive skills, as well as suggestions for classroom activities to enjoy the book across different areas of the curriculum – from creating new, magical worlds made of waste, to carrying out research into the effects of waste disposal across the world, to creating campaign posters to advocate the importance of recycling!

You can listen and learn with The Creakers: The Musical Edition which includes an exclusive CD with 10 brilliant brand new songs from Tom Fletcher and recorded with a full orchestra.

Get the KS2 RESOURCE PACK: The Creakers – Recycling