Wednesday, 21 December 2011

I could go off Christmas!

Having been developing Christmas resources since early October, would you believe we are now already reviewing our Easter, Olympic and Jubilee teaching resources. I thought Christmas had come and gone the other day and wished someone a Happy Easter!

Don’t get me wrong, I love making Christmas resources, but there is only so many times I can overhear the sound track to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas! Which was a PowerPoint one of the designers was working on, obviously to get it just right - but it took hours and hours of syncing each part. It’s a great resource and has had very many downloads. (Resource Number: K11-84)

I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas - we have lots of great topics for 2012!

Anita Solomon

Pencil Street teaching Resource Designer

Friday, 21 October 2011

Christmas Worksheets at

I had a good day shopping in London yesterday - managed to get a day off! But … seeing all the Christmas lights going up and the department stores selling decorations it made me realise it wont be long until it’s “that time of year again”!

You must be thinking about all the things you have got to get done before the end of term. Have a look at the dozens of Christmas resources on Pencil Street – everything from Christmas cards and Christmas decorations to educational Christmas worksheets the children can get on with while you do a million and one other jobs!

There is going to be even more Christmas themed worksheets for teachers to use on Pencil Street than last year.

Meanwhile have a great half term. I hope you manage to relax!

Anita Solomon
Pencil Street Resource Designer

P.S. If you think resources about London would be useful let me know. I’m more than happy to persuade the powers that be, that I need to go and do a bit of fieldwork!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Remembrance Day Teaching

As a teacher, whose husband is the President of the Haywards Heath Branch of the British Legion, I felt it was very important to design a wide range of high quality teaching and learning resources and worksheets for KS1 and KS2. Pencil Street Resources.

Remembrance Sunday is a very meaningful time of year for this generation of children, especially as they listen to news of our troops in Afghanistan and Libya. They are eager to find out as much as possible about the significance of 'buying' their poppies.

We hope our worksheets will provide an insight into army life and do justice the work of the British Legion.

I would love to know what you think.

by Anita Solomon
Resource Designer
Pencil Street

Thursday, 26 May 2011


On June 24th 2011, Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Foundation, will again host their popular annual fundraiser, Wrong Trousers Day.

Pencil Street, a leading online provider of downloadable high quality teaching resources, working with Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Foundation has produced an engaging range of specially themed, Wrong Trousers Day teaching resources available for free. Colourful, bright and curriculum orientated, Pencil Street’s teaching resources have been created for teachers who want to harness their students’ enthusiasm for Wrong Trousers Day and incorporate it into their lesson structure on the day. Download from

Pencil Street founder, Karl Jenkins says: “We are proud to support this great initiative that raises much needed cash to improve the quality of life for sick kids in children’s hospitals. Everyone at Pencil Street is fully committed to supporting Wrong Trousers Day. Our teachers, web designer and graphic designer have all given their time and expertise for free to produce a fantastic range of teaching resources that kids will love. Please help support this really worthy cause and get your school involved.”

To register for a free fundraising pack please visit