Read our generational, multicultural tale, Ranjit's Rainbow Tigers. It will lead to a topic that shows how people of different cultures work together and how ideas have spread all over our world.
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Reading Ranjit’s Rainbow Tigers beautifully conjures up the sights and sounds of an Indian bazaar but what is it about the author’s writing that helps us to build the picture in our mind’s eye?
All children can relate to Ranjit's feelings towards Asha, his treasured toy tiger. Talk about children's own treasured toys and use this as a springboard into exploring toys today and in the past.
A Trading Week or Enterprise Fair is a great way to encourage creativity and enterprise, as well as providing a valuable 'real-life' context for developing literacy and number skills.
Ranjit's Rainbow Tigers is a heart-warming story with some emotional themes. Chris McDonnell explains how you can talk about bereavement sensitively in class.
The bazaar in our story is just one part of a great trading heritage. Bazaars sprung up all over Asia as a way to trade in the goods that made their way along The Silk Road.
Learn about the magnificent Indian temple, the Taj Mahal, and also the Indian art of zardosi embroidery.
Asha was a knitted tiger an old, grubby and somewhat worn-out knitted tiger. But to Ranjit, the tiger was so much more than a tatty
Look at the story from different characters points of view – we look at Ranjit, Naani and Mrs Bannerjee.
Using apostrophes can be tricky. Let Ranjit help you remember when to use them.
Discuss word choices and how a word can affect the mood of writing with these synonyms.
Two Ranjit's Rainbow Tigers themed posters defining synonyms and antonyms.
Ranjit has written a story about a kind tiger. Can the children help Ranjit improve his work?
Use addition, subtraction, and problem-solving skills with this 'Make me a tiger' resource.
Can the children help him work out how much change Mrs Bannerjee needs to give to her customers?
Learn all about the Indian art of zardosi embroidery and The Taj Mahal.
Reward your KS1 storytellers with this Ranjit's rainbow tigers themed certificate.
Display the storymap on your whiteboard and tell the story, image by image.
Reward your KS2 storytellers with this Ranjit's rainbow tigers themed certificate.
Create an artefacts sheet for your school museum.
How much of Ranjit's Rainbow Tigers has been remembered?
Our image-only ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Ranjit's rainbow tigers are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons.
Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ come with keywords from Ranjit's rainbow tigers and are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons.
These ‘Storytelling prompts’ come with keyword phrases from Ranjit's rainbow tigers and are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons.
This resource helps with problem solving and multiplication and addition skills.
Ranjit’s Rainbow Tigers playscript can be used for one-off activities, as it stands for class productions or rewrite it and make it your own!
The children must use their persuasive and thinking skills to make as many complete cards as they can.
The bazaar in our story is just one part of a great trading heritage. Bazaars sprung up all over Asia as a way to trade
If you've been researching the Taj Mahal try this cross quiz. Eight tricky questions to try.
Talk about this market scene. What can children see in the picture?
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