A review of maths based picture books It's often the case that we learn more when we feel relaxed so why not add some picture books to your maths lessons? This review, compiled by ELS librarian Sarah Merison, highlights some gems that can be shared with your class whilst at the same time teaching about … Continue reading MATHS + FICTION = GREAT LEARNING


Let’s talk about mental health

To mark Children’s Mental Health Week taking place 1-7 February 2021, ELS librarian Alex selects a range of non-fiction books that can be used with KS2 and KS3 students to discuss mental health and wellbeing. Now more than ever it's important to talk to children about mental health and wellbeing. ELS has a perfect range of non-fiction … Continue reading Let’s talk about mental health

Book review: You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed

ELS library assistant Sarah shares her lockdown read, the inspiring and uplifting non-fiction book, You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed. You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed is more than just a book. It acts like an encouraging friend, telling you to follow your dreams, never give up and page by page, gently nudging you and … Continue reading Book review: You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed