Mini e-lessons

We have written 24 e-lessons. Some of our lessons have an additional signed read-aloud by Leanne Signed Stories. Leanne’s videos promote diversity, inclusion and awareness of British Sign Language (BSL) in mainstream classes that may not have deaf pupils in them in order to make classes more deaf aware.

e-lesson#1

Synopsis

A STORY ABOUT THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN A BOY AND HIS PET DRAGON.

Values & Themes

BEING YOURSELF, UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE, INCIDENTAL INCLUSIVENESS

World Days

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

e-lesson#2

Synopsis

A STORY ABOUT A FERAL GIRL.

Values & Themes

NATURE VERSUS NURTURE, BEING YOURSELF, EMPATHISING

World Days

WORLD CHILDREN’S DAY

e-lesson#3

Synopsis

A STORY ABOUT A GRUMPY FROG.

Values & Themes

COMPROMISE, TOLERANCE, FRIENDSHIP, APOLOGISING

World Days

WORLD FROG DAY , FRIENDSHIP DAY

e-lesson#4

Synopsis

A STORY ABOUT THE LIFE CYCLE OF A BUTTERFLY.

Values & Themes

GROWTH AND CHANGE

World Days

LEARN ABOUT BUTTERFLIES DAY WORLD FOOD DAY

e-lesson#5

Synopsis

A CHANT-ALONG STORY ABOUT A FAMILY WHO GO ON AN ADVENTURE WITH A SURPRISE AT THE END!

Values & Themes

A COMPANIONSHIP, OVERCOMING OBSTACLES, PERSONAL GROWTH, FINDING COURAGE

World Days

WORLD BEAR DAY

e-lesson#6

Synopsis

A story about a bat who really likes cherries.

Values & Themes

Sharing, being open-minded and accepting of alternative options and change.

World Days

IInternational Bat , Appreciation Day

e-lesson#7

Synopsis

A STORY WHICH SHOWS CHILDREN HOW TO GET RID OF A MONSTER IN THEIR BOOK.

Values & Themes

PERSEVERING, OVERCOMING FEAR

World Days

WORLD BOOK DAY

e-lesson#8

Synopsis

TIMOTHY POPE THINKS HE CAN SEE A SHARK THROUGH HIS TELESCOPE.

Values & Themes

CURIOSITY, TOLERATING AMBIGUITY, CREATIVITY

World Days

SHARK AWARENESS DAY

e-lesson#9

Synopsis

A STORY ABOUT A PANDA WHO HAS A TRAY OF DOUGHNUTS THAT HE OFFERS TO HIS FRIENDS.

Values & Themes

BEING POLITE AND SAYING PLEASE

World Days

NATIONAL PANDA DAY

e-lesson#10

Synopsis

A STORY ABOUT A WOLF WHO TRIES TO ENTICE A CREATURE TO LEAVE ITS CAVE.

Values & Themes

BEING AWARE OF ULTERIOR MOTIVES, FEELINGS

World Days

INTERNATIONAL WOLF DAY

e-lesson#11

Synopsis

ALL THE BIRDS HAVE EGGS TO HATCH EXCEPT DUCK. WHEN DUCK FINDS AN EGG OF HIS OWN HE’S DELIGHTED BUT THE OTHER BIRDS THINK IT’S A VERY ODD EGG

Values & Themes

PARENTAL LOVE, PROTECTION, ACCEPTING DIFFERENCES, FEELINGS, PATIENCE

World Days

EASTER WORLD EGG DAY

e-lesson#12

Synopsis

NORMAN IS A BEAR WHO LOVES HONEY. HE DISGUISES HIMSELF AS A BEE TO ENTER BEE SCHOOL WHERE HE HOPES HE WILL HAVE AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF HONEY.

Values & Themes

FRIENDSHIP AND LOYALTY, HEROES AND VILLAINS, IDENTITY, ACCEPTING DIFFERENCES

World Days

WORLD BEE DAY

e-lesson#13

Synopsis

A STORY ABOUT A YOUNG RABBIT WHO FINDS A SEED ON AN AUTUMN DAY AND TAKES IT HOME AND PLANTS IT. AS IT SPROUTS, THE RABBIT IS THRILLED TO WATCH IT GROW “A HUNDRED FEET TALL.

Values & Themes

LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, GROWTH AND CHANGE, CARE AND PATIENCE

World Days

WORLD TREE DAY

e-lesson#14

Synopsis

ROCKET WANTS TO BECOME AN ASTRONAUT, STAR-CATCHER AND SPACE-TRAVELLER. CAN SHE CONVINCE HER OLDER BROTHER TO STOP LOOKING DOWN AT HIS PHONE AND LOOK UP AT THE STARS AND WATCH A METEOR SHOWER?

Values & Themes

SCIENCE AND SPACE, DETERMINATION, FAMILY AND SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS

World Days

WORLD SPACE WEEK

e-lesson#15

Synopsis

A STORY ABOUT MAX, A KITTEN, WHO WANTS TO BE A MOUSE-CATCHER BUT NEEDS TO KNOW WHAT A MOUSE LOOKS LIKE FIRST!

Values & Themes

DETERMINATION, BRAVERY, ASKING FOR ACCURATE INFORMATION

World Days

INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY

e-lesson#16

Synopsis

A STORY ABOUT A LITTLE, YELLOW ALIEN

Values & Themes

INCLUSION AND ACCEPTANCE, KINDNESS, WELCOMING NEWCOMERS

World Days

ALIEN DAY , INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY

e-lesson#17

Synopsis

A SUDDEN GUST OF WIND BLOWS THE QUEEN’S HAT OFF, SO SHE AND THE QUEEN’S MEN SET OFF ON AN ADVENTURE THROUGH LONDON IN PURSUIT OF THE HAT.

Values & Themes

LONDON LANDMARKS, ROYALTY

World Days

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY

e-lesson#18

Synopsis

TWO EGGS SITTING SIDE BY SIDE ON THE SAND HATCH. OUT COMES A BIRD AND A CROCODILE WHO THINK THEY ARE BROTHERS.

Values & Themes

LOVE, SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS, ACCEPTING DIFFERENCES, ANIMAL INSTINCTS

World Days

SIBLING DAY

e-lesson#19

Synopsis

A MOUSE DECLARES “I AM A TIGER” AND MANAGES TO CONVINCE OTHER CREATURES NOT ONLY THAT THIS IS TRUE, BUT THAT THEY ARE NOT WHAT THEY THINK THEY ARE.

Values & Themes

IDENTITY, CREATIVITY, BEING CONFIDENT, TRUE OR FALSE

World Days

INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY

e-lesson#20

Synopsis

LEONARD IS A LION WHO LOVES POETRY AND DAYDREAMING, AND HIS BEST FRIEND IS MARIANNE, A DUCK. BUT THE OTHER LIONS INSIST THAT LEONARD SHOULD BE FIERCE.

Values & Themes

COURAGE, INDIVIDUALITY, FRIENDSHIP, BEING TRUE TO YOUR OWN BELIEFS

World Days

WORLD LION DAY ,
WORLD POETRY DAY

e-lesson#21

Synopsis

A STRANGE CREATURE ARRIVES PULLING A BIG SUITCASE AND THE OTHER ANIMALS ARE CURIOUS TO FIND OUT WHAT IS INSIDE.

Values & Themes

ACCEPTING AND WELCOMING NEWCOMERS, TRUST, TOLERANCE AND KINDNESS, DISPLACEMENT

World Days

WORLD REFUGEE DAY

e-lesson#22

Synopsis

A STORY THAT WILL HELP CHILDREN UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE MATTERS BY SEEING HOW THEY ARE ALL CONNECTED. THE DEDICATION READS “FOR ANYONE WHO ISN’T SURE IF THEY MATTER. YOU DO.”

Values & Themes

SEEING THE WORLD FROM DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW, EMPATHISING, VALUING OTHERS

World Days

YOU MATTER TO ME DAY

e-lesson#23

Synopsis

A STORY TOLD IN RHYMING COUPLETS ABOUT HOPE OVER FEAR AND THAT GOOD COMES AFTER BAD.

Values & Themes

RESILIENCE, FRIENDSHIP AND POSITIVITY

World Days

NATIONAL FIND A RAINBOW DAY; NATIONAL DAY OF HOPE

e-lesson#24

Synopsis

A POLAR BEAR ARRIVES IN AN UNFAMILIAR HABITAT WHERE HE/SHE IS FEARED BY THE OTHER ANIMALS. EVENTUALLY THEY LISTEN TO POLAR BEAR’S STORY AND HELP HIM/HER RETURN TO HIS/HER FAMILY.

Values & Themes

EMPATHISING, KINDNESS AND HELPING OTHERS, ACCEPTING AND WELCOMING NEWCOMERS, TOLERANCE, INCLUSION, OVERCOMING FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN

World Days

INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY