2011 Carnival!
Age Range KS 1 and 2    
Price £62.50    
Product Code 2011    
ISBN 978-1-905714-25-4    
Author(s) Ayo Jones & Rhian Kempadoo-Millar    


Carnival gives children of all ages the chance to express their ideas, thoughts and feelings through a variety of media. The imitative, creative and communicative processes that create culture are central to children's learning.

Our new pack provides teachers and educators with lesson plans for both KS1 and KS2 along with lots of great activities for your children. Together with a film of Carnival, shot by the Mango Team, in Trinidad covering a range of Carnival themes from the history of Carnival to it's present day practice.

See Below for What's in the Box and Curriculum Links

For a list of Carnival Events in the UK and Useful Websites click here

Reviews of Carnival!:

"This beautifully presented, comprehensive resource has given me many ideas of where I could possibly take learning in the future. It covers many aspects of carnival that I wouldn’t necessarily have looked at before; the colour and costume involved and the music and dance elements >> more


What's in the Box:
  • 16 x Carnival! Children's Books in Full Colour - A4, 33 pages (includes teachers notes) 
  • 1 x Carnival! set of 10 A4 colour Posters 
  • 1 x CD ROM containing pdf versions of the book, posters, video, lesson plans and web links 

  Click here for CD ROM sample.

Curriculum Links


Literacy Framework

  • Year 3 Non-fiction Unit 2 – Instructions : 9. Creating and shaping texts

Make decisions about form and purpose, identify success criteria and use them to evaluate their writing

  • Year 6 Literacy revision - Unit 2 – Objectives: 9.Creating and shaping texts:

-In non-narrative, establish, balance and maintain viewpoints

Select words and language drawing on their knowledge of literary features and formal and informal writing 


  • Year 5 and 6: 4.Drama: Reflect on how working in role helps to explore complex issues.
    Improvise using a range of drama strategies and conventions to explore themes such as hopes, fears and desires


  • QCA Unit 19 Songwriter - exploring lyrics and melody: Children should learn what is meant by the term 'lyrics', and how lyrics can reflect the time and place in which they were written.


  • National Curriculum:  

2. In developing geographical skills, children should be taught

a.     to use appropriate geographical vocabulary [for example, temperature, transport, industry]

  • QCA Unit 24 - Passport to the world: Children should learn the location of other places


  • QCA Unit 2A - Health and growth: Children should learn that we eat different kinds of food.


1. explore basic skills, actions and ideas with increasing understanding

2. remember and repeat simple skills and actions with increasing control and coordination.


Art and design


  • National Curriculum:  2. Pupils should be taught to:

1. investigate the possibilities of a range of materials and processes

2. investigtry out tools and techniques and apply these to materials and processes, including drawing.


  • National Curriculum:  1b. how to prepare information for development using ICT, including selecting suitable sources, finding information, classifying it and checking it for accuracy (for example, finding information from books or newspapers).