Illustrated by Laura Hughes
Farshore, March 2021
The Forgettery gently explores themes of memory loss and dementia.
Explore craft activities and brain games connected to themes of memories and dementia:
Perfect for EYFS & KS1, explore the classroom resources prepared by Teach Primary, which include lesson plans and activity sheets.
make a memory jar to treasure special moments and memories
create handprint butterflies like the ones in Granny's Forgettery
create fingerprint Forget-Me-Nots, beautiful flowers often associated with remembrance and love
write a memory haiku
Memory Making Advice letter
in the story, Amelia is given a letter with Memory Making Advice. Download the poster here.
Brain facts and brain games
Alzheimer's Research has lots of resources on their website to help explain dementia and Alzheimer's to children and young people.
It also has fun activities and brain games:
The Last Garden
Illustrated by Anneli Bray
Hodder Children's Books, October 2020
Introduce children to the topics of migration, war and the power of nature and gardens throughout history in a gentle, hopeful way with The Last Garden. These resources guide you through the picture book, with suggested questions, classroom activities and additional resources on the key topics.
This video talks about the work of the Royal Horticultural Society and the Lemon Tree Trust. A hundred years on from providing seeds to WWI prisoners of war, the Lemon Tree Trust worked with the RHS to supply seeds to Syrian refugees in Domiz camp, Kurdistan region of Iraq: