Official What Happened to You? lesson plan | With author James Catchpole

  • The title reads: What Happened to You? Learning resources Level: EYFS & Year 1
  • Title reads: Minds on: Pre-Reading. An image of Joe, Simone and the other children crossing the bridge. From the book, illustration by Karen George.
  • Title reads: Follow Up Lesson Plan: Social Stories Making Friends. Level: EYFS & Year 1. Illustration shows Joe flying through the air, being a pirate
  • Title reads: Learning resources Level: Years 2, 3 & 4
  • An extract from the Years 2 to 4 lesson plan. Eg "For example, is your plaground accessible?" Full text available in the pdf. Illustration shows Joe standing happily holding a sword.

For teachers – free downloads, ages 4 to 10

We know a lot of teachers are using What Happened to You? in schools, so we got an actual teacher – Ale from Read with River – to create a lesson plan with us. Thanks to Faber, the UK publisher, for commissioning it. you can find it on their website too.

These learning resources were put together with a view to teaching in the UK and internationally. In the UK, Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1 covers from four to six years old, and Years 2, 3 & 4 covers ages six to ten. You can download the pdfs for free just below.

Age four to six: UK Early Years Foundation Stage & Year 1

Ages six to ten: UK Years 2, 3 and 4

If you don’t have a copy of the book yet, it’s available in most bookshops, and from our local Blackwell’s, who deliver internationally. It’s illustrated by Karen George, and published by Faber.

You might also be interested in our thoughts for teachers on disability and children’s books more generally. We have a KidLitCripCrit list too, of our favourite picture books featuring disabled characters.

Hope this is helpful!

– Lucy and James Catchpole

Edit 23rd August: the reference to “hearing impairment” should read “D/deaf” instead – we’re trying to change this in the pdf.

2023: a sequel – You’re SO Amazing! is on its way…

Title reads: Learning resources Level: Years 2, 3 & 4


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