Greenman and The Magic Forest is a Pre-primary course based on the adventures of two children, Nico and Sam, and their encounter with the magical protector of the forest – Greenman. Their animal friends from the forest also accompany them and the pupils as they learn about looking after the environment, enjoying the outdoors and having a healthy and active lifestyle.

The course is based on stories along with fun songs and chants which focus on aspects of the holistic approach in pre-primary learning. The activities are designed to cater for all learning styles and take in mind the differing abilities at this age.

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Marilyn Miller, Karen Elliott and Sarah McConnell

Number of Levels

Pre-A1 (Complete Beginner)

English for Spanish Speakers
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Key features:

  • A whole-child holistic approach to learning
  • A strong routine-based course with the seasons and nature as a central part of the course
  • Stories to combine the magic forest with children in real-life situations – a combination of fantasy and the real world which the children can relate to
  • Catchy songs are used with TPR (Total Physical Response) activities
  • A solid integrated phonics syllabus
  • A variety of activities that are clearly matched to the abilities of pre-primary pupils

English for Spanish Speakers

Greenman and the Magic Forest has been written specifically for Spanish Pre-Primary pupils:

  • The concepts and objectives follow the Spanish pre-primary general curriculum, helping children relate their English classes to the concepts learnt in their general classes.
  • A solid integrated phonics syllabus gives extra practice on the sounds Spanish speakers have more problems with.
  • The approach to literacy with pre-writing activities follows the approach in the Spanish classroom.
  • Teacher’s Book available in English and Spanish.
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