Sophie Bear
Page for Parents and Teachers  


Cute furry bear


Sophie and Little Bear help Mrs Keen in many different ways with her teaching. They are both extremely popular with her class, and have been for many years. Below we've compiled a list of useful resources. Some of these are mainly for teachers, e.g. lesson plans / lesson resources, and others may be very useful for parents. Of course, you're welcome to use whatever you find useful.

You should also check out Sophie's page of fun games. She has sequencing games and letter sounds which were originally designed for lessons in school.


Sophie Bear and Steve working on the website


Teaching Class Resources

Note: Some files may be large to download as we use pictures extensively. Where possible we offer a choice between larger files that you can edit (PPT / Powerpoint) or smaller files (PDF) you cannot. We suggest you download the PDF version first to save time. Most larger files are zipped to save space.

Resource Subject Background Learning Points / Objectives Resources
Little Bear's Diary Literacy & PSHE

Topic: Myself and others

A child is chosen each day by Little Bear (normally the best behaved). Little Bear then goes home with the child, who writes in his diary what he has done (usual format includes walk home, what he played with, what he had for dinner and going to bed). He then returns to school the next day.



Little Bear soft toy with satchel to carry diary.

Hard backed a4 lined book for diary. Teacher to start first few pages with example pages - usually what Little Bear did in the holiday.

Diary cover (Large editable PPT | Small readable PDF)
Letter to parents stuck inside diary (English)
Other Languages for letter (some unverified google translations):
    German, Chinese,

Class list inside book to tick off who has had him.

If you speak another language and can help us translate this letter into other languages for EAL children then please drop us a mail.

Travel Agents ICT, KUoW

Topic: Travel

A PC based activity to support learning about different places. Designed as a tool to run standalone on a spare PC in a role play area travel agents.


This resource is a mini website that can be placed on a classroom PC to enable the pupils to play at being travel agents. To use this, right click the link above and "Save Target as" where you would like it (e.g. on your desktop). Then right click on the file you have saved and select "Extract" - 'OK' through these and you should get a directory called Travel. Just double click on 1.html and you have your travel agents!

Animal matching

Topic: Animals

A worksheet activity to draw on letter recognition and knowledge / recognition of animals.

Letter recognition

Animal names

Hexagon worksheet - 1 printed per child.
- Editable PPT version (1 page only)

Letter grid - 1 copied per child.

Child cuts out letters and animals then rematches to make their own booklet of the letters.

Mystery guest - animal guessing

Topic: Animals

A whole class interactive whiteboard game. Objective is for Sophie to ask the "mystery guest" a number of when / what / who / where type questions and then guess who they are. Children should help her!

Activity can then lead onto breakout groups using the "Animal matching" above and an activity for children to make a similar book themselves.

Animal names

Clue solving

Questioning (What, where, when etc..)

Powerpoint presentation (Zipped)


Send us your comments / suggestions / feedback from own experiences.


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What's this site all about?
Little Bear & Sophie Bear are travelling teddies who live with Mrs Keen, a UK based Early Years teacher from Chelmsford, Essex. Their site contains fun games to play and a diary of their exciting adventures around the UK and abroad. The site aims to be educational for 4-6 year olds, fun for everyone and includes hints for parents on days out and games to play with little ones!

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