This teaching resource to accompany Max Counts to a Million by Jeremy Williams is designed to be used as part of the RHE or PSHE scheme of work to explore learning around emotions and feelings, change, family and friendships, and health.
Schools may also want to use it as part of an ongoing Covid recovery curriculum. It is broadly aimed at Years 5 and 6 as these are children who would have been the same age as Max during lockdown, but can be adapted for use with younger age groups if required.
Eight-year-old Max is counting to a million. Normally, school or having anything interesting to do would get in the way, but school is shut and everyone has to stay home because the UK is in its first lockdown. Max's dad works at the hospital and counting helps Max with missing him, but as the pandemic progresses and Max's grandad journeys through his own battle with the virus, what starts as a distraction turns into record-breaking effort that brings Max's community together.