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Espresso extras: Overview

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We're pleased to offer a range of additional extras that extend learning opportunities.

These products and services include extensions to Espresso that are only available to existing subscribers, and a number of 'stand-alone' learning resources that can be purchased and enjoyed by schools, home educators and parents.

Espresso extras: Pupil Home Access

Home learning

Pupil Home Access is chargeable and enhances a school's subscription to Espresso. It offers opportunities for pupils to continue learning from home.

Pupil Home Access provides pupils and their parents with a Home learning area with a Parents' guide.

Learning at home with Espresso will:

  • Help to develop and promote school-to-home links
  • Integrate Espresso into homework
  • Provide a range of interactive resources across all key stages for children to work on independently

Subscribing schools
Contact us to subscribe to Pupil Home Access or download our flyer [PDF].

Pupil Home Access is not available for parents to purchase. Go to our benefits for parents page to find out how Espresso can support you.

Espresso extras: Content Club Archive

Faiths Content Club Front page

A collection of nine high quality regionally focused modules that enhance the Espresso Primary curriculum coverage.

Content Club Archive has been produced over time in partnership with LAs and Regional Broadband Consortia. It enables subscribers to enhance their subscription with hard-to-resource subjects such as Faiths (RE) and Stories from other cultures.

For more information download our Content Club flyer [PDF]

Subscribing schools
Contact us to add Content Club or download the order form [PDF

Espresso extras: Books

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We've teamed up with leading publisher Franklin Watts, part of Hachette Books, to produce three series of children's books featuring the Espresso characters and supporting literacy and topic work.

  • Phonics: supports the teaching of reading through synthetic phonics
  • Story Time: captures pupils' imagination and builds their reading confidence
  • Ideas Box: is full of information, activities and ideas for exploring popular topics in a cross-curricular way. Titles include The Olympics and Chocolate!

These beautifully illustrated books provide a fun insight into the lives and personalities of the Espresso characters that pupils love. All the books include puzzles, activities and an 'Espresso Connections' section which suggests complementary resources on Espresso.

The Espresso books are available for everyone to purchase. To see the full range of books and prices, visit the Channel 4 Learning shop.

Free downloadable worksheets
Visit our Free fun stuff page to download printable worksheets. They can be photocopied and used on their own or used with our Ideas Box books to offer a more complete learning experience.

Espresso extras: Channel 4 Learning Clipbank

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Espresso has a sister service covering KS3 to KS4 called Channel 4 Learning Clipbank.

This cross-curricular service offers similar features to Espresso Primary plus a few extra elements that are relevant to the secondary age group.

Clipbank includes:

  • Thousands of video clips
  • Multimedia activities and tools
  • Daily News Blast and weekly News Bites
  • Planning and curriculum support
  • Exam board links
  • Home Access for teachers and pupils

For middle schools or independent schools covering older age groups, we are able to offer a special subscription package including Espresso and Clipbank. Please request a quote to receive pricing details.

Please visit the Clipbank website to take a look at the service and find out further information.

Espresso extras: Channel 4 Learning DVDs

Channel 4 Learning Catalogues 2012

Espresso's sister company Channel 4 Learning provides an extensive catalogue of DVDs and CD-ROMs for primary and secondary schools, including many award-winning educational programmes originally aired on Channel 4.

Resources cover all subject areas for ages 5-18. Titles include: 

  • Living & Growing - our top-selling sex education resource
  • The award-winning Extr@ series 
  • New DVDs such as Stage One Science and Star Maths

To view the full range of resources available visit the Channel 4 Learning shop

Espresso extras: Channel 4 Learning International

Channel 4 Learning's International Division license educational programmes, products and services into more than 40 countries worldwide. Their key customers and partners include broadcasters, publishers, Ministries of Education, content aggregators and distributors.

Their programme catalogue comprises over 320 hours of quality, thought-provoking educational content from world renowned providers including Channel 4 Television and other independent producers. Many of Channel 4 Learning's video-rich, curriculum focused DVDs and CD-ROMs are also available for international license.

The International Division are now able to offer interactive digital content from Espresso's hugely popular educational services - Clipbank and Espresso Primary - for inclusion in licensee's products and services. These range from video learning objects and modules to activities and learning paths.

For further information, or if you wish to become a licensee or distributor of Channel 4 Learning's content, please click here.

Espresso extras: Free fun stuff

Download one of our many PDF's which include downloadable posters and sticker sheets, masks that you and your pupils can wear and fun printable worksheets.

Click to download the PDFs

Download posters of the Espresso characters

Download our character masks

Download Espresso books worksheets

Espresso extras: ClickerVision

Boy dressed in winter clothes

Espresso Education joined forces with leading educational software provider Crick Software, to produce ClickerVision: a media-rich resource to support pupils of all abilities.

ClickerVision provides two subject-specific resources delivered on CD ROM: ClickerVision - Food and ClickerVision - Weather.

The video clips are all viewable within Clicker 5, making them accessible for all pupils. There is news footage, carefully edited to make it easy to understand; and video clips of children giving their views, specially shot for the series.

For further information visit Crick Software, phone 0845 121 1691 or email