Amazing Crazes February 2, 2016Posted by Gareth in : Design & Technology, History, Various Subjects , add a comment
Marbles, dinky toys, hula hoops, scoubidous, bang snaps, slime, spokey dokes and Tamagotchi… This Oxford Open Learning site looks back at over 50 years of toys that took classrooms and playgrounds by storm. The timeline runs up to the late 90s but students these days will no doubt find it fascinating to see not only what their parents were caught sneaking into school but also what toys have recently become popular once more.
Learn with Dogs Trust May 12, 2015Posted by Gareth in : Various Subjects , add a comment
The Dogs Trust website has a learning resources area with material aimed at junior-age students. Two dog puppets, Jimmy and Chew star in videos that explore the issues involved with looking after a pet. Each video has a supporting teaching pack linked to various curriculum areas and there are also standalone resources featuring Science and Design & Technology activities.
DK Find Out! April 30, 2015Posted by Gareth in : Various Subjects , add a comment
DK Find Out! is a free online encyclopedia for children from publisher Dorling Kindersley. The clear, crisp style of presentation will be familiar to anyone who has read a DK book in the past. Primarily aimed at KS2 children, it also includes a teachers planning section which features a search-and-save tool.
Q-Files April 29, 2015Posted by Gareth in : Various Subjects , add a comment
Q-Files is a free-to-access, advert-free online encyclopaedia specially designed for children. It features illustrated information on a wide variety of topics and highlights material relevant to KS2 pupils on this page of the site.
The Dead Pixels June 30, 2014Posted by Gareth in : ICT, Various Subjects , add a comment
Teachers Anjum Razaq and Simon White have created their The Dead Pixels website to share their innovative ICT lessons and ideas. There is a range of lesson plans available and a blog showcasing their current practice, including examples of students’ work.
Free Tiiu Pix June 11, 2013Posted by Gareth in : Photos, Science, Various Subjects , add a comment
The Free Tiiu Pix website has been put together by a retired teacher and contains a large collection of her own photographs that can be freely used in personal or non-commercial projects. There is also a gallery of ready-made powerpoint presentations.
Comic Relief 2013 February 13, 2013Posted by Gareth in : Geography, P.S.H.E., Various Subjects , add a comment
Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day takes place this year on Friday 15th March and as always it offers schools a great opportunity to have some fun and make a difference.
You can order a free School Fundraising Resource Packs full of fundraising tips, activity ideas, balloons, stickers and posters from www.rednoseday.com/schoolsite. The Comic Relief website also contains a great collection of teaching resources, activities, assembly scripts and videos to help teach your students about global issues.
CBeebies Fun Activities October 5, 2012Posted by Gareth in : Foundation Stage, Various Subjects , add a comment
The Grown-ups section of the BBC’s CBeebies website is a convenient way to browse the large selection of material for young children. You can filter activities by age of children, learning area, theme and which TV programme it’s linked to.
CyQuiz June 25, 2012Posted by Gareth in : Maths/Numeracy, Various Subjects , add a comment
Paul Robson‘s CyQuiz website has lots of different types of interactive activities for various curriculum subjects. It even includes tools for you to make your own quizzes. Well worth checking out.
Explore Forests September 2, 2011Posted by Gareth in : Geography, P.S.H.E., Science, Various Subjects , add a comment
Loosely connected to a storybook, these free resources explore the topic of forests and deforestation through cross-curricular activities. Designed for Year 4 & 5 pupils, both samples of the sheets and the complete resource pack can be downloaded from the link above.