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Practical Resources September 1, 2011

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David Smawfield
has put together this really interesting collection of practical resources, many of which would be of interest to primary teachers. Highlights include how to make and use a word machine,  a practical introduction to group teaching, a classroom display handbook and ideas for shoebox resource kits.

Dahlicious Dress Up Day August 30, 2011

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Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity helps seriously ill children with neurological and blood disorders – causes that were very dear to Roald Dahl’s heart. They are inviting schools to take part in the first of their annual Dahlicious Dress Up Days to help raise funds for specialist nurses, equipment, care and support. According to the organisers taking part in the Dahlicious Dress Up Day couldn’t be easier. From dressing up tips and inspiration to fun activities, there is plenty of help available. Teachers can sign up for an event pack at www.roalddahlcharity.org/schools, email schools@roalddahlcharity.org or call 01494 890465 to speak to a friendly human bean about how to get involved.

My Green School May 20, 2011

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These downloadable cross-curricular My Green School lessons on the Open-City website have been designed to help children learn about sustainable architecture through first hand investigations of their own school building.

Infant Encyclopedia March 9, 2011

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Simon Haughton‘s Infant Encyclopedia is a safe, searchable reference site with clear, easy-to-read information on popular infant topics and themes. Many pages include links to BBC videos and there are also plenty of simple interactive online activities.

Food Stories March 1, 2011

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I’ve mentioned the British Nutrition Foundation‘s Food – a fact of life website before on the blog. They’ve recently produced a collection of stories based around exploring the topic of food in a cross-curricular manner. There is a teacher’s guide for each story, a link to the story on YouTube, a downloadable video,  the story as a powerpoint, some interactive whiteboard activities and activity worksheets.

The Green Classroom November 9, 2010

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Yorkshire Water‘s The Green Classroom provides key stage 2 teachers with lesson plans and work books that use a range of key primary school subjects to teach the curriculum topic of water. There are nine lesson plans connected to areas such as science, maths, citizenship, geography, english, art & design and ICT

Class Clips June 28, 2010

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The BBC‘s Learning  Zone broadband site features a large searchable database of short audio and video clips matched to the primary curriculum. The material comes from all around the BBC (from sources such as their education programming and their news output) and each clip is accompanied by a discussion point or teaching idea.

Sport Relief February 22, 2010

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As well as fundraising resources, the Sport Relief teachers section includes cross-curricular lesson plans, interactive resources, assembly ideas  and a collection of activities for foundation stage children. Sport Relief 2010 runs from the 19th to 21st March this year so there’s still time to send off for a free primary schools kit.

Sing Up February 9, 2010

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The Sing Up project resources have been designed support the use of singing as a cross-curricular tool. The site features a large library of songs, a bank of lesson plans linked to different subjects and a collection of general hints, tips and tools to improve your students’ singing skills.

Magic Studio February 2, 2010

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Magic Studio is both a learning resource library and creation tool. The database contains lots of material created by museums, education institutions and individuals.  Click here to see a selection of the material for primary and foundation stage students. Some example resources: CVC words as pictures, Greek Gods drag and drop and worship images.