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The Children's Poetry Archive

A superb selection of poems arranged by themes, style or author. You can listen to an audio track of each poem being read by the author.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Teaching Ideas

Lots of brilliant lesson ideas, plans, activities and resources to use in the primary classroom.

Teachers

Tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Video to Support Teaching of Synthetic Phonics Phase 1

Video footage of a teacher demonstrating action songs and rhymes that help children to show an awareness of rhyme and alliteration.

Teachers

Not tablet friendly

3-5 year olds
What's the Difference?

A lovely online sorting game intended to stimulate discussion between adult and young child to promote language development. Could be used for sorting materials lessons.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

3-6 year olds
Phonics Frog Word Dip

Designed for class use on an interactive whiteboard this phonics resource supports the learning and teaching of blending and segmenting for spelling new alternative phoneme - grapheme correspondences in cvc words.

Teachers

Not tablet friendly

5-7 year olds
My Online Reading

My Online Reading provides free colourful online books to help young children develop reading skills. The content, grammar and vocabulary of the stories is suited to children with a reading age of 6 to 8 years.

Pupils, Parents

Not tablet friendly

3-7 year olds
Drama

There are practical ideas for a variety of activities such as acting, improvisation, mime and dance. The site includes video teaching demonstrations. A Northern Ireland site but the activities would work well anywhere.

Teachers

Partly tablet friendly

3-14 year olds
Storybird

Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories that are fun to make, share, and read. Great for inspiring reluctant readers.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Not tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Alphablocks

Alphablocks from the BBC is aimed at four-to-six-year-olds who are learning to read. It is a fun way to learn your letters, both sounds and names. Each letter has been made into a little character.

Pupils, Parents

Not tablet friendly

3-7 year olds
Questionaut

A curious quest through magical lands. It will test your knowledge of English, maths and science. Your mission: to recover your friend's hat!

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
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