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The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed is home to a wealth of visual resources with teaching ideas suitable for use in the primary classroom. There are some fabulous animations to use as stimulus for writing.

Teachers

Tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Visual Dictionary Online

The dictionary with a new point of view. Explore the 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images and see words like never before.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Brenda Williams Poems

Delightful poems for children by Brenda Williams on themes such as summer, winter, autumn, baby poems, festivals and celebrations and nonsense poems. There are also teaching ideas too.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
World Stories

World Stories is a growing collection of stories from around the World. The collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories in the 21 languages most spoken by UK children. Read or listen to the stories.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
FindMeWords

Findmewords is the first dictionary to collect more than 450,000 words in English and classify them to offer users all kinds of dictionaries and search tools to find the word they are looking for such as rhyming, synonyms, antonyms and more.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet friendly

10-18 year olds
Toppsta

A great site if you're wanting to choose books for children. All the reviews are organised by the age of the child, so you can see exactly which books children are enjoying at every age between 0 and 12

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet friendly

0-12 year olds
Dotty and Boo Cat in The Stinky Wood

An animated story where children watch and then answer questions at the end. There is also an additional set of questions, with illustrations, for parents and teachers to use for promoting children's language development. For 4 - 6 year olds.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

3-7 year olds
Fizzy Funny Fuzzy Poetry for Kids

Funny poems for children on lots of different subjects. The author is Gareth Lancaster. You can print out the poems and email them to a friend if you want.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Curriculumbits.com

A good resource library with free flash games, quizzes interactive animations and videos in a growing range of subjects.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

11-16 year olds
Verbs and Their Synonyms

A teaching aid about verbs which can be used to introduce them or for revision. It looks at their function and includes activities to identify them and find synonyms. Check the drop-down list for teachers' notes and worksheets. Great on an IWB.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
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