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Communicating Ideas

This website shows you how to design effective posters, newspapers and comics by going through the important elements of each. Later you can try out your own designs. A brilliant teaching tool which works really well on an interactive whiteboard.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
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
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
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
Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is a free website built to help parents with their child’s reading. This is an excellent resource packed with free ebooks from the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme, games and activities.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet-friendly

3-7 year olds
Words for Life

Words for Life’s aim is to inspire more people to read, more regularly, for both pleasure and personal advancement. Useful booklists especially chosen to appeal to less confident readers. Free resources matched to books.

Parents

Partly tablet-friendly

3-11 year olds
Teaching Library

Teaching Library has free teaching ideas and lesson resources linked to children's books and literature. A brilliant teaching resource.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
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