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The Cat and the Fiddle

A good animation of the nursery rhyme the Cat and the Fiddle. Listen or read along with the text. It has accompanying games. The animation works well on an interactive whiteboard. Best viewed in full-screen mode.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

3-5 year olds
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare

A Flash animation featuring Shakespeare where he gives a short account of his life, his marriage, his children and about how he started his company of actors. His plays are mentioned briefly in terms of their genres.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Teaching Synthetic Phonics Phase 3

Video excerpts of a teacher delivering a phase 3 phonics session.

Teachers

Not tablet friendly

5-7 year olds
The Owl and the Pussycat

The website has an animation of the nonsense poem by Edward Lear. Listen to or read the poem or try one of the interactive activities which go with it.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Online Audio Stories

Enjoy free online fairy tales, classic books and poems for children. There are also lots of stories to read too.

Pupils, Parents

Not tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Poetryclass

Poetryclass can help teachers wanting to bring poetry alive in the classroom. It has good ideas for teaching poetry.

Teachers

Tablet friendly

7-16 year olds
Fish 'Em Up

Drop the fishing line to catch the right ending to words in this spelling game.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Prefixes and Suffixes

A game where you need to choose prefixes and suffixes to make a new word.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

9-11 year olds
The Wind in the Willows

Listen to The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham told in ten episodes by Bernard Cribbins. Each episode is accompanied by a short synopsis and a printable transcript, for the children to follow. There are follow-up ideas for teachers.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

8-10 year olds
Silly, Silly Jack

A colourful ebook telling the fairy tale of a boy who gets things wrong most of the time.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-7 year olds
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