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Poetry Resources

A collection put together by the BBC of resources, including videos, to explore poetry with both primary and secondary age pupils.

Teachers

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5-16 year olds
Spooky Spellings

This spelling game uses the words listed in the UK National Curriculum as being 'Common Exception Words' or tricky words.

Pupils

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5-11 year olds
Sky Writer

A handwriting demonstration tool which demonstrates correct letter formation. It works well as a whole class activity on an interactive whiteboard or in a group situation on a tablet. It includes a cursive writing option.

Teachers, Pupils

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4-7 year olds
Forest Phonics

Forest Phonics is a spelling game where you can select the phonemes you want to focus on.

Pupils

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4-7 year olds
Ssssssnake Hotel

A great blog with lots of fabulous teaching ideas for reading/writing/performing poetry.

Teachers

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7-11 year olds
Short Vowel Word Machines

Can you read the three letter (CVC) words on these animated word machines?

Pupils

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4-5 year olds
Aesop's Fables

Forty of Aesop's best-known fables are brought to life in adaptations for children. Each story is five minutes long and read by an all-star cast including Brenda Blethyn, Richard E Grant, Jane Horrocks and Alison Steadman.

Pupils

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5-9 year olds
Spooky Sounds

Children will love this game where they need to identify the phonemes which match sounds. This game is linked to the Letters and Sounds programme.

Pupils

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4-6 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

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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

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7-14 year olds
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