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Missing Pop Star Puzzle

Work out what happened to the missing celebrity and write a newspaper article about the event. Lots of tips on improving your writing style.

Pupils
9-11 year olds
Spellingframe

A free spelling game where both statutory and example words from the spelling curriculum in England is included. Each word is read aloud, included in a sentence and broken into syllables. Ideal for homework or use in class.

Pupils
6-11 year olds
Poetry Resources

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

Teachers
5-16 year olds
Ssssssnake Hotel

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

Teachers
7-11 year olds
Help a Hedgehog

A super read the word challenge game. You have 90 seconds to read as many words as you can. The words are matched to Letters and Sounds Phases 2 and 3 or you can enter your own words.The game helps decoding and blending words.

Pupils
5-6 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
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
4-6 year olds
Sound Sayer

A teaching tool to support whole-class or small groups with phonics teaching. It can support parents too when they are helping their child with reading at home.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
5-7 year olds
Epic

Epic is a digital reading platform for children up to the age of 12. It has a collection of 40,000+ popular, high-quality books from 250+ of the world’s best publishers. A subscription site.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
3-12 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
5-11 year olds
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