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Learn with Dogs Trust May 12, 2015

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The Dogs Trust website has a learning resources area with material aimed at junior-age students. Two dog puppets, Jimmy and Chew star in videos that explore the issues involved with looking after a pet. Each video has a supporting teaching pack linked to various curriculum areas and there are also standalone resources featuring Science and Design & Technology activities.

Healthy Eating May 11, 2015

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There are a whole host of websites out there extolling the virtues of various foods and their health benefits as part of a balanced diet. You can create a balanced lesson by selectively picking and choosing ¬†material from a variety of them. ūüôā For salad, look at Salad Days. If you’re after cheese, there are resources from the aptly named British Cheese Board. Dairy in general? DairyCo For a healthy start to to day, look at Shake Up Your Wake Up. Fish? Fish is the Dish. Potatoes? Grow Your Own Potatoes.¬†Bread and other foods from grain? GrainChain

Or you could go to Food A Fact of Life which incorporates material from a lot of the organisations above!

Send My Friend May 8, 2015

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The Send My Friend website has teaching resources, learning activities & video clips for anyone looking to teach their class about the global campaign to ensure quality education for all children. The organisation runs an annual campaign and offers a free teaching pack for schools.

Site Update: 7th May 2015 May 7, 2015

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Hi everyone. Just a small update this week with 3 new resources added but I have reorganised our Oxford Reading Tree resources page. Full details (and links) are given here. Thanks to everyone who sent in contributions this time! Find out how you can support the site by clicking this link.

CuttingandSticking.co May 7, 2015

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Lucy Hall‘s cuttingandsticking.co blog features a collection of art & craft ideas for primary school children of all ages. Topics include art from around the world and the seasons as well as material focussing on specific artists and techniques.

Black Mountain Lime Industry Resources May 6, 2015

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These education resources, produced by the Dyfed Archaeological Trust are based around the Black Mountain lime quarries in the Brecon Beacons but could easily be adapted to use with a similar local area. The available units cover curriculum areas such as English, Science, History, Geography and Art.

Everyone Counts (Oxfam) May 5, 2015

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Oxfam Education have created this Maths resource for ages 8-12 that uses real-world data to compare the lives of children from across the globe. Covering topics such as as time and data handling, the resource explores how inequality affects the lives of children in different parts of the globe.

National Stem Centre May 4, 2015

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The National STEM Centre website has collections of activities, games and videos linked to both Primary Maths and Primary Science. Each area is split into topics which are further subdivided by age-group.

Technology Timeline May 1, 2015

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This interactive timeline, from ITN Source uses film/video clips to highlight how science and technology have changed our lives over the past hundred years ago. As always, it’s worth watching clips through to check all content is suitable for your particular class.