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The Write Book September 9, 2015

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The Book Trust‘s The Write Book project features a collection of great resources for KS2 teachers based on using children’s books to inspire writing. There are case studies, that show how the programme has been implemented in other schools, as well as videos, audit tools & advice. You can even use the Book Trust Bookfinder to help you locate a suitable text to use as a focus.

The Literacy Shed September 28, 2012

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Rob Smith’s The Literacy Shed contains a large collection of ideas of how to use images, videos and other freely available Internet media in your lessons.

Playground Games June 22, 2012

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This resource on playground games from the British Library contains material documenting over 100 years of children’s songs, rhymes and games. Contemporary and historical footage is used to illustrate the games and there is a teachers’ pack detailing activities linked to the website.

Spelling it Right March 10, 2011

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Roger Smith’s Spelling it Right website features spelling activities together with pages of advice for pupils and their parents. Spelling patterns and rules are also reinforced using games, wordsearches and crossword puzzles.

(Link updated: 31/08/14)

Teeny Reading Seeds February 28, 2011

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Phonics International is a commercial scheme but the people behind it have made these basic early phonics resources available for free on their website. The material includes rhyme & song suggestions, colouring sheets, picture games and alphabet displays.

Oxford Reading Tree Resources September 9, 2010

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The Oxford Reading Tree website has a collection of free resources for teachers who are using the reading scheme with their students. The downloads include material such as character sheets, word & sentence level teaching notes and activity ideas. Don’t forget we also have a large selection of Oxford Reading Tree activities and resources on this page of the Primary Resources website.

My Online Reading June 4, 2010

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This Australian website contains a collection of simple illustrated stories and texts designed for students with reading ages ranging from four to seven. It has been developed to improve reading fluency and confidence and, although the stories are very simple, younger students should enjoy them.

Doorway Online February 8, 2010

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Doorway Online is a suite of free learning activities provided by the Scottish Borders Council. Designed for independent use, each exercise has range of accessibility and difficulty options. Topics covered  include time, money, counting to 10, first words and first sounds.

Digital Adwise January 20, 2010

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Digital Adwise, from Media Smart,  has been designed to help teach KS1 and KS2 students about marketing communications. The interactive online lessons can be used by individuals or small groups on classroom computers. The lessons aim to help children to identify and understand the commercial purpose behind online marketing techniques such as viral marketing, the use of social marketing sites and online games.

Mr Thorne Does Phonics January 15, 2010

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UK Primary teacher Chris Thorne has created this great You Tube channel full of phonics videos to support teachers, pupils and (mainly) parents who are reading with their children at home.