123HUB News – July 2016

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123HUB Featured Theme for July and August 2016

Our Featured Theme for July and August 2016 is the essential and life-sustaining topic of ‘Water’

Each month, we include many links to research, planning and teaching resources from around the world – which collectively should satisfy the requirements of any related creative curriculum, or classroom topic. Water, is a wide-ranging and fascinating study and we have gathered together over 50 great water resources to assist you:

sea lifeThe Oceans and Beneath the Sea.  Water, in the form of the oceans and seas of the world, is a really interesting area to study. About 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96 percent of all Earth’s water. These oceans and seas are host to an enormous diversity of sea life. We have over 25 great resources that explore: the location and make-up of the oceans, the importance of the oceans to our ecology, the sea life to be found in them and a great deal more in addition.


drops-of-water-578897_960_720Water and the Water Cycle. Water and the Water Cycle are also really fascinating focuses. Water is an essential commodity to sustain life; however, it, unfortunately, is not as readily available in some parts of the world as it is in this country. Where does it come from? Where does it go to? What is it used for? Why do we need it? We have over 25 superb resources that cover: water use, water availability, water quality, the water cycle and much more besides.

Our featured themes are made up of a mixture of teaching and investigation resources. They comprise of: information, facts, research, hands-on activities illustrations and video clips, as well as some detailed planning – each of which will effectively underpin our very engaging and wonderful topics.

The featured theme is updated monthly during the school year. Watch out for our great ‘Ancient Egyptians’ resources coming in September 2016!


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123HUB’s Archived Featured Themes

The 123HUB features new interesting themes each month. Every theme includes a vast number of links to really useful research, planning and teaching resources from around the world. These, collectively, should satisfy the requirements of any related creative curriculum, or classroom topic. Click on the links below to have a look at the brilliant themes that have already been featured and are now archived on the 123HUB to date:


Coming featured themes to look forward to: 

  • Ancient Egyptians
  • Festivals & Celebrations
  • Technology & Computing
  • Christmas & Chocolate
  • Victorians
  • Colour &  Colour Artists
  • The Romans
  • Minibeasts
  • Ancient Greece
  • Inventors & Inventions


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BrainPOP is Coming to the 123HUB

123ICT are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer BrainPOP curriculum video resources at a discounted rate as part of our Computing curriculum support to our schools. In addition, there will shortly be a number of FREE BrainPOP resources available here on the 123HUB.

What is BrainPOP?

BrainPOP create high quality digital tools and curriculum content that children can use to learn in a way that’s best for them. BrainPOP also supports the teachers who guide them.

Click here to find out more about BrainPOP on the 123HUB…


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If you haven’t checked out the fantastic 123HUB yet, here is why you really should:

The 123HUB is designed to assist teachers in finding quality on-line resources via a simple 1 – 2 – 3 search. Our aim is to take the effort and guesswork out of finding the best online resources that are available for teachers. It is envisaged that the 123HUB will grow to include thousands of educational websites (currently there are over 1200 resources to be found on the site). Rest assured that, each of the sites that we include, will have been carefully reviewed and rated according to their relevance to the new Primary Curriculum. You can trust in the quality of the sites published as they have been evaluated by members of our team, who are also qualified teachers.

123HUB is FREE for teachers and by registering; you can create your own planner and save useful sites for further reference. Registered teachers can also recommend their favourite websites for inclusion.

Why not check out the 123HUB – at: – now, take advantage of our exciting new resources for teachers and join the growing 123HUB community?