Introducing Africa

This post, ‘Introducing Africa’, lists a small collection of websites intended to introduce children to the continent of Africa. The sites are mostly sets of interesting facts which may help children start to get a general idea of the scope of the...

Life for African Kids

Life for African Kids is a BBC Newsround project available on the web. It was developed in 2003 so is slightly out of date but it does give a good picture of what life in modern Africa is like. It is likely to really surprise the children learning about it. If they...

WorldStories

WorldStories is a website created by KIDsOut. It has free storybooks for children in a large number of the languages (currently 31 different languages), spoken by children in the UK. It is a set of interactive, illustrated stories shared in many different languages....

Summer Activities from World Book Day

Summer Activities from World Book Day provide a treasure trove of activities, including: cooking ideas, extracts from books and more. Their YouTube channel also has lovely video stories for under fives, featured in the Big Little Book Corner section. In the World of...

Science of Everyday Objects

Science of Everyday Objects is a free book written by Douglas and Pakaket Alford and is freely available for teachers to copy for classroom use. I think it is also a very useful resource to share with families where children are still learning at home. It is not based...

Parent and Afterschool Resources

Read Write Think have released some really useful Parent and Afterschool Resources. They also have many classroom resources, as well as a professional development section and videos. The resources are divided into age bands from kindergarten to year 12, in two year...

Real Writing

Real Writing  – Writing Catch-Up Resources have been shared by Plazoon. The resource packs launch officially in September but are also available over the summer for anyone running catch-up programmes.  See the following, from an e-mail that arrived today:...

Virtual Summer Camp

Virtual Summer Camp is being provided by Wide Open School, a consortium of educational parties working together. It will comprise of educational experiences and fun activities for the summer. There are new themes being introduced every week. “We hope that Wide Open...

Daily Writing Videos

Daily Writing Videos are currently being shared by Litfilmfest as part of its home learning provision. The videos are designed to give isolated learners a visual means of engagement in a writing activity each day. There are talks with special guests with independent...