Kids Against Plastic

Kids Against Plastic is a website offering lesson guides and resources that will help teachers embed learning about pollution, caused by plastic, into the  curriculum.  There are already lots of resources on the site, but their easy download packs are marked as...

Historical Heroes, or Villains?

Who were heroes and who were villains in history is a very interesting discussion to have with children, some of whom may already have a job deciding what is fact and what is fiction. Robin Hood, a hero to many, or villain to some, is a character definitely worthy of...

Brave Animal Hero Stories

Brave animal hero stories could be used in a great self-study project, linked to any topic about heroes and villains. Children could find two or three stories they liked and make their own tiny book. This may even be a short project for the slightly older children,...

Famous People from History

Famous People from History is compiled from a set of radio broadcasts and class video clips from BBC Teach. The stories are told in the first person and the radio dramas really bring the story of the famous person to life. The transcripts are attractive – they...

Making Tiny Books

Making tiny books was an absolute favourite in my classes when I was teaching, especially for use in mini topics, self-study topics, or writing and illustrating the children’s own stories. There were two sorts that we regularly made: one, a tiny book from one sheet of...

TypingClub – Free and School Edition

TypingClub free, or the School Edition, may be a very good resource to use during Lockdown. It could enable everyone, regardless of age, to improve their typing skills. It has both a free and pro version. On sign up, one can choose a free 60-day trial, which may well...

HeadStart Primary Booklets

HeadStart Primary Booklets are sets of English and Maths primary resources that are completely free for parents during Lockdown. All parents need to do is sign up an email account and they are directed to a download page where they can download as many booklets as...

Superheroes and Villains

Superheroes and Villains can be fun for writing activities and children really enjoy the discussing the character’s super-powers. These sites were not what I was looking for – I was actually searching for good resources for real life heroes and villains...

Real-Life Heroes

Real-life heroes exist all around us and children may be able to identify some from their local community. Children need to discuss what might a real-life hero be like, thinking about such things as kindness, generosity, support, helping the community, etc. The...