Useful Websites

Useful Websites

http://www.coxhoe.durham.sch.uk/ Go to ‘curriculum’ and choose the subject you are interested in – there are links to many other sites with plenty of interactive resources.
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/ Mainly Numeracy, Literacy and Science games and interactive activities.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ Age appropriate, subject specific activities, games, worksheets and experiments. Also has revision activities.
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ Fun and useful interactive activities for most subjects as well as games for the children.
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/ A very odd combination of random Science, History, Art and Literacy activities but interactive and fun!
http://demo.onlineclub.iboard.co.uk/ Scroll down the page to view activity by curriculum topic. Some really nice interactive activities – bright and colourful so particularly nice for younger children.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ Contains links to interactive resources based on all subject areas.
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/ Some Literacy, Numeracy and Science based activities – not a huge range but easy to use.

Literacy
http://www.ictgames.co.uk/ A whole range of lovely interactive games for Primary aged children.
http://www.starfall.com/ For early years – American site so watch the accent but the children love it!
http://www.blewa.co.uk/ Looks at the history of the written word, with ideas for making scrolls, writing during Victorian Times etc.
http://www.storiesfromtheweb.org/ Book reviews, free stories, writing activities and games for Primary aged children.
http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html Scroll down the page for free online animated stories.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/index.shtml BBC website based on ‘letter and sounds’. Includes some great online games and activities – particularly the blending games.
http://www.candlelightstories.com/storybooks/grimms-fairy-tales/ Audio books, stories and games. Many of the stories are ‘classics’ eg. from the brothers Grimm (read with an American accent)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml The Primary Literacy zone from BBC schools.
http://www.seussville.com/ Games based on the stories
http://tutpup.com/plays/new/2-word-game A fun spelling game against an opponent (computer) and the clock. Also improves typing speed and accuracy.

Numeracy
http://northwood.org.uk/
http://www.ictgames.co.uk/ A whole range of lovely interactive games for Primary aged children.
http://www.pbs.org/parents/earlymath/ An American website with some great interactive games.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml Numeracy homepage from the BBC including interactive games, programmes and worksheets.
http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary.html A fantastic maths dictionary complete with visual demonstrations of many difficult concepts
http://www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html Fun maths games that can be set to different levels of difficulty. Each ‘level’ is a different game to the one preceding it.
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/allgames.html Maths games for older children although they will probably be unaware that it is ‘work’!
http://tutpup.com/ Great maths games that can be set at different levels – playing against an opponent (computer) or the clock – very addictive!
http://www.mathsisfun.com/ Games and explanations of different concepts with child friendly illustrations.
http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/fun/ Maths games for older children.

Other
http://funschool.kaboose.com/ Fun games for children
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/ Characters, stories, songs and games for young children based on Cbeebies shows.
http://tv.disney.go.com/playhouse/index.html Games, characters and other activities from Disney.
http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/ Lots of fun for older students – visit Diagon Alley and Ollivander’s wand shop.
http://www.kidswb.com/ Games and downloads from Warner Bros. for younger children
http://www.nickjr.com/index.jhtml?extcmp=SEO_SSP_Y Interactive art activities and games incl. ‘Dora the explorer’
http://www.cargames1.com/ Lots of different car and motorbike racing games – excellent for use in choosing time.
http://www.startvg.com/games/ Another of the children’s favourites during choosing time.
http://www.starwars.com/kids/ Games, craft ideas, online colouring etc!
http://www.pixar.com/shorts/index.html Watch any of the classic Pixar ‘Shorts’, very, very funny!
http://www.dreamworks.com/ Games, downloads and printables for kids.
http://www.roalddahl.com/ Games and activities based on the books
http://www.kidsgames4free.com/ A whole range of fun free games for upper ks1 and ks2 children.