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Sumdog is a free maths
site which allows children
aged 7 - 14 to play
mental maths games
against each other.
Every child in Key Stage 2 has been registered by the school and can access the site using the password details provided.
Babelzone provides games, stories, songs and activities to help with learning French and
Spanish. We love it at school
and now you can access the
site from home if you ask your
child's teacher for the username and password.
CBeebies is a great site
aimed at children from
2 to 9 years old. It
delivers a wide range of games, activities, and online TV which manages to be both fun and educational. 21st Century "Watch with Mother!!"
Pixlr is a free online photo editor. Edit, adjust and filter your images. We use it
in year 5 to create
Pop Art in the style of Andy Warhol.
Think U Know provides a
wide range of resources
related to e-safety and
staying safe online.
It is divided into five sections:
5-7, 8-10, 11-16, Parents/Carers and
Brain Boosters from Discovery Education can
provide hours of fun and frustration. Problems include lateral thinking, spatial
awareness, logic and
Click on the images to visit some useful websites.
Interactive Resources is a site full of award winning maths activities which are regulary used in your child's classroom. Just ask your child's teacher for the username and password that will allow you free access from home.
Homestyler is an online 3D design package which allows you to design rooms and outside spaces. We love using it at school in our ICT lessons so why not try it at home - it's free!
Lego.com is crammed full of games and activities for children of all ages. Many of the games have educational value and there is even a pre-school section for the very young.
Google SketchUp is an incredibly clever piece of software that allows you to draw detailed 3D pictures. Clicking on the logo will take you to the free download site. Happy sketching.
Think U Know provides a wide range of resources related to e-safety and staying safe online. It is divided into 5 sections: 5-7, 8-10, 11-16, Parents/Carers and Teachers/Trainers.
BBC Bitesize has for a long time been an excellent resource for school children of all ages. Games and activities are aimed at helping pupils revise for SATS tests and GCSE's.
Cbbc is aimed at children from 7 years upwards. It provides access to the websites of all Cbbc programmes including games, TV, activities and music.
PBS Kids is an American site that contains loads of educational games. There is even a section for parents which offers the chance to "Find tips and tools to raise awesome kids!" Who can argue with that?!
Myths and Legends gives children the chance to read, watch and create their own online stories. Using the Story Creator software, images, sounds, text and animations can be combined to create interactive fantasy tales.
Houghton Heritage is a fantastic site dedicated to the history of Houghton-le-Spring. Full of fascinating facts, features and pictures it is an invaluable place to visit for anyone with an interest in our ancient town.
Oxford Owl is a free parent support website. The site offers activities to support reading and maths. It also contains over 250 e-books.
National Geographic Kids is an American site containing a wealth of information, activities and games aimed at young learners from 8 years and above.
Dance Mat Typing teaches touch-typing in a fun and engaging way. Give it ago and you'll soon be able to use more than one finger at a time on that keyboard!
Cbeebies Grown-ups is a parents/carers guide to the BBC Cbeebies website. It explains how all activities are designed with learning in mind. Well worth a look.
Teach Your Monster to Read
Sign up for some
excellent free games
that teach phonics and
early reading skills.
Times Table Rockstars is the ultimate site for practising those pesky times tables. Play against the computer or opponents from around the globe to win some crazy rock gear for your avatar. It's fun and it's free!