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Education Literacy Numeracy Science History Geography Art PE Design Technology Languages Miscellaneous

Education sites

http://www.thegrid.org.uk
The public pages from Hertfordshire Education

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/index.htm
The main site for the Department for Education and Science

http://www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo
Discover activities for all ages across the UK run by the BBC and trusted partners including museums, galleries and nature organisations near you.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools
BBCi Schools: Ages 4-Adult

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Literacy

http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/treasure/
A site based on treasure island

http://www.eric-carle.com
The official Eric Carle website – features ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar ‘ and ‘The Red Fox’

http://www.peterrabbit.co.uk/
The world of Beatrix Potter tells us about the life of the author and the characters in her books.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Activities and games based on CBeebies characters such as the Teletubbies, Fimbles, Tweenies and Bob the Builder. Aimed at ages up to 6.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo
DynaMo Literacy, numeracy and science games, including Spellbound and Who's Spooking Who? Designed for home use.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits

Covers the word and text objectives of year 3, 4 and 5 of the National Literacy Strategy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship
Aimed at chidlren preparing for KS1 National Tests in English.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey
Can be used in the literacy hour for reception year and year 1.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures
Learning phonics can be used as part of the literacy hour for years 1, 2 and 3 with interactive games suitable for whole class work using an interactive whiteboard.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/tracybeaker/
Activities based on the best-selling books by Jacqueline Wilson, relevant to KS2 English.

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Numeracy

http://www.nrich.maths.org.uk/
A really rich resource, for extending students, with new activities each month; use the Archive to find activities and solutions from previous months

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Activities and games based on CBeebies characters such as the Teletubbies, Fimbles, Tweenies and Bob the Builder. Aimed at ages up to 6.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo

DynaMo Literacy, numeracy and science games, including Spellbound and Who's Spooking Who? Designed for home use.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime
Number Time activities alot into the Numeracy Framework for reception year and years 1 and 2.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship
Aimed at chidlren preparing for KS1 National Tests in English.

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Science

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Activities and games based on CBeebies characters such as the Teletubbies, Fimbles, Tweenies and Bob the Builder. Aimed at ages up to 6.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo
DynaMo Literacy, numeracy and science games, including Spellbound and Who's Spooking Who? Designed for home use.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/podsmission
Pod's Mission covers KS2 QCA Science Unit 4A: Moving and growing, Unir 4D:Solids, liquids and how they can be separated, and Unit 4F: Circuits and conductors. Also a unit on bones.
 

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History

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece
Ancient Greece covers KS2 QCA History Units 14 and 15

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/anglosaxons
Anglo-Saxons covers KS2 QCA History Unit 6B: An Anglo-Saxon case study

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/9_14/index.shtml?as
Contains activites relevant to KS2-3 History and D&T

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/victorians
Children in Victorian Britain covers KS2 QCA History Unit 11

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ww2children
Children of World War 2 covers KS2 QCA History unit 9

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/romans
Covers KS2 QCA History Unit 6A:A Roman case study

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/vikings
Covers KS2 QCA History Unit 6C: A Viking case study.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/walk

Case studies in Unit 6: Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Unit 8: Tudors, Unit 11 and 12: Victorians and Unit 13: Changes since 1948

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/
The National Maritime Museums site with links to the Royal Observatory.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/

The Victoria and Albert Museum better known as The V&A.

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Geography

http://www.ordsvy.gov.uk/
Free and Fun section of the OS site for children

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear
Supports KS1 QCA Geography Unit 5: Where in the world is Barnaby Bear

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/riversandcoasts
KS2 QCA Geography Units 14 and 23: Investigating rivers and coasts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/twocities
Explores and compares life in Belfast and Meixco City.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather
Covers KS2 QCA Geography Unit 7: Weather around the world.

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Art

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/collection/default_online.htm
The entire collection – online!
 

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PE

http://www.olympic.org/uk/index_uk.asp
The site for all information on the Olympic movement

http://www.ukathletics.net/
The Athletics site

http://www.rfu.com/
Official site of the Rugby Football Union

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Design Technology

http://www.howstuffworks.com/
A site jam packed full of useful information on how everything works including the INTERNET!

http://www.flying-pig.co.uk/
Ideas on mechanisms and structures

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Activities and games based on CBeebies characters such as the Teletubbies, Fimbles, Tweenies and Bob the Builder. Aimed at ages up to 6.

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Languages

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryfrench
Beginners' French for 10-11 year olds. Content also relevant to KS2 QCA Units 1-6.

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Miscellaneous

http://www.google.co.uk/
One of the best around and available on The Hertfordshire Grid

http://www.ajkids.com
A child friendly version of the Ask Jeeves search engine

http://cks.nice.org.uk/

Advice from Nice on head lice 


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