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Robots and Gadgets – A Fun Factivity Sticker Book

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‘Factivity- Robots and Gadgets’ illustrated by Susanna Rumiz and published by Parragon. In this vividly illustrated factivity book children will be introduced to the world of robots and gadgets. Each page briefly outlines how robots are used to make our lives easier. From robot suits to help people with disabilities to imagining a robot-led future each page delivers fact after fact. …

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Celebrate Biology Week 2016 – Free Resources

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The Royal Society of Biology has a number of resources available to help people celebrate. Children can make ‘what is biology’ fortune tellers, make LEGO stem cells, discover how mushrooms get their spots with a fun activity , make their own garden and much more. The society also have kits available to borrow although this is aimed  at to groups. I …

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Free Roald Dahl Resources

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It is 100 years since Roald Dahl and his magnificent imagination was born. To help celebrate there are lots of events taking place around the country. We have come across a few extra resources which may prove useful too. Enjoy! There are oodles of lesson plans to accompany his titles here:  https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/teach/teach-the-stories?p=1   If it’s colouring sheets that you’re after then this …

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Review of the Schofield & Sims Resources for both KS1 & KS2

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The main resources we used came from Schofield & Sims. We had workbooks for both key stage 1 and key stage 2 children and used these for our core subjects of English, Maths ans Science. English Schofield & Sims English Practice KS2 Workbook which goes hand in hand with 7 topic workbooks which are: Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading & …

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Free Maths Resources

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There are some great resources available for free on the Nuffield Foundation website. The charity was established by Lord Nuffield and continues to offer research opportunities in science & maths. The resources are very useful especially for KS2 upwards. Find resources on the following link: http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/teachers

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A Review of EdPlace – An Online Educational Resource (includes discount code)

In Curriculums, EdPlace, English, Maths, Resources, Reviews, Science by Prudence2 Comments

Edplace is dedicated to helping children learn and getting parents involved with their youngsters education. The company was founded in 2005 and has become a highly regarded educational website. It has been favourably featured in the national press including The Times and Telegraph. We were given the opportunity to review the resources available by the Edplace team over the last …

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Free Fun Coding for Kids – The Doctor and the Dalek

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Computer science is a subject which my children enjoy hugely. One of their other favourite things in life is Doctor Who so imagine their delight when we discovered the ‘Doctor and the Dalek’ game. The game itself is great fun and my eldest has played it many times. Today I decided to broaden their coding horizons by using prompts from the …

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Fabulous Free Science Posters & Lesson Plans

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We regularly download some of the lesson plans from the Oxford University Press. The plans include detailed technicians notes which are incredibly helpful and worksheets to support a variety of science topics. Whilst they are aimed at key stage 3 children both of my children have enjoyed using the resources. Take a look at the downloadable packs here: https://global.oup.com/education/content/secondary/key-issues/ks3-science/?view=ProductList&region=uk We …

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A Great Free Newspaper Writing Resource – Fun for Kids!

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We have been focusing on newspaper articles this week. My eldest has been reading various papers, looking for interesting stories and writing his own reports. We came across a great free resource to help with this topic. The newspaper generator allows you to write your article and print it as a newspaper clip. My eldest was really excited about this …

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An Easy Experiment to Teach Children About Metalloids.

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Conducting this activity will provide the perfect opportunity to discuss the properties of metalloids and in particular boron. Metalloids are also known as semi-conductors and have both metallic and non-metallic properties. The metalloids are: Boron, Silicon, Polonium, Germanium, Arsenic, Antimony & Tellurium. In this experiment we use Borax which is a Boron compound as it also contains sodium and oxygen. …