Sunday, 16 June 2013

Stretch Break for Kids

Stretch Break for Kids is a program that interrupts your smartboard at a set interval each day.  If you don't want it to interrupt your lesson you can choose to ignore it or reset it to a later time

It gives pupils exercises to do while sitting at their desks in order to prevent RSIs  It is free to download for schools.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

PrimaryTreasureChest and SimilarSites

A popular alternative to Sparklebox, provides lots of downloadable primary resources, some of which are editable.  We have been using their human body resources this week.

The SimilarSites website comes up with 20 similar sites to PrimaryTeacherChest.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Big Writing points system

Based on  a checklist of aspects of  Big writing, this points system focuses on the four main aspects:- V-vocabulary, C – connectives, O – openers and P – punctuation. It helps children visualise and see the importance and need to check and edit their writing. See more at

Friday, 10 May 2013


Paint your own picture using different widths of brush, different opacities of paint and lots of different colours at ArtPad.

Click replay and watch your painting appear from start to finish again stroke by stroke!

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Make posters with smore

Make flyers or posters to share online or print. Try using it for flipped learning.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013


LinkBunch lets you put multiple weblinks into one small link which you can share over IM, Twitter, email or   mobile phone SMS and which looks like a TinyURL.

Learn more about LinkBunch here or go ahead and create your own LinkBunch!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Thinking skills

Thinking Tools 4 Me  has many thinking tools and routines you can use in your classroom.  From See-Think-Wonder and Timed-Pair-Share to Compass Points and Circle of Viewpoints there are many to choose from.

You can also download posters to display in your class from  the foot of the page (in .ppt format).