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Spellathon 2012

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A Screen shot from the web page of the Spellathon

“Start practicing now as next year the world will compete in the first ever Global English Language Digital Spellathon Championships!

Spellathon is presented by ‘The Professor’, an amazing 3D bee character voiced by Stephen Fry and is set in a futuristic digital universe where the ‘Spelling Bees’ guide you through spelling games.

Entrants are ...

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Holocaust Day – 27 January 2012

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Holocaust Day gives primary schools an opportunity to reflect on the persecution that led to the death of millions of Jews in the Second World War.

Assemblies can be used to address hatred and to teach pupils tolerance in an effort try to ensure that nothing  like that ever happens again and the following sites are recommended:

TES – PrimaryAssembly (Sir Ludwig Guttmann)

Teaching Expertise – Primary Assembly (holocaust memorial day)

Below are websites that contain links to teacher ...

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The Faulkes Telescope Project

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The Faulkes Telescope Project is designed to get pupils involved in research-based science education which aims to improve understanding and motivation.

Secondary school pupils studying space can make use of the wide range of Faulkes Telescope educational resources being made available via the website. The resources range from basic introductory activities through to data analysis. ...

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Meet Smartie the Penguin – EYFS E-safety Resources

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Meet Smartie the Penguin pictureThere is a new set of EYFS and KS1 resources available from The Early Surfers’ Zone section of the Childnet International’s Kidsmart website.

These resources are specifically created for Nursery, Reception, EYFS and KS1 aged children and in our opinion, are well worth evaluating.

The Early Surfers’ Zone is designed for the parents and carers and educators of 3-7 year olds, to ...

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Wordsmyth Dictionary Widget

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Wordsmyth is a very useful on-line dictionary and thesaurus widget which is freely available to download and easy to use in the primary school classroom.

It is used from the bookmark bar of your internet browser so can be downloaded onto any device that connects to the internet (i.e. phones, iPod Touches, netbooks, laptops and PCs). After an introduction on school computers, why not encourage pupils to make use of Wordsmyth on their own devices at home?

To download:

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