Curriculum

Introducing Politics

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Introducing politicsPolitics is going to be a big part of the news over the next  few weeks! As there is an unexpected general election coming up, it is a good opportunity to teach children a little about what a general election is and why we have one.

Finding out about Parliament: Voting is a pack designed for ...

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The British Museum – Ancient Greek History

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The British Museum Ancient Greek History

The British Museum has a great site developed specifically for children covering Ancient Greek History.

The chapters included are:

  • The Acropolis
  • Athens
  • Daily Life
  • Festivals and Games
  • Geography
  • Gods and Goddesses
  • Knowledge and Learning
  • Sparta
  • Time Lines
  • War
  • Staff Room

Each section is split into three parts: Story, Explore and Challenge.

Story

The Story section is filled with information, often interactive and based on images, poetry, stories etc. There is either a note, or glossary item, which pops up to ...

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Children’s University – Ancient Greece

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Ancient GreeceThe Children’s University of Manchester has developed an interesting site about Ancient Greece. To view the interactive element of the site, users must have enabled Flash to run on their browser. Google Chrome users will need to add the site to their exceptions by following these instructions.

Particularly useful on the site is the timelines that show: the ...

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Amaze Sex Education

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Sex EducationSex education is often covered towards the end of year 6 in preparation for changing to secondary schools.  There is a very useful sex education website called Amaze. The site content is covered in a set of cartoons which are very straightforward, easy to understand, light-hearted and two of them could be used to help teaching all year 6 children.

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Office Mix

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Office MixOffice Mix was created with educators in mind; it is a free add-in for PowerPoint made by Microsoft and it includes everything a teacher needs to easily create and share interactive online lessons. Unfortunately, at this time, Office Mix is only compatible with Windows and not Macs.

As most teachers already know and use PowerPoint, this tiny free add in makes it easy to add tiny clips of video and questions ...

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