News Tagged 'literacy'

Oktapodi

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Oktapodi
Oktapodi is a delightful short film which is fun on its own but would make a huge contribution to pupil interest in a study of Greece.
 
The film can be seen at:

http://vimeo.com/4352688

Ideas for activities:

  • Describe the characters in the film.
  • What is the story about?
  • Can you sequence the pictures and write a sentence about each one in a PowerPoint or Publisher presentation?
  • Why does ...

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Homework Games for Summer – Literacy and Reading

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A picture of some literacy games

Cbeebies is already a firm favourite in many households as there are so many games and stories to listen to, songs to sing, painting to be done and lots more; it is well worth setting as homework on its own 🙂

Below we have listed other recommended websites which parents can use to reinforce pupils’ literacy skills during the ...

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Fables

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Fables seem to fit into the literacy curriculum for all years, whether listening, writing, making animations or videos they are great fun and very interesting. There are  a huge collection of video, text and picture resources that you can call upon for lessons on this subject.

A picture from a fable

Ivyjoy.com – a  lovely collection of fables and well known fairy tales.

Fablevision.com – has ...

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Storyline Online

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The Storytime Online logo

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Foundation runs a wonderful story telling site called the  ‘Storyline Online’ Program:

“Since 1993, the SAG Foundation has been committed to championing children’s literacy. Through our many diverse and innovative programs we continue to inspire children to read and write. With unique partnerships and collaborations and support from thousands of (SAG) actors across the ...

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SATs Revision

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BBC Bitesize webpageWith SATs only a few weeks away pupils may wish to investigate some of these useful KS2 revision sites:

Bitesize – a whole set of games that may be worth running through between now and taking the SATs.

Tips for surviving SATs

There are 6 free days for Maths Boot Camp available  and also Literacy activities. As ...

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