Useful Links

LINKS

Useful links for KS1 and KS2

FAMILY SUPPORT & SAFEGUARDING

http://www.familylives.org.uk/

Parenting and Family Support – Family Lives (Parentline)

Helpline 0808 800 2222 and for parenting classes.

ART

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

www.howstuffworks.com

A site jam-packed full of useful information on how everything works.

www.flying-pig.co.uk

Ideas on mechanisms and structures.

EDUCATION SITES

www.thegrid.org.uk

The public pages from Hertfordshire Education.

http://www.education.gov.uk/

Information and support for parents on how to help with your child’s learning.

www.bbc.co.uk/learning/index.shtml

Contains a range of interactive sites for Primary Pupils – check out SPYWATCH and The Romans.

GEOGRAPHY

www.ordsvy.gov.uk

Free and Fun section of the OS site for children.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/riversandcoasts

KS2 QCA Geography Units 14 and 23: Investigating rivers and coasts.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/twocities

Explores and compares life in Belfast and Mexico City.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather

Covers KS2 QCA Geography Unit 7: Weather around the world.

HISTORY

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece

Ancient Greece covers KS2 QCA History Units 14 and 15.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/anglosaxons

Anglo-Saxons covers KS2 QCA History Unit 6B: An Anglo-Saxon case study.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/victorians

Children in Victorian Britain covers KS2 QCA History Unit 11.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ww2children

Children of World War 2 covers KS2 QCA History unit 9.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/romans

Covers KS2 QCA History Unit 6A: A Roman case study.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/vikings

Covers KS2 QCA History Unit 6C: A Viking case study.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/walk

Case studies in Unit 6: Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Unit 8: Tudors, Unit 11 and 12: Victorians and Unit 13: Changes since 1948

www.nmm.ac.uk

The National Maritime Museums site with links to the Royal Observatory.

www.vam.ac.uk

The Victoria and Albert Museum better known as The V&A.

HOMEWORK HELP

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise

Activities designed to prepare children for KS2 National Tests.

www.bbc.co.uk/sosteacher

A service for students from KS2, KS3, GCSE and AS/A2 Level to ask a teacher a question on homework, coursework or revision (replies in 24 hours) and to search the database of over 15,000 previously asked questions.

ICT

http://www.howstuffworks.com/

A site jam packed full of useful information on how everything works including the INTERNET!

http://www.webmonkey.com

Website building for children, suitable from KS2 onwards.

LANGUAGES

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryfrench

Beginners’ French for 10-11 year olds. Content also relevant to KS2 QCA Units 1-6.

LITERACY

www.childrenscreative.com

Children’s Creative is an interactive software product accessed through the internet. Once logged on children can create a book, download pictures, read each other’s approved work and correspond with their teacher. Pupils use this in their cross-curricular ICT lessons, are allocated a username and password and may access the site at home to create books relating to interests or hobbies, stories, poetry or complete work started at school.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger

Digger and the Gang activities to support Year 3 and 4 of the National Strategies for Literacy and Numeracy, and KS1 and KS2 programmes of study.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo

DynaMo Literacy, numeracy and science games, including Spellbound and Who’s Spooking Who? Designed for home use.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise

Activities designed to prepare children for KS2 National Tests.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits

Covers the word and text objectives of year 3, 4 and 5 of the National Literacy Strategy.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey

Can be used in the literacy hour for reception year and year 1.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures

Learning phonics can be used as part of the literacy hour for years 1, 2 and 3 with interactive games suitable for whole class work using an interactive whiteboard.

NCH ACTION FOR CHILDREN

http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

Parents Guide on Internet Usage. Also look at www.nchafc.org.uk for advice for children and young people.

Bullying Online

www.bullying.co.uk

Advice for children, parents and schools

Parents Online

http://www.parents-online.net/

Internet learning and safety advice, presentation for parents

Kidsmart

www.kidsmart.org.uk

An Internet safety site from Childnet, with low-cost leaflets for parents.

Think  U Know?

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Home Office site for pupils and parents explaining Internet dangers and how to stay in control.

Family Guide Book(DfES Recommended)

www.familyguidebook.com

Information for parents. Teachers and pupils

Safekids

www.safekids.com

Family guide to making the Internet safe, fun and productive

NUMERACY

www.nrich.maths.org.uk

A really rich resource, for extending students, with new activities each month; use the Archive to find activities and solutions from previous months.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger

Digger and the Gang activities to support Year 3 and 4 of the National Strategies for Literacy and Numeracy, and KS1 and KS2 programmes of study.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise

Activities designed to prepare children for KS2 National Tests.

PE

www.olympic.org/uk/index_uk.asp

The site for all information on the Olympic movement.

www.rfu.com

The official site of the Rugby Football Union.

SCIENCE

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger

Digger and the Gang activities to support Year 3 and 4 of the National Strategies for Literacy and Numeracy, and KS1 and KS2 programmes of study.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo

DynaMo Literacy, numeracy and science games, including Spellbound and Who’s Spooking Who? Designed for home use.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/podsmission

Pod’s Mission covers KS2 QCA Science Unit 4A: Moving and growing, Unit 4D: Solids, liquids and how they can be separated, and Unit 4F: Circuits and conductors. There is also a unit on bones.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise

Activities designed to prepare children for KS2 National Tests.

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