Must Have English, Maths, Science, Computing & History Websites
Below is a reasonably comprehensive list of websites that I found online (Facebook or twitter maybe) it will hopefully save you a lot of time in planning and teaching your English and Maths lessons. There are lesson starters; ideas for whole lessons; free resources to download; and an incredible amount of interactive and printable games and puzzles. The aim is to continue to update this list over the course as I go.
Disclaimer: I am not the original author of this document, nor do I claim to be. The resources and links within are made up of originals and a number I have added since I found it. Thank you. @MRMICT
Quick story prompts by @solomon_teach
Good to show expanded sentences and uplevelling.
Full Literacy unit plans and resources for across the key stages
Incredible range of reading and book ideas to share with your class.
Ideas for new texts to read with your class or to inspire your class with reading. Interesting selection of blurbs and reviews from other readers.
Bitesize one liners from the very beginning of a selection of books to help children decide if they are hooked, interested or inspired.
The author of Vocabulary Ninjas has put together the whole pack of Word of the Day from last academic year- that’s a huge 76 pages of words just ready and waiting to be introduced to the class. How might you use these words in your class? Make other words from these words? Use these words in their own sentences? The possibilities are endless.
The original well-loved Literacy Shed. A wealth of videos and animations from YouTube to be used primarily but not exclusively in Literacy lessons. There are plenty of opportunities to share these ideas in PSHE/Citizenship lessons as well. The author has provided a number of ways in which you can incorporate these videos into your curriculum as well as given lots of comprehension questions to address the clips head on.
A very comprehensive page full of the different aspects of grammar. There’s also some challenging tests which can be taken interactively on-screen. A useful website devoted to the learning of those difficult SPaG elements.
What a beautiful resource! If you need an Early Morning Activity, a focus for a Literacy unit or perhaps even a talking point for a PSHE/Citizenship/Circle Time activity, this is a wonderful website indeed. Every day of the year begins with a picture. For each picture there are a number of tasks to undertake. Have a look- this is great!
Incredible pictures to inspire thinking in PSHE as well as writing opportunities to apply grammar teaching or even as morning task etc.
A link to a google drive filled with comprehension using song lyrics.
Authorfy is full of Author videos and writing resources
https://corbettmaths.com/ and http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/
Developing a 5-a-day section with daily questions. Also lots of Foundation GCSE questions that could easily be used with Year 5 and 6 pupils. Mr Barton Maths basically points you in the direction of sheets from Corbett Maths. The jury is out on which is most useful.
Videos on just about every area of life, not just Maths. Very useful instructional videos to help understand new concepts in Maths.
Some fantastic resources to supplement whiterose teaching with.
Some interesting parent help books made to describe the teaching and best way to support.
Maths resources aimed at teaching maths using story books.
An absolute treasure trove of worksheets- to be used sparingly. However there’s some great ideas here for warm-up activities, early-morning work or homework.
This is a GCSE-based website, however this Problem Solving document could easily be used in Year 5 and Year 6. Some fantastic examples for your classes to get their teeth into.
An incredible array of interactive Maths games you can play with your class. My favourites are the Fruit Splat and Balloon Pop activities.
Imagine there was an example question for almost every objective of the curriculum for every year group… well look no further. Great resource.
Great opportunity for a weekly problem solving puzzle- use as part of a lesson or as an interactive Maths display… prizes/stickers for the winners each week.
Lots of daily warm-up activities, ‘Starter of the Day,’ puzzles, games and more. Be sure to access the Maths Map so that you access interactive activities that are relevant to the top you are teaching.
These are the most popular free games but there is also lots more to be found on the paid-for subscription
Very similar to Target Maths in that for each area of the Maths curriculum, you are offered a selection of differentiated questions (Bronze, Silver, Gold). Even better is that each set of questions has a self-answering button. There is also more than one set of questions for each area. Massive time-saver.
Wow! An incredible free-to-use website with a whole year of quick-fire mental arithmetic and topic-based questions to be solved. Perfect for a lesson warm-up, the teacher opts to carry this out up to five times a week and children earn coloured ninja belts according to their score. Spreadsheet provided to record their scores throughout the year. Aimed at KS3, a little more time may be necessary to allow Year 5/6 pupils to finish more of these questions. Enough questions for 40 weeks… that’s 200 tests each of 30 questions! FREE!
A great set of free problem solving activities- bright, colourful, user-friendly.
NRICH- an old favourite but one that has stood the test of time. These problem solving tasks have been graded according to difficulty.
So much here, it’s almost impossible to sum it all up. Quite simply, a whole Assessment System based on Life Without Levels. Each ‘Stage’ roughly correlates to a year group. So Stage 6 is expected for Year 6. Open up a Scheme of Work, then feast your eyes on a plethora of links to Objective-linked worksheets.
Third space maths learning hub – offer teaching slides and occasional free resources on their learning library. It is free to join the maths hub and it is great to supplement teaching.
Search in the right places and there’s plenty of worksheets to match each area of the Maths curriculum from Key Stage 1 right the way through to the end of Key Stage 2.
http://www.mathplayground.com/ and http://mathszone.co.uk/
Games! Games! Games! Fire up your Interactive Whiteboard, divide your class into teams and get competing! Or of course you could play a non-competitive and friendly collaborative game as well.
In connection with Math Playground: http://thinkingblocks.com/?fref=gc
Download the Apps through the Apple Store or load the activities through Math Playground. Here children will be challenged to label and solve challenging questions from a range of Maths topics. There are also an array of videos to support the understanding of these areas.
This is the full toolkit! Set questions/quizzes before, during and after lessons to see where your children are meeting, exceeding or not quite meeting expectations. Get your class to download the associated App (Diagnostic Questions by EEDI) onto their iPads or devices and upload quizzes for homework or for the beginning of a lesson. There is a huge array of questions and the site also suggests that their own Schemes of Work are on their way as well.
Bits and bobs all in one place! Some great creative ideas for when text books, worksheets and online quizzes and games just won’t do. Lots of imaginative ways to bring Maths into your classroom.
An interesting selection of resources primarily aimed at KS3 and above, however the author has highlighted KS2 appropriate areas on the front page. Each page comes with PowerPoint slideshows that you can use at the beginning of sessions plus all of the resources you’ll need in the session.
http://mathsbot.com/starter and http://mathsbot.com/oldBot/worksheetMenu
What a great site! Get your lessons started quickly with this quick-fire