Our Staff, Students and Parents Often Come Across Fantastic Educational Websites. Here Are Some of Our Favourites:
Our Sister School in Clonakilty:
Abbeystrewery NS: http://abbeystrewryns.scoilnet.ie/blog/
Castletownshend NS: http://www.castletownshendns.ie/
Other Secondary Schools in the Skibbereen Area:
Skibbereen Community School. http://www.skibbereencommunityschool.ie/#welcome
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ interactive resources for all subjects
http://pbskids.org/whiteboard/ interactive games
http://www.anseo.net/ forum and resources, both printable and online
http://library.dulwich.org.uk/website/gateway/books.htm sites for book lovers
http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/explore.cfm information about styles and techniques in art
http://www.coxhoe.durham.sch.uk/ Go to ‘curriculum’ and choose the subject you are interested in – there are links to many other sites with plenty of interactive resources.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ Age appropriate, subject specific activities, games, worksheets and experiments. Also has revision activities.
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/ A very odd combination of random Science, History, Art and Literacy activities but interactive and fun!
http://www.historyonthenet.com/ Wide ranging history resources, many of which we can support with Communicate In Print if required.
http://www.first-school.ws/ infants only – work/craft by theme.
http://www.cricksoft.com/us/products/clicker/ Useful for infants and 1st and 2nd predominantly, click on the green ‘free resources’ button on the right of the screen then look at the curriculum areas down the left side of the page – excellent for language comprehension.
http://www.sebastianswan.org.uk/ Sebastian swan big books, including some questions about the text
http://www.blewa.co.uk/ Looks at the history of the written word, with ideas for making scrolls, writing during Victorian Times etc.
http://www.storiesfromtheweb.org/ Book reviews, free stories, writing activities and games for Primary aged children.
http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html Scroll down the page for free online animated stories.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/index.shtml BBC website based on ‘letter and sounds’. Includes some great online games and activities – particularly the blending games.
http://www.northpole.com/ CHRISTMAS ONLY!!
http://www.candlelightstories.com/storybooks/grimms-fairy-tales/ Audio books, stories and games. Many of the stories are ‘classics’ eg. from the brothers Grimm (read with an American accent)
http://www.seussville.com/ Games based on the stories
http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/ict/ For children in infants or early years
http://www.usborne-quicklinks.com/uk/uk_menu_areas_pages/reading_programme/reading_programme.asp?&menu=s115 Links for books on the Usbourne reading scheme but also helpful for topic work as it has good hyperlinks.
http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com A fantastic maths dictionary complete with visual demonstrations of many difficult concepts
http://www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html Fun maths games that can be set to different levels of difficulty. Each ‘level’ is a different game to the one preceding it.
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/allgames.html Maths games for older children although they will probably be unaware that it is ‘work’!
http://tutpup.com/ Great maths games that can be set at different levels – playing against an opponent (computer) or the clock – very addictive!
http://www.mathsisfun.com/ Games and explanations of different concepts with child friendly illustrations.
http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/fun/ Maths games for older children.
http://funschool.kaboose.com/ Fun games for children
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/ Characters, stories, songs and games for young children based on Cbeebies shows.
http://tv.disney.go.com/playhouse/index.html Games, characters and other activities from Disney.
http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/ Lots of fun for older students – visit Diagon Alley and Ollivander’s wand shop.
http://www.kidswb.com/ Games and downloads from Warner Bros. for younger children
http://www.pixar.com/shorts/index.html Watch any of the classic Pixar ‘Shorts’, very, very funny!
http://www.dreamworks.com/ Games, downloads and printables for kids.
http://www.roalddahl.com/ Games and activities based on the books
http://www.kidsgames.org/ Variety of coordination practice games
http://www.kidsgames4free.com/ A whole range of fun free games for upper ks1 and ks2 children.
http://www.ninite.com An easy to use downloader of Free Software for your general use