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This page contains links for the staff.  They are not private and most are accessible to all web users.  They may, however, be less relevant to children and parents and to include them on the 'Bookmarks' page would detract from its usefulness.

The links are to external sites.  We cannot be held responsible in any way for any content accessed via these links.

STAFF PLEASE NOTE:  There are 187 links here.  Whilst I have checked out and used some of these sites others have been gathered from lists and recommendations in periodicals.  A full check of all links was carried out on 23rd April 2015 and all broken links were removed.  Please let me know if:
    You try a site and recommend it
    You can add more detail to the review
    You try a site and feel that it should be removed from the list
    You find a link which doesn't work
    You find other sections in a site that should be noted under different sections (quite possible as some links are not to HOME pages)
    You are a member of staff and would like a link adding to the 'Bookmarks' page for easier access by pupils

ARE YOU FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL?  Please e-mail me with your thoughts (as above) and recommendations.  So far I have heard from teachers in various parts of the UK, Canada and the USA!  I have begun to credit these to those that have recommended the sites.  This is an extract from an e-mail from Minnesota, USA
'We would like to thank you again for the wonderful resources and hope that you add our newly discovered resource to your page!' (the link was duly added to our site).

Last update: Thursday October 20, 2016 20:48

 

Page Contents

General Links Art Design Technology
Geography History ICT
International Work Literacy Local Interest
Management Modern Foreign Languages Music
Numeracy PE PSHE & Citizenship
RE Science Special Needs
  Governors  

 

General Links
Action Aid General information
Argonet Free primary resources
Ask Jeeves for Kids Children's section of the 'Ask Jeeves' search engine
Assembly Assemblies from SPCK
Assembly Themes Assembly themes from Woodlands Junior School
BBC Many useful sites - some listed on Bookmarks page
BBC Bitesize Help with many curriculum areas
Bob the Builder Preschool & Reception though enjoyed by older fans!
Counselling Directory A support network to allow those who need to find suitable support
Cbeebies Preschool & Reception games and stories
Chalkface Useful links, resources and news
ChildLine Support for children
Culture 24 Virtual museum visit
Domestic Abuse: Resource Pack Resources to help in cases of domestic abuse
Dynamo BBC site - ages 5-9: Maths, English, Science and History
Families Working Together Information on the Lincolnshire programme
Film Education Film based resources / ideas
Free Digital Photos A bank of photographs free for educational use
Free Fotos A bank of photos free for non commercial use
Grid Club DfES website.  Online resources for all curriculum subjects.
Little Animals Activity Centre Ages 4-8: Language and Maths
Milkshake Preschool & Reception
NAPE National Association for Primary Education
National Trust Information & interactive activities
News 254 front pages from around the world
Ofsted Sorry folks!
Ofsted School Inspection Handbook The 2014 School Inspection Handbook for reference
192 Directory A UK based site (though many US links) - directory of sites for children
Pics for Learning Copyright friendly images for educational use
Primary Resources Resources
QCA The QCA website - links to QCA Schemes of Work
Safe Families for Children Support for families in crisis
Safeguarding - Lincolnshire Link to Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board
SATs Papers All of the past SATs papers from 1999 onwards - free to download
Schoolzone List of best sites for UK teachers (searchable by subject & KS).  Lists free downloadable programs and files.  Worksheets available linked to QCA SoW.  Registration required.
Screenonline A website devoted to the history of British film and television and developed by the British Film Institute with lottery New Opportunities Funding, is now available to all schools on the NEN.
Snapdragon Preschool & Reception learning games and creative activities
Staff & Volunteer Handbook Our Staff & Volunteer Handbook
Teachfind Planning support
Teachernet Support for teachers
Teletubbies Preschool & Reception games and play
Virtual Staffroom Resources

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Art
Access Art BECTA award winning site - visual art online workshops
Arts Duck Arts Education newsletter for Lincolnshire.  Database of Lincs artists.
Art Educators 25 places for kids to learn and experiment with art (recommended by Casey, Portland, USA)
Art Gallery Children's art worldwide
Better Textures Art education and ideas (recommended by Casey, Portland, USA)
Paradigm Arts Arts Education for Lincolnshire.  Information on Lincs artists.
Papercraft Paper craft templates from Yamaha

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Design Technology
Cooking with Kids Recipes and Tips
Creativity Creativity in DT
DT Online Information
Enchanted Learning Craftwork for children

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Geography
BBC News and weather around the world
CNN News and weather around the world
Country Data Data on countries of the world
Country Reports Geography, history, economy, flags, national anthems
Embassy Page Contact details for embassies in various countries
European Parliament UK Office website
Europe - Information Information on the EU
Geographical Association Support for teaching geography
Germany Language learning and cultural awareness at KS2
India - Chembakolli Resources from Action Aid
Indian Child Links to games, jokes and topics related to India (Class 3)
Lonely Planet Information for travellers and 'virtual' travellers
Mapwork/Aerial Photographs - Multimap Maps and aerial photographs
Mapwork - Streetmap Maps
Mapzone Ordnance Survey mapwork site with great games
News 254 front pages from around the world
Newspapers On-line Links with newspapers around the world
Peak District National Park Peaks National Park information
Rivers - The Trent The river Trent
USA - Kids.gov Government information - includes states pages for children
Water Water science
Water Aid Raises awareness of those in the world with no safe water supply
World Atlas World atlas online

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History
Ancient Egypt Mummies - information and links - Ancient Egypt
Ancient Greece Information
Connected Earth Online museum with free education section for schools
Egypt - Akhet Information on Egyptian life
Egypt - Akhet (mummy) The process of mummification - click to find what lies beneath
Egypt - British Museum Information from the British Museum - and a challenge
Egypt - Egyptian Museum Treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb
Egypt - General Index of resources Links to many other sites (contributed by Lauren Jackson - Pacific North West Library)
Egypt - Neferchichi Egyptian clip art
Egypt - Snaith Snaith Primary Egyptian website
Egypt Mummies - information and links - Ancient Egypt
English Heritage Historic Buildings
Heritage Explorer Heritage images from English Heritage
School History Website History resources - some good links in the Primary section
Siege of Bolingbroke Castle Lincs Heritage interactive site on Bolingbroke and Battle of Winceby
The Celts Celts - Information
History Channel Games and the people who invented them
History People History with a human angle
Lincs to the Past History with a local twist!
Real Histories Database to allow children to draw on their own diversity
Schools History Support / resources
The Romans The Roman Empire
The Romans (BBC) King Caratacus and Queen Boudicca
The Romans (Key Stage 2 - BBC) Key Stage 2 activities & resources
The Romans in Britain The Romans in Britain
Romans (Museum of Scotland) Information, games and activities
The Tudors (Tudor England) Tudor England
The Tudors (Tudor History.org) Life in Tudor Times
The Victorians (Britain Express) The Victorian Period
The Victorians (Victorian Station) Lifestyle in Victorian Times
Victorians (B Magic) Victorian Schools
Today in History Put in a date and find out what happened on the same date in history
World War II (History Place) The rise of Hitler

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ICT (Information & Communication Technology
Smart Technology Whiteboard resources
Software for Students Discounted software for students

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International Work
British Council Making educational links with other countries
Eurydice Information on education in Europe
Maps Maps of the countries of the world
Oceans Oceans of the world
Web Radio (Terrestrial) Radio Locator for 10,000 radio stations (you should be able to listen in)
Web Radio (Online) International radio which only broadcasts online

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Literacy
Book Trust Information about reading for pleasure
Booktrusted A website about books for children
Chatter Books Share book recommendations, extracts and reviews
Oxford Owl Help for parents and teachers with reading - lots of activities for pupils
Reading Agency Ideas and resources to promote reading
Reading for Life National Literacy Trust's social marketing campaign

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Local Interest
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Information
Gainsborough Old Hall Information
Lincoln Castle Information
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Information
Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service Information
Museum of Lincolnshire Life Information

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Management
DfE Department for Education website
Guidance for Safer Working Practice Guidance for adults who work with children
NAHT National Association of Headteachers (password required)
Primary Heads Website of the National Primary Headteachers' Association
Teacher Support Network Support for teachers
QCA The QCA website - links to QCA Schemes of Work

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Modern Foreign Languages
No recommended sites at the current time - please let me know if you are aware of a good one!  

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Music
No recommended sites at the current time - please let me know if you are aware of a good one!  

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Numeracy
Hamilton Trust Maths planning for Y1-Y6.  Downloadable medium & weekly plans.
Help is at Hand For all age groups - flashcards, games and homework helper
Information Highway Portal - lesson plans, resources etc
Maths is Fun Activities for Key Stage 2
NRich Problem based activities for mathematical reasoning
Number Time Great number bonds and mental arithmetic reinforcement - a must!
Wild Maths A collection of mathematical games

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PE (Physical Education)
Teaching Ideas Small apparatus activities

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PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) & Citizenship
Brake Road Safety Advice
British Heart Foundation BHF Information
Bullying Practical advice
Child Accident Prevention Trust Child safety advice
Child Alert Advice on personal safety for children
Christian Aid Information and ideas
Circle Time - Jenny Mosley Circle Time
Healthy Choices Making healthy life choices
Highway Code Road Signs Road signs
Living Streets Personal Safety
Nutrition Information on diet
Road Safety Partnership - Lincolnshire Road Safety Advice
Safe Routes to School Road Safety Advice - the journey to school
Save the Children Information and support
Smoking Lessons (Lincolnshire) Smoke Free Lincs - support for lessons in school
Sneezesafe Information on using tissues to ensure germs are not spread
Suzy Lamplugh Trust Personal Safety

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RE (Religious Education)
Educhurch Compare three very different Christian churches without going out!
RE: Online RE online support
Sacred Stories Stories from all the major religions - excellent site (British Library)
The Creation Story A visual interpretation of the Creation story
World Religions Resources relating to major religions for primary pupils - includes lots of Powerpoints

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Science
ASE Learning and scientific links from the ASE
Exploratorium Fun science experiments and ideas for interactive displays
Farming in the UK A counter of farm production in 'real time'
Food and Health Food & health
The Heart Online exploration of the heart
How Stuff Works Shows how things actually work from boomerangs to bodies - photos, diagrams & animations (Upper KS2)
Learning Circuits Support and games for Units 4F and 6G (Electricity)
Potato Story Lifecycles
Science Museum A free resource. It's well designed and user-friendly, almost as good as a visit to the museum itself.
Space (Enchanted Earth) Introduction to the Earth
Stellarium Planetarium - can set for your own coordinates!
Windows to the Universe Science site with lots of space related activities - very good

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Special Educational Needs & Disability
Dyscalculia Information Website Advice and support
Dyslexia Institute Advice and support
Dyspraxia Foundation Advice and support
I am Dyslexic An award winning website created by a 13 year old dyslexic boy.
NASEN National Association for Special Educational Needs
National Autistic Society Support and advice
SEN Teacher Recommended site with good section of printables
Special Needs Kids Information on the products and services available to families and carers

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Governors
Governorline Information and advice
Governors One-Stop Shop Information - including recruitment

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