Chinese New Year Resources
At present one of the busiest site areas is our Chinese New Year section as many schools use this for reference for this popular topic. This year we have added further resources, namely video footage of the Dragon Dance and Lion Dance to add to our existing information about these traditions.
We have also designed a simple to make Ox, as the Year of the Ox commences on 26 January. It consists of a photocopiable template which you can download for your pupils to colour, cut out and assemble. There are accompanying instructions. In addition we have added a table of future Chinese New Year dates.
In case you haven't see our Chinese New Year resources they include information on the festival such as the traditions and customs of the festival and the story of the Chinese Zodiac. We also have an accurate calculator for discovering what zodiac animal year you were born in and the features associated with each animal sign. Many websites just stipulate a table of years and since Chinese New Year follows a Lunar rather than Gregorian calendar these are not always accurate for people with January or February birthdays.
Additions to Our Search Engine
As usual we have been adding lots of sites to our search engine and our interactive whiteboard pages.
Early Years - Foundation Stage, Ages 3 - 5
Cookery Quiz Baked Potato
The site goes through a sequence of instructions for making a baked potato with baked beans and cheese. Children need to listen carefully to each question and click on the pictures to choose the required things.
Here the pupils listen to the questions and see if they know what to buy in different shops. The game works well on an interactive whiteboard.
Maths - Early Years, KS1, P1 - P3, Ages 5 - 7
A super activity for finding number bonds of the numbers up to 10. It is great for investigating different number bonds and works well on an interactive whiteboard.
Number Sequences 2
Drag and drop the numbers in the gaps to order the numbers 1 to 10. There are mixed examples so some sequences of numbers go down.
Maths - KS1, KS2, P3 - P5 Ages 7 - 9
A game where pupils are archaeologists searching for dinosaur bones. They have to use the grid to put in the coordinates to see where to dig. The game works well on an interactive whiteboard.
Maths - KS3, S1 - S3, Ages 11 - 13
Order of Operations
A useful interactive resource which can help your students to understand the order of operations in maths. It shows teaching strategies, solutions, print activities and rewards the user with a game to play.
English - KS1 KS2, P2 - P5, Ages 6 - 9
The Owl and the Pussycat
The website has an animation of the nonsense poem by Edward Lear. Listen to or read the poem or try one of the interactive activities which go with it.
Science/Environment/Geography - KS3 KS4, S1-S5, Ages 11 - 16
The BMW Education Programme CleanEnergy resource is aimed at 12+ year old students and their teachers, CleanEnergy explores the issues relating to current and future energy sources. It has useful interactive whiteboard activities.
Look out for more new additions next month in my Best of January post.