Resources Online: Learning about Tutankhamun (2nd – 6th class approximately)

Replica of King Tutankhamun's Mummy Case at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
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Third Class are learning about Tutankhamun in school.

He was nicknamed the ‘Boy King’.

He became Pharoah of Egypt when he was eight or nine.

We found these websites helpful when we were learning about him.

These pages from Woodlands – Junior School, Kent 

are detailed and interesting. There are lots of pictures.

We enjoyed writing our names in hieroglyphics here.

 

You can see a virtual tour of Tutankhamun’s tomb

on either of these sites: 

National Geographic and King Tut One.com

The first one is photographic and the second is an animations.

Which one do you prefer?

 

Finally there is a  Pyramid Challenge from BBC Schools 

for more senior students.

Recommended: ChildrensPoetryArchive.org

chasing shadows . . .
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I discovered this website recently.

It’s a beta site and still being developed and is called.

Children’s Poetry Archive.org

 

I used it to look up one of our favourite children’s writers.

We find the work of Allan Ahlberg inspirational.

 

On this site you can hear poets reading their work.  

They also introduce their poems,

giving a little background,

which adds to one’s enjoyment of the poem. 

 

Introducing his poem ‘Please Mrs. Butler’,

Allan Alberg explains that its link with

the ‘psychological state of teachers’

and all the questions they get asked!

 

There is also a video interview with each poet.

Click on this link for Allan Alberg’s.

Watching this would be inspiring 

for aspiring poets.

 

I hope this website goes from strength to strength.

Student Request: ‘Word Jungle’: Vocabulary Game

We had the game ‘Word Jungle’

embedded on this page,

but it was just TOO noisy.

Every time anyone opened our page,

they heard jungle drums

and monkeys chattering

and the neighbours were starting to complain 😉

Click on this link to go to Word Jungle

and have fun 🙂

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You can find more student favourites by clicking on the tag

‘Student Request’ 

or ‘Student Favourite’ at the top of this post.

Rainy Day Fun: Have you tried Geoguessr? (9 plus approx)

Hopefully there won’t be many rainy days this summer,

but if there is why not try Geoguessr ?

But we would recommend that you arrange

with a family member or friend to come

and get you after an agreed time

because it may be addictive 😉

 

In our first game we scored 5,095.

We are sure you can beat that!

 one world
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GeoGuessr is a world map discovery game

designed by a Swedish IT consultant

called Anton Wallén.

To play you have to guess a location

on a map of the world after seeing

a photograph on Google Street View.

Maths Websites: Learning about Tessellation: 1st to 6th Class

Six Sided Rose Blossom Tessellation-Square
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We learned about tessellations here.

Tessellations are where shapes are arranged

in such a way that they fit closely together

in a pattern without gaps or overlaps.

When we had finished learning

about tessellations we went

to experiment with them in

Tessellationtown from Mathscats.com

Problem Solving in English: For Pokemon Fans: 2nd/3rd approximately

Pokemon cupcakes for a birthday boy
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Many of our students LOVE Pokemon.

Click on this link for a great reading adventure.

You will have to make decisions

and solve problems in this game 

to complete it successfully.

This link comes from the wonderful

Woodlands Junior School in Kent website

and this game was creative by a student

in that school; Mark from Year 6.

Student Favourite: Online Art Activities


The following link contains

some online art activities for children

from the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

Some online art activities for children


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The children from Room 6 found

the following activities on that website particularly interesting:

* Patterns of Infinity

* Kumasa’s World of Dots

* Justine Cooper’s ‘Call of the Wild’ – A memory game

You may have to scroll down that page to see them.

Interactive Games Online – 1st/2nd Class – Dolch, High Frequency & CVC words

Tome Reader
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Phonics

Blending Dragon from ICT Games.com

CVC Pop Game from ICT Games.com

Dinosaur Eggs with Phonics from ICT Games.com

 

High Frequency Words

Dinosaur Eggs with High Frequency Words from ICT Games.com

 

Dolch

Lots of games for teaching Dolch List

http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/dolch/dolch.htm

We use this ‘Listen and Spell’ in class:

http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/dolch/List1/speak1.html

 

The children also like using

the Teach Your Monster to Read website

to work on their phonics.

You will need to sign up and register for this,

but it is free.

 

Remember to supervise your child online.

Student Favourite: ‘Crossing The Swamp’ – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division Practice

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‘Crossing the Swamp’ from BBC.co.uk

 

You also can ‘Add Like Mad’,

try some ‘Subtraction Action’

and practise multiplication 

here or here.

 

Websites about Outer Space: Design a Satellite

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We are fans of space travel and outer space.

We think it is fascinating.

We enjoy this problem solving game.

It is about building your own satellite.

Click  here to try it.

For big fans of outer space,

click  here for another great website

we think you will enjoy.

We know we did.

We are learning about a famous artist: Picasso

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We are learning about a famous artist.

His name is Picasso.

He broke the rules.

He experimented.

We like to experiment too.

We like his paintings.

They are unusual.

Click on this link and you can experiment

with creating pictures like Picasso’s.

And if you would like to read about

other artists we have studied,

take a look at these pages about

Georgia O’Keefe,

Van Gogh & Mondrian.

 

 

Online activities for learning & revising rounding off and estimation

Happy Pi Day (to the 69th digit)!
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Very simple estimation exercise from Jan Brett.com

Numbernut.com

Quick fire rounding off game on

‘Which One Rounds?’ from Math Nook

Dart game for rounding off Topmarks.co.uk

Extensive lists on Online Math Learning.com

Maths Zone.co.uk and AAAMaths

Grammar: Online games for learning about and revising pronouns (4th – 6th class approximately)

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1. ‘Pronoun Balloon Game’ from Soft Schools

 

2. Build A Clubhouse with Harcourt School.com

 

3. ‘Personal Pronoun Treasure Hunt’ from BBC.co.uk

 

4. Pronoun Quiz from Quia.com

 

and if you can’t find anything there,

there are lots of options here:

5. Easy Grammar4kids – Pronouns

Table Races – Speed Tests for Addition/Subtraction/Multiplication&Division Practice.

Numbers
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‘Addition Speed Test’ from Mr Myers.org

‘Timed Subtraction Test’ from Mr. Myers.org

‘Multiplication Speed Test’ from Mr.Myers.org

‘Division Speed Test from Mr Myers’.org

 

‘Tables Challenge’ from The School Hub.ie

and there’s MORE!

Learning with Dinosaurs – 1st/2nd Class – Reading, Maths & SESE – Educational Websites

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For Dinosaur fans there are lots of websites

on which you can practice your reading and maths.

Here are just a few:

 

Reading

Dinosaur Eggs with High Frequency Words from ICT Games.com

Tell A T Rex from ICT Games.com

Dinosaur Words from ICT Games.com

 

Maths

Dinosaur Dentist from ICT Games.com 

– Practice adding doubles and near doubles

Dinosaur Place Value from ICT Games.com

 

SESE

Build a Dinosaur – Real or Imaginary – from Scholastic.com

Dinosaur Facts – Real or Makebelieve – from Scholastic.com

All about Dinosaurs from Kids Dinos.com

A Variety of Dinosaur Games from Sheppard Software.com 

-including memory games.

More Games from ‘Dinosphere’ from Children’s Museum.org

and www.kids dinosaurs.com

 

Remember to supervise your child online.

Grammar: Online Games for learning about nouns: 2nd to 6th approximately

what are word for?
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1. Children’s University Manchester

has a very interesting site about words and language

2. There is an excellent section on Nouns

 

3. Two minute interactive animation 

from the U.S. on the topic of nouns:

Nouns from Kids Know It.com

 

4. What are Proper Nouns? 

Rice Cooker Studios.com

 

5.  ‘Word Train Game’ from Brian P Cleary.com

 

6. ‘Icecream Game’ from ABCya.com

 

7.  Tic Tac Toe Game for two on plurals

Plurals – Harcourt School.com

 

8. ‘Parts of Speech Game’ from EZ School.com

Online games for learning and revising Times Tables

Central City Times Tables
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1. Games for revising and learning Times Tables from Maths Games.org

2. Lots of games on Multiplication.com

3. Interactive Times Tables Games from Woodlands-Junior.Kent.sch.uk

4. Tables grid game on BBC.Co.Uk

5. Games on Topmarks.Co.Uk

It’s all about pizza! Games for learning and revising fractions

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1. Graded Resources for Teaching Fractions from www.bgfl.org

2. More from Sheppard Software.com

3. Comprehensive selection of activites  

from ‘Who wants pizza?’ by Cynthia Lanius

4. Tony Fraction’s Pizza Shop from MrNussbaum.com

5. Pizza Fractions Game from Soft Schools.com

6. More fraction games from Maths Games.org

7. And if you get tired of pizza …

there are other activities here Classroom.JC-schools.net

Online activities to learn about and revise factors, prime and composite numbers.

Prime Numbers
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1. Revising tables and factors on the 100 square

at Illuminations.nctm.org

 

2. Learning about Factor Trees

on Maths Playground.com

 

3. Four useful activities from

Cool Math.com to learn about prime and composite numbers.

 

4. Finding factor game from Calculation Nation

 

5. Scroll down to the bottom of this link

to find an activity to practice

spotting prime

or composite numbers

from AAA Maths.com

 

6. From Sheppard Software.com

‘Fruit Shoot’ – A game to revise composite + prime numbers

 

7. A Treasure Trove of ideas here from Edutopia.org

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Music for Fun – Music Websites – Student Favourites

 2nd Class Room Six enjoyed

Primary Resource Co Uk – Early Bird Singers

Curious
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and these ones;

 

Singing Horses from Denny Web.com

Bobby McFerrin.com – Sing and Play with Bobby

Exploratorium.edu – Dotmixer

 

You can find more student favourites by clicking on the tag

‘Student Request’ 

or ‘Student Favourite’ at the top of this post

on the right of the page under ‘Click below to see…’

 

Jelly Bean Factory – A game that teaches about Data

I met Abi today and promised her I would put up a quick link

to the Jelly Bean Factory Game that we played last year in

2nd Class. It teaches about Data. So here it is:

Jelly Bean Factory Data Game from LearnAlberta.ca

Jellybean
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 You can find more student favourites by clicking on the tag

‘Student Request’ or ‘Student Favourite’ at the top of this post

on the right of the page under ‘Click below to see…’

Link to Viking ‘Dig It Up’ Game from the BBC as requested by students

Viking Dig It Up Game

 

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You can find more student favourites by clicking on the tag

‘Student Request’ 

or ‘Student Favourite’ at the top of this post

on the right of the page under ‘Click below to see…’