Some online educational language games & activities that 2nd Class, Room 6 enjoy.

I ch-ch-choose you
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This game became a class favourite:

Brian P Cleary’s ‘Word Train’

Try it and see how high a score you can get.


And here are some more:



Noun Quiz


Nouns and Verbs Icecream game

Identifying parts of speech


This is a clever vocabulary exercise that

adjusts itself to the student’s ability:


Vocabulary Multiple Choice


These are story writing activities.

The first one is a bit of a novelty

but ‘Story Maker’ is a very good site indeed.

Write A Crazy Story

Story Maker

Online Games to practice Addition,Subtraction & Clock Time for 1st/2nd Class

We have been using these games to practice our maths in class


1. Great Subtraction Practice

Try The Subtraction Wall

We are really enjoying this one.


2. Another game to practice subtraction.

Key in the correct security code

by completing a number of take away sums

and as a reward the student gets to design a superhero.

Super Hero Costume Game

This game certainly has its fans in 2nd Class Room 6.


3. Challenge: Football Themed Two Digit Addition

Looks like fun

Our football fans enjoy this one.

4. This one is a new addition.

Watch out because it gets quicker

and quicker as you go up the levels.

Maths Barge Game from Ohio

5. Clock time game

Have fun with clock time


6. Another game to revise clock time

Telling the time


7. Lots more maths games from BBC

Lots more maths games

Try one!

They’re fun!

Acknowledging the help of this great accumulation of websites on Ms. Horst’s Class Blog

Ms.Horst’s Class Website

To know another teacher has found a website useful

is very helpful when sourcing

age appropriate educational websites.

We Challenge YOU Again! Try Your Hand At Viking Quest!

Click on the link below to play!


BBC’s ‘Viking Quest’

We don’t always win this game …

but we usually do!


If you would like to tell us what score you got,

please double click

‘Continue Reading’ below

and enter your score in the comment box.


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1,083 is our best score.

Do tell us how you get on !


We also challenge you to make

all the wrong decisions in this game

and get a score of zero.

It is possible 😉

Update 9-2-15

Congratulations to Jake, a TY student

who is on work experience with us.

Today we challenged him to a game

and after a shaky start he scored

a phenomenal 1,099

Rainy Day pastimes

Save it for a rainy day.
Save it for a rainy day by Neal on Flickr

I am going to make a collection of websites

that you might find passes the time on a rainy day.


Every year I ask the children in my class,

if you were an animal what animal would you be,

and why ?

We draw a picture of ourselves as that animal.

This results in some interesting self portraits.

Online I found an art activity where you can do something similar:

Draw a self portrait

and then make it even more original

by adding animal ears and tail etc.

Build Your Wild Self


I am reposting the following link

from earlier this year.

It contains many creative online art activities:

Online interactive art activities


Try this one.

I think you will like it.

Draw a Stickman: An Animation Adventure


Here is another one:

Scribbler for beautiful pictures


As well as art there are websites where you can create your own music.

I like this one:

Have fun making music with”

Just use your mouse to click in the small squares

and see what happens.


If you enjoy Word Games you will enjoy this site:

Word Games from School Time Games


If you like playing with Lego,

you may like playing this:

Lego games online


There are other activities on the following link

which the children in my class have found entertaining,

so I am posting the link here:

Somethings that are fun to do!

If you are looking for more,

look on the right hand side of this page

and click on the words

‘Educational Websites’.


Scroll down the page 

to find many more excellent websites


put the keywords ‘Educational Websites’

into the search box.

What a summer! All that rain!

Here comes the rain again
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It rained and rained and rained and rained,
The average was well maintained;
And when our fields were simply bogs,
It started raining cats and dogs.

After a drought of half an hour,
There came a most refreshing shower;
And then the queerest thing of all,
A gentle rain began to fall.

Next day ’twas pretty fairly dry,
Save for a deluge from the sky.
This wetted people to the skin,
But after that the rain set in.


Looking forward to a good September.

A sunny start to the new school term,

would be good.

Memory Games

Room 6 play memory games in class. Some of them are online:

Find the Suspect, memory game

Memory Game: Flip

Number Sequences

Simon – The Memory Game

We play a memory game in class called ‘As I went into Tesco’s. It is good for developing concentration and memory. It is explained on the following link:

I went shopping and I bought a…

The following is a game I enjoy playing in class because for me as a teacher it is a useful reminder of the amount of information a child may retain from a lesson depending on
level of concentration
the children’s ability to retain information
and certainly how engaged or active the child has been in the lesson.

It is a reminder to me as a teacher not to forget the wise saying:

We remember 90% of what we do…

75% of what we see…

and 20% of what we hear…

This game also illustrates how stories can evolve as they are passed
from person to person;
how myths and legends were added to from generation to generation.
It can also show children how rumours start or misinformation be passed.

I choose four children.
Three wait where they can’t hear what is being said.

I tell a short story to the first child.
We then invite one of the waiting children to come back
and the first child tells the second the story.

Then child number three returns and is told the story by child number two.
Child number three in turns tells the story to child number four.
Child number four tells the story they have just heard to the class.

In general the story becomes much shorter.
A lot of the detail is lost and there are many inaccuracies.
But with practice the children improve. It is a game the children enjoy

Even with your own child, tell them a short story
and see if they can relate the story back accurately.
I often use the ‘blurb’ on the back of a book for this activity
or a simple recipe.

A picture by Alexandra, to put us in a summery mood 🙂

Add Like Mad

Add Like Mad was a very popular game in 2nd Class, Room 6.
We have been playing it on the Interactive Whiteboard.

Here is the link if any of the children would like to try it at home.


This is a picture of a family of owls that Jessica did 🙂

New games for learning maths in 2nd Class.

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Here are some of our favourite games

for learning maths

This one is called Number Eaters.

It helps us learn our addition tables

and it is fun to play.



There are lots of other maths games on this site.

If Numbereaters is’nt for you why not try



is also good.


4. Don’t forget the ‘Crossing The Swamp’ game also from earlier this year.



5. If you get tired of popping balloons you could try this one





7. In 2nd class we also learn about halving numbers and doubling them. This game is good practice

Halves and Doubles

English Language and Vocabulary Games

Moon & Sun
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We have been posting a lot of maths games here recently

so we thought we would post some English language and vocabulary ones.



We are learning about maps and plans

The children enjoyed this activity in school today.

Maybe they would like to try it at home and you can see the kind of work we are doing.

‘A Game about using Keys or Legends on a Map from the National Geographic Website’