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ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy

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BBC Bitesize – Dance Mat Typing

A fun way to learn to touch type from BBC Bitesize. With 4 levels and 12 stages, starting from the basic home row. It also has very good practice activities to help you become a typing expert! Direct links to each level: level 1 level 2 level 3 level 4

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Months of the year

Interactive activity.

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Ordinal numbers

Interactive activity.

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Open University – 20th Century British Authors

Interactive map of twentieth century British authors from the Open University.

Read Write Plus – Comparing things

In this activity, we look at different words for comparing 2 things.

Read Write Plus – Counting out change

In this activity you work in a shop. The customer buys something; They give you £1; You give them the correct change.

MoveOn – 2D and 3D shapes

In this activity, you will: describe 2D shapes describe 3D shapes identify right angles

Excellence Gateway – Numeracy resources

Numeracy resources from Read Write Plus, MoveOn and the Key Skills trainer websites have been migrated to the Excellence Gateway.

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Chinese school – Are our kids tough enough?

In August 2015, the BBC broadcasted a 3-part programme called ‘Are our kids tough enough? Chinese school’. The programme documented a 4-week experiment, to see if the teaching styles used in China could have an effect on British students at Bohunt school, a comprehensive secondary school in Hampshire. The debate around different education systems is…

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

A talk by Sir Ken Robinson given at TED Talks Education in April 2013. He was addressing an audience in New York, but everything he talks about applies equally to education in England. The following are some quotes from his talk: “There is wonderful work happening in this country. But I have to say it’s…

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