Thursday, 28 July 2011

The Changing Face of Worcester

If you need photographic resources to support your teaching about how Worcester has changed over time, look no further then this link to the photo archive at Tudor House Museum
There are 70 albums and in excess of 4000 images grouped into themes such as advertising, time periods, etc.
The museum website is at

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

End of term fun

Check out these end of term fun resources freely available from the TES. Just register as a user.
You can also sign up for a weekly bulletin to receive news of resources as they are added.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Video Conferencing with the Met Office

The Met Office is hosting a series of free video conferences for schools and colleges in England. Offering a unique and interactive aid to learning in the classroom for Key Stages 1 to 4, each 45 minute presentation is bespoke, having been tailored around the questions your students want to ask and is delivered by the Met Office's own weather and climate experts.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Mr Thorne Does Phonics!

Christopher Thorne

Whatever you think about the new reading test  announced by the government to assess phonic decoding skills in Year 1 this site may be useful...
There are 250 videos on the site. At first Mr Thorne's content was all about words and pictures and did not feature himself but gradually he has started to introduce some of his own personality and now this a comprehensive collection covers over 170 different sounds and spelling patterns.
Mr Thorne says "People like them because they tap into the way children learn today. Children are used to sitting in front of a TV, computer or interactive whiteboard for 5 or 10 minutes and the videos are short enough to sustain attention. It is a 21st century way of learning."