Teaching Ideas

Words in Words (Spelling)

Jul 19, 2016
Category
English / Literacy

A fun visual spelling game to search for words within words, where you can choose to do visual word recognition or allow unjoined letter use (anagrams). Great for selecting a large word and letting students work independently or for the competitive, you can have teams work to get the most words or create a timed challenge for teams or individuals.

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Motivating children with special educational needs

Nov 23, 2014
Category
Special Educational Needs

Understand the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and how to develop a stimulating learning environment. Pupils will be encouraged to make progress in their learning for the benefit of gaining knowledge or skills instead of for rewards like points and certificates. Ensure your classroom is an environment where a love of learning comes first and you celebrate the success of learning.

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Frozen Tag - Stuck in the Mud

Mar 15, 2014
Category
Physical Education

Stuck in the mud is a tradition 'tag' game and is a great heart raiser for any age. Also known as Stuck in the Mud, Scarecrow, Sticky-Glue, Zombie Tag, or Ice-and-Water (in Asia), players who are tagged are "stuck in the mud" or "frozen" and must stand in place with their arms stretched out until they are unfrozen.

Fraction dominoes game - equivalent fractions

Nov 16, 2014
Category
Mathematics / Numeracy

Children should match the fraction to its equivalent; keep matching until all dominoes are used. When you complete Set A try Set B

Children as Teachers (Child-Led Learning)

Jan 23, 2014
Category
Techniques

Sometimes students can be their own best teacher if they just have someone around to listen to the ideas they are coming up with. Of course, schools tend to have very little time for such student reflection and even less time for teachers to just listen.

Writing Awards

Mar 30, 2014
Category
Literacy & Phonics

This should make writing more interesting for your students everyday and encourage classroom competition and/or the children to have pride in their work.

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Right and Wrong. - Select the correct spelling.

Apr 2, 2014
Category
English / Literacy

(Spelling) This game will help your students look at a variety of spellings and think about the correct spelling. It also offers you an opportunity to address common misconceptions in spelling.

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What's the word?

Apr 6, 2014
Category
English / Literacy

This game helps students who struggle with spelling make progress, by giving them visual scaffolding they can solve by thinking about it.

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Fun musical phonics song (-ing)

Nov 30, 2014
Category
Literacy & Phonics

A great phonetic song that once learnt - can be sung in a round with 4 groups - each group coming in on the previous groups second line.

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Create a superhero activity - character description

Nov 30, 2014
Category
English / Literacy

To create a character, learn about character description. Batman needs help. He’s battling this new super villain and he needs someone to create a new superhero (don't tell anyone if it's you).

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3 Against 1 (Protect the King)

Aug 29, 2013
Category
Physical Education

In this game up to 5 players will protect the king from being tagged, this is a fun PE game you can play anywhere. Kids love being the king!

Just a minute (Kids)

Aug 31, 2013
Category
English / Literacy

The object of the game is for students to talk for sixty seconds on a given subject, "without repetition, hesitation or deviation"

Equivalent Fractions Activity

Nov 20, 2013
Category
Mathematics / Numeracy

A fun activity which stimulates thinking around equivalent fractions. Some of the children will compare these figures to improve their knowledge of equivalent fractions.

Human Heart: Important Components And Its Functioning

Dec 20, 2015
Category
College/VI Form (Key Stage 5)

Learning Objective: • Understands the basics of the heart and its structure. • Detail Study of the functioning of the heart. INTRODUCTION Heart and blood vessels are two most important elements of human circulatory system. Our body itself has two circulatory systems, keep reading to find out more...

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Guess the word rules (spelling)

Jul 21, 2016
Category
English / Literacy

This activity will help the learner spell words by thinking about rules and conventions in a fun way. While you can use rules to help establish prefix and suffixes you must remember that there are exceptions. This activity works best if you allow the learner to discover the rule rather than tell them. See the attached resource for a list of prefixes and suffixes.

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Analogically Spelling

Apr 2, 2014
Category
English / Literacy

By listening carefully to how a word sounds we are (mostly) able to work out similar words we can spell and therefore how to spell the word we want.

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Language for Encouragement

Nov 19, 2013
Category
Anger/Behaviour Management

Those of us in education often ask what we can do to make a child's day more positive. Each day we can make a conscious effort to make a child's day a bit more positive by thinking about what we're going to say.

Egg Boxes - Equivalent Fractions Game

Nov 20, 2013
Category
Mathematics / Numeracy

A game where children discover equivalent fractions using egg boxes. Requires 2 or more players, simply print these steps for written instructions for children.

Equivalent Fraction Cube Game

Nov 20, 2013
Category
Mathematics / Numeracy

Cubes - An equivalent fractions game. Minimum players: 2 In this activity children will need cubes and an understanding that fractions are part of a whole. Simply view and print, give to children as written instructions.

10X Bigger! - Multiplication Activity

Nov 29, 2014
Category
Mathematics / Numeracy

Students will explore multi-digit numbers and the relationship between ones, tens and hundreds; a digit in one place is 10x the digit in the place to its right. Students will use their bodies to represent digits in multi-digit numbers up to the hundredths place and compare these numbers using <, =, >. Students will use their bodies as multi-digit numbers to add and subtract.

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