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Guess the Words (Spelling)

Jul 18, 2016
Category
English / Literacy

A great game to improve spelling which involves riddles to challenge the learners mind to guess a focus word based on clues provided.

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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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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.

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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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!

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.

Algorithms and its Categories

Dec 6, 2015
Category
College/VI Form (Key Stage 5)

Algorithm is a simple yet effective method to articulate any function into a finite list of instructions from starting to end step-by-step. It helps to compute a set of instructions that starts from an initial input and ends to an output. Algorithms: Introduction, Definition.Types of algorithms.Activities and MCQ.

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Word Grids (spelling)

Jul 20, 2016
Category
English / Literacy

In this activity you will use a grid with letters inside to encourage the learner to think about spelling. Generally best if you have a vowel in the middle if you wish to play the Normal level. The vowel can be anywhere if you are playing easier. Making spelling fun.

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Palindromes Game - Reversable words (Spelling)

Jul 26, 2016
Category
English / Literacy

In this activity you can use existing literature and/or a dictionary to encourage the learner to explore spelling by searching for reversible words and/or palindromes.

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