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65+ cards ready to be cut and laminated for focused finger gym sessions, led by your TA or the children themselves!
Finger Gym Ideas
Help your students self-evaluate their work and reflect on the learning objective of the lesson. Simply ask the students to place red, amber or green dot circle at the foot of their work or next to the title / learning objective to reflect their understanding!
A poster helps remind the pupils of the code
Making a bean bag game is great fun with your kids.You can leave the classic bean bags and bean chairs to us, whilst you get the sewing needles and sewing machines out with the kids. The small fun homemade Bean Bags offer a great range of games and you can guarentee the kids will make up their own games
You will need
Felt, funky fabric, scissors, felt-top pen, ruler, squared paper, thread, sewing machine, dried beans
Felt is great material for making bean bags as it doesn’t fray so you don’t have to worry about edges. Fleece material is just as good!
1. Decide what sized beanbags you would like to make, we are basing ours on 12cm squares
2. Cut a template of 12cm squares
3. Take one piece of felt and pin your template to it, cut carefully and neatly around your template (Remember, the edges of the beanbag will be shown so neat edges will give a better finished design)
4. Draw, with your marker, a simple shape on the reverse of your cut out towards the centre leave approximately a minimum of a 2cm margin (this will be inside your bean bag so dont worry about redrawing your cutout shapes)
5. Cut out your design (remember if using letters to draw them backwards as you are drawing on the inside)
6. Get your funky fabric and cut it large enough to cover your cut out but smaller than your felt square
7. Pin the fabric to the felt and sew closely to the edge of the cut out (pins help to stretch the fabric across the space and avoids gaping)
8. Place and pin your second felt square to the back and sew around three sides approximately 1cm from the edge
9. Half fill your bean bags with dry beans, (polystyrene beans, split peas, popcorn, lentils, rice etc would also do)
10. Ensure all of your beans are away from the open end and sew to seal the beans inside. (maybe add a pin to hold the beans back)
AlternativesAdd lace or ribbons to your designs
Two weeks and counting until the Easter Egg Hunts get underway, so meanwhile why not hatch a batch Chocolate Crispy Cakes!
These are perfect for any kids' party and to have as dessert on Easter Sunday. Serve with Gluten Free Custard for a perfect hot chocolatey pudding.
Here's our recipe for perfect crispy cakes with a gooey middle!
These ICT Skills Walls have bricks containing key words associated with the ICT QCA units of work.
They are great for using as A4 sheets stuck onto pupil's ICT folders.
As topics are covered or key words are introduced or consollidated, simply colour the word in. This acts as a record of children's understanding of important language.
Each brick has an outer edge so at the beginning of each topic the language the teacher wants the children to use for a series of lessons can be coloured. Once the children feel confident in using the language the children then can colour the whole brick.Why not increase the size to A3 and have the Skills Wall next to your compters in the classroom or center to your ICT display ~ Encourage the use of appropriate language.
Colour code targetted keywords
Reception Skills Wall (pdf)
Year 1 Skills Wall (pdf)
Year 2 Skills Wall (pdf)
Year 3 Skills Wall (pdf)
Year 4 Skills Wall (pdf)
Year 5 Skills Wall (pdf)
Year 6 Skills Wall (pdf)
These posters create an instant display of technology in use around school and at home.
Each poster offers a description or definition with photos and graphics for easy reference of the hardware and software language children will encounter in our modern technology influenced world.
" A fabulous visual Glossary of technical terms and language!"
There are 30 posters ranging from Web Cams and Monitors to Control Devices and File Formats.
Posters and descriptions include:
Keyboard with simple annotation
Keyboard with more advanced annotation
Keyboard with CTRL key annotation
CD / DVD Drive
Control Devices in the home
To help with the size of the file we have split the resources into easily downloads (in pairs). Simply, right click on the link and Save Target As
chatroom & forum pdf
mouse & speakers pdf
virus & email pdf