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Classroom Activities

Downloadable items may be used free of charge for educational purposes provided that the original source is acknowledged.

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Regular users of these activities should note that Discloze, Discloze Editor, PoemMaker and QuizMaker are currently unavailable due to essential software maintenance.

Christmas Crackers

Christmas activities for the primary classroom.

Christmas Crackers

Big Books

This set of Big Books is ideal for the Literacy Hour.
You can set the font style and size – your preferences being stored as a cookie on your machine.

Big Books

Big Book Maker

Why not make your own Big Books? Using Book Maker you can make books which can be used on their own or added to a website. There is an option to add audio and video.

Book Maker

Bounce

Bounce is about problem solving, relationships between numbers, factors and ratios (through the metaphor of a snooker table).

Bounce

Teachers’ Notes (Word doc)

A Word document entitled “Solutions to Bounce (for busy teachers)” can be obtained from Roger Keeling

Download:
bounce.exe (PC 42K)
bounce.sit (Mac 14K)

Find the Pairs

For KS1/2. Find the Pairs is the traditional Pelmanism card game in electronic format. It can be played by one or two players (or teams).
To make your own cards, download a copy and follow the instructions in the ReadMe file.

Examples

Teachers’ Notes

Download:
pairs.exe (PC 51K)
pairs.sit (Mac 24K)

Greenfield Road

The 19th Century database
(3 levels of difficulty).

Greenfield Road

Teachers’ Notes
Teachers guidance for successful searching

Download:
greenfield.exe (PC 115K)
greenfield.sit (Mac 80K)
Census data (1841-91) (zip 206K)
Greenfield for FindIt (14K)
(provided by Telford & Wrekin LEA for use with Appian Way’s FindIt)

History Photo Quiz

Can you date these photographs?

History Photo Quiz

Teachers’ Notes

Download:
history_quiz.exe (PC 235K)
history_quiz.sit (Mac 211K)

Jumbo

For KS1: take the elephant to a place safe from poachers.

Jumbo

Teachers’ Notes

Download:
jumbo.exe (PC 365K)
jumbo.sit (Mac 337K)

Kate’s Choice

Kate’s Choice is an example of software, designed by the Thinking Together team (www.thinkingtogether.org.uk) and reproduced here with their permission, to promote talking, learning and thinking within a curriculum area – that of PSHE and Citizenship.

Kates Choice
You will need a Shockwave player to use this software. It is available for download for a limited range of computer platforms from here.
Teachers’ Notes

Le Voleur des Saucisses

This is a searchable database of dogs written in French. It gives practice with the French vocabulary and with the use of a database.

Le Voleur

Teachers’ Notes

Locks

Two boats have to be moved through a lock on a canal. There are controls for opening and closing the lock gates and sluices.

Locks

Teachers’ Notes

Number Board

A mathematical game for two players.

Number Board

Teachers’ Notes

Download:
number_board.exe (PC 135K)
number_board.sit (Mac 110K)

Random Number Generator

A Random Number Generator which can be used in any activity requiring random numbers.

Random Number Generator

Teachers’ Notes:
Instructions
And the answer is…
Archery
Reach the target with calculators

Download:
randomiser.exe (PC 55K)
randomiser.sit (Mac 26K)

Sir Henry Unton

Additional resources to supplement the MAPE Focus on History pack.

Sir Henry Unton

Download:
unton.exe (PC 773K)
unton.sit (Mac 757K)

Sorting Games

A set of 9 games.

Sorting Games

Download:
sorting.exe (PC 1203K)
sorting.sit (Mac 1183K)

Team Draw

A version of the Random Number Generator which allows you to select teams for games such as soccer.

Team Draw

Notes:
Instructions

Download:
teamdraw.exe (PC 50K)
teamdraw.sit (Mac 22K)

Where to site a nesting box for owls

By studying a map and finding out about owls and environmental factors you can decide the best place to install a nesting box for owls.

Glossary
Explore the Map
My Report – where I will site a nesting box for an owl

Teachers’ Notes:
Instructions

Download:
owlmap.exe (PC 86K)
owlmap.sit (Mac 59K)
glossary.pdf (38K)
report.pdf (40K)

Whodunnit? (Playing Detective)

Use a database to help Sherlock Holmes solve some crimes.

Whodunnit?

Teachers’ Notes (Word doc)

Download:
whodunnit.exe (PC 103K)
whodunnit.sit (Mac 75K)

Downloadable Resources

Christmas Clip Art

A set of images by Kate Govier.

Download:
christmas_clipart.zip (376K)

Lost Owls

A simple adventure game for young childrenFrom MAPE Focus on Lost Owls

Download:
lost owls.exe (PC 3246K)Teachers’ Notes
NLS Literacy & Lost Owls
QCA Units of Work using Lost Owls
Clicker grids (zip 1040K)

MFL

Various resourcesThese activities are designed to be used in conjunction with the MAPE Focus on MFL which was published in Autumn 2003. Copies of this publication may be obtained fromNaace.

Download:
SpanishBigBook.exe (PC 856K)
SpanishBigBook.sit (Mac 744K)
FrenchBigBook.exe (PC 773K)
FrenchBigBook.sit (Mac 706K)
SortingFlags.exe (PC 119K)
SortingFlags.sit (Mac 99K)

My World Screens

by Bob FoxMy World Screens featuring Number Grids for interactive teaching of numeracy.

Download:
mw_screens.zip (PC 136K)

Teachers’ Notes


Number Mystery

A set of Excel gridsSuggestions for using these files in the classroom can be found in ‘Focus on Embedding ICT in the Primary Curriculum’ copies of which can be purchased fromNaace.

Download:
grids.exe (PC 44K)