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Area of learning

Name of Activity Description

Reading Skills Alphabet A letter recognition game, an ingenious spelling activity and a narrator to read simple repetitive sentences. Very good for early reading skills.

English The Ladybird Play zone A series of interactive learning activities from the Ladybird Book Publishing Company. Parents will need to play these games with children as there are written instructions to follow. The use of pictures assists children to discriminate visually (good for early reading skills)

English Nursery Rhymes In this resource pack, pupils listen to and sing along with some popular nursery rhymes – Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, The Grand Old Duke of York and Baa, Baa Black Sheep. They then complete activities based on the characters and events of the nursery rhymes they have heard.

English Starfall: Learning to Read A learning to read website. Short sentences are made using very simple words. There are good quality games and animated stories which children can interact with. The children can click on words to see what they say. Excellent for learning the sounds that different letters make.

English Bo Bear A learning to read website. Four activities for young children based round the character Bo Bear. Children have to dress Bo Bear by identifying appropriate clothing. The narration helps children with their decisions.

English ABC Look at how all the letters of the alphabet are formed. Children can listen to their names and the sounds they make. Each letter is illustrated with a picture which begins with the sound. Good for learning to read and learning how to form letters correctly.

English Teddy Bears Picnic Choose a letter for your child to find. Now place all of the bears wearing that letter on the picnic cloth.Then match a drink with a capital letter to the bear or bears wearing the same letter in lower case.

Mathematics Find the most This interactive game assists children to learn the difference between larger and smaller amounts.

Mathematics Find 1 missing number A game that helps children to learn the order of the numbers from 1 to 10.

Mathematics Kaleidoscope A fascinating interactive activity involving exploring different shapes, colours and sizes.

Mathematics The string of beads An activity to assist young children to create repeating sequences.

Mathematics Count and Order A delightful counting activity using numbers from 1 to 6.

Mathematics 123 Have fun learning the numbers from 1 to 10. Each number has its own animation.

Mathematics Laughs and Giraffes Play around with the spots on a giraffe’s body and find out about numbers that are one more and one less.

Science Come Outside A wonderful site produced by the BBC within CBeebies that shows children five different environments that they can explore. A number of simple interactive activities are available.

Science Animal Homes Simple activities to help pupils understand habitats. Animal sounds have been added to give interest.

Science Body Parts A simple matching game where you have to match the body part to its name.

Science Bobinogs Colourful interactive games from the BBC on the Bobinogs website. Ideal for nursery and reception aged children. A large number of topics are covered which help to develop children’s knowledge and understanding of the world.

General Skills P B Bear Join PB for five online video adventures and a range of different learning activities.

General Skills Fun with Spot One of the best early learning sites we know. Delightful, animated illustrations. There are excellent interactive educational games based around the well-loved character Spot. A must for children from 3 to 5 years of age.