Useful websites - Drumhillery Primary School

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Useful websites - Drumhillery Primary School
Some good websites for ethnic minority pupils in the primary school
www.eslkidstuff.com
An excellent website for learners new to English. Flashcards for many topics and activity sheets to
practise vocabulary.
£11 subscription for one year’s unlimited use.
Watch spelling as it is an American website.
http://bogglesworld.com/
An excellent website specifically for pupils with English as an additional language. Goes a step
further than the above site in the level of activities. Well worth having a look: flashcards,
crosswords, grammar activities, games etc…… Free.
www.britishcouncil.org/kids
Yet another site for pupils learning English. Excellent animated stories, alphabet & grammar
activities.
Good section called Story Maker (under ‘Get Writing’)where children can choose pictures for
various elements of their story & then the programme writes their short story. They can then read
it back & illustrate. Free.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools
You will already be familiar with the wealth of highly visual & interactive material for all areas of
the curriculum. Excellent for pupils with little English.
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac
This is specifically for KS1. Some lovely animated stories & activities that are suitable for young
learners of English.
www.dltk-kids.com
Again, excellent for KS1. Some great pictures, puppets, activities for many common stories:
Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Three Little Pigs etc…….
You can also make your own custom made bingo cards with pictures on many topics, using this
site.
www.kizclub.com
This is an excellent website for younger pupils. It has pictures and various activities for children’s
stories and general language development. It is also free.
www.enchantedlearning.com
This is a well known site. It has many activities for various curriculum areas starting at a very
basic level and building up. There is an excellent selection of mini books with clear pictures and
opportunities for pupils to add or copy text below. Very useful for pupils with less English.
www.sparklebox.co.uk
This is an excellent site for visual timetables, duties boards, classroom labels and a wealth of
visual resources for literacy and numeracy. While it is aimed at lower primary, some of the
resources would also suit upper.
www.schoolslinks.co.uk
Good website for school and classroom labels and visual resources for various curriculum areas.
www.mantralingua.com & www.milet.com
Two excellent websites for multicultural and bilingual books, posters, labels, CDs and so on.
www.primaryresources.co.uk/letters
Useful website for some translated letters. This is a temporary address and may change.
Samples of flashcards available from
www.eslkidstuff.com
You simply click on a thumbnail and get full size pictures.
Samples of activities from eslkidstuff
List of
topics:
Animals
Body
Food
Nature
Our World
Weather
Buildings, Stores & Places
Sport
Daily Routines
Alphabet a-z
Colours
Shapes
Numbers
Family
Toys
Actions
Commands
Exercises
Emotions
House
Furniture
Rooms
Music
Transport
Descriptions
Comparisons
Jobs
School
Classroom
Clothes
Location
Prepositions
Months
Seasons
Weather
Days
Festivals
http://bogglesworld.com
Various types of character cards available to promote use of descriptive vocabulary, action verbs
etc……..
Also flashcards related to specific curriculum areas
Worksheets that provide a framework
for writing about themselves & other
areas
Crosswords & wordsearches for
vocabulary practice. Should always
be followed by putting words in
sentences.
Come pupils may also need the
words provided, clues not enough.
www.britishcouncil.org/kids
As stories load, the children have a jigsaw
puzzle to do, related to the story. They
could print the screen and keep a copy of
the completed puzzle & write something
about it.
Stories are accompanied by animated
pictures, text below and are read aloud.
Children click when they are ready to
move on.
Print & do
activities
Story maker is under the ‘Get Writing’ tab.
Children choose the type of story they want
and then the different elements such as
characters, setting and so on.
When they have selected all the elements,
the programme writes their story.
They can then print the story and perhaps
illustrate it.
DLTK's Crafts for Kids
www.dltk-kids.com
Educational Activities for Children
Alphabuddies Section
Bulletin Board Ideas
Children's Book Breaks
(includes 'Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes')
Color Buddies Section
Mini-Books Section
Number Buddies Section
Shapes Buddies Section
Miscellaneous Other Educational Activities:
Address Practice Craft
Age 5+
Check Writing Practice
KidzBank Pretend Checks
Clock Craft
suitable for Ages 3+
Learn About Plants Paper Craft
Age 2+
Preschool Writing Skills Worksheets
Age 2+
Sentence Sequencing Printables
Age 4+
Story Sequencing Printables
Age 4+
Telephone Practice
practice home phone numbers, mom and dad's
cell phone or office number or 9-1-
DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Children's Book BreaksGreat bookmarks, crafts, coloring pages and other activities to go
along with some of your favorite children's books! Good for thematic units involving
children's books
Aesop's Fables
Arthur Book Breaks
Bookworm Paper Craft
Age 4+ (when they begin reading)
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
book break
Fairy Tales (classic stories) and Nursery Rhymes
Section
Mini Books
free printable 'make your own' books
Nursery Rhymes Section
Rainbow Fish
Book Break
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Book Break
DLTK's Custom Bingo Cards
There are a variety of themes for you to choose from!
STEP 1: Choose the Type of Bingo Card
3 x 3 Picture Bingo Card
8 images plus FREE space. 30 call
images.
5 x 5 Picture Bingo Card
24 images plus FREE space. 30
call images.
4 x 4 Picture Bingo Card
16 images. No FREE space. 30
call images.
5 x 5 Number Bingo Card
Regular bingo card with numbers
to 75.
You can make your own customised bingo cards from this site. No charge!
www.kizclub.com
Home page with menu
Use these arrows
and the 3 levels to
go through the full
range of stories.
Under
Resources
there are some
good activity
resources.
Under Story
Patterns you
can get pictures
to print. Click on
the link below
the book, where
it says color/
black/white.
Stories
If you click
on the
book, it will
be read to
you.
If you click
on
Printable,
you can
also print
the book in
black &
white.
www.enchantedlearning.com (for printable mini books)
1
There is greater
access to activities if
you subscribe to the
site.
Click on Books to Print’.
2
There is a mini book called ‘All
About Me’ under ‘A’. It is good
for new pupils.
Select the book you want from the list or
click on a letter. There is a greater
selection of books under each letter.
www.sparklebox.co.uk
Click for a preview
or for more info.
which takes you to
the purchase page.
Click on the
resources you’d like
to see in either of
these places.
Click on add to
basket.
You will be guided
through the
purchasing process.
www.mantralingua.com
Tel: 02084455123 for a catalogue
www.milet.com
Tel: 02088293000 for a catalogue
www.primaryresources.co.uk/letters
Take note of the LEA at the top in case the website address changes.