The Maya

the maya

The Maya by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

This is a rich resource detailing the culture of Mayan civilisation. There are a number of different resources covering topics from the Mayan creation story, their relationship with the sun, their astronomical observations, calendar, agriculture and customs.


There are a number of well made videos on wealth of topics including a look at modern Mayan society.

A link for teachers provides a wealth of activities and resources for use in the classroom including games, images, investigations, and connections to the wider curriculum

A River’s Journey

a rivers journey

A River’s Journey by bbc.co.uk

The journey of a river can be divided into three sections: upper, middle and lower.  On this detailed webpage you can choose one of the sections to research.

Pupils are encouraged to look at the clips for each section of the river and make a note of any words that they do not understand, discuss them and use a dictionary to find out what they mean.  They are invited to display these words on the board.

Other activities are suggested:  create a report to describe the section of the river just researched to the rest of the class;  think about the sort of features seen that part of the river; use as many describing words as possible to talk about the speed of the water, the sounds or what might be seen; agree a script for a report to be present it to the rest of the class;  hot seat taking questions from the class; record the report and save the audio file to a computer.

Subtraction : skills development

Subtraction : skills development

Subtraction: skills development printable activities

This excellent suite of printable activities by teachingimage.com provides a wide variety of subtraction based activities to accommodate most requirements.

Beginning with simple numbers, it moves through a series of progressively more complicated subtraction processes involving combinations of two and three digit numbers.

There is also a series of exercises to enable practice of subtracting through a  tens barrier  before moving on to exercises on column subtraction and culminating in gap fill activities, requiring pupils to reverse engineer subtraction sums.

Each at the sheets comes with answers. There are 21 separate printable activities in total.


World War II

World War II

World War II by bbc.co.uk

This extensive site is intended for student use to research and explore the events of World War II and the way that the War impacted upon children. It includes sections on air raids, evacuation, the Blitz, daily life, rationing, etc.

There is an interactive ‘time capsule’ game in which students can open the time capsules by guessing what year they were buried from given clues

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Addition: skills development


Addition: skills development worksheets
Addition: skills development printable activities

This excellent suite of printable activities by teachingimage.com provides a wide variety of addition based activities to accommodate most requirements.

Beginning with complimentary numbers to 10, 20, 50 and 100, it moves through a series of progressively more complicated addition processes adding combinations of two and three digit numbers.

There is also a series of exercises to enable practice of bridging tens barriers and the use of carrying before moving on to exercises on column addition and culminating in gap fill activities, requiring pupils to reverse engineer addition sums.

Each of the sheets comes with answers. There are 23 printable activities in total.