Monday, 19 March 2012

Easter Teaching Resources

It’s back to the diet before the Easter binge starts. On our Easter Teaching Resources we have some wonderful images of eggs, hot cross buns and Easter bunnies, which do nothing to help provide will power!

While many of our Easter worksheets provide children with a huge range of fun activities, I also think it is important that we do also provide resources that cover the religious significance of Easter. We have done our best to provide a good balance of educational, informative and creative sheets for all ages. 

Many of these could be used to keep the class gainfully occupied while you make a start on end of term clearing up!

Teaching Resource Designer

Friday, 16 March 2012

Spring teaching resources

Now that the weather is a little milder, I am beginning to feel as though spring is coming. Famous last words as it will no doubt start to rain soon! While in the garden yesterday picking daffodils, I thought it would be good to use images of spring flowers when adding to our spring teaching resources. Which is my job for next week at Pencil Street.

Lucy our graphic designer as always comes up with some lovely pictures, which make the spring worksheets very attractive for children of all ages.

Spring is the transition between winter and summer.  The specific definition of the exact timing of "spring" varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. In the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical vernal equinox (currently around 20 or 21 March) is often taken to mark the first day of spring.

Resource Designer

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Olympic Teaching Resources

Since our blog about the Olympics,  released in January this year, we have developed so many Olympic teaching resources to support the Games. Boy have you teachers been downloading them fast!  

There are just over 60 resources so far and we aim to have at least 100 by June. With the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics this year,  we are spoilt for choice.

We have also developed many more Early Years Olympic worksheets since January, as many of you requested and are due to release the classroom displays in the next few days. 

Pencil Street will continue to develop resources right up until the end of June as there is such a wealth of great material to choose from to bring this topic to life for the primary school classrooms. 

Pencil Street is a ‘pay-for’ professional site, but we have released a number of resources for free to support teachers/parents who do not want to subscribe to our other resources. Thank you to everyone who has provided so many ideas and taken the time to request specific resources.