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7 Award-Winning Primary Resources That Will Seriously Cut Down Your Planning Time

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  • 7 Award-Winning Primary Resources That Will Seriously Cut Down Your Planning Time

It’s no secret that teachers are extremely busy people. If there never seems to be enough hours in the day to complete your planning, you’ll be pleased to hear that these seven resources have all been designed to save you time and make your life that little bit easier. And because they all won a Teach Primary Resource Award in 2018, you can guarantee that you’re using the very best. Enjoy!

1. Jolly Music Player from Jolly Learning Ltd

7 Award-Winning Primary Resources That Will Seriously Cut Down Your Planning Time

Jolly Music is a structured and progressive curriculum for teaching music skills to children through the primary years. Inspired by the Kodály approach to music teaching, the programme uses multi-sensory activities to embed and hone children’s musical skills through singing. It’s a child-centred approach that uses traditional playground rhymes and songs to teach key musical elements like pulse, rhythm, pitch, loudness and speed. See more here.

2. Mathletics from 3P Learning Ltd

7 Award-Winning Primary Resources That Will Seriously Cut Down Your Planning Time

Mathletics is an online maths resource designed for personalised teaching and learning. Pupils have access to over 1,200 curriculum-aligned learning resources, including activities, eBooks, videos and a times tables challenge. Each activity adapts automatically, evolving as students progress in understanding, while games in the ‘Play’ area target maths fluency. For teachers, Mathletics offers immediate snapshots of student results, automated reports, customisation capabilities and an ‘Assign’ function which allows you to plan ahead. Find out more here.

3. Snap Science from Collins

7 Award-Winning Primary Resources That Will Seriously Cut Down Your Planning Time

Snap Science is the most widely-used science programme in primary schools. It is a comprehensive scheme packed with resources to help schools deliver hands-on science lessons, from EY up to KS2. The programme features a flexible bank of lesson plans, videos, slideshows and animations. Assessed online via the Collins Connect platform, there is a discrete area for each year group, with support for planning, teaching and tracking progression. Buy it here.

4. Language Angels

7 Award-Winning Primary Resources That Will Seriously Cut Down Your Planning Time

Language Angels resources enable class teachers with or without any linguistic ability to deliver a fully compliant foreign language curriculum. The lessons are based around interactive Powerpoints, with foreign language audio by native speakers. All units feature a range of interactive games that can be used by a single user or as a whole class and each lesson has its own printable lesson plan with timings and extension activities. Detailed teacher support notes provide translations, explanations and slide-by-slide breakdowns of each Powerpoint. See more here.

5. Rigolo by Oxford University Press

7 Award-Winning Primary Resources That Will Seriously Cut Down Your Planning Time

Rigolo’s songs, stories and games help to keep pupils motivated as they learn French alongside characters Jake, Polly and Bof. The resource’s native speaking ‘virtual teacher’ was developed as part of a three-year project. The accompanying teacher’s books provide planning guidance and support, while flashcards and worksheets provide opportunities to reinforce language skills. The series contains three CD-Roms, six books, an audio CD and a resource pack. Find out more here.

6. Charanga Musical School

7 Award-Winning Primary Resources That Will Seriously Cut Down Your Planning Time

Charanga Musical School is used by more than 25,000 primary teachers to provide high-quality music learning. It features a modern scheme of work for the music curriculum, plus a vast library of songs, topics, instrument courses and creative apps that enable specialist and non-specialist teachers to provide exciting, personalised and inclusive music learning for all children. The scheme provides teachers with week-by-week lessons for each year group in the school, from ages five to 11. It features lesson plans, assessment and engaging whiteboard resources for every lesson. Visit here.

7. Britannica LaunchPacks from Britannica Digital Learning

7 Award-Winning Primary Resources That Will Seriously Cut Down Your Planning Time

Organised into manageable topic areas, these collections of articles, images, videos and primary sources help to support learners undertake productive research. Children and teachers can add annotations to aid comprehension and you can also customise each pack by changing, adding or removing content to meet your requirements. LaunchPacks will enable you to spend less time sourcing interesting information relating to your science lessons. Purchase here.

Find out more about the winners of the Teach Primary Resource Awards 2018 here.

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