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Welcome to Richmond Online Resources. Navigate through the resources by selecting the level below, the year and finally the category of interest.

 

ANIMALS

Where's the Animal?
http://www.sandiegozoo.com/kids/games/index.html
Click on 'Where's the Animal'. Play the game.

COLOURING

Cartoon critters
http://www.cartooncritters.com/onlinecoloring.htm
Students can use their computer skills to colour these pictures. They can click on 'online coloring book page' to see more pictures.

DICTIONARY

Picture dictionary

http://www.pdictionary.com/
Ask your students to choose a letter or a category and learn some new words. Alternatively, give them a list of a few words to look up. They can copy the illustration and the word into their notebooks.

GAMES

The triplets

http://www.thetriplets.com/

Your students can play games with Las Tres Mellizas in English! Ask them to click on 'The Playground' and again on 'Games' and then choose what to play.

Sesame Street

http://www.sesamestreet.org/

Your students can click on 'Games', 'Art' or 'Stories' and have fun with the Sesame Street characters.

Bonnie and Chester

http://www.nwf.org/Kids.aspx

Click on 'Ages 3 to 7'. Select 'Fun and Games'. Play 'Bonnie and Chester Matching Game'.

Picnic

http://pbskids.org/berenstainbears/games/index.html

Click on 'Pack a Picnic'. Play the game.

 

SONGS

Robot

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/

Click on 'Songs'. Select 'I've got a Robot'. Sing the song.

If you are happy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/fimbles/songs/

Click on 'If you are happy'. Read, listen and sing the song.

 

STORIES

Little Big Mouse

http://pbskids.org/

Click on 'Stories'. Select 'Little Big Mouse'. Read the story.

Little Red Hen

http://mothergoosecaboose.com/indexfr.html

Click on 'Reading and Writing'. Select 'The Little Red Hen Retold'. Read the story.

Interact

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/wwww/tech/

Click on 'flash'. Select 'What?' Listen to it and interact with the story.

 

TELEVISION

Fimbles

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/fimbles/

Encourage your students to learn English with these popular TV characters. They can click on 'Purple Meadow' to play a game. They should choose 'Comfy Corner' to listen to a story.

Barnaby Bear

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/

Encourage your students to learn English with Barnaby Bear! They can play a game from the 'Games' section or click on 'Stories' to listen to Barnaby's stories.

 

ANIMALS

Insects

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/wwww/living/index_choice.shtml

  1. The students click on ‘What?’ and then choose an insect. Ask them to name the parts of this insect.
  2. Your students can also click on ‘Where?’ to learn about habitats or ‘Why?’ to play a game about pet care.
ART

Colouring activity

http://www.randomhousekids.com/brand/marc-brown/

Choose 'Help Arthur Get Ready for school'. Read the story and play the game.

Art competition

http://www.disney.co.uk/disney-junior/art-attack/

  1. Put the children in pairs. Ask the students to click on ‘Gallery’. Ask them to imagine the paintings are entries in an art competition. Who would they give first prize to? Who would come second or third? Ask them to give one reason in English for their choices and remember to take the age of the child into account!
  2. The children compare their decisions with another pair and explain their choices.
  3. Compare the results as a class and find out who is the overall winner of the art competition.
CARTOONS

Write the dialogues

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/activities/cartoons/

Select 'Girl and Alien'. Write the story and click on 'Create'. Now, you can save or print it.

DINOSAURS

Dino-Facts

http://www.mothergoosecaboose.com/indexfr.html

Click on 'Dinosaurs'. Click on 'Dino-Facts' and Read about the dinosaurs. Select one and see the picture, and describe it. Print it if you want and colour it.

FESTIVALS

Ramadan

http://www.factmonster.com/spot/ramadan1.html

  1. Ask the students to go to the website, read the text about Ramadan and answer the questions.
  2. When is Ramadan?
  3. Is the Islamic calendar based on the moon or the sun?
  4. What does ‘sawm’ mean?

(Answers: 1. It’s the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. 2. The Islamic calendar is based on the moon (lunar calendar). The calendar used in the West is based on the sun (solar calendar). 3.’Sawm’ means that Muslims don’t eat anything while the sun shines.)

FOOD

Pizza place

http://www.4hgarden.msu.edu/kidstour/game_pizza.html

Tell your students they are going to meet Chef Norm at The Garden Pizza Place. They follow his instructions to make a pizza

Friendship fruit freeze

http://www.pbs.org/parents/caillou/cooking.html

Select 'Friendship Fruit Freeze'. Read how to make a 'fruit dessert' and prepare it with your teacher or at home.

Fish food

http://www.nwf.org/Kids.aspx?siteId=3&departmentId=77

Play 'Fish Food'. Use the mouse to move and press the mouse button to eat.

Design a cereal box

http://pbskids.org/dontbuyit/

  1. Ask your students what they like to eat for breakfast. Ask how many of them eat cereal. Tell the students that breakfast cereals are very popular in many countries, especially in the United States, so a lot of money is spent on the advertising!
  2. Tell them they are going to design a new cereal packet. They go to the website above and click on ‘advertising tricks’ and then on ‘design a cereal box’ and follow the instructions.
  3. When they have finished their design, they should copy it onto a piece of paper to display in the classroom. They can change the character on the front if they want to

 

GAMES

Big Bird Gets a Letter

http://www.sesamestreet.org/games/flash.php?contentId=11114201

Play the game.

HORROR

Haunted House

http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/kids/games/hh/game.html

This is a 'Haunted House'. Play the game. You need to find an object in each room. Read and listen to the clue for each room.

HUMAN BODY

Bones

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/podsmission/bones/annie02.shtml

  1. Ask your students to put Annie back together again!
  2. Write the following list of bones on the board: a) femur b) humerus c) radius and ulna d) rib cage e) skull f) tibia and fibula. Write the following parts of the body on the right of the board: arm, chest, head, leg.

Ask the students to play the game again and read the texts. The information in the texts will help them match the bones to the part of the body.

(Answers: The humerus, radius and ulna are in the arm. The rib cage is in the chest. The skull is in the head. The femur, tibia and fibula are in the leg.)

KIDS WORLD

Kids' work

http://www.kidlink.org/drupal/wai/?q=english/wai/

  1. Tell your students to click on ‘Kids Work’ and again on ‘Who am I?’ Here they can read letters from children around the world. Ask them to find out what countries the children come from.
  2. In pairs, ask the children to find a letter they like and write a reply. Display the letters and the replies in the classroom.
MUSIC

Sing the song

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/fimbles/songs/

Click on 'If you are happy'. Read, listen and sing the song.

POSTCARDS & PLACES

Barnaby's Photos

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/photoalbum/

Click on 'Barnaby's Photos'. Read and find out where these pictures are from.

Send a postcard

http://www.missmaggie.org/

This is a simple writing task for your students. They click on the red button and then on ‘Postcards’ to write and send a postcard.

The instructions are very simple:

  1. They keep clicking on ‘next’ until they get a list of topics.
  2. They choose a topic and select a picture they like.
  3. They click on ‘postcard’ and click on the yellow printer at the bottom of the screen to print it out.
  4. They read the instructions and write a postcard to someone they know.
PRONUNCIATION

Poems

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/%20wordsandpictures/longvow/

Help your students practise their pronunciation with these rhyming poems which focus on long vowel sounds. The students click on ‘Poem pack’ and choose a poem. They click on ‘Hear it’ to listen to the poem and ‘Sound search’ to focus on individual sounds.

SPACE

Mars

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/mars_rocket.htm

Your students are going to go to Mars! They decide what ten items to take on the nine-month journey to the planet. They can click on the purple buttons to find out the good and bad points about each item.

ANIMALS

Tigers

http://www.5tigers.org/AllAboutTigers/Basics/index.htm

  1. Write the following countries on the board: Africa, Asia, Australia, China, India, Russia, Spain, The USA. Ask the students to guess in which of these countries you can see tigers in the wild.
  2. Ask the students to go to the web page and click on 'Where do tigers live?'. The students find out if they were right.

(Answer: You can see tigers in the wild in Asia, China, India and Russia.)

Rainforest animals

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/

  1. Ask the children to make a list of animals which live in the rainforest or foods which grow there.
  2. Tell them to go to the web page to check their lists and see if they can find out more.
  3. Ask your students to make a ‘rainforest dictionary’ by drawing a picture of each animal or food and writing the English word next to it.

 

 

ART & MUSIC

Mix music

http://pbskids.org/mayaandmiguel/english/games/globalgroovin/game.html

Click on the instruments. Read and listen to them. Now go to Mix Music. Drag the buttons to mix your own song.

Art parts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/games/

Click on 'Art Parts'. Move the squares to make the picture.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Air Transport

http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/inventor.htm

Select ‘Air Transport’. Who was the first person to fly a plane?

When was the first practical helicopter built?

LANGUAGE

Pronunciation

http://harrypotter.scholastic.com/

Ask your students to click on ‘Pronunciation Guide’ to find out how to say the names of their favourite characters in English!

This website also includes some useful discussion questions on the Harry Potter books. To see these, click on 'Discussion Guides' and again on 'Questions'.

Wordblender

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/clusters/index.shtml

Ask your students to click on 'Wordblender' to play a pronunciation game. They click on 'Start', then listen to the word and choose the sounds it starts and ends with. Finally they click on 'Go' to see if they are correct!

Click on the buttons on the left for more pronunciation and spelling games.

Dictionary

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/dictionary.html

  1. Write the following words connected with aeroplanes and flying on the board: engine, hot air balloon, landing gear, tail
  2. Ask the students to go to the site and find out what the words mean by clicking on the first letter of each word. Please note: ‘airplane’ is the American spelling for ‘aeroplane’.
  3. Ask the students to use the dictionary to find out four more new words.

Vocabulary

http://a4esl.org/

Encourage your students to test their vocabulary! Ask them to find the heading 'Vocabulary Quizzes' and click on 'Easy'. They can choose a subject they are interested in and see how many words they know.

 

PLACES & PEOPLE

Global gang

http://www.christianaid.org.uk/resources/games/index.aspx

  1. 1. Ask your students to go to the Global Gang website. Tell them to click on ‘Global Gossip’ and then on ‘Voicebox’. See if they can find out what countries the children come from and what question they are discussing.

  2. Ask your students how they would answer the same question. Display their answers as a poster in the classroom.

Continents Game

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/geographygames/geospy/

Type your name. Click on 'Continents Game'. Play the game.

Haunted castle

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

  1. Ask the students to look at the picture of the haunted castle and to invent a name for it in English. They write their name and the name of the castle in the white boxes. Then ask them to click on the drawbridge to explore the castle.
  2. The students find the mouse in each picture. When they click on the mouse, it will take them to the next picture. Ask them to find out how many ghosts there are in the castle.
  3. Ask them to select one of the illustrations and imagine who the ghost was. Ask them to think about what his or her job, family and favourite things might have been. (Students should use 'was' and 'were' to complete this task.)

Museum tour

http://www.sherlock-holmes.co.uk/home.htm

Click on 'Museum Tour'. Select 'Virtual Tour'. Describe the 'Sherlock Holmes Museum'. Name three things you see in the pictures.

 

Geospy

http://www.missmaggie.org/

Your students are going to play Geospy. Tell them to click on 'Go!', then on the red button and again on 'Games'. They write their name in the white box and click on the instructions in blue to play the Countries Game. (Students can click on 'Quit' to stop playing.)

Two cities

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/twocities/

  1. Write the following questions on the board:
    What's your school like?
    Do you like living in your city?
    Where do you like to go?
    What's your favourite place?
    What do you do outside of school?
  2. Your students are going to find out how children in Belfast and Mexico City answered these questions. They click on either 'Belfast' or 'Mexico City' and again on 'City Life', select each of the questions and a child to ask.
  3. Now ask your students to answer the questions themselves.

 

SCHOOL

Australian air school

http://www.assoa.nt.edu.au/

This is the website for an Australian air school, and the students take lessons over the radio. Ask the children to click on 'School Information' and answer the following questions:

  1. When do the students have classes?
  2. How many classes do the children have every week?
  3. How many teachers are there?

(Answers: 1. in the mornings 2. three 3. fourteen)

This website also runs a pen pal service. Ask the children to write a letter describing their school day and asking their penfriend some questions. With their parents' permission, the children could get in touch with a real pen pal through the site, or alternatively, make a display of their letters in class.