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Click on the links below to go to these other great websites.

Schools:

Drumlanrig Facebook Page

Hawick High School

Denholm Primary School

Kirkhope Primary, Ettrickbridge


Education;
Scottish Borders Council

www.parentzonescotland.gov.uk


Others;
BBC Education

Child-Smile

Lockerbie Manor

Skoolbo!

Tranmere Rovers  (for Mr Hunter's benefit!)

Widnes Vikings RLFC (for Mr Hunter again!)


Hawick
The Hawick Paper

Hawick News

The Southern Reporter

Hawick Motte Scotland


Maths

http://www.coolmath-games.com/

Skoolbo!

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IDL

Below are a number of websites which may help with topics that we cover at school. We are not responsible for any of the content of external websites.

Egyptians

The Children's University of Manchester

 

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Victorians

  

Spartacus Follow the 'Life in the Factory' links for lots of first-hand accounts of the lives of working children
   
BBC Schools Super site with sections on Work, Play and Schools. Use the Standard rather than Interactive site if your Internet connection is slow
BBC Dynamo Cartoon adventure exploring a 1900 house. Simple for younger children
   
The Victorians From Snaith Primary School. Good sections on Queen Victoria and Going to School. Simple language
  Useful printable activity sheets in the Hands-on section
Queen Victoria - Historic Royal Portraits Worthy and wordy, but everything you would want to know for research
   
The 1900 house Based on the television series
   

http://victorians.net/clipart.shtml

http://www.webweaver.nu/clipart/victorian.shtml

http://www.billybear4kids.com/victorian/clipart.html

http://www.designedtoat.com/victorian.shtml

Victorian Clipart cherubs, flowers etc 

Victorian Clipart – button, borders

Victorian Clipart – silhouettes

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ThespisAncient Greeks

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/main_menu.shtml

Explore the cities of Athens, Corinth and Sparta

 http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/greece.htm

Snaith Primary School -  Rather than deal with the whole of Ancient Greece this site just deals with 26 years worth!! The war between Athens and Sparta

 http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/

Good starting page for information if you can ignore the adverts.

 http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/religion/greekrelig.htm

Greek Myths

 http://www.mythweb.com/

http://www.mythweb.com/gods/index.html

Click on a God to find out more about them.

 http://www.mythweb.com/heroes/heroes.html

Click on a Hero to find out more about them.

 http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/gallery/animations_buoyancy.html

Small animations showing the Archimedes Principle.

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Castles

 


 Kids' Castle.  Click to explore a virtual medieval castle: historical fact (based on Nottingham Castle in 1480) and fun- (Dress the knight in armour game, requires Flash 4) and lots of writing activities: recipes, tournament poems, diary of a castle inhabitant. 

 http://www.castles.org/kids/   Sections with brief information on the castle structure, the residents, the hunting and hawking, the feasts.

 http://www.castles.org/Kids_Section/Castle_Story/index.htm

People living in a castle with short description of their jobs.

Parts of a castle described in some detail with photos.

Inside a castle -  some of the sights and smells to read about.

Activity Sheets and puzzle page to print out

 http://www.alnwickcastle.com/

Photos and descriptions of the interior and history of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, where Harry Potter was filmed   asked to ‘debug’, click ‘No’!)

 

Pictures of castles and buildings from the National Trust for Scotland education website

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Electricity

BBC Revisewise Activity, Fact Sheet and Test on Electricity

 For Electricity Challenge 2

http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/frankenstein/fruity.html

The Atoms Family explain how you can get electricity from fruit!

 Electrical Safety

 http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/frankenstein/safety.html

Experiment to make your own lightning

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Europe 

Maps of all countries

http://www.immigration-usa.com/maps/

 Flags of all countries

 Facts about countries

Learning about Geography

http://www.geographic.org/geography/geography.html

 What is Geography ? Introducing the main ideas to young children.

http://www.geographic.org/geography/learning.html

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Mary Queen of Scots

 

 

  

 

 Short website on Mary Queen of Scots

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Rainforests

Animals of the Rainforest

Brazilian Embassy in London

Rainforest Links

The Rainforest Site

Zoom  in Rainforest -Enchanted Learning software.

Amazon Interactive

Amazon Rainforest Endangered Animals

Chunky Monkey

Journey Into Amazonia

Nature Puzzles

Rainforest at Night

Rainforest Concern

Rainforest Web Quest

The Rainforest People, Animals and Facts

What it is like to live in a Rainforest

What's it like where you live

Woodlands Math Challenge

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Recycling

Recycling Resources for Appliances and other Kitchen Items

http://www.designerappliances.com/articles/recycling-resources-for-appliances-and-other-kitchen-items/

 Photos of landfill sites, waste, compost, etc

 http://www.ollierecycles.com/uk/html/explore.html

Find out how to ‘Reduce Re-use Recycle’  

 http://www.recyclezone.org.uk/

Reduce Re-use Re-cycle

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The Romans

 

The Brims site with lots of good pictures

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/romans

The BBC site for schools Romans for middle years primary. Lots of good pictures.

 http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/nettsch/time/romans.html

The Nettlesworth school site, with sections on ‘Child’s Life’, ‘Town Tour’, etc

Follow the links to find the answers to the cyberhunt

(The link for Q4 does not work)

 http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/mosaic/index.htm

Design a Mosaic on line

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Toys

 

 

 

 Look at photos of toys from each decade of the 20th Century

 http://www.mape.org.uk/curriculum/history/toys.htm  

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Scotland

 

This is the Pupils section of the National Trust for Scotland – free photos, and sections on history, art and explorers (in Homework)  

Beautiful photos of Speyside

http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/

Gazetteer for Scotland.  Searchable database. Better for older pupils

 http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/scotland.html 

Clickable map of Scottish regions.

Click on the region – then click on the towns marked to see images.

 http://www.multimap.com/map/home.cgi?client=public&db=w3&overviewmap=w3

Click on the maps to zoom in.

 http://www.gridclub.com/look_it_up/quest/quest.html

Gridclub Section on Scotland. Click on the maps for information.

 http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/scotland/

Scotland – population information

 http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/

Click on the maps to ‘Zoom’ in

Starting point for a number of sites – Older pupils

Picture of a relief map of Scotland.

Loch Ness webcam.                     

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SPACE  See full size image

http://www.seasky.org/sky.html

This site has wonderful pictures in the Sky Gallery section. Take a Tour of the Solar System, discover the constellations, and explore the wonders of the universe in The Cosmos section

 http://www.solarviews.com/eng/homepage.htm

Incredibly detailed facts and pictures of everything known in the solar system

 http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

Space made simple on this NASA site. 9 Planets for Kids: Bright and zappy.

 http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/

NASA Kids. Fast and well designed, can join and receive news updates. Teacher's section too.

 Fascinating detail on life in space - children at this Australian school interviewed a NASA expert

 http://www.spacekids.com

Animated, interactive activity that explains day and night. Also Fact Sheet and Test  

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

Fun Space Activities

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/physical_processes/earth_sun_moon/play.shtm

 

Everything you need to know about space

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

The most interesting fact's about space right here

http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/tour/tour.htm?space

the best space games ever and more

http://www.kids-and-space.com/index.htm

Learn about each planet in turn

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/our_solar_system/reference_data.html&edu=elem

the most information you could ever want about space

http://www.gamequarium.com/space.html

space games and crosswords but learning activities too

http://www.space.com/spacekids/

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World War II
Imperial War Museum of the North - more info from the Imperial War Museum.

Timewitnesses 'Extraordinary stories of ordinary people' collected from survivors of WWII and very accessible for Primary pupils.

The Home Front Superb site from Snaith Primary - sections on Children at War, Rationing, Women in War, Messages of War (Propaganda posters). Wonderful!

 

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Dinosaurs

 ·        Click on the link to find some dinosaur images

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/info/a.shtml