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Primary Teaching Resources Across the Curriculum and Online Drawing Lessons

Thursday 7th June 2012

There are two notable websites that will be of interest to teachers. For those in primary schools, Teacher’s Pet UK offers Foundation Stage practitioners, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 teachers a selection of resources and activities. For Upper Key Stage 2 teachers and teachers at Key Stage 3, involved in areas such as Art and Design and Design Technology, ABC offers an excellent resource to support the teaching and learning of drawing skills.

What’s Available on Teacher’s Pet UK?

There are a wealth of classroom activities, games and resource sheets at Teacher's Pet UK, that address core subjects as well as foundation subjects of the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Foundation Stage practitioners have not been overlooked! The website provides a bank of teaching resources and educational materials for different areas of learning.

This website not only offers resources to support teaching and learning. There are display materials that can be used to create a positive and stimulating classroom environment. There is plenty for primary school teachers to explore and it would be time well spent!

Wanting to Develop Pupils’ Drawing Skills?

Drawing skills require considerable practice and ABC is an excellent resource that offers a sequence of lessons that build on one another in creating perspective drawings. The great thing about the website is that it offers teachers the opportunity to engage in continued professional development before teaching pupils drawing skills. This may be handy for Upper KS2 teachers who wish to teach drawing skills effectively, but may not be confident in how to do so effectively. The drawing skills can be used to underpin a variety of design tasks.

There is also a section on the use of shading and techniques, so that three-dimensional drawings are given further depth.

Anyone looking to develop their own drawing skills and that of their pupils is certainly advised to check out what this website has to offer.


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