Resources

On this page you will find lots of information and links to websites that will be of use to you, whether you are a brand new Jacari volunteer, or an old hand. It’s always a good to get some new ideas so that your lessons keep being as fun as possible.

Be sure to make use of the Jacari Library (found on the top floor of the Oxford Hub, above the Turl Street Kitchen) and Oxford’s Public Library (near the Clarendon Centre) when sourcing worksheets, reading materials and more.

Online Resources 

National Curriculum Key Stages:

English

Maths

Science


SATs (exams at end of Key Stage 2)

Pupils may have different exam boards for individual GCSEs, so make sure to find out which one is relevant to them before going through past papers and study guides!

General  

teachingideas.co.uk Good for practice worksheets on English, maths and science
British Council Kids Printable activities and online games for young children
englishpage.com More advanced exercises on vocabulary and grammar topics; especially good for gap-fill verb tenses
esl-galaxy.com Fun printable board games on different vocabulary/grammar topics
english-4kids.com Worksheets on spelling/verbs/vocabulary – very colourful
teachchildrenesl.com Games, flashcards and worksheets to print
eslreading.org Short reading passages and activities, especially good for older children
emaonline.org.uk Search portal for EAL resources by Key Stage, subject or language
eslkidslab.com Various sets of worksheets for kids on basic vocabulary
kidsknowit.com Lots of online games on maths and science topics
BBC literacy materials

 

Archived literacy worksheets, online activities and games for all ages
BBC bitesize The BBC education website contains resources for a variety of subjects. The English section is split into areas of learning according to the English syllabus.
eslgamesplus Spelling games, memory games, grammar games, and more
sparklebox Mainly for Key Stage 1, but also helpful for Key Stage 2. Printable visual aids, board games, flashcards etc.

Resources for older children and teenagers

British Council Teens Grammar and vocabulary, exam support and more laid back ‘magazine’ section

 

newsinlevels Variety of news articles at different stages of ability
film-english.com Lesson plans based around short films and adverts, on a variety of subjects

Phonics

dolchword phonics games

 

Phonics games for beginners
loocoverwritecheck phonics games

 

High frequency and tricky words (especially good for KS1 & KS2)
‘ictgames’ has lots of other games focused on phonics under the ‘literacy’ section, some of which could be helpful for teaching older children
Galactic Phonics Phonics, spelling and literacy worksheets and online games

Maths games

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

 

Homepage for ictgames’ maths resources, including games and printables
ictgames Save the Whale

ictgames Funky Mummy

ictgames Octopus

Basic addition and subtraction games

BBC bitesize maths ks1 BBC bitesize online maths games