' Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking. ' - Humphrey Davy
The following information pertains to the East Riding of Yorkshire Interactive Whiteboard Pilot 2003/4.
The principal aims of the pilot are as follows:
- Effective embedding of ICT in the literacy and numeracy strategies in Key Stage 1 and 2
- Enhancing of teaching and learning in literacy and numeracy by developing the use of interactive whiteboards in the classroom
- Developing and sharing of resources for use in literacy and numeracy teaching and learning
Used creatively and effectively, interactive whiteboards have the potential to:
- improve the quality of interactions
- improve teacher assessment through the promotion of effective questioning
- enhance modelling
- redress the balance of making resources and planning for teaching
- increase the pace of learning
The notebook files have been developed by the teachers in the East Riding Primary Interactive
Whiteboard Pilot for use in literacy and mathematics learning and teaching.
The copyright belongs to the authors, but the resources have been prepared with the intention
that teachers use and adapt the files.
Please acknowledge your source.
Notes on Accessing the Resources
To download SMART Notebook please click the SMART logo.
PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING PREFERRED METHOD TO ACCESS .xbk FILES
If you click on .xbk files they can be read by your browser.
To download the SMART Notebook resources:
Right click on the document link and choose 'Save Target As...'
Save the file to a location on your computer's hard disk, then run the SMART Notebook application and open the saved resource using the correct procedure.
These resources were developed by teachers in the Interactive Whiteboard Pilot.
The files are intended to be used creatively by the class teacher as a whole class teacher resource.
The files can be downloaded and adapted for teachers own use, so please feel free to customise to your own specific requirements.
The icons on the right of the resources panel are indicative of relevance and possible (not compulsory) usage.
Any files tailored to different scenarios can be republished in this section for use by other teachers.
Please contact us to find out how to publish your files here for others to use.
If you require the latest version of the whiteboard software in order access these files, please use the link on the left to access the Links page of the Interactive Whiteboard section.
Key Stage 1
Reception and Year 1
Year 1 and 2
Key Stage 2
National Literacy Strategy
Links to Useful Websites
This section contains links to websites which have resources useful
to this subject area.
If your interactive whiteboard is internet connected, remember
to use the Snaith website for a wide range of colourful and clear
resources for whole class teaching.
This 'child friendly' website has some excellent primary resources
which can be used on the interactive whiteboard for literacy and
mathematics lessons, including interactive games, stories and rhymes.
Click on the image to visit the website.
It can also be a starting point for internet searches in history
and geography as there are hyperlinks that allow investigation of
a wider range of appropriate websites.
There are non fiction texts for shared reading and to enable the
teaching of note taking, scanning, locating key words, identifying
facts and so on to take place in a whole class lesson.
It is a very useful website for use in primary schools across the
E-mail us at the address below if you would like to suggest other
sites you feel would merit inclusion, with relevance to interactive
A working party of primary Literacy co-ordinators have created
a list of useful websites that provide suitable texts for each year
group and support the teaching of writing.
This is certainly not an exhaustive list and although the sites
are considered to be useful, they are only suggestions!
We hope that you will find some of them valuable, but advise you
to investigate them further to ensure that they will address your
needs and the needs of your pupils.
There are useful resources also available at the following location:
eRiding/ English teaching and learning resources.
Oxfordshire LEA website
This website gives you access to a range of resources that have
been developed to use on the interactive whiteboard.
Many of these files have been adapted from paper-based materials
that have been sent into school by the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy coordinators.
These resources are being developed in conjunction with Oxfordshire's
inclusion in the DfES Pilot project Embedding ICT into the Daily
Literacy and Mathematics lessons, hence the heavy emphasis on resources
for Years 5 and 6 and for the SmartBoard.
Some files have been written using the Promethean software and
for RM boards using Easiteach software.
For Promethean board users
The website at www.promethean.co.ukhas
free downloadable Promethean teaching resources, made by teachers
and used in schools.
These can be found at:
For SmartBoard users
There are free downloadable notebook teaching resources and lesson
activities available from:
Cumbria LEA website
CLEO MagicWall gathers together new and existing materials that
can support teachers in embedding ICT into the curriculum; not for
the sake of it, but to provide short, powerful inserts to further
enrich already good lessons.
Cascade at Hull University - research project.
Website for trial CD ROMs.
IWB and ICT Pilots homepage.
Latest information from Microsoft regarding available updates etc.
BBC - KS2 Revisewise - Maths - Shape, Space and Measure
Maths topics useful for pre SATs revision.
BBC - KS2 Revisewise
Revision site for all subjects.
BBC - Number Time- Sign of the plus
Using songs to teach maths.
BBC - Starship - Maths - Number Jumbler
BBC - Words and Pictures - Star Words Game
Support for the Literacy Hour.
BBC Education - Words and Pictures
Phonics support for the Literacy Hour.
BBC Education Online - Numbertime - Games
Beside the Seaside Museum
Bridlington local history.
Bob the Builder
Educate the Children
- Provides lesson plans
Primary lesson plans on many subjects.
Learning to read with Ladybird books.
Free maths resources for primary schools.
Advancing eduction through ICT.
Northumberland NGfL Free Resources
Free resources to use online or download.
NRICH Mathematics Enrichment Club
Maths enrichment through problem-solving.
Numeracy - LearningGrids.com Category
Resources for many subjects, not just numeracy.
The Online University - Pablo Picasso
Pictures and biographical resources.
Primary School Special Education
Search for Special Education resources.
The Captain James Cook Website
For infromation about Captain James Cook.
The Hunterian Museum Voyages of Discovery
Collections of materials relating to Captain James Cook.
The Standards Site Literacy
Literacy infromation from the Standards website.
Various resources from Oxfordshire LEA.
Further details are available from:
Lynn Kelsey, Improvement Officer (Primary)
Tel: (01482) 392497