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What Are Antonyms?

Learn what antonyms are with the help of our friends, the hippo and the mouse. These fun characters will explain that antonyms are words with opposite meaning, and will be playing a game to practice what they've learned together.

What Are Synonyms?

Learn what antonyms are with the help of our friends, the hippo and the mouse. These fun characters will explain that synonyms are words that have the same or similar meaning, and will be playing a game to practice what they've learned together.

Vowels and Consonants

Bingo's Lingo

In this video students will learn to recognise vowels and the sounds they make.
Questions: Revealing Characters' Feelings

Questions: Revealing Characters' Feelings

Grammar for Writing

Being able to give your reader an insight into your character's mind is a valuable skill in writing narratives. This video explains how questions can be used to reveal what characters are thinking, whether genuine or rhetorical, and from a...Show More
Simple Sentences: Giving Opinions and Persuading

Simple Sentences: Giving Opinions and Persuading

Grammar for Writing

For letters to the editor, online discussions and essays, being able to express your point of view effectively is very useful. This video highlights that you don't have to use complicated sentences to write a good persuasive text—clear and...Show More
Statements, Questions and Commands: Developing Characters

Statements, Questions and Commands: Developing Characters

Grammar for Writing

Characters are an essential component of many narrative texts, such as a novel or a short story. This video shows how you can use a variety of sentence types – statements, questions and commands – in your narrative writing to develop...Show More
Compound Sentences: Showing Relationships Between Instructions

Compound Sentences: Showing Relationships Between Instructions

Grammar for Writing

To write a recipe that's easy to understand and follow, it's important to show the relationships between a series of individual instructions or directions. This video covers how to combine simple commands into compound sentences, using the...Show More
Simple Sentences: Stating Opinions and Persuading

Simple Sentences: Stating Opinions and Persuading

Grammar for Writing

When writing a movie review, it is important to be able to express your opinions and conclusions precisely. This video reinforces that sometimes, it can be more effective to use simple sentences, rather than compound or complex sentences, for...Show More
Statements and Commands: Giving Instructions

Statements and Commands: Giving Instructions

Grammar for Writing

A good instructional text needs to get your message across clearly and be easy for readers to follow. This video explains the difference between two sentence types commonly found in informative texts—statements and commands—and how to use...Show More
Statements: Presenting Facts and Findings

Statements: Presenting Facts and Findings

Grammar for Writing

When writing a biography, article, report or instruction manual, delivering information in a clear and engaging way is crucial. This video introduces the two most common sentence types found in informative texts—statements and commands—and...Show More
Simple Sentences: Creating Drama and Tension

Simple Sentences: Creating Drama and Tension

Grammar for Writing

A well-written narrative, such as a short story, poem or script, can be exciting, tense and suspenseful. This video illustrates how short, simple sentences can be used to create a different pace and mood in narrative writing, compared to longer...Show More
Simple Sentences: Stating Opinions and Conclusions

Simple Sentences: Stating Opinions and Conclusions

Grammar for Writing

There's a skill to writing great science reports that are both clear and easy to understand. This video identifies the sections of a report where it can be better to use simple sentences, rather than more detailed ones, to make it easy for...Show More
Compound Sentences: Showing Relationships Between Events

Compound Sentences: Showing Relationships Between Events

Grammar for Writing

When writing a recount, such as a diary entry, you might find yourself needing to show the relationships or connections between ideas. This video explains how to use compound sentences to describe a series of events, using the coordinating...Show More
Imagination

Imagination

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about the benefits of using one’s imagination, as well as its accessibility, power, and endless possibilities for creativity. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and...Show More

Late Arrivals

Create-to-Learn: Writing Art-Inspired Stories

Addressing time in stories helps children understand how sequence impacts the narrative of any story – personal, real, or imagined. In this activity, children aged 3-7 will create illustrations that reflect the beginning, middle and end of a...Show More

Celebrate and Honour

Create-to-Learn: Writing Art-Inspired Stories

Art and writing offer families opportunities to celebrate traditions and honour those who have made a difference. Stories about those who have come before us help young adults develop respect for their heritage. In this activity, children aged...Show More

Hand Drawn Selfies

Create-to-Learn: Writing Art-Inspired Stories

Self-portraits are images that look outward and inward, revealing what we truly feel inside and displaying our personalities and interests. In this activity, children aged 8-11 will create a hand-drawn selfie to explore self-identity and use art...Show More

The Future I See

Create-to-Learn: Writing Art-Inspired Stories

When children imagine the future, they visualise their hopes and dreams. Visualising what they want to be in the future helps children pave pathways to success. In this activity, children aged 8-11 will create magic mirrors and personal...Show More

Change Poems

Create-to-Learn: Writing Art-Inspired Stories

Art and poetry can help reveal truths and build self-awareness. Poetry helps us explore our inner selves and see the self we show others. In this activity, children aged 8-11 will write poems that describe who they are and how people change over...Show More

Meet Me

Create-to-Learn: Writing Art-Inspired Stories

Creating portraits helps children notice the similarities and differences between images of people. Portraits can be realistic or fantastical. But they all reveal something about the person. In this activity, children aged 8-11 will learn how to...Show More

Write an Adventure

Create-to-Learn: Writing Art-Inspired Stories

Stories can spark children’s curiosity about the wider world and help them connect with the lives of other kids who live in different countries. In this activity, children aged 8-11 will create a travel journal from a personal perspective or...Show More

Colourful Days

Create-to-Learn: Writing Art-Inspired Stories

Looking at illustrations before reading the words in picture books helps children see that there are many different ways of telling stories. In this activity, children aged 8-11 will look at the pictures in a book, then retell the story as a...Show More

Colourful World of Animals

Create-to-Learn: Writing Art-Inspired Stories

Nature and art can inspire children to tell amazing stories. Creating animal stories helps children understand the difference between fact and fiction. In this activity, children aged 8-11 will create an imaginary animal and build a story around it.

Make Stories Shine

Create-to-Learn: Writing Art-Inspired Stories

The art that children create can inspire them to tell amazing stories. By creating their own stories, children begin to understand characters, themes and settings. In this activity, children aged 8-11 will design a new story around an image...Show More

Cause and Effect

Create-to-Learn: Reading Together

Looking closely at art helps us imagine a story and predict how it could change. In this activity, you will use a piece of art as a story starter – then predict what could happen next.