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Researching for infants

Researching for infants

Have you ever tried using Google with Year 1? The problem is that google is the gateway to the world and the world is a big place. There’s an awful lot of it out there. Add in the children’s lower reading ages and it can be a nightmare. So what do you do? You use the infant encyclopedia.

This was created by Simon Haughton (@simonhaughton) and can be found by clicking the image below:

The site covers loads of topics that are traditionally taught in KS1 and it provides information, activities and videos to help the children out. The information provided is also available as audio to help the less-able readers.

A lot of the activities are made using 2Do It Yourself or are free Purple Mash activities so they are simple and very easy to use.
A lot of the activities are made using 2Do It Yourself or are free Purple Mash activities so they are simple and very easy to use. The videos tend to be from the BBC.
All in all, this is a fantastic resource for KS1 children to get used to searching the internet, albeit a small portion of the internet!

Author: Ian Addison

I am an ICT coordinator at St John the Baptist Primary School in Waltham Chase, Hampshire. I have been here since September and since starting I have overseen the implementation of Google Apps and whole school blogs among other things. Before starting at St John’s I spent two years working for Hampshire LA as a VLE consultant. In 2010 I attended the Google Teacher Academy in London.

3 Comments to “Researching for infants”
  1. This resource is just fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing it Ian. Told the KS1 teachers at my school about it after I first read your post and they loved it!
    Definitely makes researching for KS1 a whole lot easier. Nice work Mr Simon Haughton :)

  2. A fantastic resource. Definately one I will be putting on my VLE.

  3. THANK YOU! My class love using this site and I don’t have to worry about them getting lost.

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