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Wednesday 17 February 2016

Twinkl Review

"Trusted by teaching communities worldwide, Twinkl provides instant access to a complete range of teaching materials to support learning from birth."

As a long time user of Twinkl I highly recommend it. Firstly, it has so many fantastic resources; pre-made and editable, and secondly, it's not blocked by Irish internet safety settings in schools!

You may have noticed my use of their editable letters on my display boards!

I have always used the site for literacy, numeracy and SESE lessons, but never thought of using it for visual arts! I was pleasantly surprised to see that there are some great resources of art on it! :)

Here are some craft lessons that I liked:



Books are a great way to inspire creativity in visual arts. I recently discovered "Stickman", the latest book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. There are lesson packs based on this as well as resources.

Click here for lesson pack: http://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-1327-stick-man-lesson-plan-ideas-ks1

I loved this Gruffalo creative drawing lesson: http://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-7367-draw-your-own-terrible-creature-gruffalo

There are great powerpoints based on famous artists that you can download and show (hence the importance of being able to use it in school). They come with a range of activities and cross circular lesson plans.

As I mentioned before; I use play doh each day in my first class. This link has some great templates for mats. Just laminate and inspire! 

There are many free resources on Twinkl, but if you are teaching or have a few TPs ahead of you, I would recommend the premium account. It's worth its weight in gold! 

Claire :) 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful review!