I have been using the Teachitprimary site for a few years now and it is a really useful site. It contains worksheets and pages for all the subjects covered in UK primary schools and as I have mentioned before if you set up a free account you can download all the pdf’s (I have only ever had a free account with the teachitprimary site so I cannot comment on their subscription downloads).
So last year when I was starting to research resources for my daughter to use (if she was attending traditional school she would have started year 7 in September – ie UK secondary school), I quickly set up Free accounts with all the TeachitPrimary sister sites. For Secondary years they have split the sites into the different subjects so you get – TeachitEnglish, TeachitMaths, TeachitScience, TeachitHistory and TeachitGeography.
The way I use these sites is twofold. If I know we are about to read something/ watch something I will sometimes go onto the relevant site and see if they have pages linked to that topic. And sometimes I may just read the pages myself, sometimes we discuss the pages and sometimes my daughter does them as a worksheet type activity. I find the sites are very useful in this way and I have used the History one a lot like this because my daughter likes to work through History in a chronological order so I have a good idea of what she is going to cover in the upcoming week, which means I can do a bit of research beforehand.
The other way I use these sites is more spur of the moment. If the kids have a question, find a book in the library or watch something that prompts new questions. I will often then do a quick search of the sites to see if there are follow up pages. And again I sometimes just read these pages myself and often they give me a tangent idea of something to do with the kids.
The pages on all of the sites have a very similar feel to them. They are not brightly coloured or the most eye catching, they tend to be black and white with a few colour highlights and a few coloured pictures thrown in every now and again (much easier on printer ink than high coloured pages). And they do give indication of the level by including if the pages would suit KS3, KS4 or KS5 (although we have used KS4 pages already just because they were linked to a topic we were working on). The main thing with all these sites is you just have to search and sometimes that means typing in different search terms for the same topic.
And because I always like to see lots of examples of resources here are a few pages from each site.
Here the links for the pages I have included in the photos above – Maths poster, percentage page, arithmetic challenge, percentage, decimal and fraction conversion, expanding brackets poster, algebra recap, algebra pyramids.
Here the links for the pages I have included in the photos above – how did the church influence crime, change and continuity after Norman invasion, 1066 succession and how did the Normans take control.
I think all of these sites are very useful and it is worth spending some time seeing what is on them.