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KS1-do you subscribe any good websites to cut down on planning time?

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letseatgrandma Sun 11-Jan-15 23:11:10

My school already have Phonicsplay, Espresso and Education City, but I was wondering if the TESiboard or TES phonics was worth getting?

I can't quite work out if the TESiboard includes their phonics stuff or if it's separate though!?

toomuchicecream Mon 12-Jan-15 06:52:30

If I was going to buy a subscription it would be phonics play! I sometimes debate shelling out for Hamilton as they have good ideas but I don't like their format so I would spend longer rewriting it than planning from scratch! I've heard good things about Plan Bee (or whatever it's called)

Makingchanges Sat 17-Jan-15 18:16:37

Phonics play without a doubt. Our whole school uses this now but teachers have paid for it. I had it before I joined and it's the best thing I use.

We have Hamilton but think it can be very dry and you have to add to the planning. I use planbee for some history and re units and love it. If you subscribe to their newsletters you often get offers as it can get expensive. I am in year 1 and although you get everything you need (and alternatives if you fancy something different) I have found that I only use 2 levels of differentiation with them as they're highest level is too hard for mine.

Letseatgrandma Sat 17-Jan-15 18:45:06

Hmm-we had Hamilton at my last school and I wasn't keen and we've already got Phonics Play. Has anyone tried the TESiboard subscription?

toomuchicecream Sun 18-Jan-15 07:35:21

Had it for a while because a colleague shared her log in with me. Didn't use it much though.

AsBrightAsAJewel Fri 23-Jan-15 17:58:44

I subscribe to Twinkl for resources, then use tes, communication 4 all, topic box, etc. All of which are free. Is it planning, as such, or resources to support your planned objectives you want? I used to use Hamilton, but went off it and I also bought some scholastic lesson plan books, which are an OK starting point if you are new to a key stage, but I never look at them now.

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