School Resources base by base: Maths, Science & Technology, and Earth Sciences

Welcome to our second break down of the School Resources bases! This time we are starting with our Maths base and then leading you through to our Science & Technology and Earth Sciences bases.SCR base map 2

The Maths base is located on the far left side of School Resources, outside study room C. The colour for this base is dark blue (not to be confused with Cross-curricular’s lovely light blue). When you are searching for an item in this base, pay close attention to the second half of the shelf mark, there are lots of books under the numbers 510 and 525, so those last three letters are essential for locating your resources.

If you think maths isn’t fun, you have the wrong end of the metristick. We have lots of active learning packs to help make enjoying maths as easy as 1, 2, 3! We have packs for all sorts of topics, from place value, to fractions, to money. There are many schemes of work to help you assess the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, including those using the popular “Singapore method”.  And ladybird counters, number lines, giant plastic coins and games will create an interactive lesson.

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If you walk from the Maths base towards the glass door, you will yourself in the Science & Technology base. The colour for this base is bright red.  Now this is the place to be if you want to find out how things work; investigating Scientific Enquiry, exploring the human body or finding experiments to illuminate how light works. Find it all here!

But if your scientific interest errs on the natural wonders side of things, then you must explore our Earth Sciences base. The colour for this base is (appropriately) an earthy brown. If you enter through the glass doors and walk straight ahead, then take a left in front of the library training room, you will find it.  Here dinosaurs reign! And you can travel the world through maps, huggable globes and illustrated encyclopaedias.   This is also the place to go if you are teaching anything animals or ecological.

So come and explore, we won’t bite (but there’s no guarantee that the dinosaurs won’t).dinosaur