How many times have I thought it would be great if there were 25 hours in a day or 8 days in a week? Millions of times, I can tell you.
Most teachers spend hours making and producing resources for their classroom. For those savvy teachers who are like me and don’t have time to start from scratch there is Twinkl.
Twinkl Premium is £29.95 per year. Equate that to the time you would spend (unpaid I should add!) you have a very good deal.
The premium resources are of a high quality and they have over 12,000 premium resources in addition to their 78,000 free resources so it more than likely you will find what your looking for. If something isn’t available the lovely team at Twinkl will consider creating it for you!
Until recently, I thought Twinkl was very focused on early years teachers however I have recently noticed the growing resources aimed at Key Stage Two. My favourites being the World War Two Resources and the wonderful grammar pack.
From quality classroom management resources to imaginative topic packs this site can save you hours!
Twinkl’s best kept secret is that they also create resources for parents.
They have super resources for supporting parents and guardians. I was especially delighted to see a school preparation section as many parents are anxious before they start school and want to prepare them as best they can.
I’ve downloaded a few of their reward charts for my own children. My daughter who at five still wanted me to dress her is now on a getting dressed yourself smiley chart (I’ve had not sad faces to report since using it!)
The Twinkl Community
They have a growing Facebook and twitter community who they regularly assist with teaching resources dilemmas. They also have forums where you can ask the Twinkl team or other members for advice. They also encourage teachers to gain Twinkl rewards for sharing good practice.
One of the things I am most impressed with is their newsletter. This is sent out monthly and is full of ideas for the classroom. I would recommend all primary school teachers and assistants sign up. You will be truly inspired by their creativity!!