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Sounds Topical key stage l.

This is the first part of the Oxford Music Course, a major new resource for key stages l, 2 and 3. Based on l5 of the most widely used cross-curricular topics in the infant classroom, it includes a teacher's resource book, four sets of pupils' books and a cassette pack. You don't have to be a specialist music teacher to use it. Teacher's book Pounds 18.50; pupils' sets Pounds 10.50 and cassette pack Pounds 19.95. Discount starter pack Pounds 69.95. Oxford University Press, Music Department, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP. Tel: 01865 56767.

Don't Smoke You Make Me Choke.

The signs are that in spite all our knowledge about the effects of smoking, teenagers are still doing it. This video attempts to instill the message early. For primary pupils and those with special educational needs, it features a young presenter who investigates the dangers. Pounds 6.50. Gogglebox, Resources for Learning Ltd, 19 Park Drive, Heaton, Bradford BD9 4DS. Tel: 01274 544155.

Contentious Issues.

(pack 1, 2 and 3) is about just that. Bringing a knife to school, solvent abuse, extortion, bullying and cheating are among subjects dealt with in short stories set in and around a comprehensive school with a large multi-ethnic population. Pack 1 is for use with 10 to 14-year-olds; pack 2 for 11 to 15-year-olds and pack 3 for 13 to17-year-olds. Whyld Publishing Co-op, Moorland House, Kelsey Road, Caistor, Lincs LN7 6SF.Telfax: 01472 851374.

Todos Jugamos!

Authentic children's games filmed in Galicia are featured in this unusual video produced with financial support from the EU Lingua programme. For teaching Spanish at primary and lower secondary level, it comes with teacher's notes and a booklet giving full transcripts. Geoff Grigg, County Adviser for Modern Languages, Dalvenie House, County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY. Tel: 01872 322000.

The World of Robert Burns. Produced in association with the Dumfries and Galloway Education Authority as part of the Burns bi-centennial celebrations in l996, this pack containing a CD-ROM and audio-cassette, looks at the life and works of the man and includes cameos of over 400 people associated with the region and information on over 300 places. For Acorn computers. Pounds 79.95. Cambridgeshire Software House, The Computer Centre, 8 Bramley Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE17 4WS. Tel: 01480 467945.

The Essential Selection: CD-Rom. An in-depth catalogue which offers guided tours through 18 CD-Roms from Yorkshire TV, Nelson Multimedia and ILP, one copy per school of this CD-Rom can be obtained from Yorkshire International Thomson Multimedia Ltd, The Television Centre, Leeds LS3 1JS. Tel: 0113 243 8283.

GNVQ Health and Social Care Foundation is a new photocopiable pack for the mandatory units of the revised Foundation award. It allows you to select one or two pages of information at a time which are followed by reinforcements and activities for students to build up their portfolio of evidence. Pounds 79.95. Heinemann, Halley Court, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8EJ. Tel: 01865 311366.

Great Playtimes Games Kit. Racing games, tag games, messy games and relay games are all explored in these cards for schools, playgrounds and youth groups. Re-printed earlier this year it has already attracted numerous orders. Pounds 10.95. National Playing Fields Association, 25 Ovington Sqare, London SW3 1LQ. Tel: 0171 584 6445.

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