A Feel for Number. Aimed at Year 3 and 4 children in numerical trouble, this number recovery programme of photocopiable materials contains dozens of teaching and reinforcement activities. Pounds 25 (inc pp). BEAM, Barnsbury Complex, Offord Road, London N11QH.
Use a Bit A This. Despite the incomprehensible title, this video, aimed to encourage children aged seven to 12 to use the London underground sensibly and safely, has won several awards.Not for sale, it is used in talks by London Underground school liaison officers. Further information is available from Christine Berry, London Underground Education Service, 55 Broadway, London SW1H OBD.
Together. In a multi-cultural society it is important to demonstrate our history as a shared history: that the African, Asian and Afro-Caribbean parents and grandparents of children here had just as great an involvement in the Second World War as those families who were in Britain. This pack for key stages 2 and 3, GCSE and A-level provides much-needed and hitherto virtually unavailable materials for the task. Pounds 30 (pp Pounds 6.00) Mail Order, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambs CB2 4QR.
Listen to This: Key stage l; key stage 2. The record company, Saydisc, was formed in l965 to explore unusual sorts of music and revive the sound of old instruments. These two packs are an international compilation of music on compact disc with notes on the cultural, geographical and historical background of each track. Pounds 19 each (inc pp). Pounds 35.00 for both volumes (inc pp). Saydisc Records, Chipping Manor, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos GL12 7AD.
Lasting Benefits for Children: Education and Training for Women; Opening Doors for Women. Education and training for mothers, combined with quality childcare, make a real contribution to combating poverty. This is the main conclusion of the first of these publications. The second describes the achievements of one particular project in Scotland. Pounds 2.50 and Pounds 3 respectively (exc pp). Save the Children Fund, 17 Grove Lane, London SE5 8RD. Science from Rhymes; Maths from Rhymes; English from Rhymes. "Polly put the kettle on" can provide a springboard for numerous activities apart from tea making, including dissolving sugar (science); writing invitations to the tea party (English) and measuring (maths). These photocopiable (within the purchasing institution) books each take six nursery rhymes and suggest ways to use them. Pounds 8.99 each (exc pp). Watts Books, 96 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH.
Dossiers France Television. Con-temporary clips from news programmes on the French TV Channel, France 2, are the stuff of the video which is the base of these materials. A book of complementary extracts from the French press and an audio-cassette taken from the soundtrack of the video are the other parts. Video Pounds 30 (inc pp; exc VAT); book Pounds 9.99 (inc pp); audio cassette Pounds 10 (inc pp; exc VAT). John Murray Publishers Ltd, 50 Albemarle Street, London W1X 4BD.
Real Deal. An interactive CD-Rom on drugs has been produced by the Scottish Council for Educational Technology. Free in Strathclyde, Pounds 40 elsewhere from SCET, 74 Victoria Crescent Road, Glasgow G12 9HN.