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The demise of Flash and some transformed resources

karen_edwards2.jpg By Karen Edwards

Engaging multimedia resources formerly hosted on Hamilton Player are now available below. These include English Animated Tales, Storytelling videos, Poetry performances, Maths ITPs and everyday maths images.

It is no longer possible to play Flash movies and so resources which relied upon this software are no longer viable. Hamilton is working hard to re-build most of our Flash resources using PowerPoint presentations, videos on YouTube or simple PDFs. We are running behind with this, because of prioritising Lockdown resources over the last ten months, but the work is ongoing and increasing in speed.

Over the next few months, Hamilton resources which are referenced in materials on the site will be available in one of these alternative formats.


Animated stories and poems – PowerPoint presentations or YouTube videos
Reception/Y1: Little Boy Blue | Chicken Licken | The Christmas Present | Billy Goat's Gruff | Gingerbread Man | Little Red Hen | Bold the Bad (coming soon) | Felix the Proper Cat
Y1/Y2: Chicken Licken | Thad Gets to the Moon | Maisie's Dragon | The Favourite T-Shirt | Sean and the Suitcase (coming soon) | Swallow's Journey
Y3/Y4: Wind Poems by Rosetti | Robert Louis Stevenson | Was It Better Now? | Limericks | Proverbs (coming soon) | Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Y5/Y6: The Convergence of the Twain | The Walrus and the Butterfly | The Highwayman | Rat and Ship's Captain | Dong with Luminous Nose (coming soon) | Green Grow the Rushes O (coming soon)

Storytelling videos and poetry performances
Reception/Y1: Farm Story | Race Across the River | The Ugly Duckling | Cinderella | Sleeping Beauty | Dinosaurs story | Noah
Y1/Y2: The Dragon Dinosaur | Baba Yaga | Rama and Sita Part 1 |Rama and Sita Part 2 | Three Little Pigs | George and the Dragon| Snow White
Y3/Y4: Story of Perseus | Little Story that Didn’t Want to be Told | The Fifth Story of Sinbad the Sailor | The Queen of the Birds
Y5/Y6: The Ant and the Grasshopper | The King of the Birds | What Do You Want to Be? | Poetry selection

Story Readings
Reception/Y1: This Book Just Ate my Dog by Richard Byrne | It’s a Book by Lane Smith | The Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo
Y1/Y2: The Night Shimmy by Gwen Strauss and Anthony Browne | Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne | Silly Billy by Anthony Browne | My Uncle is a Huncle by Lauren Child
Y3/Y4: King Arthur retold by Marcia Williams | King of the Sky by Nicola Davies | The Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci by Guido Visconti | Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
Y5/Y6: The Mysterious Traveller by Elspeth Graham | Eric by Shaun Tan | The Lost thing by Shaun Tan | Paradise Garden by Colin Thompson | The Last Alchemist by Colin Thompson | Way Home by Libby Hawthorn


Unpick and explore key concepts with the full range of Interactive Teaching Programs for your IWB, from

Number and Place Value:
Beadsticks | Beadstring| Counting | Number line | Decimal number line | 20 Cards | Place value | Moving digits | Number spinners | Ordering numbers | Number dials
Addition and Subtraction:
Difference | Number facts | Number scales
Multiplication and Division:
Multiplication board | Multiplication array | Grouping | Multiplication table | Multiplication facts | Number Grid | Division Grid | Function blocks | Grid multiplication | Remainders after division
Area | Calculating angles | Co-ordinates | Fixing points | Isometric grid | Polygon
Measuring cylinder | Measuring scales | Ruler | Symmetry | Clock | Thermometer
Fractions | Ratio and Proportion
Data handling | Line graph

Generic maths resources
Everyday resources for showing an image or process to the whole class. The consistent use of images in your class and across the school is vital.


Quick Maths
As many Hamilton users are aware, we have hit a problem with Quick Maths, since it is simply not viable for a small charity like Hamilton to develop an entirely new solution which would allow us to host this content in its new format. Currently our thinking is to provide an updated alternative, hopefully adding new, interactive maths-starter activities from September. These would be available FREE on our site. If you feel this is a positive and useful step, we would love to hear from you so that we have an idea of the level of interest.
Tell us what you think.

Teacher support videos
Primary teaching tips videos

Teacher support for homeschooling
Homeschooling: Support for remotely teaching English and maths. Timing, tips and advice | Reading with children | Early Writing | Maths advice

Helping parents: Use these videos and related materials to help parents support the development of their children's key skills. Helping with: Maths (1) | Maths (2) | Reading | Writing