Following the controversy earlier this year, many teachers are understandably reluctant to use the Sparklebox website. Fortunately there are alternative sites which provide the same or similar content - free downloadable posters, worksheets, labels for foundation stage and key stage one classrooms. Twinkl is an attractively designed site which offers free materials to download or ready printed resources at a small cost. The primaryschoolteaching.co.uk site appears to offer many of the resources from Sparklebox without having to access the site itself.
Tony Pickford is a tutor and writer on primary education.