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TES 4 May 2012

Links to resources, events, reviews and forum posts featured in TES this week

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  • Key stage 1: School detectives Bloom's pupils may have studied their local cinema's past, but why not get them investigating the school too with NuffieldHistory's resource
  • Key stage 2: Then and Now London - See how the London landscape has changed with an interactive game from Exploring20thCenturyLondon.
  • Key stage 3: Time travel agent - Get students persuading each other to travel back to a chosen historical era with Miss R's English activity.
  • Key stage 4: Cinema and you - Get students understanding their relationship to the films they see on screen with a starter from aussieguy1977
  • Key stage 5: From the beginning of screens - Journey through the history of British film with LLeach87's PowerPoint


Just thought

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Resource of the week

Matching up

In the spotlight

TES topical collections

10 maths teachers, from the TES maths panel, have created 10 maths collections of their top topic resources.

Leonardo Science

The Art of perfect science

There are 600 drawings in the royal Collection, all kept in carefully controlled conditions in the Print Room at Windsor Castle. Details of the exhibition

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An expert welcome

The Royal Collection and Wellcome Collection join forces to deliver an anatomy study day introducing students to the scientific knowledge highlighted by Leonardo's drawings. The study day will run on 12 and 19 September, places are limited to 60 per session.

The Royal Collection - School visits

Leonardo - Anatomist

  • Digital versions of the drawings featured in the exhibition
  • Video footage of the exhibition curator, Martin Clayton and footage of Olympian Jonathan Edwards
  • Audio clips form three medical experts

Apping Leonardo

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy

Leonardo Art

'Ten Drawings' exhibition

Give pupils a hands-on experience of Leonardo's paintings at Bristol museum and art gallery with the 1 hour discovery workshops for key stage 1/ 2 and 3/4. Pupils can explore a range of art materials to create their own drawings inspired by the 'Ten Drawings' exhibition and investigate how Leonardo's passion for art, engineering and science was reflected in his work. More information

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Getting close to Leonardo

In conjunction with the Royal Collection's Leonardo exhibition pupils can take part in an interactive workshop getting closer to the artist and learning about his style and techniques.

Workshops run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during June, July and September. Morning or afternoon sessions are available, but there is a maximum of 30 pupils allowed per group.


Country files

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  • In the TES Geography forum there's also advice on how to prepare for a geography PGCE course starting in September
  • Looking to add a bit of pzazz to your geography lessons, check out these teaching with a superhero theme ideas.

Resource of the week

Raising the bar

When we think about the Olympics our attention is drawn to celebrations of cultural diversity and heroic achievements, but the games' history can also open up discussions about discrimination, difference and equality. Robert Hume's Clearing the Bar: One Girl's Olympics Dream explores the persecution surrounding the 1936 Berlin games.

In the Spotlight: Horrible histories & amazing art


Road to Perdition

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In the spotlight

Moors to marshland

The British Library's 'Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands' exhibition (May 11- September 25) celebrates some of the most outstanding works in its collection that have inspired or helped to shape our understanding of landscape and place. Free school workshops and GCSE/ A Level lecturers accompany the exhibition. Book online

Resource of the Week

Blogging for boys

  • Mr Williams recommends – it is possible to prevent students from publishing their work before it is checked by a teacher and comments can be monitored before appearing on the site. newspaper report lesson to help students make sense of the chaotic event.
  • Digital classrooms

A resource a day

A resource a day helps you inspire and engage every day. Find a topical resource for every day of the week.


Purr-fect diction

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Contributor of the week

Leep into language

Leigh McClelland, aka TES users Leepy, has contributed 177 interactive and engaging Primary Spanish resources to support non-specialists.

In the Spotlight - Pressing words

The ignorance of the youth about politics, was an all too oft-heard criticism – and the inspiration for Richard Addis to create online newspaper The Day. The site explores the ethical issues behind news stories to get students debating- it's also a fantastic modern language learning tool.

MFL samples for AS/A Level students

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