23 November 2012
Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week
Key stage 1 - Traditional tales
- Take a break from lesson plan, try antalieee_a's scheme of work and resources on well-known fairy tales and fantasy.
Key stage 2 - History of fairy tales
- From ancient folklore to the Brothers Grimm, let pupils explore literary history with ICTmagic's comprehension task.
Key stage 3 - Grimm tales
- Explore the differences between Cinderella and Ashputtel (from Carol Ann Duffy and Tim Supple's Grimm tales) in a drama unit by helenfrobertson.
Key stage 4 - Storytelling
- Encourage students to start their own stories, with this lesson plan pack from Teach First.
Key stage 5 - In a time, not so long ago…
- Have some fun with traditional fairy tales, with emilyfd's activity which gets students to up-date them for modern times.
There are tips for outstanding lessons, a school inspection handbook and an Ofsted checklist.
Science with a bang
From Ionic bonds speed dating to Pancake forces, TES partner SnapshotScience shares many creative ideas for the science classroom.
Date for your diary: Human Rights Day (10 December)
Do we have a right to education, nutritional food and clean water? Discuss these and other issues with TES's Human Rights Day collection.
See some of the films entered for previous competitions on TES.
Assembly of the week: The modern Good Samaritan
- Kariuk101 shares a student adaptation of the Good Samaritan bible story.
- For an assembly for every of the term, check out the TES assembly-a-day collection.
Top 10 Traditional tales
Try these resources on familiar stories, from TESiboard and teachers.
'If you have a novel idea for the classroom – or the solution to a knotty teaching problem - we'd love to hear about it.' Please email ideas to our Resources editor
Spotlight on… Twisted fairy tales
Find more fairy tale resources here.
- Take your class to another world, with kaleyjane's two week unit of work. Pupils make their own imaginary land in a shoebox.
- Or read a fantasy tale together, with TESiboard's The Ogre's Birthday listen and read book.
- Get started with a class animation project with kel_bel22's guide to using free software Money Jam.
- Then try Beth Morgan's unit of work on stop-motion animation – a great project for the end of term.
- CatherinePaver's Fairy Tale Kit works in any language, and comes with a range of French and German fairy tale cartoons.
- Check out a Spanish Sleeping Beauty and other tales on TES Resources.
- Students become detectives in clairemcgurk's lesson which highlights how dependent science investigations are on evidence.
- Try Cyberphysics' interactive PowerPoint to help students develop learning skills – great for improving their write-ups. .
- See if your students have the X-Factor, try Juliebr's writing lesson based on the TV talent show where One Direction found fame.