Links to articles and resources featured in TES this week - 10 May 2013

Links to articles and resources featured in TES this week - 10 May 2013

10 May 2013

Links to articles and resources featured in TES this week

Stuck on treacle
The power of words
Mayhew's Month of Monsters - A scary monster a day

English guide

  • Brush up your own knowledge of key terms in the English language – from semantic cues to determiners and independent clauses – with a recommended guide from Steffster.

Wonderful words activity

  • Develop children's English skills and creative writing with this interactive activity.

Peer pressure lesson

  • Explore peer pressure and lesson plan from TESConnect partner Beatbullying.

Tortoise and hare story

  • Teach morals and life lessons through fiction with mediadave’s lesson plan focusing on The Tortoise and the Hare.

Elearning guide

  • Explore safety in e-learning with icklekid’s guide to how children can learn basic ICT skills and benefit from all this has to offer whilst staying safe online.

Matilda in class

  • Find out all about the creative process involved in bringing Matilda to life on stage with a lesson pack from TES partner Royal Shakespeare Company.

Oliver Twist unit

  • Explore language and literacy through the study of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist with a comprehensive unit of work from debstreet. Ideal for children aged 8-9 but also adaptable.

Phonics games

  • Develop young children’s early sound recognition and language skills with jambam’s set of phonics games and activities.

Teachers TV antibullying

  • Start a discussion on bullying with a video from Teachers TV designed for the classroom.

The Boston bombs and the new face of terror
Terrorism, Risk and Religious Tensions

Terrorism debate

  • Consider terrorism throughout history with Daryn Simon's presentation.What is terrorism, presentation. What is terrorism, what are the consequences and how might it be prevented?

Dealing with terrorism

  • Challenges students’ preconceptions about what a terrorist looks like with a lesson from the 9/11 Education Programme.

Debating death

  • Stimulate a debate about capital punishment and encourage students to investigate a range of personal and religious views.

Religious conflict

  • A resource from joanne harris asks whether religion is a cause of conflict or a source of peace.

Probability of risk

  • Students to consider risk and consequences with colin billett’s activity on statistics and the probability of risk.

Probability games

  • Have fun with probability using games and puzzles from TESConnect mathematics expert Craig Barton.

Solutions to terrorism

  • Evaluate the impact of terrorism and explore possible solutions in an activity-packed lesson focusing on identity cards.

News report writing

  • Introduce your class to the basics of news writing in TES English's activity.

News values

  • EmmyCD lesson considers how news stories are reported and why some are given more prominence than others.

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Top 5 assemblies

Cultural diversity

  • “Before you’ve eaten your breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on half the world,” so said Martin Luther King. Celebrate cultural diversity in an assembly from James Shryane.


  • For fyefye’s entertaining assembly about dental health, get students dressed up to play the roles of an expert in a white coat, an assistant with a giant toothbrush, teeth and decay.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire – and beat bullying?

  • If someone is being bullied, is it their fault, their teacher's fault, their friends' fault or the bully's fault? Help children understand bullying and how they can overcome it with treasurebox’s PowerPoint assembly based on the popular quiz show.

Working together

  • How can we all celebrate our differences and work together? Why is teamwork important? Explore these questions through the story of a lazy old farmer and the sheep that did all the work from Deany13.

Random acts of kindness

  • What does it mean to be kind? Get children thinking about kindness – and performing to the rest of the school – with jeannettedav’s assembly script.