Links to articles and resources featured in TES this week - 28 June 2013

Links to articles and resources featured in TES this week

28 June 2013

Links to articles and resources featured in TES this week

Mum's the word
Care and responsibility
Sound beginnings
A lesson from Africa

Supporting childcarers

  • Deepen your understanding of the issues that young carers face, and learn how to establish a support framework, with this resource pack from the Carers Trust.

Reading strategies

  • liz_alston2004's poster offers strategies that readers can use to overcome difficulties.

Zoo book

  • This zoo-related resource from CultureStreet asks students to write and create their own picture books.

Musical genius

  • Students profile a musical genius in this homework activity from lec211187.

Further resources

Support young carers

  • See how UK charity The Children's Society teaches schools to support children who care for family members in this Teachers TV video.

Carers e-learning

  • Refresh your knowledge and improve your practice by completing the Carers Trust's e-learning module on how to support young carers.

Compose rainstorm

  • Experiment with sound and instruments to create rainforest-inspired music in this composition lesson from HamiltonTrust.

Short phonics game

  • Support early phoneme, grapheme and initial sound recognition skills with this collection of games and activities from jambam.

From exhibits to Exhibit A
Brought to justice
Catch the killer
Dissecting the data

Forensics unit

  • Turn your students into crime scene investigators with this resource pack from alexharrison101.

Who Was Jack

  • Who was Jack the Ripper? Find out in Miss R's introductory lesson.


  • Delve into the world of forensic entomology and find out how to use insects to calculate time of death.

Further resources

Crime scene processing

  • Recover evidence using physical, biological and chemical techniques in russellarnott's introduction to crime scene processing.

Crime and the law

  • What happens when you break the law? A PowerPoint shared by samtscotland gives an overview, from statement to sentence.

News Report Writing

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

News Values

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

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Bastille Day, 14 July

Special needs resources:

Make counting count

  • Take a look at gepocock's range of counting activities for children working at a low mathematics age, including recognising numbers, multisensory counting and games.

Super support

  • What is the best way to support special needs students in mathematics and English? Check out Matt Grant's guide to intervention strategies.

Multi-sensory magic

  • Five fun-filled ideas from TES Autism in Schools that use texture and sensory aids to help children develop their fine motor and manipulation skills. Links to recipes are included.

Top 5 assemblies

Longing for a lie-in

  • With the summer holidays and the chance of a lie-in nearly upon us, this assembly takes a light-hearted look at the importance of sleep.


  • What is healthy eating? Get students thinking about health and diet in this image-based PowerPoint assembly.

You've got a friend

  • Ask students what they value most in a friend and introduce them to some inspiring quotes about friendship.

Would you intervene?

  • Put the story of the Good Samaritan into a modern context and pose a series of moral questions.

Time for peace

  • Perfect for the end of term, this assembly is a multi-faith and multicultural reflection on peace with calming visuals.