Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week 12 October

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

12 October 2012

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

Recommended resources for The Romneys: like father, unlike son


Key stage 1 - Flying the flag

  • Help pupils draw the USA’s flag with lbrowne’s templates.

Key stage 2 - Made in America

  • Decorate dollars and dress up as astronauts with bethyevans’ resources.

Key stage 3 - Exploring the US

  • Get students writing political speeches and a facebook profile for an important American in sghorn’s creative geography unit.

Key stage 4 - Romney or Obama?

  • Bring election fever to your school and see who students would vote for with motgnel’s mock USA Presidential election.

Key stage 5 - Red and blue

  • See a visual presentation of how the balance between Democrat and Republican voters has changed since 1980s with Caprica5’s PowerPoint.


Farm yard classroom

TES partner Growing Schools has recent shared lots of engaging resources for food and farming, gardens and green spaces, and wildlife and the natural environment.

Eid-ul-Adha

Introduce and celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha (26 October) with a new TES collection.

Pornography and pupils

What is the impact of widespread access to pornography among today’s pupils and how should schools manage the consequences? Send your questions here or #tesChat. Watch the chat live (October 18) here.

Super spelling

If you’re struggling to support pupils who have poor spelling, try cariad2’s spelling handbook.



Assembly of the week: Heroes

  • From the fantastical to the famous, explore what it means to be a hero with an assembly by poppy52.
  • For an assembly for every of the term, check out the TES assembly-a-day collection.


Top 10 Top National School Meals week resources

(5-9 November) Every day has a special theme, give students a taste of each with these classroom resources.




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Spotlight on ....Knife crime

Let the time fit the crime

Pupils become school police in this lesson where they must decide the punishment for breaking different rules.

Game over

With a survey, poetry writing and case studies this hard-hitting work book can help convince students the consequences of carrying a knife are serious.



Navigate the maize


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Why we're all one of a kind

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The drip, drip method

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Rage against machines

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Don't mind if I didgeridoo

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It'll be maths to the ears

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At home with Austen


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  • Explore Austen’s Pride and prejudice with TES English’s resource pack.
  • From the Bennets to the Simpsons, soxy14 explores the conventions of Satire comparing Austen’s work to modern Tv shows