Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week - 15 February 2013

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

15 February 2013

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

Is the writing on the wall for print?


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Assembly of the week: Be prepared

  • Would your pupils know what to do in an emergency? This assembly kit from the Red Cross encourages them to think about emergency situations and how they might deal with them


Top 10: Chinese New Year

Join communities around the world in celebrating Chinese New Year on 10 February. Our collection of activities and ideas includes dances, films, flashcards and the Chinese zodiac.




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Spotlight on: Stargazing

Turn your class into stargazing enthusiasts and delve into the wonders of astronomy with pospo's lesson plan and related activities focusing on 12 influential astronomers.


Volumes with mass appeal

What else?

  • A mysterious voice is coming from a science lab: get pupils writing an adventure story with the help of this video from TeachersTV.
  • Check out carly24’s guide to teaching science through stories with suggested books to use in class.

I couldn't put it better

What else?


Get 'em hooked

What else?

  • Take a look at natalieee_a’s lesson plans and activities linking the Grimm brothers’ traditional tales with the world of Walt Disney.
  • If you’re looking for a different way of reading to your class, why not try Valerie yule’s list of 20 ideas that work.

Get their teeth into it

What else?

  • Check out Claire Miles’ booklet on French tenses and when to use them.
  • Why not get your class telling stories in Spanish with rhawkes’ teaching activities.

Nor any drop to drink

What else?

  • Try some map work on Sudan, research the civil war, discuss inequality of access to natural resources, and find ways to save water.

A novel approach to the past

What else?

  • Bring War Horse to life in your class with this pack from TES partner the National Theatre containing free downloadable resources.
  • Take your pick from a variety of lesson ideas with Pocketfrog’s extensive scheme of work on the representation of war in Private Peaceful.

A roaring trade