Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week - 23 November

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

23 November 2012

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

Once upon a time

Recommended resources:

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.

Ofsted observations

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.

Screening faith

See some of the films entered for previous competitions on TES.

Assembly of the week: The modern Good Samaritan

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.

Sticky situation

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Over the rainbow

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A monstrous adventure

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Unravelling the problem

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  • Help lower ability students get to grips with fractions, with Rushtini's simple Bo Peep problem.
  • Check out TES maths adviser Craig Barton's top 10 resources on fractions, decimals and percentages.

Turn the key

What else?

  • 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.

Elemental, my dear Watson

What else?

  • 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. .

Reach for the stars

What else?

  • See if your students have the X-Factor, try Juliebr's writing lesson based on the TV talent show where One Direction found fame.