Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week 30 November 2012

Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week 30 November 2012

30 November 2012

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

Feel the fear and do it anyway

Recommended resources:

Key stage 1 - Offsite made easy

  • If you’re feeling daring and want to organise a field trip, welshy’s risk assessment template will help ensure you do it safely.

Key stage 2 - Crossing safely

  • EdComs shares a useful guide to teaching road safety in primary schools.

Key stage 3 - Knowing the risk

  • Encourage pupils to identify risks with tafkam’s lesson on assessing dangers.

Key stage 4 - Show me the money

  • Taking financial risks can be profitable or a quick route to bankruptcy. Help students understand money matters with Personal Finance Education Group’s risk resource.

Key stage 5 - Safety at work

  • Prepare students for the workplace, with barney66’s presentation on minimising risk at work.

Gardens of Eden

Inspire students to think about the natural world with the Eden Projects’ lesson plans.

Culture in the classroom

Join staff from the Science Museum and Royal Shakespeare Company for a roundtable discussion in a TES live webchat on Tuesday 4 December, 6pm. Watch the chat and submit questions at: or #tesChat

On the first day of Christmas…

Mission Together shares an activity pack with an advent calendar which suggests a festive task for every day of advent.

Off the rails

A rail safety song, quiz, role-play activity and real life story videos to encourage students to stay off the tracks.

Assembly of the week: Time for giving

Top 10 Holiday safety

Help students stay safe during the Christmas break, with these resources to help raise awareness of risks.

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Spotlight on… Revision

The exam season rears its ugly head once again, to help you – and your students – survive, here are some handy resources on study skills, revision tricks and exam technique.

She says sea sense on the sea shore

What else?

  • You’ll find the Shorething problem-solving task and more from rnlieducation on the TES website.
  • For a project on coasts, try Digital Schoolhouse’s cross-curricula geography and ICT lesson.
  • Use Widget symbols to explain coastal features, with Widgit_Software’s “what is a coast?”

To err is divine

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Let's see how you like it

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Musical chairs

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  • For more ideas about classroom layout, check out advanced skills teacher Gerard Dixie’s suggestions.
  • Get pupils improvising with Graham Hickey’s booklet on the history and style of jazz music.

X marks the spot

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  • Show pupils how antique the first computers seem now, with scottlowther’s timeline of computing - a perfect classroom display.
  • From digital microscopes to exploring the night sky, try ICTfromBecta’s booklet packed for ideas on using computers in the science classroom.

Explosive arguments

What else?

  • The lesson plan and resources for PeaceEducation’s The Bomb Factor are available for free, from TES.
  • sjb1987 shares golden rules for ensuring students get the best out of speaking and listening assignments. .

The last dance

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