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

21 September 2012

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

Recommended resources for When the world held its breath


Key stage 1 - Fall of the wall

  • Introduce pupils to the city of Berlin with a BBC Class Clips MFL video introducing icons such as the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Tor.

Key stage 2 - The main events

  • Follow the history of modern America with Myrras’ images –great for display.

Key stage 3 - Recipe for war

  • Help students understand the causes of the Cold War with an introduction by SallyAber.

Key stage 4 - Spotlight on Cuba

  • For a unit of work on the Crisis try resources shared by deputydenton.

Key stage 5 - Crisis build up

  • Explore the Cuban Missile Crisis with a video from Khanacademy.


Fun and Games

Gemraroloz shares a guess who game using cartoon and film characters, and celebrities. A great reward for good behaviour or to help young pupils construct descriptive sentences.

Sing in perfect harmony

Encourage pupils to sing with choral arrangements from Jenny Mus.



Assembly of the week: European day of languages



Secondary Extra

What do scientists do in their holidays?


Top 10 Autumn resources

With crops ready to be harvested and the trees shedding their leaves, use these resources to enter into the spirit of the season.




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Spotlight on ....Play and learn

Games are not just entertainment; they can be useful learning tools too. From engaging revision tools to teaching practical programming skills games can be used in every subject- not just ICT.



Blow their minds


What else?

  • Pupils can become weather explorers with BrainPOP UK’s find wind lesson.
  • From floods to volcanos, tsunamis to hurricanes explore the natural disasters that can strike our planet with resources from hopeful6.

Rhyme and revelation

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Explore the topics

What else?

  • For an Autumn-themed measurements lesson try choralsongster’s instructions for making pumpkin soup.
  • From floods to volcanoes,, tsunamis to hurricanes, explore the natural disaters that strike our planet with resources from hopeful6.

Les roses sont rouges

What else?

  • Download user An Gulinck’s poetry workbook. The first half can be adapted for any MFL.
  • Try rosaespanola’s resource pack for activities on Jacques Prévert’s “Déjeuner du matin”.

Summer is in focus

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The magic of colour

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