TES 22 June 2012

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

TES 22 June 2012

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

For your ease of use, all the links to items featured in the Resources section of the magazine are now accessible from this web page. Either use the links below to access subject areas or scroll down the page.

Finding gold in the grey matter


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Recommended

  • Key stage 1: Brain training - Get pupils exercising their membranes as well as their muscles with tintin_magley's brain gym starters
  • Key stage 2: Olympic insides - Investigate how BPM changes after different active challenges and more sports-related science with philsha's Olympic investigations
  • Key stage 3: Respire - Help students understand the respiration system with a detailed scheme of work from raj.nandhra
  • Key stage 4: Aerobic V Anaerobic - Help students understand the two different types of respiration in funforester's clear introduction
  • Key stage 5: Altitude exercise - Delve deeper into the world of specialised sports training to optimize performance with an extensive scheme of work from icefarris

The gender divide

Bowland Maths introduces a sequence of three lessons based on the Olympics for KS3 pupils.

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See what the TES Community have to say

  • Mathematics textbooks – are they declining in use? Maths teachers discuss the limitations of textbooks and talk about what the ideal one would include.

Winning resource - Mini-Maths Olympics


On the podium

  • TES user Kentishman has uploaded enough London 2012 maths resources to bring a little bit of Olympics-flavour to every lesson from now until the end of term

Mass protests


A new set of posters, developed by the National Physical Laboratory – the UK's National Measurement Institute

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On the podium

It all STEMs from this

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Prize poetry


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  • Catherine Paver'sresources on Olympic Victory Odes are available on TES
  • Pupils are never too young to write odes, try lbrowne's lesson to inspire your early years class
  • Explore Keats' poetry in more depth with johncallaghan's PowerPoint

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On the podium

Reel competiton

Students more interested in the cinema screen than the sports track can learn a lot about Olympic values through 5 films suggested by FilmClub for this summer term.


Blind football

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  • One teacher is seeking ideas for a geography Olympics workshop. Can you help?


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Everyone's a superstar

  • The programme is available in Primary and Secondary Schools across the UK. More details

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  • Teachers are discussing how to teach an Olympics lesson that focuses on RE rather than ethics and citizenship. Share your ideas.

Operatic journey


Ring round the World - the biggest children's opera ever written.

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Similar but different

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  • Hear Isabelle Jones speak more about the Olympics and intercultural values in a presentation
  • Or start comparing cultures with a selection of photos exploring tourism and leisure in French and Spanish from Isabelle


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Winning resource - Found in translation

National Olympic Games websites provide an excellent source of authentic material for language learners.

Including medal and qualifier charts with longer news articles about the Olympic flame journey, Olympic security and the London festival the official French, German, Spanish and Italian London 2012 websites all offer an resources to help learners develop their language confidence, learn new vocabulary and better understand grammar complexities.


On the podium

From poster art to the torch relay TES user petermorris2001 shares a number of London 2012 resources in French and German covering almost every aspect of the Games.

What's included?

Interactive comprehension activities where students are given short paragraphs and must fill in the gaps to reveal facts about Olympic history and the London Games.

Reading practice- a number of articles about the Paralympics, Olympic torch and London's security tests.

L'art olympique and Olympische Kunst- PowerPoints including the 12 Olympic posters for London 2012