TESS links 16 December 2011

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December 16 2011



Creative writing

Primary English – Writing Competition for Children

  • Inkhead are a group of writers who believe that you are never too young to start writing and they are running a short story competition for writers ages 7 – 16, until 12 April 2012. The challenge is to write a short story of no more than 1,000 words.


Searching for treasure

  • Maths Treasure Hunts collection from Laura Rees Hughes
  • Make maths merry with 12 brand new interactive maths games from TES Topics, available for free from the makers of TESiboard resources. To download this and the rest of the 12 Games of Christmas visit www.topics.tes.co.uk and enter TESXmas11 in the voucher code
  • Maths with Smarties Take pupils step-by-step through an investigation of the proportions of colours in packs of Smarties.


Kings, Queens and Rulers

Get young pupils engaged with famous rulers from ancient times in the TESiboard Kings, Queens and Rulers collection. There’s a mock website and interactive games to support reading – tell us what you think.


Modern languages

Let Them Eat Cake – Or Ice cream

  • For practising German phrases and useful expressions try the 5-star rated speaking booklet from sommersprossen – it’s a big hit with teachers.

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ICT versus computing?

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