# What's hot?

This week's pick of resources from the TES website will get everyone off on the right foot, with maths starter activities, a guide to science experiments and a learning map for analysing poetic forms for your classes – and a lesson-planning template for you
3rd April 2015, 1:00am

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What's hot?

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1 Slamming planning

What is it? An easy-to-follow lesson plan template

Who is it for? New teachers

Why is it hot? This streamlined approach to planning will revolutionise the way you view your lessons. bit.lySlammingPlanning

2 Sum starters

What is it? A bank of mental arithmetic starters linked to learning objectives

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? With this collection of simple starters in your arsenal, you'll be able to begin every maths lesson with a bang.

bit.lySumStarters

What is it? A lesson based on the Channel Tunnel to develop literacy skills

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? The information text about the Channel Tunnel brings focus to a lesson about writing and presenting information. bit.lyChannelYourMind

4 Morris murals

What is it? A set of display materials for a topic on William Morris

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? The facts, lettering, information and timeline in this attractive display pack are sure to brighten your classroom.

bit.lyMorrisMurals

5 Master builders

What is it? A team activity to build a model of the Eiffel Tower

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? This activity promotes team-building among students and can be used in a variety of lessons.

bit.lyTower Tinkerers

6 Experimenting with skills

What is it? A selection of fact sheets covering a range of key skills for science experiments

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? These colourful mats can be stuck into books for reference or used as posters around the classroom.

bit.lyExperimentEssentials

7 Perfecting persuasion

What is it? A lesson exploring persuasive techniques in writing

Who is it for? 11-14s

bit.lyPerfectingPersuasion

8 Sonnet solutions

What is it? A worksheet for analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 130

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? This "learning map" worksheet can be adapted for any poem and makes a useful revision exercise.

bit.lySonnetSolutions

What is it? A set of revision mats for a range of GCSE religious studies topics

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Clearly laid out and comprehensive, these worksheets are perfect for revision lessons or homework.

10 Hotting up maths

What is it? A series of maths warm-up worksheets

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? These simple but challenging activities will get your students ready for some extreme mathematics.

bit.lyGiveItSum

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