What's hot?

Liven up your classes during these wintry months with a scheme of work on West African music, basketball and badminton lesson plans, and an exciting number bond challenge, all in this week's pick of the best resources from the TES website
30th January 2015, 12:00am

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1 Licence to bond

What is it? A board game testing number bond skills

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? This fast-paced game will encourage students to develop their mental addition and subtraction skills by working against the clock.

2 Lines of literacy

What is it? A spreadsheet to record pupils' English progress

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? Use this detailed worksheet to track students' reading skills without levels.

3 Roman around

What is it? A selection of creative writing and analysis activities based on Roman life

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? After reading Escape from Pompeii, pupils can complete these activities to inspire their own historical fiction writing.

4 Hoop dreams

What is it? An introduction to basketball for primary students

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Students get a thorough understanding of rules and tactics, as well as how to warm up and cool down before and after playing.

5 Drill and instil

What is it? Quick maths worksheets to use every day

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? These simple, visually dynamic worksheets cover the key primary maths skills and can be used to test or consolidate pupils' learning.

6 African beats

What is it? A scheme of work introducing West African musical traditions

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Uncover the excitement of drumming and introduce your students to its intricacies over a term, with opportunities for performance.

7 Badminton trials

What is it? A set of reciprocal assessment cards for badminton

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Students can give one another feedback as they practise, using these handy service cards that can also double up as posters.

8 Globe trotting

What is it? A series of lessons looking at global tourism

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? These detailed resources explore the factors affecting global tourism as well as the impact on communities.

9 Art gallery

What is it? Resources for this year's AQA art exam themes

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? These detailed PowerPoints will bring inspiration to GCSE students as well as providing key information about a number of renowned artists.

10 Sparta the matter

What is it? A lesson introducing elements of Spartan society

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? Students can explore the Spartan youth training system (known as the agoge) and evaluate a range of historical sources.

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