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Dates for the diary

Space Day

6 May

Traditionally the first Friday in May, Space Day is a chance to dress as an astronaut or make a time capsule for future generations. These resources provide ideas for science lessons and organising a themed day around space, with games, puzzles, and posters.

Walk to School Week

16-20 May

Get pupils and their parents moving in Walk to School Week. There are lesson ideas and resources, such as a Green Cross Code quiz so pupils can learn about walking to school safely, as well as charts to enable them to record the number of steps they have taken or the length of their journey.

Web star of the week

Tafkam has shared material for primary and secondary lessons, as well as whole-school activities, for several years. His "50 ideas for meeting your new class" resource has been viewed almost 60,000 times - perfect for the first day of term. His resources have accumulated 664,806 views in total. He also runs a website dealing with questions frequently asked by teachers. See his TES profile at or follow him on Twitter at @tafkam79.

Get that job

The TES career advice service runs seminars and workshops with experts.

1 May - Understanding and supporting challenging pupils. How to create a positive climate for learning.

14 May - Winning that teaching job. Making the best of your application.

For details and to book your place, visit

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