Build bridges between deaf and hearing pupils with a free Look Smile Chat resource pack from the National Deaf Children's Society. Posters, lesson plans, handouts and activities include a guide to British Sign Language. www.ndcs.org.uk
Design and Technology Week starts 25 June. Try zglw's lesson, in which teams of pupils produce balloon buggies using only the materials provided - two pieces of soft wood, dowels, four wheels, one straw, a sheet of corrugated plastic, a balloon and triangle supports - and compete to make the best buggy.
A handy guide to creative writing, from David Howarth, offers tips and tricks. Each slide explains a literary technique - similes, metaphors, triples, onomatopoeia and punctuation - then asks pupils to create their own.