12th October 2012 at 01:00

Farmyard classroom

TES partner Growing Schools has shared engaging resources on food and farming, gardens and green spaces, and wildlife and the natural environment. To try some of these great materials for learning outside the classroom, go to bit.lyTESGrowingSchools

For the diary: Eid-ul-Adha

Introduce and celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha (26 October) with a new TES collection. It also contains resources on the pilgrimage Muslims make to Mecca. A board game, role play, diary writing and more will help pupils get to grips with the topic.


Future games designers

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Young Game Designers competition is open for entries until 22 October. Children aged 11-16 can either design a game world and characters or show off their technical skills by creating a game. bit.lyBAFTAyoungGamers

Pornography and pupils

PSHE expert Alice Hoyle and teacher Chloe Combi have both written in TES recently about the effect of pornography on children. Put your questions to them in a live webchat at 6pm on 18 October. Send your questions to or use the Twitter hashtag #TESchat. You can watch the webchat live at bit.lyTESwebchat

Super spelling

Try cariad2's spelling handbook to support pupils who have difficulty spelling. It includes a range of ideas - such as mnemonics, spelling patterns and phonic games - on how to help pupils conquer tricky words.


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