4th January 2013 at 00:00

Great British history

If you enjoyed Sky Atlantic's The British series, why not explore it with pupils? TES Resources partner National Schools Partnership has created lesson plans on the Romans and the Great Fire of London to help you. bit.lytesRomans


Plays for autistic children

The National Theatre's relaxed performance season continues with Hansel and Gretel. The show is designed for people with an autistic spectrum condition or other sensory or communication disorder. There will be audience movement, interaction and a question-and-answer session with actors, but no strobe lighting or loud noises. See it on 19 January, 1.30pm, at the Cottesloe Theatre in London. For tickets, call the box office on 020 7452 3961.

Get twitching

Teach pupils about the birds that visit their gardens during this year's Big Schools' Birdwatch (21 January to 1 February). The TES collection contains resources on recognising species, building bird feeders and more. bit.lyBigSchoolsBirdWatch

Magic maths

Try TES partner Numberphile's videos to develop pupils' fascination with maths. A wide range of topics are covered, from Shakespearean sums to Pac-Man levels. bit.lyNumberphile

Five-minute lesson plan

Ross Morrison McGill (also known as @TeacherToolkit) has designed a resource that may be the answer to your start-of-term prayers. His five-minute lesson plan will ensure that your lessons are worthy of an Ofsted "outstanding" grade. bit.lyFiveMinutePlan.

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