What's hot?

29th August 2014 at 01:00
This week's pick of the resources available on the TES website includes a lesson where students matchmake for Elizabeth I (since online dating wasn't an option back then) and a task where superheroes come to the rescue to teach probability

1 Season's greetings

What is it? A worksheet about nature and the seasons

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? This lively activity asks students to go on a plant-spotting trip around the school grounds to see what's growing, and can be repeated in different seasons.


2 First impressions

What is it? A poster template for the start of term

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Get to know your new classes with this friendly questionnaire.


3 High-vis fashion

What is it? A safety-conscious design and technology project

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? This creative project where children design and make bike wear by "upcycling" their old clothes can be linked to a topic on sustainability.


4 New scientists

What is it? Student assessment worksheets for the new science curriculum in England

Who is it for? 7-8s

Why is it hot? Get your students to evaluate their own learning or share with the class as a summary of each unit.


5 Spell it out

What is it? Long-term planning for spelling and phonics

Who is it for? 3-11s

Why is it hot? This clear and comprehensive planning document to support pupils' spelling and phonics progression throughout primary.


6 Fit for a queen

What is it? A lesson on Elizabeth I's suitors

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Students must use their enquiry skills to decide who should marry the Virgin Queen.


7 Superhuman maths

What is it? A superhero-themed lesson on probability

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Use film favourites Batman and Iron Man to introduce tree diagrams with and without replacement.


8 Lead roles

What is it? A lanyard template for assigning pupils roles as "learning leaders"

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? It encourages students to take charge of their own progress and behaviour, as well as that of their peers.


9 Le subjonctif

What is it? A help sheet on the subjunctive for French lessons

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? Laminate this double-sided writing mat for your students to refer to when using the subjunctive.


10 Stage cues

What is it? An introduction booklet for use in drama lessons

Who is it for? 11-12s

Why is it hot? Help students to evaluate their work with this comprehensive course booklet covering learning objectives and self-assessment.


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