What's hot?

12th September 2014 at 01:00
With this week's selection of resources available on the TES website, tap into the power of stories using film or books. Or try lessons on railways to keep learning about the Industrial Revolution on the right track

1. Animal count

What is it? Printable counting and sorting cards for maths

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? It includes fun images of dragons, pandas, kangaroos and orcas.

2. Fairy-tale fails

What is it? Prompts for retelling fairy tales with alternative endings

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Features 12 stories where there may not be a happy ending, including The Three Little Pigs (the brick house succumbs to the wolf's huffing and puffing), Snow White (there is no antidote to the poisoned apple) and Little Red Riding Hood (Granny stays eaten).

3. Spanish counting

What is it? Posters of Spanish numbers

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? It uses the Numicon method, which puts an emphasis on reasoning and conversation.

4. Colour carousel

What is it? Colour wheel worksheets for art and design lessons

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? This series of simple one-page reference guides is ideal for wall displays.

5. Plating up

What is it? A geography worksheet on tectonic plates

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Provides a straightforward introduction to the Earth's crust.

6. On track

What is it? A detailed set of lessons on the introduction of railways to the UK

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? These lessons are ideal for students learning about the Industrial Revolution.

7. Literacy and movies

What is it? Wall display on literacy devices

Who is it for? 11-18s

Why is it hot? It uses examples from the Star Wars films, Frozen, the Harry Potter series and other well-known movies.

8. Wave hello

What is it? A physics lesson introducing transverse and longitudinal waves

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Clear graphics make the concepts seem less daunting.

9. Mind matters

What is it? A homework booklet on psychological approaches

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? Behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary and psychodynamic approaches are covered.

10. Hunger gains

What is it? A literacy and grammar booklet based on the hugely popular film The Hunger Games

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? This resource is ideal for lower-ability students and those who do not speak English as a first language.


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