What's hot?

17th October 2014 at 01:00
This week's selection of resources available on the TES website includes inspiring wall displays on reading and famous scientists, as well as encouraging maths quotes and brain-teasers that will keep learning fun and fresh

1 Flags of fiction

What is it? Bunting to decorate a library corner

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Create an inviting reading area using well-known illustrations.

2 Fly high

What is it? Ideas for outdoor provision

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Keep your outdoor teaching fresh with these "weather box" activities, including songs for rainy days and kite-flying, plus arts and crafts tasks galore.

3 Funky fractions

What is it? A handy-hints mat for maths concepts

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? This colourful reminder sheet is a great way to refresh pupils' memories of key concepts in the maths curriculum.

4 Mind the gap

What is it? A fun starter or plenary quiz activity

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? This creative word-play game would be a perfect warm-up for spelling or literacy lessons.

5 Global greetings

What is it? An innovative way to take the register

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Strengthen students' geography knowledge by introducing information on a new country as you take the register each day. Then test their learning with a quiz at the end of the week.

6 Kingdom queries

What is it? A lesson on castles

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Promote group work with this activity that asks students to examine a number of sources in order to decide the best location for a castle.

7 Motivational maths

What is it? Wall displays for maths teachers

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Enthuse pupils with this selection of posters featuring inspirational maths quotes, real-life calculations and maths word games.

8 Mad professors

What is it? Display posters for science labs

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Give students an insight into the lives of important scientists throughout history with this detailed display.

9 Thunk it over

What is it? "Thunks and riddles" brain-teasers for registration

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Get students into learning mode with these diverse puzzles, which can be used as plenaries or during tutor time.

10 Tragic or comic?

What is it? An introduction to different film genres

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? This imaginative presentation introduces a number of categories of film and explores the relationship between genre and audience.


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