What's hot?

31st October 2014 at 00:00
Get your students discussing ancient theories, cracking codes and incorporating Norse mythology and numbers into daily life with this week's selection of the resources available on the TES website

1 Numbers everywhere

What is it? A presentation about real numbers

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? With the help of this resource packed with pictures and real-life examples, your pupils will quickly learn to spot numbers everywhere.

2 Two by two

What is it? An activity on ordering two-digit numbers

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? This simple introduction will instil confidence in your learners.

3 Fruity foibles

What is it? A selection of storytelling activities about a talking papaya

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? This plan covering a week of lessons is full of colourful and detailed ideas that will delight your class.

4 Day by deity

What is it? A fun presentation on the days of the week

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? Explain how our modern names for days of the week link us to the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings in this assembly on Norse mythology.

5 Ough so easy

What is it? Worksheets introducing "ough" sounds

Who is it for? 7-14s

Why is it hot? It explores the many ways that "ough" can be pronounced with clear pictorial gap-fill exercises and an explanatory presentation.

6 Drive time

What is it? A worksheet outlining the safety features in cars

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Engage your students with this investigation on car safety covering crumple zones, airbags, side impact bars, regenerative brakes and more.

7 Tyrannical trade

What is it? A series of resources on slavery and the civil rights movement

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? This scheme of work provides a detailed examination of the slave trade with ideas for further lessons and quizzes to test pupils' understanding.

8 Best of Bidmas

What is it? An interactive codebreaking activity

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Turn lessons on Bidmas (brackets, indices, division, multiplication, addition and subtraction) into a game by challenging pupils to "crack the safe".

9 Heading for a fall

What is it? A presentation on the competing ideas of Galileo and Aristotle

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? This humorous PowerPoint uses illustrations to demonstrate how Galileo overturned Aristotle's theories about falling objects.

10 Family affair

What is it? A set of lessons on sociological theories about family

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? These presentations are a great introduction to ideas about family relationships, from Marxist to Functionalist readings.


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