What's hot?

19th December 2014 at 00:00
Maths teachers in particular should take note of this week's pick of resources from the TES website. Among other excitements, they feature a cake-themed lesson on proportion, Minecraft addition and a snakes-and-ladders-style geometry exercise

1 Join the dots

What is it? Colourful slides and posters of consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Introduce your pupils to blending CVC words with these vibrant word cards and PowerPoints.


2 Spare change

What is it? A selection of money-counting activities

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Try out these money-handling tasks with your class to demystify cash and build their confidence.


3 Ghost of tenses past

What is it? Table cards for past-tense "ed" words

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? These visual cards can be printed and laminated for your class to use in a stimulating spelling-rules game.


4 Maths building

What is it? A collection of Minecraft-themed addition activities

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? Your young Minecrafters will gladly complete the addition tasks included in this entertaining presentation and accompanying worksheets.


5 Breaking barriers

What is it? A lesson exploring the fall of the Berlin Wall

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Take a cross-curricular look at the momentous events. Activities include an informative PowerPoint and worksheets briefly detailing what happened in simple German.


6 Poetic licence

What is it? Examples of poetic and literary devices

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? These bumper presentations include explanations of various literary techniques, plus ideas and templates that can be used by children to create their own poems.


7 Let's get literate

What is it? A comprehensive literacy pack covering a range of topics

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Use this colourful pack to tackle topics such as plurals, homophones, tenses and other common grammatical gripes.


8 The reptile angle

What is it? A snakes and ladders game about the volume of prisms

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? A great plenary activity that increases in difficulty as the game progresses and helps students improve their skills at calculating prismatic volume.


9 Source sentences

What is it? A poster to encourage essay skills in geography

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Don't neglect literacy and exam skills in your geography lessons: use these sheets as a classroom prompt to improve students' writing.


10 Easy as pie

What is it? A maths lesson based on adapting recipes

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Rekindle the

Bake Off spirit with this lesson on scaling recipes to given requirements.


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