What's hot?

20th February 2015 at 00:00
Get sparks flying in your classroom with a detailed guide to using Adobe Fireworks, a lesson on defending castles, a comic book revision pack on sports performance, and a scheme of work on superbugs, all available on the TES website

1 Selfie esteem

What is it? A selection of worksheets to boost students' self-esteem

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? These enjoyable activities are a great way to get your students ready to make funny faces for this year's Red Nose Day.

2 Counting conundrums

What is it? Multiplication word problems illustrated with pictures

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Introduce word problems with these colourful slides that also provide a range of extension questions.

3 Dial it back

What is it? A teacher-led activity to introduce analytical reading

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? Show children how to question texts using the DIAL method (Deductive, Inferential, Authorial and Literal) to improve their reading skills.

4 Mathsercise

What is it? Quick-fire maths challenges set out in a handy Excel format

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Use these exercises at the beginning and end of the day to develop pupils' mental and formal arithmetic skills.

5 Mighty microbes

What is it? A series of lessons on disease, microbes and immunisation

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Cover all the basics of microbes and disease with these detailed lessons and accompanying materials.

6 Losing your meubles

What is it? Presentations on furniture, environment and home for French beginners

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? These fully adaptable presentations introduce a range of vocabulary and key terms for pupils' home environments.

7 Moat points

What is it? An engaging lesson about castle defence and attack

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Use these visually dynamic resources and activity ideas to teach your pupils about vantage points and the weapons that were used to protect castles against attack.

8 Grease is the word

What is it? Lessons and homework activities for a topic on plant oils

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? These illustrated resources will help you to deliver entertaining and informative lessons on a complex subject.

9 Action replay

What is it? Colourful and dynamic revision booklets for sports performance

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? A wealth of detailed information is presented in an eye-catching comic book format to engage pupils.

10 Digital sorcery

What is it? A guide to making an animated wizard

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? This tutorial provides a step-by-step guide to take pupils through the basics of using Adobe Fireworks.


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today