What's hot?

24th April 2015 at 01:00
Help your pupils prepare for life's journey with a lesson on loss, and enhance the way they see and describe the world with work on measurements, shapes, adverbs and lenses in this week's pick of resources available on the TES website

1 Life lessons

What is it? A unit of work exploring mortality and milestones in life

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? These lessons will allow you to discuss important topics surrounding life and death with your pupils.

2 Centimetre savvy

What is it? A set of differentiated worksheets introducing measurements in centimetres

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Pupils can improve their ruler skills with these engaging activities.

3 Acing adverbs

What is it? An innovative introduction to adverbs

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? This lesson is proof that you can teach grammar to your students without them even knowing.

4 Bingo shapes

What is it? A colourful bingo mat for two-dimensional shapes

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Play this simple game with pupils to consolidate learning on shapes and colours.

5 Gruffalo game plan

What is it? A scheme of work for teaching The Gruffalo

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? These planning documents have a wealth of fun ideas and activities to try with your class.

6 Singalong chansons

What is it? An illustrated selection of French songs

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? You can use these multi-purpose song sheets as display materials, bind them into a book or hand them out in lessons for a class singalong. There are even links to clips of how they should sound.

7 Worth weighting for

What is it? Task cards for using weights and body movement in training

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? These comprehensive cards highlight safety points and remind students how to perform exercises correctly.

8 Calculating success

What is it? Maths revision cards on a variety of key topic areas

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? You can use these revision cards as starters to consolidate key learning from previous lessons.

9 Euro-revision

What is it? An introduction to the European Union

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? This detailed lesson explores the history and role of the EU, and concludes with a practice exam question to check students' understanding.

10 Time to reflect

What is it? A worksheet on ray diagrams, focusing on concave and convex lenses

Who is it for? 14-18s

Why is it hot? The clear examples and practice questions on this sheet will help your students get to grips with a tricky topic.


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