What's Hot?

3rd January 2014 at 00:00

This week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect teach children about the all-important concepts of time and money. They also tackle forecasting, but of the weather rather than the financial variety

1. Animal house

What is it? A lesson presentation and sorting activity on environments

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? An engaging way to introduce habitats, with high-quality fact cards to explore animal adaptation.


2. Facts about fiction

What is it? A worksheet offering two activities on classifying texts

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Children learn how to tell fact from opinion in a literacy exercise that includes categorising statements and writing about building a castle.


3. Fair forecast

What is it? A presentation to support a weather forecasting task

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Perfect for group work, this practical activity allows students to be imaginative, show their understanding and develop communication skills.


4. Money talk

What is it? Differentiated exercises to introduce the concept of financial transactions

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Adapted for different abilities, this resource encourages recognition of coins and develops students' adding and subtraction skills.


5. Harry Swotter

What is it? A collection of Harry Potter-themed lesson presentations for art, design technology and music

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Useful visual support for a variety of lessons, with creative ideas to make activities motivating.


6. Fancy feedback

What is it? Marking stickers with comment templates

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Practical and time-saving, these stickers provide short, constructive feedback and can be edited to suit a specific task or subject.


7. Nuclear review

What is it? A cross-curricular pack of resources about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Who is it for? 11-18s

Why is it hot? With three lessons' worth of resources, this set contains a teachers' booklet, presentations and video clip.


8. Time trials

What is it? Two worksheets that use fictitious time differences between the planets as aids to add and subtract time

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Colourful, innovative worksheets get students to plan their day in different time zones.


9. Heavy metal

What is it? A set of Top Trumps-style cards to teach about materials such as iron

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? Ideal for revision, these cards contain 24 challenging questions.


10. Mice messages

What is it? A scheme of work in presentation format for Of Mice and Men

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? 256 slides of notes, activities and success criteria, split into lessons to prepare students for controlled assessments.


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