What's Hot?

24th January 2014 at 00:00
This week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect have more than a whiff of danger, involving potions, the most famous murder in cinema history and Spanish insults

1 Sign of four

What is it? An Excel spreadsheet that generates pages of maths problems for the four basic rules

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Saves time and can be easily adapted to suit different topics and abilities.


2 Odd one out

What is it? A worksheet of odd-one-out questions

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Bright pictures of food and other everyday objects give the task a visual allure.


3 Magic potions

What is it? A maths activity that gets children mixing "potions" to learn about capacity

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? A lot of fun can be had making these potions, with names such as Turn Your Teacher Crazy, Brain Juice and Calculation Wizard.


4 Woody and Buzz

What is it? This worksheet, featuring characters from the film Toy Story, help children to practise using speech marks

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? Encourages children to be creative and imaginative.


5 Fish symbol

What is it? A PowerPoint on the significance of symbols, which explores the meaning behind the Christian fish symbol

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? This religious education lesson, which finishes with a drawing activity, can be adapted for a range of ages.


6 En ville

What is it? A PowerPoint presentation that introduces phrases to help students describe their home town

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Stretches faster learners by encouraging them to form opinions and find further vocabulary.


7 Hitch in time

What is it? Presentations and worksheets for work on Alfred Hitchcock's classic film Psycho

Who is it for? 14-18s

Why is it hot? A love of cinema shines through in these resources, which include a breakdown of the infamous shower scene into 25 stills.


8 Babe truth

What is it? An introduction to life in the US in the 1920s

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? A whistlestop tour of the decade that includes Charlie Chaplin, Babe Ruth and the Model T Ford.


9 Lovely Rita

What is it? A scheme of work on Willy Russell film Educating Rita

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Pulls apart the nuts and bolts of a script, and packs in a lot of learning.


10 Spanish spats

What is it? A collection of slides to help students argue in Spanish

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Encourages theatricality, with translations of phrases such as "Don't go there!" and "You're crazy!"


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