What's hot?

31st January 2014 at 00:00
There's no escaping the Fifa World Cup this year so why not make the most of the excitement with an assembly on Brazil 2014? We're also giving a sporting chance to bear hunts and Johnny Cash in this week's pick of TES Connect's resources

1. Bear hunts

What is it? A range of resources to support lessons based on Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Flash cards help children build towards writing their own stories.

2. Plane data

What is it? A data-handling task built around a Second World War theme

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? It uses fighter aircraft as a hook to get children's interest.

3. Opposites attract

What is it? A worksheet on opposing opinions

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Group activities encourage children to come up with different viewpoints on issues such as wearing uniform and animal testing.

4. Need for speed

What is it? A collection of worksheets on times tables

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Makes learning tables fun by getting children to compete against the clock.

5. Samba soccer

What is it? An assembly on the 2014 Fifa World Cup

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? This sparky introduction to the football tournament taking place in Brazil this summer takes in the country's geography and a history of World Cup mascots.

6. Walk the lines

What is it? A test of students' knowledge of linear graphs, as they colour squares on a grid to reveal a QR code

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Success brings students to a QR code that links to an appropriately titled Johnny Cash song.

7. History words

What is it? Lists of key words for history students

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Useful for revision or to test vocabulary in class, these sheets cover Britain from 1905-51, China from 1911-90, Germany from 1918- 45 and the Cold War.

8. Drive time

What is it? A presentation on product design, focusing on ergonomics and anthropometrics

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? This detailed PowerPoint asks students to compare the interiors of a 1960s Triumph and an Audi Space Wagon.

9. Capulet cards

What is it? A pairing activity exploring the characters of Romeo and Juliet through a version of the game Guess Who?

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? This card game makes light of the potentially daunting prospect of getting to know 21 Shakespearean characters.

10. Help the aged

What is it? Three geography presentations on the effects of ageing and youthful populations

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? These PowerPoints offer a clear, systematic introduction to complex concepts.


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