What's hot?

11th April 2014 at 01:00
Even awe-inspiring topics can seem dull with the wrong presentation. But if you get it right - with help from this week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect - the rainforests, Romans and a John Steinbeck classic will be brought to life

1 Animal magic

What is it? A set of cards featuring animal pictures that help to build language skills

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Filled with clear pictures and repetitive phrases, these cards will help children to learn quickly as they listen out for their animal.


2 Art planners

What is it? A scheme of work for mixing colours in art

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Offers Bloom's questions, key words and outcomes for a half-term on painting, colours and textures.


3 Shifting shadows

What is it? A science investigation into light and shadow

Who is it for? 7-14s

Why is it hot? This well-designed pack leads students to predict how light affects shadows at different distances.


4 Rainforest rules

What is it? Information posters and colourful fact sheets about rainforests

Who is it for? 7-14s

Why is it hot? These will brighten up your classroom - and the study of climates and conservation.


5 Rome improvement

What is it? An interactive lesson on the legacy of the Romans

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Includes a scavenger hunt that asks children to rank Roman accomplishments by importance.


6 Maths meals

What is it? A student booklet for a computer-based maths lesson built around recipes

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Students plan a profitable recipe by working out costings, margins and takings using real-life prices.


7 French mat

What is it? A literacy mat for French with a selection of basic vocabulary and the conjugations of three key verbs

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Despite displaying a huge variety of language, this colourful resource is clear and easy to use.


8 Premium product

What is it? A product design support mat for dyslexic students

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? A detailed literacy tool that highlights key words and topic-specific language, as well as explaining different phases and processes and how to address them in an assessment.


9 Map of substance

What is it? A revision mind map on alkanes

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? This useful tool explains a variety of processes, with comparisons, key points and small diagrams for support.


10 Steinbeck starter

What is it? A presentation on context in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Introduces the importance of social, historical and cultural contexts in literature, and how this can influence an author's writing.


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