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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