What's hot?

30th May 2014 at 01:00
This week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect is as eclectic as ever, including maths superheroes, art on a grand scale, website building and recognition for the most underappreciated of musical instruments: the recorder

1. Superhero sums

What is it? Students battle superheroes with their knowledge of times tables, multiplication and division

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? A motivating theme can be extended by racing against the clock.

2. Recorder recap

What is it? A presentation on the history of the recorder

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Packed with facts, this engaging lesson helps children to understand how the instrument fits into the woodwind family.

3. Reciprocal reading

What is it? A set of resources for guided reading

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? Thoughtful, well-planned presentations and worksheets encourage students to consider and discuss what they have read.

4. Stuck in the riddle

What is it? A speaking and listening activity on riddles for children with special educational needs

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? It includes a host of brain-teasers such as "Why can't a Tyrannosaurus rex clap?" and "What can you catch but never throw?"

5. Adding adjectives

What is it? Literacy posters on adjectives, sentence openers and connectives

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? These eye-catching sheets can be used for displays or handouts and pack loads of examples on to a single page.

6. Artist's models

What is it? A PowerPoint introduction to the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? It includes a number of examples of Saint Phalle's big, bold and strikingly colourful sculptures.

7. Website wow

What is it? A guide to the process of researching and designing a website

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Thorough and audience-focused, this lesson asks students to consider what makes an engaging design.

8. Scientific method

What is it? A collection of mind maps on biology, physics and chemistry

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? The slides can be printed as revision sheets and will help students to organise their notes methodically.

9. Poetry primer

What is it? A set of worksheets to enable students to compare unseen poetry

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? It includes space for annotations and a handy grid to help pupils to structure their notes.

10. Water work

What is it? A geography lesson on the water cycle

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Clear diagrams, fun activities and differentiated worksheets introduce this complex topic effectively.


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