What's hot?

18th July 2014 at 01:00
Aliens, Harry Potter and the medieval paranoia surrounding witches bring an other-worldly feel to this week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect, which also recognises that children's love of cake has its uses in the classroom

1 Fun phonics

What is it? A phonics workbook

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Includes some entertaining touches, such as a task assessing the suitability of names for a family of aliens.


2 Flagged up

What is it? A maths presentation and worksheet, challenging children to count the lines of symmetry on shapes, letters and flags

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Offers opportunities to link

with geography, asking which countries the flags represent.


3 Harry jotters

What is it? Worksheets on Harry Potter for English and PSHE

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? Draws on fun elements from the books and films, including happiness spells, invisibility cloaks and "time-turners".


4 Any way you slice it

What is it? A cake-themed presentation for teaching ratios

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Ensures engagement with a potentially tricky concept by asking pupils to work out the measurements for making cakes.


5 Weigh to go

What is it? Worksheets about weighing ingredients for recipes

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Students will enjoy the real-life relevance.


6 Tensed up

What is it? English skills sheets for self-directed learning

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? The sheets cover a wide range of topics, including commas, complex sentences, paragraphs and tenses.


7 One in the coven

What is it? An activity exploring paranoia about witches in the 16th and 17th centuries

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Rich in detail, the resource develops a number of skills including vocabulary and analysis of graphs.


8 Slips away

What is it? Maths homework slips to help students research famous mathematicians

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? As well as covering the usual suspects, the cards also include female mathematicians and non-Western figures.


9 Mighty atoms

What is it? A chemistry revision task on atoms

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Explains atomic structure and electron diagrams, with short tasks differentiated by grade.


10 Media Monopoly

What is it? A media studies revision task based on board game Monopoly

Who is it for? 11-18s

Why is it hot? Easy to adapt for a variety of subjects and abilities.


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