What's hot?

1st August 2014 at 01:00
This week's selected resources from TES Connect use a range of platforms, from television and film for a music lesson to a newspaper task for a history lesson. Some food-themed resources will provide sustenance for your multimedia travels

1 Food for thought

What is it? A food-themed doubling activity

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? This smoothie-based task can be used alongside a healthy eating unit for some real-life maths.


2 Catch your breath

What is it? A simple crossword worksheet

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Revise the respiratory system with this effective crossword activity.


3 Literally speaking

What is it? A guide to the new literacy curriculum

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? Everything you need to know to prepare for the new curriculum.


4 Shades of France

What is it? A comprehensive worksheet for learning colours in French

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? This worksheet is full of activities to keep children engaged when learning French words for colours.


5 Pie practice

What is it? A full lesson on pie charts

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? In addition to the detailed information in this lesson, it includes a wealth of fun touches such as a pie chart quiz themed around The Simpsons.


6 Read all about it

What is it? A newspaper task on the bubonic plague

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Through the production of a newspaper article, students consolidate their learning about the Black Death.


7 TV trailers

What is it? Activities to introduce music students to film and TV examples of effective use of sound

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? The fun and detailed activities in this series of lessons will give your pupils an insight into the world of music for film and television.


8 Follow the money

What is it? A complete set of lesson resources on slavery

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Children must weigh up evidence and think critically in order to debate who benefited from the slave trade.


9 Quadratic quality

What is it? Worksheets exploring quadratic equations

Who is it for? 14-18s

Why is it hot? Differentiated activities that are designed to help students improve their factorising skills for quadratic equations.


10 Mice to see you

What is it? A quiz on Of Mice and Men

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? This quiz activity is perfect for an end-of-unit recap to make sure your pupils fully understand the novel's themes.


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