What's hot?

15th August 2014 at 01:00
This week's selection of the resources available on TES Connect is overflowing with innovative approaches to topics as diverse as body parts, satire and a historical murder mystery

1. Show me the money

What is it? A colourful worksheet on handling money

Who is it for? 3-7s

Why is it hot? Familiarise children with the way money looks and how it is used with these fun activities.

2. Head to toe

What is it? A booklet and presentation about the body

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? These diagrams and exercises are a great way to introduce discussions about body parts and their functions.

3. Go with the flow

What is it? A series of worksheets about volcanoes

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Get students fired up with these engaging activities on volcanoes, including labelling, drawing and report-writing.

4. Maths medicine

What is it? A booklet of maths problems

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Encourage a creative approach to maths with these sums based on Roald Dahl's classic book, George's Marvellous Medicine.

5. Hog the limelight

What is it? A music lesson based on The Three Little Pigs

Who is it for? 3-7s

Why is it hot? This resource contains everything you need to teach students a song based on the story. A backing track is included so that your class can perform in front of an audience.

6. Rest in peace

What is it? A scheme of work about life after death

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Tackle a serious topic with these worksheets, which encourage students to consider and discuss differing beliefs about what happens when we die.

7. Feed the world

What is it? A lesson on the link between food supply and population

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? It contains a wealth of information on the way that population and food supply are linked, plus creative exercises to test students' understanding.

8. Problem princes

What is it? A historical murder mystery activity

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Students probe whether the princes in the Tower of London were murdered by their uncle, King Richard III.

9. Inside jokes

What is it? A lesson on satire

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Use popular shows such as The Simpsons and South Park to explore the conventions of satire.

10. Cycling sums

What is it? A detailed maths lesson about cycling

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? It teaches the maths that underpins cycling performance, such as gear ratios, power and air resistance.

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