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Are teachers feeling a little lost as half-term approaches? One of this week's top downloads is on bearings. Hopefully the other nine resources on the list will also help them to find their way

1. Help for the curious

What is it? A selection of resources for teaching Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? PowerPoint and worksheet activities make this the perfect introduction to studying the novel.


2. Jump start

What is it? A PowerPoint introduction to the life cycle of the frog

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Beautiful graphics illustrate the stages of development.


3. Double vision

What is it? A unit based on adding two-digit numbers

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Interactive activities and worksheets add variety to a week's worth of numeracy planning.


4. Gods and goddesses

What is it? A PowerPoint presentation to introduce students to the gods and goddesses of the Hindu religion

Who is it for? 4-7s

Why is it hot? A colourful resource perfect for promoting inclusivity and multicultural awareness.


5. Organising organisms

What is it? Detailed revision notes covering the classification of organisms

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? Clear and comprehensive notes followed by sample exam questions to test students' knowledge.


6. Two dimensions

What is it? An interactive whiteboard activity to help classes understand the properties of 2D shapes

Who is it for? 4-7s

Why is it hot? It covers all aspects of the topic, including symmetry, angles and parallel lines.


7. Close relations

What is it? A worksheet activity that asks students to unscramble synonyms

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Designed to help build vocabulary in an engaging way, these puzzles are also great for introducing children to anagrams.


8. Defined performance

What is it? Definitions of key terms in drama

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? These terms can be used to make a drama wall display.


9. Current events

What is it? Resources for introducing the differences between alternating and direct currents

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? The lesson is carefully paced and structured, and contains a variety of activities.


10. Get a bearing

What is it? An interactive Excel spreadsheet that uses a virtual compass to teach bearings

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? The compass is a clever way to help students visualise how bearings are measured.


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