What's hot?

Raise heart rates in your class by setting quick-fire calculations or exploring the Norman Conquest with this week's selection of the resources available on the TES website. Or if you prefer a slower pace, sit back and contemplate the philosophy of being

1 Blending board

What is it? A simple board game to help with phonics

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? You can laminate this alien words game for regular use with your class, or stick it into children's books as a record of their learning.

2 Seriously Saxon

What is it? Extensive planning for a unit on the Saxons

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? It provides children with an engaging insight into the early history of Britain with a dictionary race game, map-labelling exercises, research tasks and more.

3 Word spinners

What is it? A fun lesson on metaphorical language

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Students can get creative in this stand-alone lesson all about kennings.

4 Beret handy

What is it? Printable tables to help with French spellings

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Students can keep these in their books as a handy reminder of key words and accents in French.

5 Quick-fire challenge

What is it? Five-a-day maths activities ideal as lesson starters

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Learning can be refreshed with these everyday exercises intended to enrich a mental warm-up.

6 Being human

What is it? An introduction to the philosophy of being

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? This alien-themed scheme of work guides students through questions of consciousness, life and death.

7 Perfect poets

What is it? A beginner's guide to poetry

Who is it for? 11-12s

Why is it hot? These clear lessons will help students to get to grips with poetic techniques and devices.

8 Breathing space

What is it? A PowerPoint and tasks on aerobic respiration

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? This dynamic lesson shows how respiration takes place in the body.

9 Seine arguments

What is it? A language mat for French debates

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? This will help to ensure that students keep their conversations moving in French.

10 Regal interest

What is it? A source activity on the Norman Conquest

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Students use analysis to decide who should succeed Edward the Confessor.

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