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Counting, rhyming, running like Usain Bolt, stepping back in time and pretending to be anti-smut campaigner Mary Whitehouse: is there anything that this week's pick of TES Connect's resources won't help students to do?

1 Rhyme time

What is it? A PowerPoint presentation and worksheets on rhyming

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Introduces children to the concept of rhyme and leads them to create their own couplets.


2 Hundred reasons

What is it? A cut-out activity for numbers to 1,000

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Useful for early finishers, this requires children to organise and order numbers independently.


3 Stone Age steps

What is it? A presentation to introduce the Stone Age

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? With well-chosen visuals, this slideshow summarises key facts and suggests creative tasks.


4 Supply and demand

What is it? Two pages of advice for supply teachers

Who is it for? Whole school

Why is it hot? Succinct and practical tips for teachers covering unfamiliar classes; includes learning games.


5 Maths mats

What is it? A set of seven topic-themed word mats for maths

Who is it for? 7-16s

Why is it hot? A huge time-saver, these are ideal for practising and revising key mathematical terms.


6 Forces strong

What is it? A PowerPoint presentation and worksheet on forces

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? A good choice of visuals helps students to explore balanced and unbalanced forces.


7 Tiny pics

What is it? An information sheet to introduce macro photography

Who is it for? 14-18s

Why is it hot? Useful as an introduction or for revision, this informative handout describes the key principles and methods behind close-up photography.


8 Mary contrary

What is it? A collection of presentations and handouts on ethical issues and the media

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Covers a wide range of issues including censorship, religion, comedy, comic books, stereotyping and violence, while one activity calls on students to imagine themselves as campaigner Mary Whitehouse.


9 Bolt and beautiful

What is it? An annotated technique card for sprinters

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? The achievements of the fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt, capture students' attention, and this prompt card clearly explains key factors in the Olympic champion's technique.


10 Onion things

What is it? A presentation to support a biology practical on osmosis

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? With step-by-step instructions, this slideshow guides students through an experiment so they can see the effects of different solutions on red onion cells.


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