What's hot?

There is a cosmopolitan feel to this week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect, which cover Chinese culture, Spanish language, Mexican migration and pretty much everything you might want to know about New Zealand

1. Be a busy bee

What is it? A worksheet on counting

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Children show their understanding of numbers up to 10 by colouring in the correct number of bees.

2. Green fingers

What is it? A booklet on growing vegetables, to be used with children who have an autistic spectrum disorder

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? It offers tips on "regrowing" six different vegetables using bits that are usually thrown away, with before and after photos.

3. New Zealand notes

What is it? A booklet about New Zealand, created for this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? It covers a variety of cross-curricular topics, with learning objectives and questions for each task.

4. Furry friends

What is it? Activities to support report writing, with examples including how to care for a gerbil

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Children unscramble a report by identifying key features such as the title and opening statement.

5. Pile of puzzles

What is it? A collection of 100 puzzles to develop thinking skills

Who is it for? 7-13s

Why is it hot? Questions, scenarios and riddles that are ideal as starters or time-fillers.

6. Baking mad

What is it? A student workbook on making cupcakes

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Students design and bake cupcakes in a lesson that uses the upcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games as a theme.

7. Discover China

What is it? PDFs to introduce Chinese culture and history

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Covering 12 subjects including art, Buddhism and the Opium Wars, these PDFs are ideal for a conversation starter or plenary.

8. Spanish success

What is it? A set of Spanish language prompt cards

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Neatly presented, these cards cover tenses, opinions and detail.

9. Sikh answers

What is it? An information pack about the 10 Sikh gurus

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Students can read the handouts and then create a quiz to test their peers.

10. Coasting it

What is it? A set of case studies to support geography students

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Covers rivers and coasts, population and settlement, and economic development, with examples from the UK but also as far afield as Bangladesh, Mexico, Tanzania and Vietnam.

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