What's hot?

This week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect has an investigative bent, with photography, science and the World Cup all coming under the microscope

1 Talk with the animals

What is it? A comprehension task on nocturnal animals

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? This reading treasure hunt provides students with a bank of useful scientific and descriptive words.


2 Brilliant Brazil

What is it? A topic booklet on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Explore the art, history, geography and culture behind the upcoming tournament using this workbook, which includes a different topic on each page and a variety of creative tasks.


3 Problem pages

What is it? A set of real-life problem-solving scenarios

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? This well-presented investigation pack uses a range of contexts to test mathematical thinking skills.


4 Bean counters

What is it? A measuring activity based on Jack and the Beanstalk

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? A practical activity in which children measure the giant's feet using non-standard units, such as butter beans and pasta shapes.


5 False moves

What is it? True or false cards offering statements about numbers up to 20

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? It tests students' word-number recognition, as well as their addition and subtraction skills.


6 Town planning

What is it? An introduction to describing towns in German that focuses on famous buildings

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? This presentation uses multiple choice and engaging images to present vocabulary in a novel way before consolidating new words.


7 Assisting athletics

What is it? A set of lesson plans and resource cards for teaching athletics

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Questioning prompts are supported by colourful and detailed coaching cards that explain key points for each sport.


8 Science alliance

What is it? Revision question booklets for the three sciences

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Students can self-assess by topic and track their progress in a handy grid.


9 Inspecting the inspector

What is it? A series of lessons on the J B Priestley play An Inspector Calls

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? With a focus on understanding quotations, these presentations and activities will encourage higher-ability students to develop deep understanding.


10 Make it snappy

What is it? An introductory lesson on analysing photography

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? It examines key elements such as context, content and composition, and provides a succinct overview.


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