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

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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? Anintroductory 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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