What's hot?

History features prominently in this week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect, which shed light on the suffragettes, the Aztecs and ancient Greek philosophers. Then a Commonwealth Games activity will bring you bang up to date

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1 Elmer at the helm

What is it? An elephant-themed maths activity in which children sort the animals according to size and colour

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? It links to the popular picture book series Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.


2 Assess success

What is it? An assessment of level 1 maths skills

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Engaging, colourful images encourage students to remain on task.


3 Wild cards

What is it? Cards that set writing tasks such as describing a picture using adjectives or comparing two characters

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Encourage your students to write independently by placing these tasks around the room for them to complete.


4 Amazing Aztecs

What is it? Presentations and worksheets for a scheme of work on the Aztecs

Who is it for? 7-8s

Why is it hot? It introduces key historical concepts in a clear and detailed way.


5 English plans

What is it? Long-term plans for England's new curriculum

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? These clear and comprehensive checklists will ensure your lessons cover all the essential English skills.


6 Glasgow games

What is it? A blank map of the world on which students identify every country in the Commonwealth

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Channel excitement about the Commonwealth Games, which start in Glasgow on 23 July.


7 Suffragette mystery

What is it? Resources for a unit on the suffragettes

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Students investigate why Emily Davison ran in front of King George V's racehorse in 1913.


8 Gallic grub

What is it? A French activity booklet about food

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? These varied activities can be completed in class or as holiday homework.


9 Test tube

What is it? A well-designed chemistry revision poster that uses the London Underground map to highlight key terms and concepts

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? A well-thought-out resource - there is even a template for travel cards, plus questions to test students.


10 Greek and unique

What is it? A set of resources to introduce ancient Greek figures who are key to the philosophy of religion

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? It takes a light-hearted approach, with titles such as "Mr Plato, meet Mr Aristotle" and "Plato's got form". bit.ly


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