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Aliens, Harry Potter and the medieval paranoia surrounding witches bring an other-worldly feel to this week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect, which also recognises that children's love of cake has its uses in the classroom

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1. Fun phonics

What is it? A phonics workbook

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Includes some entertaining touches, such as a task assessing the suitability of names for a family of aliens.

2. Flagged up

What is it? A maths presentation and worksheet, challenging children to count the lines of symmetry on shapes, letters and flags

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Offers opportunities to link with geography, asking which countries the flags represent.

3. Harry jotters

What is it? Worksheets on Harry Potter for English and PSHE

Who is it for? 5-11s

Why is it hot? Draws on fun elements from the books and films, including happiness spells, invisibility cloaks and "time-turners".

4. Any way you slice it

What is it? A cake-themed presentation for teaching ratios

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Ensures engagement with a potentially tricky concept by asking pupils to work out the measurements for making cakes.

5. Weigh to go

What is it? Worksheets about weighing ingredients for recipes

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Students will enjoy the real-life relevance.

6. Tensed up

What is it? English skills sheets for self-directed learning

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? The sheets cover a wide range of topics, including commas, complex sentences, paragraphs and tenses.

7. One in the coven

What is it? An activity exploring paranoia about witches in the 16th and 17th centuries

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Rich in detail, the resource develops a number of skills including vocabulary and analysis of graphs.

8. Slips away

What is it? Maths homework slips to help students research famous mathematicians

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? As well as covering the usual suspects, the cards also include female mathematicians and non-Western figures.

9. Mighty atoms

What is it? Achemistry revision task on atoms

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Explains atomic structure and electron diagrams, with short tasks differentiated by grade.

10. Media Monopoly

What is it? A media studies revision task based on board game Monopoly

Who is it for? 11-18s

Why is it hot? Easy to adapt for a variety of subjects and abilities.

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