What's hot?

From the basic building blocks of early language acquisition to the complex essence of genius, the full gamut of learning and wisdom is neatly encompassed in this week's selection of the finest resources available on TES Connect

1 Phonics flashcards

What is it? Flashcards for use on a tablet or for printing

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Cards include words of varying difficulty and can be used easily on iPads and other tablet computers.


2 Country files

What is it? A template for writing booklets about countries

Who is it for? 3-7s

Why is it hot? Space is left for illustrations and for information such as currency, continent, capital city and languages spoken.


3 Dice work

What is it? A game to help children add more detail to their writing

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Players roll the die to find out which technique to employ, creating an element of surprise and tension.


4 Renaissance plan

What is it? A history lesson on the Renaissance

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Encourages students to think critically by looking at the notion of genius.


5 Tricky words

What is it? Posters of hard-to-grasp spelling rules

Who is it for? 7-14s

Why is it hot? These bold and colourful creations should leave a lasting impression.


6 Price is right

What is it? A practical maths activity on shopping discounts such as three-for-two offers

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? It is clearly laid out, using photos of fruit and realistic scenarios to engage pupils.


7 Top drawer

What is it? A look at technical drawing skills for design and technology students

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Helps students to understand the complex concept of isometric drawing.


8 Get the bug

What is it? A biology worksheet on bacteria

Who is it for? 11-14s

Why is it hot? Brings creativity into science by asking students to design their own bacteria.


9 Tybalt tussle

What is it? A grid to compare characters in Romeo and Juliet, focusing on the conflict between Tybalt and Romeo

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Offers students a guide to structuring essays.


10 Flood of ideas

What is it? A geography revision sheet on rivers

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Uses the real-life case studies of Darlington, Sheffield and York to examine the impact and prevention of flooding.


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