Resources in demand: December

04th November 2017
Resources in demand on Tes in December

Which resources will teachers be searching for during the festive season? Find out in our monthly round-up.

Ok, it’s a little early for Mariah Carey and mince pies, but with November here already, teachers will soon be thinking about the resources they need to get them through the busy month of December.

We’ve created our (Christmas) list of the most popular resources and key dates that teachers around the world will be looking for in the coming weeks. So you can get your resources created, wrapped up and delivered in time to make the most of the seasonal download rush.


Key global dates and events

  • World Aids Day
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • Advent Sunday
  • Pearl Harbour Anniversary (US)
  • Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day (US)
  • Human Rights Day
  • Hanukkah
  • Bill of Right Day (US)
  • Wright Brothers Day (US)
  • Christmas
  • Kwanzaa (US)
  • New Year


Resources in demand


  • English: A Christmas Carol, Romeo & Juliet, An Inspector Calls, comprehension, reading comprehension, Christmas literacy, poetry
  • Maths:  Christmas maths, Christmas coordinates, fractions, ratio, percentages, algebra, probability, sequences
  • Other: Christmas, Christmas quiz, Christmas activities,  Christmas assembly, Noel, Navidad, advent, revision, nativity



  • English: Jolly Phonics, teaching reading, reading comprehension, comprehension, The Great Gatsby, Harry Potter
  • Maths: Christmas maths, shapes, probability, Pythagoras, equations, maths puzzles
  • Other: Christmas, Christmas activities, Christmas quiz, report comments, classroom displays, revision packs, back to school



  • English: A Christmas Carol, Romeo & Juliet, Of Mice and Men, reading, writing, phonics, text structure
  • Maths: fractions, rations, division, trigonometry, percentages, money
  • Languages: French (passe compose, French Christmas, imparfait, French prepositions), Spanish (La Navidad), German (Weihnachten)
  • Other: Christmas, Noel, group work, weather, posters




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