Secondary resources for Winter

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21st November 2019
Winter lessons and worksheets

Glistening winter-themed resources to explore the season with secondary students

As we snowball towards the Christmas break, the temperature plummets, the rain becomes a constant and days are getting shorter, however that doesn't mean it has to be all doom and gloom! We have put together a selection of wonderful wintery lessons, worksheets, games and puzzles to get you feeling wintery. So, wrap up warm and treat your class with these fun and festive resources.

Whole School 

Keeping Healthy in Winter

A 25 minute Tutor Time session all about keeping well through the winter months. The aim of this session is to help enable Form Tutors to improve attendance by giving students practical advice on how to avoid colds and other bugs during the winter season. The session contains three challenge learning outcomes, slides of easy to digest information, a clip task with differentiated questions, a quiz and final reflection task. The session is editable and been created to be perfect to just pick up and use. The slides in the previews are just a sample and not the whole session.

This is a 25 minute session. For full, hour long PSHE lessons on the topic of Health and Wellbeing, please see here.

Or for full PSHE, RE and Citizenship units of work, please check out the EC Resources store.

EC Resources are a small group of teachers who have created resources for the Children’s Commissioner, the CCRC, MACs Charity, TES and various other schools and charitable organisations across the UK.

By EC Resources

Winter in English Sudoku

Sudoku game uses 9 winter vocabulary words: downhill skiing, fireplace, hot chocolate, hockey, shovel, skate, snowball, snowflake, snowman. This version of Sudoku uses pictures and English. This approach makes the student think about the meaning in each square and so helps students to learn the vocabulary faster. 5 versions included.
By jer520

Christmas Quiz 2019 Winter - End of Term

Primary aged Christmas Winter Quiz - 2019 Interactive Quiz Over 10 rounds and 60+ Questions. Winter Quiz. This resource contains: FUN/C8/QZ/58

☞ 1x Colourful Interactive Editable PowerPoint
☞ 1x Student Answer Sheet double sided out of /60+ Marks (PDF and PPT Version) and all the answers!!
☞ * 3 x Sets of Editable Team Certificates (1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place)

✿ Contains 10 Rounds: Identify the dog types , Song Lyrics, Winter News. Winter anagrams Designing a new winter outfit , Winter Wonderland Observation Round , Design Challenge and more…

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✿ This quiz resource is perfect for lesson time, form time, extra curricular clubs, part of a drop down day or as a fun treat for your class.

✿ This will last a full hour by the time you get students into small teams and run through the Quiz and the interactive way the answers appear. A tie-breaker is included which involves drawing an image top 3 score points. This informative, fun and engaging quiz will be a great way to celebrate the end of term and Winter.

✿ A variety of different rounds and different challenges within this quiz for all types of learners to access (something fun no matter what ability) FUN/C8/QZ/58

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You may also want to check out these other great Cre8tive resources for your students
Geography Christmas Quiz
Science Christmas Quiz - 8 KS3 topics Covered
Primary Christmas Quiz 2018 KS1 KS2
Summer Quiz! End of Term
BREXIT - EU in or out this Christmas
KS4 and KS5 More Challenging Christmas Quiz

By Cre8tive Resources

WINTER Dobble

This is my version of a popular game - Dobble.
Dobble is a simple pattern recognition game in which players try to find an image shown on two cards.

Each card in Dobble features eight different symbols, with the symbols varying in size from one card to the next. Any two cards have exactly one symbol in common. For the basic Spot it! game, reveal one card, then another. Whoever spots the symbol in common on both cards claims the first card, then another card is revealed for players to search, and so on. Whoever has collected the most cards when the 55-card deck runs out wins!
I hope you find it useful. Please, leave a review I will be very grateful!
By Olynj

English & MFL

Directions with a Christmas winter theme

An interactive powerpoint lesson to revise/introduce simple directions (turn left, turn right, straight on, and where is..?) in French, using snowmen, penguins, reindeer etc to give it a Xmas feel. Builds gradually until children give own directions/ask own questions in French.
By runaway

Winter Creative Writing Activities

Prompts for writing poetry, stories, and short critical-thinking pieces.
By TraceeO

Love and Relationships - Winter Swans

A fully differentiated and resourced lesson that analyses the use of language within Owen Sheers’ classic poem Winter Swans. Throughout the lesson we look at how the writer builds up atmosphere using pathetic fallacy, personification and winter imagery, before switching our focus to how both the couple and the swans are represented. A brilliant lesson for KS4 students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 and easily adaptable for younger students.

By Lead_Practitioner

Winter in German Sudoku

Sudoku game uses 9 winter vocabulary words: downhill skiing, fireplace, hot chocolate, hockey, shovel, skate, snowball, snowflake, snowman. This version of Sudoku uses pictures, English and German. This approach makes the student think about the meaning in each square and so helps students to learn the vocabulary faster. 5 versions included.
By jer520

"Cold in the Earth" (or "Remembrance") by Emily Bronte (IGCSE Literature)

An annotated powerpoint lesson of the poem exploring structure, meaning, imagery, language and effect. Students also complete analysis breakdowns using the SMILE technique.

In addition to analysis, the lesson also includes a journal reflection, Post-It activities, and essay paragraph questions (contributing towards the essay in-class timed write.)
By Emily LaHaie

Winter Bingo for EFL EAL ESL MFL

Winter Bingo - Great for practicing listening skills or for practicing winter vocabulary in any language. Great for a winter topic. This set includes 30 color bingo game boards and a teacher’s master board. Whole class activity or small groups - students practice listening skills and reviewing vocab. Perfect for a group of fast finishers or for a substitute lesson.
By LlanguageLlamas

Maths

Pressure Mystery (Which Animals will Sink in the Snow?)

Promote independent thinking and problem solving strategies with this resource on calculating pressure using force and area. Pupils must use their mathematical knowledge along with the clues provided to work out which of the animals will sink in the snow!

This is a topic which is new to the GCSE for 2017 and is assessed at both higher and foundation tier.

Full instructions, ideas for support and extension, and a solution are provided in the resource - what more could you need?

Get this resource as part of our great value Mysteries Bundle

Try a resource like this for free!
By SimplyEffectiveEducation

Problem Solving Video - Snow Scatter Graph

A video to be used in class either as a starter, to consolidate learning or even as homework. This video poses a real life area problem which requires Maths to solve. Designed to highlight the application of Maths, this video tests understanding of scatter diagrams and correlation, requiring students to draw and use a line of best fit. Many other problem solving videos available.

By SteveJonesMaths

8th Grade Winter / December MATH PACKET - { COMMON CORE}

This 8th Grade Math Packet has it all and requires NO PREP! The resources in this packet are designed to meet Common Core Standards for 8th grade math.

I have included questions from each of the 8th grade domains, and each domain(topic) is on a different page so that you may customize this packet as needed. These questions are aligned to the Common Core, making this perfect for test prep.

Use this packet for bellwork, classwork, extra credit, fast finishers, or homework! OR Use this packet for the long Winter Holiday break for students to stay engaged in Math!

Topics include:
* page 2 - The Number System (8NS)
* page 3 - Functions (8F)
* page 4 - Expressions and Equations (8EE)
* page 5 - Geometry (8G)
* page 6 - Statistics and Probability (8SP)
By exceedingthecore

7th Grade Winter / December MATH PACKET - { COMMON CORE}

This 7th Grade Math Packet has it all and requires NO PREP! The resources in this packet are designed to meet Common Core Standards for 7th grade math.

I have included questions from each of the 7th grade domains, and each domain(topic) is on a different page so that you may customize this packet as needed. These questions are aligned to the Common Core, making this perfect for test prep.

Use this packet for bellwork, classwork, extra credit, fast finishers, or homework! OR Use this packet for the long Winter Holiday break for students to stay engaged in Math!

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* page 2 - The Number System (7NS)
* page 3 - Expressions and Equations (7EE)
* page 4 - Ratios and Proportional Relationships (7RP)
* page 5 - Geometry (7G)
* page 6 - Statistics and Probability (7SP)
By exceedingthecore

Science

Ice Road Truckers: Pressure Calculation Lesson

Pupils learn about how to apply the pressure calculation to a real life scenario. They work in groups to work out which truck they would use to travel along the ice roads and present their finsings in the form of a poster. Ticks many OFSTED boxes if you know what I mean. Instructions on first slide.
By alexjfirth

Edexcel CC1a States of Matter

CC1 lesson for the new Edexcel Science GCSE, looking at states of matter.
Including: what the states of matter are, properties of the states of matter, particle theory, changes of state, predicting states of matter, cooling curve practical and heating curves.
By Paul Foster

Humanities

Henry VII - The Winter King - Worksheet to support the BBC TV Documentary

Henry VII - The Winter King - Worksheet to support the BBC TV Documentary

‘Author Thomas Penn takes an extraordinary journey into the dark and chilling world of the first Tudor, Henry VII. From his victory over Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, to his secret death and the succession of his son Henry VIII, this programme reveals the ruthless tactics Henry VII used to win - and cling on to - the ultimate prize, the throne of England. Exploring magnificent buildings and long-lost documents, Penn reveals the true story of this suspicious, enigmatic and terrifying monarch.’

Written in Publisher to an A3 format, this sheet can be fully edited and saved as a PDF for A4 printing. A Word file is included for ease of uploading to Google Calssroom

By awithey

Glaciation

KS3 Topic - Glaciation

Lesson 1 - What are glaciers and where are they located?
Lesson 2 - How are glaciers formed and how can they shape the landscape?
Lesson 3 - Processes of Glaciation
Lesson 4 - Glacial landforms shaped by erosion.
Lesson 5 - Glacial landforms shaped by deposition
Lesson 6 - What is it like to live in a glacial environment?
Lesson 7 - Climate Change vs Glacial Environments

Fully resourced lessons with a wide range of activities.
Homework sheets and differentiated lower ability worksheets included.

Revision A3 sheet a d topic test also included.

By c_coates300

Creative

Here comes Santa Claus/Winter Wonderland

An arrangment of the mash-up of songs from Pitch Perfect 2.
Arranged in two parts.
Mostly in canon - easy to learn and fun for class performance or choir for Christmas performances.
By luciamclernon

Construct-a-snowflake

Instructions to show students how to create their own snowflakes, using basic construction skills and reflective symmetry. Great for Christmas display work. Feedback welcomed. Merry Christmas!
By complex_number

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