Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

What's Hot?

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

What's Hot?

Article excerpt

From the masterful narratives of Gothic literature (and The Gruffalo's Child) to the ins and outs of quadratic equations and how the mind works, this week's pick of the resources available on TES Connect make sense of tricky topics.

1 Gruffalo reading

What is it? Worksheets on The Gruffalo's Child to improve reading and writing

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Spans four levels of ability, and makes good use of the story's suspense.

bit.ly/GruffaloReading

2 Fine feedback

What is it? A form to collect feedback from teachers and teaching assistants at the end of a lesson

Who is it for? Whole school

Why is it hot? Asking colleagues to complete these feedback forms should improve your understanding of how children are learning and inform planning for future tasks led by teaching assistants.

bit.ly/FineFeedback

3 Word builder

What is it? A worksheet to practise building words that contain "ch", "sh" and "th"

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? A simple but well-planned task that encourages children to say the word, then reorganise jumbled sounds and letters by writing them on the sheet.

bit.ly/WordBuilder

4 Maths teasers

What is it? A PowerPoint collection of maths challenges

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? These starter activities are uncluttered and professionally presented.

bit.ly/MathsTeasers

5 Maori masterpieces

What is it? Images and teacher's notes for a lesson on Maori art

Who is it for? 7-13s

Why is it hot? Children learn about culture and history, as well as discovering common Maori symbols and design. …

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