Would You Pass a Memory Test?

It’s a disturbing irony that the idea for this blog post originally came to me on the way to work and I’d contrived to forget it by home time! I had to rack my brain to dredge it back up. The same thing sometimes happens with words, which is not a good look for an English teacher. The most embarrassing memory lapse to date was forgetting the word ‘syllable’ in front of Y8. Fast approaching my fifth decade, I accept it as a sad fact of life that the memory slowly deteriorates. Then again, were my youthful powers of recollection … Continue reading Would You Pass a Memory Test?

Very Very Nearly There: Fun Science Activities for Those Last Few Lessons

Content writer Becky Driver picks out some science resources that could tie you over until the final lesson of term ticks round. Are you struggling for ideas for the next few days? I’ve found a few resources to get you … Continue reading Very Very Nearly There: Fun Science Activities for Those Last Few Lessons

Worried About Santa’s Diet?

Fiona Sutcliffe has written a resource to deal with a concern that many of us have shared. Christmas is getting nearer and I’m sure by now most people are feeling festive! Christmas is that time of year that I love, and like most people, it means spending time with family and friends, and eating and drinking a lot more than usual! I mean seriously, if you can’t eat chocolate for breakfast at Christmas, when can you? So, it might seem odd that I am discussing a resource I made which looks at Father Christmas’ New Year’s resolution. His resolution for … Continue reading Worried About Santa’s Diet?

Science in the Last Week of Term: Are you a Scrooge or a Christmas fairy?

Becky Driver looks at two different approaches to the Christmas season. ‘What shall I do in my lessons this week?’: the question you ask yourself as you wind down towards Christmas. You are tired, flagging and just want to get … Continue reading Science in the Last Week of Term: Are you a Scrooge or a Christmas fairy?

GCSE Science Revision Mats: A Love / Hate Relationship

Becky Driver explains the complicated feelings she has for the science revision tool. Well, what can I say about these resources? I have developed a kind of love hate relationship with this revision material. Why? you may ask. Why the hate? When I started at Twinkl, nearly two years ago, I was given the task of producing a set of GCSE revision mats. The very detailed brief was, make some revision mats! An easy task you may think? Think again. I started to plan how they would be set up: higher, foundation, separate, combined, biology, chemistry, physics, AQA, Edexcel and … Continue reading GCSE Science Revision Mats: A Love / Hate Relationship

KS3 Science: An Insight into Our Electricity Unit of Work

In this blog Claire Brown, science teacher extraordinaire and one of our science content writers, provides a background to some of her favourite resources. How long does it take for one teacher to plan an outstanding lesson? Well here’s a little sneak peek into the production process that is hidden behind the doors at Twinkl HQ. The production process is incredibly rigorous to ensure that the best quality science products are provided for teachers, teaching assistants and parents alike. A single resource pack could take a content writer up to 15 hours to make and that is before it has … Continue reading KS3 Science: An Insight into Our Electricity Unit of Work

Encourage flipped learning in your AQA GCSE science classes

In this blog, our content writer Fiona breaks down her process for writing a “student-led” booklet for Ecology and tantalises us with talk of more to come! Fiona has been teaching for 9 years. She loves finding innovative and exciting ways to engage and inspire students in science, helping them to see the real-world applications of their learning. How do I find the time?! Let’s be honest, there are not enough hours in the day or lessons in a week to fit all that AQA biology specification content in all the detail you want to. And no matter how meticulously … Continue reading Encourage flipped learning in your AQA GCSE science classes