Form Time Ideas

Daily activities to use with your tutor group during form.

Word of the day

ripplet (noun)

A small ripple, as of water.

Famous quote

"The time I kill is killing me."

Mason Cooley

Name that element


Nickel (Atomic number 28)

Word scramble

The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon.



Thought for the day

Would you rather be the most popular person or the smartest person you know?

On this day in 1857

The world's first football club, Sheffield F.C. was founded.

Where in the world

Can you name the country and its capital?

Guess the flag!

Antigua and Barbuda. Capital city is St. John's.

Did you know?

Some libraries, including those at Harvard and Brown, own books bound in human skin.

Today's Top Tip

Do your revision early in the morning.

The brain focusses much better in the morning to start your revision then. As a bonus you get the evening to relax without feeling guilty.

Grammar time

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Chris is always they're on time.

Chris is always there on time.

Mental Maths

495 - (281 + 142)

= 72


Give me food, and I will live. Give me water, and I will die. What am I?


Joke of the day

If you hold 9 oranges in one hand and 10 lemons in another, what do you have?

Big hands!

In the news today...

VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'

Photographs show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.

VIDEO: CCTV of Ottawa shooting suspect

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) releases video footage of the suspected gunman arriving at the country's parliament building during Wednesday's shooting incident.

VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia

There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia.

More headlines from BBC News

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24th October 2014