Form Time Ideas

Daily news, activities and games to use with your tutor group during form.

Word of the day

repudiate (verb)

To refuse to have anything to do with.

Famous quote

"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."

Bil Keane

Name that element


Chlorine (Atomic number 17)

Word scramble

To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.



Thought for the day

Would you rather forget who you were or forget who everyone else was?

On this day in 1955

The Mickey Mouse Club made its television debut.

Where in the world

Can you name the country and its capital?

Guess the flag!

Sierra Leone. Capital city is Freetown.

Did you know?

When water freezes it expands by roughly 10%.

Grammar time

What is wrong with the following sentence?

I am far to tired to go out tonight.

I am far too tired to go out tonight.

Mental Maths

19 × 4 + 183

= 259


What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, and has a bed but never sleeps?

A river.

Joke of the day

What happens if you eat yeast and shoe polish?

Every morning you'll rise and shine!

In the news today...

VIDEO: Eyewitness: 'I could hear kids screaming'

An eyewitness has described how passengers on the upper deck of a bus which hit a Coventry supermarket were left screaming.

VIDEO: Will plastic bags go out of fashion?

As the government prepares to implement a 5p charge on plastic bags in English supermarkets, BBC News takes a look at the social impact of mass-produced plastic bags, and their origin.

VIDEO: Pakistan's first female fire fighter

Shazia Parveen is breaking taboos in Pakistan by becoming the country's only female fire fighter.

More headlines from BBC News

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4th October 2015