Form Time Ideas

Daily activities to use with your tutor group during form.

Word of the day

verbiage (noun)

Use of many words without necessity.

Famous quote

"Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use."

Thomas Watson

Name that element


Yttrium (Atomic number 39)

Word scramble

A receptacle where a quantity of some material, especially of a liquid or gas, may be kept.



Thought for the day

If you could only tell the truth or only lie, which one would you choose?

On this day in 1983

The original FIFA World Cup trophy was stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation.

Where in the world

Can you name the country and its capital?

Guess the flag!

El Salvador. Capital city is San Salvador.

Did you know?

All the gold mined in the world so far would fill only two Olympic swimming pools.

Today's Top Tip

Revision notes don't need to be a work of art.

Clear, easy to read revision notes are fine. Don't spend hours making them pretty, use this time for actually revising!

Grammar time

What is wrong with the following sentence?

I'm sure I just saw Mr Hall running back their in the woods.

I'm sure I just saw Mr Hall running back there in the woods.

Mental Maths

1.3 × 0.5 + 2.2

= 2.85


What letter is next in this sequence? M, A, M, J, J, A, S, O, ?

N for 'November'.

Joke of the day

What do you call a deer with no eyes?

No idea.

In the news today...

VIDEO: Where children learn fundamentalism

Pakistan 'a state under pressure' as authorities face the challenge of how to defeat the Taliban, amidst differing opinions and politics.

VIDEO: How web chats can lead to blackmail

Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.

VIDEO: Iraqi soldiers 'fighting for their lives'

Quentin Sommerville reports from the Ain al-Asad airbase - a linchpin in the battle against Islamic State for Iraq's Anbar province.

More headlines from BBC News

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20th December 2014