Form Time Ideas

Daily activities to use with your tutor group during form.

Word of the day

quandary (noun)

A puzzling predicament.

Famous quote

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."


Name that element


Helium (Atomic number 2)

Word scramble

Hanging, especially so as to swing by an attached end or part.



Thought for the day

What colour would a zebra be if you removed its stripes?

On this day in 1937

J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was published.

Where in the world

Can you name the country and its capital?

Guess the flag!

Republic of the Congo. Capital city is Brazzaville.

Did you know?

A seashell next to your ear is the sound of your blood pumping, not the ocean.

Today's Top Tip

Don't be afraid to ask questions.

"The only stupid question is one that is never asked." If you don't like speaking in front of the whole class wait until the end of the lesson to ask your teacher.

Grammar time

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Seth thinks its much more fun to play football when it's raining.

Seth thinks it's much more fun to play football when it's raining.

Mental Maths

2 × 19 + 145

= 183


How many animals of each species did Moses take with him in the Ark?

None. It was Noah, not Moses.

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: SpaceX lifts off for ISS with supplies

A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3D printer for astronauts in orbit.

VIDEO: Andrew Marr's Gordon Brown impression

Andrew Marr amused Labour's Ed Miliband when he did an impression of Gordon Brown, as part of a question about whether he might return to front line politics.

VIDEO: Malta lights up for Prince William

Prince William speaks of the Queen's fondness for Malta in a speech marking the island's 50th anniversary of independence.

More headlines from BBC News

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21st September 2014