The wild rollercoaster that is the 2020-2021 academic year continues on the way to a Christmas break! What a week for education - the education political football continues as lockdown continue but not for schools despite many, many students now isolating at home… Rashford continues his good works, Grint goes Insta, blasts from the past at number one, Formula One records, more new consoles, SpaceX missions and a Doctor Who Christmas Special to look forward to, we continue a strange and unpredictable term - possibly the most unpredictable ever in education? Who can say?
New quiz uploaded each week of the term, ALL YEAR LONG! More than ten years and still going strong :) Many thanks to everyone who downloads this, it is very much appreciated and I’m glad it is useful for your groups!
13 topical questions of the past week’s news, across the UK and the world.
Designed to be used as a 10-20 minute activity in formtime - you could make it a little longer by talking about and discussing some of the questions.
ANY MIS-SPELLINGS/MISSING CAPITALS ETC. IN THE PREVIEW ARE INTENTIONAL AND LINK TO THE LITERACY QUESTIONS IN THE REST OF THE QUIZ!
Powerpoint so can be used on a standard whiteboard.
Includes 2 literacy and 1 numeracy questions based on the other questions.
Works well as a form group activity in registration time - I give sweets to the winning team (we’re not supposed to give sweets out, so it’s a nice ‘naughty’ reward and makes (some of) them watch and check their apps about the news in the week. :)