This game required the internet. It was designed as an IQ test. Do not be frightened by the Japanese writing (just click the big button and) as this game is brilliant for thinking outside the box, getting groups to work together and take their time with planning.
This activity works especially well if you make it practical and give roles to the students. I have used this with learners ranging from 14-adult. The quickest it has been done is 9mins and the longest I dont know - students were told to stop after 1 hour!
This is a well known thinking activity which I use as a starter. The PowerPoint features the problem and the solution. The resources can be printed and laminated then the children can work out the solution by moving the pieces across the river and discussing it in groups.
2014 is the Year of the Horse. I teach in Beijing and wanted to find a traditional story that my students can relate to while learning English. My Chinese staff told me that this is a very traditional story that all the children will be able to relate to. For English speaking students it can be a look into the traditional story telling of China, they always have a lesson to teach. And it can be used to go with other activities to help celebrate Chinese New Year.
This is given to parents whose children need additional fine motor skills practice usually at the child’s termly review so it can be explained. This is usually around the summer term in Reception but can be at any time.
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
64 fun and engaging topics on which to base short/extended writing activities. Adapted from 642 Things to Write About (Young Writer's Edition), this resource comes complete with inspirational picture 'hooks' to really stimulate writing.
- Appropriate for use at KS1/2/3/4
- Ideal for literacy starters
- Easily differentiated
- Incredibly open-ended
- Thought provoking and challenging
- Sparks creativity and technical writing skills
- Perfectly adaptable (videos, role play, etc.)