Best-reviewed tutor-time activities

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06th September 2019
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Top-rated resources to help you make form time valuable for both you and your students

Making form time count is no mean feat. Once your charges have finally settled down into their own version of your seating plan and the register is done, you have mere minutes before the bell rings to signal the beginning of the next lesson. But on those occasions when you do get to spend a bit of time with your tutor group, why not make the most of it? Well-planned activities can encourage teamwork, creative thinking and help you get to know your form. So get started with this collection of some of the best-reviewed activity ideas on Tes.

Games

Team Quiz Games Bundle - Great as Time Fillers!

This fun bundle contains 5 team games I made in simple PowerPoint presentations. Each game can take about 30 to 50 minutes or more depending on your pace. This is great as time-fillers or when you want to give your kids a little break from the usual routine! This is definitely a great addition to your bag of tricks!

GAMES INCLUDED:

ANAGRAMS & JUMBLED WORDS
Anagram is a word, phrase, or name formed by rearranging the letters of another word. In this game, students work in teams to identify the original words of the 1. anagrams and 2. jumbled words. The category is Food.

MATCHLESS
In this game, teacher gives a certain category and teams come up with unique answers. Only matchless answers will be given points.

TOP FIVE
This is a Family Feud-style game where teams need to come up with top 5 popular answers for each question-survey. Each question is student-friendly and appropriate for any level!

RIDDLES
Teacher reveals up to 5 clues and teams race to give the correct answer! More points is given if teams guess the answer using fewer clues.

SPEED ANSWERS
Teacher gives a category and teams race to give a correct answer. The fastest team wins each round!

***This product is included in the Vocabulary Games Bundle where you can get 3 items for the price of 2!

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By englishteaching101

Form Time Activities

This is a presentation that I have created for our KS3 tutors to use as a dip in resources when they have nothing to do during form time. It includes over 30+ ideas that can be used throughout a term or year.

It includes:
Computer based activities, hand on team building, outdoor activities, brain training etc
By Joshua Liversidge

Flags of the World Form Time Quiz

Guess the country quiz!

Round 1 – name the country from the flag – 30 flags with answers.

Round 2 – remember the country from round 1 and try to guess and order the population size. 3 sets of 5 puzzles with answers.

See my home page for more great lessons, bundles and resources:
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By EngageinEnglish

Dingbats Quiz

Included in your download is a Dingbats quiz sheet, instructions on how to play/ideas on how to use in the classroom and a full answer sheet.

Dingbats is very literally a game of ‘say what you see’!

Use as a starter, plenary, part of a quiz, form-time fun or simply as a fun activity as a class, in teams or for individuals.

Print the sheet out and present to students (recommended A4 and colour recommended for one of the dingbats to make sense) or pop on the whiteboard.

By history_quizmaster

Activities

Back to School Icebreakers

This resource is a great addition to tutor time, 'dropdown' days or any lesson!
This is the perfect addition to any classroom, especially at the beginning of the year.
This is a FULLY INTERACTIVE presentation with animation and MUSIC. The PPT consists of over 30 Slides with 12 Icebreaker scenarios and three of our fun count down timers.



Use the Ice Breaker Selector Wheel on slide 2 to select one of the 12 Ice breaker questions within this presentation. Click on a coloured segment of the selector to start it spinning and the hand to stop it. You can then click on the selected emoji to take you to the relevant activity.



If you wish to be taken back to the Icebreaker Selector, there is a signpost on each page. You have the option of selecting either one of the 5, 10 or 15 minute timers for each activity.



The time you allocate for each of these scenarios is completely up to you. It can be a quick simple discussion at the start of the lesson, or formulate the body of your lesson. We always love to use the think, pair, share method. This can take 15 to 20 minutes for each question posed.



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5 Minutes: Hand Timer



10 Minutes: Ultimate Bubble Timer



15 Minutes: Balloon Timer







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About Me bunting tutor time activity

A way to get to know your tutor group in the first few weeks of term, and will look lovely on display!
By Natalie Bielby

TUTOR TIME NUMERACY ACTIVITY

Simple powerpoint giving a straightforward numeracy activity focussing on units. Designed for use with a vertical tutoring group (Years 7-11) in a 20min slot. Differentiated by allowing only KS3 students to use calculators.
By maryjanewise

Family Fortunes - Form Tutor Activity Quiz - 26 fun worksheets

26 Worksheets with answer page for each. Each worksheet has 7 questions where they guess how the public answered. Good for team work of individual work or a round in a mixed quiz. Most are suitable from age 8 - 18 or beyond, but do check each one yourself to check it is OK for your group. Questions and answers sourced across various books and the internet.
By creative-moments

[P4C] The Philosophical Debate Generator - [200 Slide PPT with 'Randomiser'] PHILOSOPHY FOR KIDS

Instantly create random philosophical debates for any KS3-5 classroom or tutor group. Created by a philosophy teacher with a masters in philosophy and designed to take students as deep as possible in as short a time as possible!

This is a 200 slide PPT, containing 198 philosophical debates, discussions, and dilemmas.
It also contains a ‘randomiser’ slide: when clicked a random moral problem is presented to the group.

For a FREE DEMO please search: ‘The Philosophical Debate Generator [Free Demo Version]’

Uses:

-P4C (Philosophy for kids)
-Form time activities
-R.S./Philosophy/Citizenship cover lessons
-Debating societies
-Making best use of spare time at the end of lessons

Discussions follow one of four formats, each asking students to move from one side of the room or the other to make their position clear: teachers should then use questioning to foster a debate between students, encouraging them to present reasons for their choice and defend their position.

The formats are:
-True or False
-Which Philosopher is more correct?
-Agree or Disagree?
-Which is more True?

This resource is great value at £4.99 and cannot be found elsewhere:

-It clearly contributes to your school’s SMSC provision
-Furthers students’ critical thinking skills
-It allows for countless hours of discussion and debate to be structured in a focussed and engaging manner.
-It would take days to reproduce yourself.
-It can save vast amounts of staff time in preparing cover lessons
-It is the perfect way to make the most of any time a teacher might have left at the end of a lesson.
-It deals with cross curricular issues

Please note: this resource deals with controversial issues, debates and questions that may be deemed unsuitable for younger children. It is designed for secondary school students, but can be easily adapted to younger years with appropriate amendments by their teacher.

By godwin86

Form Time Fun Quiz - Mindfulness Activity - 10 original worksheets age 8 - 88

A stress free Form Time activity for most age groups - see example under the preview (enlarge with magnifier symbol). Pack of 10 worksheets. Each one has a joke for them to grade, a quote for the day, some doodling and drawing to do, their top lists on a topic and a couple of literacy tasks. A nice, creative way to spend 20+ minutes.
A different set of 20 can be found under my other resources under 'Mindfulness Worksheets'.
By creative-moments

Lessons

Confidence, Achievement + Behaviour PSHE

PSHE Resources: 2x 1 hour lessons with Powerpoints, worksheets, clips, well differentiated, KS3/ KS4. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All our resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last one hour each.

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By EC Resources

Behaviour + Target Setting

PSHE / Tutor Time lesson all about behaviour and achieving goals. 1 hour PP, worksheets, clips, well differentiated, activities, engaging and editable. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All our resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last one hour each.
You can find many more inexpensive and free PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources at my shop: EC_Resources
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Or you can check out some of our most popular PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources below:
Mental Health PSHE Bundle
1 Whole Year of PSHE Resources
British Values Citizenship Bundle
Careers, Employment and Enterprise Bundle
Islam Bundle
Sex and Relationships Education
By EC Resources

Revision

This is a great way to start the year. Get the pupils planning their homework time properly with this Revision planning tool.
Can be used for ANY SUBJECT. Really useful during Tutor time as revision planning too!

Help your pupils make the most of their revision this year by providing them with this pack:

The Revision Pack includes:

Revision & Exam Advice: Tips on how to revise and tips to help them with their exams. Also included are suggestions on revision activities and also what to do during the ‘brain breaks’ in the middle of their revision sessions.
Blank Topic Revision Sheet: They can add all topics that they have studied for their subject here. This is designed as a handy checklist for teacher and student to monitor progress.
Monthly Planning Poster: Print this out for your students as an A3 sheet and they can plan their revision and this on their walls at home.
Weekly Reflection Sheet: This is a handy tool to use as a reflection on their work’s revision. They can recode what they did well and what they need to work on.
Growth Mindset Placemat: This is designed to help students have a positive mental attitude when it comes to performance and exams
Revision Planning Mat: This is designed to break up each revision session into 5 minute chunks to help pupils find revision more manageable.
Revision Mats: Use this for individual topics to record key words, important information, summarise info, Key thinkers and dates, evidence to support the topic such as quotes etc and, + & - of a theory and most importantly possible exam questions.

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Healthy Lifestyle - PSHE 2020 KS3

Citizenship / PSHE lesson resources: Engaging, detailed and adaptable 1 hour PP, worksheets, clips, well differentiated, KS3/ KS4.
These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All our resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last one hour each.
You can find many more inexpensive and free PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources at my shop: EC_Resources
Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :)

Or you can check out some of our most popular PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources below:
Mental Health PSHE Bundle
1 Whole Year of PSHE Resources
British Values Citizenship Bundle
Careers, Employment and Enterprise Bundle
Islam Bundle
Sex and Relationships Education
By EC Resources

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