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WiseArk Ltd which is a ‘micro-company specialising in supplying educational resources. We specialise in resources for use in tutor time -many of which are also suitable for use in citizenship/PSHE. We also have a range of resources to support learning in history. I was a teacher for over 20 years so know from first-hand experience how engaged students can be when given challenges and puzzles.

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WiseArk Ltd which is a ‘micro-company specialising in supplying educational resources. We specialise in resources for use in tutor time -many of which are also suitable for use in citizenship/PSHE. We also have a range of resources to support learning in history. I was a teacher for over 20 years so know from first-hand experience how engaged students can be when given challenges and puzzles.
Getting to know you

Getting to know you

Ideal for the start of the school year with new tutor groups etc. A range of activities that can be used to help students learn to work with each other and solve challenges as well as reflect on their values etc. Getting to know you: includes Sorting activities – getting students moving and engaging with each other; ‘Find someone who ‘ – needs the students talk to each other. They have to find someone who can do a particular task or who likes something etc. Discussion points - a set of questions to get small groups talking about issues Dilemmas – a different type of question for groups to discuss their response to certain situation Miscellaneous – a selection of 10 challenges including ‘think outside the box, number association and ‘tell the time’ (without a watch or phone !!) Supplied with a word document which contains most of the same activities- with sheets to fill in for the ‘Find someone who…’ challenges. Mini Puzzle Collection: A set of a range of puzzles/challenges: Letter/word based (e.g. anagrams, longest word maker); number based (e.g. conundrum, practical maths problems); factual based (e.g. Can you list…, matching pairs) Memory test: Each slide (of thirty) shows ten (related) pictures which students have to memorise and then recall.
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It's good to talk

It's good to talk

A bundle of resources to promote student talking and listening in a range of structured ways. They help students reflect on their values and are also ideal for promoting discussion and tolerance of different views. Discussion points (Vols 1 &2): Two resources to encourage purposeful talk by giving a focus for a discussion. Each set has 80 different stimuli and is a power point and a word document. Moral dilemmas: A resource to encourage purposeful talk and help students to reflect on their values. A power point with 40 different dilemmas which are also supplied in a word document. ‘Top 3’s’: A deceptively simple focus for discussion. Students are given a category such as tennis players and, in their group, have to come up a top three. Not only does this boost discussion and team work but it makes them think about judgements- what criteria are they going to use? Find someone who: Requires the students talk to each other. They have to find someone who can do a particular task or who likes something etc
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Tutor Time Resource Pack

Tutor Time Resource Pack

A selection of resources based on Daily Tutor Time (from Wise Ark Ltd) which covers a range of challenges and activities etc. (Most resources are supplied as power point and word document files ‘On this Day’: For each day there are four events whose anniversary is on that date (each day includes one birth and one death) Discussion points (Vol 1): A resource to encourage purposeful talk by giving a focus for a discussion, a set of 80 different stimuli. Knowledge challenges – links, lists and odd one out. A collection of three different types of factual challenges (40 in all) which require students (or adults!) to: Work out the link between people/places/events etc. and work out the next in the sequence; List the contents of a specific category (such as police ranks); Decide which is the odd one out of a group of people/events etc. and justify their choice Knowledge challenges – matching pairs: A set of 20 factual challenges) to match up the correct pairs. Knowledge challenges – sorting: A set of 20 factual challenges to sort a series of events or people into the correct order. Letter and number puzzles: A test of (general) knowledge with a numerical focus -each question (100) in all is about a fact that contains a number. For example ‘5 V in the A’ is 5 vowels in the alphabet. Memory test: Each slide (of thirty) shows ten (related) pictures which students have to memorise and then recall. Number puzzles: A collection of a range of different number puzzles, There are over 50 different challenges of four main types – calculation conundrums, calculations to follow mentally, basic algebra (again suitable for working out mentally) and number sequences. There is also an assortment of other challenges including number grids (like a micro Sudoku). Observation challenges – odd one out & spot the differences: A set of 40 observation challenges which require careful study of images. There are twenty sets of three pictures -work out which is the odd one out- and twenty sets of two pictures to spot the differences between. Observation challenges – what is it: A set of 40 observation challenges which require careful study of images. There are twenty images which have been digitally distorted and twenty which have been ‘cut up’ into pieces.
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Tutor Time Resource Pack

Tutor Time Resource Pack

A selection of resources based on Daily Tutor Time (from Wise Ark Ltd) which covers a range of challenges and activities etc. (Most resources are supplied as power point and word document files ‘On this Day’: For each day there are four events whose anniversary is on that date (each day includes one birth and one death) Discussion points (Vol 1): A resource to encourage purposeful talk by giving a focus for a discussion, a set of 80 different stimuli. Knowledge challenges – links, lists and odd one out. A collection of three different types of factual challenges (40 in all) which require students (or adults!) to: Work out the link between people/places/events etc. and work out the next in the sequence; List the contents of a specific category (such as police ranks); Decide which is the odd one out of a group of people/events etc. and justify their choice Knowledge challenges – matching pairs: A set of 20 factual challenges) to match up the correct pairs. Knowledge challenges – sorting: A set of 20 factual challenges to sort a series of events or people into the correct order. Letter and number puzzles: A test of (general) knowledge with a numerical focus -each question (100) in all is about a fact that contains a number. For example ‘5 V in the A’ is 5 vowels in the alphabet. Memory test: Each slide (of thirty) shows ten (related) pictures which students have to memorise and then recall. Number puzzles: A collection of a range of different number puzzles, There are over 50 different challenges of four main types – calculation conundrums, calculations to follow mentally, basic algebra (again suitable for working out mentally) and number sequences. There is also an assortment of other challenges including number grids (like a micro Sudoku). Observation challenges – odd one out & spot the differences: A set of 40 observation challenges which require careful study of images. There are twenty sets of three pictures -work out which is the odd one out- and twenty sets of two pictures to spot the differences between. Observation challenges – what is it: A set of 40 observation challenges which require careful study of images. There are twenty images which have been digitally distorted and twenty which have been ‘cut up’ into pieces.
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It's good to talk

It's good to talk

A bundle of resources to promote student talking and listening in a range of structured ways. They help students reflect on their values and are also ideal for promoting discussion and tolerance of different views. Discussion points (Vols 1 &2): Two resources to encourage purposeful talk by giving a focus for a discussion. Each set has 80 different stimuli and is a power point and a word document. Moral dilemmas: A resource to encourage purposeful talk and help students to reflect on their values. A power point with 40 different dilemmas which are also supplied in a word document. ‘Top 3’s’: A deceptively simple focus for discussion. Students are given a category such as tennis players and, in their group, have to come up a top three. Not only does this boost discussion and team work but it makes them think about judgements- what criteria are they going to use? Find someone who: Requires the students talk to each other. They have to find someone who can do a particular task or who likes something etc
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Getting to know you

Getting to know you

Ideal for the start of the school year with new tutor groups etc. A range of activities that can be used to help students learn to work with each other and solve challenges as well as reflect on their values etc. Getting to know you: includes Sorting activities – getting students moving and engaging with each other; ‘Find someone who ‘ – needs the students talk to each other. They have to find someone who can do a particular task or who likes something etc. Discussion points - a set of questions to get small groups talking about issues Dilemmas – a different type of question for groups to discuss their response to certain situation Miscellaneous – a selection of 10 challenges including ‘think outside the box, number association and ‘tell the time’ (without a watch or phone !!) Supplied with a word document which contains most of the same activities- with sheets to fill in for the ‘Find someone who…’ challenges. Mini Puzzle Collection: A set of a range of puzzles/challenges: Letter/word based (e.g. anagrams, longest word maker); number based (e.g. conundrum, practical maths problems); factual based (e.g. Can you list…, matching pairs) Memory test: Each slide (of thirty) shows ten (related) pictures which students have to memorise and then recall.
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Find someone who....

Find someone who....

Requires the students talk to each other. They have to find someone who can do a particular task or who likes something or has something. 8 sets of 10 'separate likes etc. Could also be used as an icebreaker for new staff etc.
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Mini puzzles collection

Mini puzzles collection

Suitable for use across a range of subjects e.g. short activities in English, Maths, Geography; ideal for use in tutor time as a constructive problem solving challenge for individuals or groups. A mixture of number, word and factual based challenges (based on those used in Daily Tutor Time from Wise Ark Ltd). Many are based on the idea of holidays/travel and include anagrams, longest word creator, number conundrum, practical maths problems and matching pairs/sorting events into order. Supplied in a word document -a separate document has the answers so the challenges could be placed on a shared area etc.
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Word Ladders

Word Ladders

A set of over 50 of the popular vocabulary-based challenge. Each ladder has a four-letter word at the top and a different four-letter one at the bottom. Simply change the top word into the bottom one by altering one letter at a time (so creating three new words to fit in the empty ‘rungs’) Supplied on power point (1 ladder per slide) and in a word document (with answers separately) Ideal for use in tutor time or as a starter/time-filler.(or even as a staffroom challenge!)
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Jack the Ripper -murder investigation

Jack the Ripper -murder investigation

A set of resources to carry out an investigation into who might have been Jack the Ripper – a practical application of using evidence from a variety of sources. Ideal for use over several lessons (could be combined with other work on 19th century social history etc) - as each victim can be studied separately and then the suspects considered in light of the findings from the evidence. The information provided is: For each victim there is a brief outline of the crime scene with at least one witness statement; For five main suspects there is a brief description and some information about them; There is also some information on some of the letters sent at the time and background on Whitechapel and difficulties for the police investigation. The activity sheets provided are to enable students to study the evidence and look for key points that might help identify the killer. They then use these and the information on five suspects to decide if any of them was a likely killer. There is also a task to consider reasons why the killer was never caught.
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Welsh people and events

Welsh people and events

A selection of information on a range of 40 people or events associated with Wales. (for the full list see the free sample) There is a power point presentation with some information on each person/event. Please note these are taken from resources which have been provided as part of our Daily Tutor Time © subscription from 2012 to 2017.
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Anniversaries 2018

Anniversaries 2018

Many people know that 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 but did you know that 1918 was also the year the school leaving age was raised to 14? Of that 1818 was the birth year for Emily Bronte and Karl Marx? There are several different elements to this resource pack. Images A collection of viewable/printable resources designed to promote awareness of some events whose anniversaries fall this year. Two power point presentations (one set to run through all anniversaries, one to select years etc.) They feature over 100 separate people/events with an anniversary this year. There is also a power point with 9 ‘compilations’ of pictures from different years such as 1918 – ideal for printing out for display. There is also a set of 'who/what is it?' pictures to identify (taken from the main presentation) Activities A collection of activities/challenges designed to promote awareness of some events whose anniversaries fall this year. There is a power point with a range of factual based challenges including: What’s the link/Can you list…., matching pairs and sorting into order. They are also provided in a word document There is also a set of 9 word searches on people/places/events.
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Women of Note (A-W)

Women of Note (A-W)

This is a set of information and activities about a range of notable women. The set contains: Two power point presentations each featuring 40 women of note -all have a picture slide and one with five key information points. Split into A-J (from Aethelflaed to Amy Johnson) and K-W (Frida Kahlo to Virginia Woolf) A power point with over 30 factual challenges such as ‘What’s the link?’ and ‘Matching pairs’. (these are also supplied in a word document) A power point with 15 different discussion points to promote structured talk. There is also a power point with slides which are ready to print as a mini poster with pictures of the featured women. Finally there is a set of four word searches with a range of names.
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Top 3’s- focus for discussion

Top 3’s- focus for discussion

A deceptively simple focus for discussion. Students are given a category such as tennis players and, in their group, have to come up a top three. Not only do this boost discussion and team work but it makes them think about values- what criteria are they going to use? Ideal for promoting discussion and tolerance of different views.
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Moral Dilemmas

Moral Dilemmas

A resource to encourage purposeful talk and students to reflect on their values. The objectives are to encourage students to 1) discuss and so develop oral skills; 2) reflect on their values The resources supplied are a power point with 40 different dilemmas which are also supplied in a word document.
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Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

What to do that is both ‘fun’ and educational? With the approach of Christmas most children are getting into the holiday spirit but they still need to be challenged. The Christmas Activities resources from Wise Ark Ltd does that – a set of themed activities such as word searches; anagrams; matching pairs and quizzes. They are supplied on a power point and word document with over 30 challenges. Most activities are in both formats; some such as a visual memory test are just on power point whilst others such as word searches are only in word Please note these were created in the early days of Wise Ark Ltd, hence the discounted price
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Memory tests (visual)

Memory tests (visual)

30 classic visual memory challenges. Taken from Daily Tutor Time © each slide features 10 different pictures-which will disappear one by one so that after a minute all are gone. How many can you / your students remember – could also be used as a staff challenge!
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Discussion points volume 2

Discussion points volume 2

A further set of our resource to encourage purposeful talk by giving a focus for a discussion. The objective is to encourage students to talk and so develop oral skills. The resources supplied are a power point with 80 different stimuli which are also supplied in a word document.
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Discussion points

Discussion points

A resource to encourage purposeful talk by giving a focus for a discussion. The objective is to encourage students to talk and so develop oral skills. The resources supplied are a power point with 80 different stimuli which are also supplied in a word document.
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Getting to know you

Getting to know you

A selection of activities to help new tutor groups or classes get to know each other. (or for new staff!) The power point has five different groups of activities: Sorting activities – getting children moving and engaging with each other; ‘Find someone who ‘ – needs the children talk to each other. They have to find someone who can do a particular task or who likes something particular or who has (done) something. Discussion points - a set of questions to get small groups talking about issues (we have tried to avoid any controversial topics) Dilemmas – a different type of question for groups to discuss their response to certain situation (again we have tried to avoid any controversial topics) Miscellaneous – a selection of 10 challenges including ‘think outside the box, number association and ‘tell the time’ The word document contains the same activities- with sheets to fill in for the ‘Find someone who..’ challenges.
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Observation challenges – odd one out & spot the differences

Observation challenges – odd one out & spot the differences

A set of 40 observation challenges which require students (or adults!) to study images carefully. There are twenty sets of three pictures -work out which is the odd one out- and twenty sets of two pictures to spot the differences between. They are suitable for use in a variety of settings -such as cover tasks, time fillers or in tutor time. (They are taken from our Daily Tutor Time © resources). They are provided both on power point and in word document format.
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Knowledge challenges – links, lists and odd one out.

Knowledge challenges – links, lists and odd one out.

A collection of three different factual challenges which require students (or adults!) to: Work out the link between people/places/events etc. and work out the next in the sequence; List the contents of a specific category (such as police ranks); Decide which is the odd one out of a group of people/events etc. and justify their choice/ In all there are 40 different challenges on power point and in word document. They are suitable for use in a variety of settings -such as cover tasks, research challenge, quizzes or in tutor time. (They are taken from our Daily Tutor Time © resources).
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Knowledge challenges – matching pairs

Knowledge challenges – matching pairs

A set of 20 factual challenges which require students (or adults!) to match up the correct pairs. They are suitable for use in a variety of settings -such as cover tasks, research challenge, quizzes or in tutor time. (They are taken from our Daily Tutor Time © resources). They are provided both on power point and in word document format.
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