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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.
Christmas Activities
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Christmas Activities

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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
Puzzles and riddles
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Puzzles and riddles

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A selection of 20 riddles and 20 puzzles ideal for use in tutor time etc. These have all featured in Daily Tutor Time © and so are suitable for use in schools. The riddles are in the traditional ‘lateral thinking’ style, similar to ‘I have four fingers and a thumb but no skin or bones -what am I?’*; The puzzles are more of the logic puzzle style -similar to ‘Anita promised to take her daughter shopping on the day before the third day after the day after tomorrow. If today is Saturday 2nd, then when will Anita take her daughter shopping?’** This means the collection caters for students who prefer different approaches – and can be used by staff as well! *A glove ** Wednesday 6th
British Values (selected sample)
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British Values (selected sample)

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The information and activities challenge students (and staff) to think about what being British means –and this includes being critical of aspects such as how democratic is Britain? In particular the resources help consideration of: Democracy and the rule of law Providing information on the development of democracy and the rule of law; Working co-operatively to solve puzzles and challenges is a method of developing team working and listening skills which supports democratic methods. Individual liberty and personal and social responsibility Reflecting on these topics and learning about how they have come about. Respect and tolerance Having opportunities to learn about how Britain has become a more tolerant and welcoming nation. Many activities require a co-operative problem solving approach which requires listening to others ideas and accepting different approaches. The sample power point presentation has 25 slides of information or activities; the full version has 115 slides; The sample word document has 2 pages of activities; the full version has 51 pages. This includes those from the power point but also others such as 6 word searches and 9 ‘time-charts’.
Tutor Time Activities (sample)
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Tutor Time Activities (sample)

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A sample from our full resource which has 100 activities. A selection of a range of different challenges to help: Students to learn more about each other; Work as a team solving puzzles or challenges; Develop speaking and listening skills; Think in a variety of ways; Reflect on their values and opinions. The full resource also comes with a word document with the activities (and printable sheets for the 'find someone' tasks There are 10 categories of activity including: Find someone who can / who likes… Letter stairways. Sorting the group by… Argue your case… Decision time… Who can design the best… Think outside the box
Moral Dilemmas (example)
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Moral Dilemmas (example)

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A resource to encourage purposeful talk and students to reflect on their values. This example slide has 5 separate ‘questions’ to stimulate discussion and reflection. The objectives are to encourage students to 1) discuss and so develop oral skills; 2) reflect on their values
Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Periods in British history
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Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Periods in British history

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A set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. This set has an overview of British history from c4500BC to 1997AD. There are two specially designed power point presentations of different periods such as Iron Age, Medieval etc. One has just 9 major periods; the other has 22 (so for example Tudors and Stuarts is split into one for the Tudors and one for the Stuarts. These presentations are designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years each period lasted (approximately for some) . Each slide has a time period and appropriate illustration. (each whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). As a bonus there are also ‘click through’ versions of the slide shows. These periods are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of four different periods into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each period is on a separate ‘card’ from its dates (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of ‘domino cards’ where each card has a period and a set of dates that links to another period -so making a single sequence of 10 periods.
Moral Dilemmas
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Moral Dilemmas

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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.
Photo puzzles 2: Digitally altered
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Photo puzzles 2: Digitally altered

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A set of 50 photo puzzles; each one has a photo of an everyday object but the image has then been digitally altered. (All photos taken by myself) How quickly can you work out what the photo is of? Ideal for use in tutor time but also suitable for a range of settings – including a staff room quiz!
Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Ancient Greece
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Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Ancient Greece

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A set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. This set covers Ancient Greece from 776 to 146 BC. There is a specially designed power point presentation of selected events. This is designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years actually passed between events. Each slide has a date, event and appropriate illustration. (Each event slide is on show for five seconds and the whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). As a bonus there is also a ‘click through’ version of the slide show. The selection of events is not meant to be definitive for the study of that period (it’s a selection not a comprehensive timeline!) – this allows for an extra activity/challenge of students deciding what is missing/what could be left out. The same events are on a word document with a classifying task -to help students identify links within a period. Some of these events are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of four different events into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each event is on a separate ‘card’ from its date (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of ‘domino cards’ where each card has an event and a date that links to another event -so making a single sequence of 10 events.
Find someone who....
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Find someone who....

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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.
Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Britain before the Romans
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Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Britain before the Romans

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A set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. This set covers Britain before the Romans, c4500BC-43AD There is a specially designed power point presentation of 25 selected events. This is designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years actually passed between events. Each slide has a date, event and appropriate illustration. (Each event slide is on show for five seconds and the whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). As a bonus there is also a ‘click through’ version of the slide show. The selection of events is not meant to be definitive for the study of that period (it’s a selection not a comprehensive timeline!) – this allows for an extra activity/challenge of students deciding what is missing/what could be left out. The same events are on a word document with a classifying task -to help students identify links within a period. Some of these events are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of four different events into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each event is on a separate ‘card’ from its date (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of ‘domino cards’ where each card has an event and a date that links to another event -so making a single sequence of 10 events.
Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain
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Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain

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A set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. This set covers Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain, 449-1066 AD There is a specially designed power point presentation of 26 selected events. This is designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years actually passed between events. Each slide has a date, event and appropriate illustration. (Each event slide is on show for five seconds and the whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). As a bonus there is also a ‘click through’ version of the slide show. The selection of events is not meant to be definitive for the study of that period (it’s a selection not a comprehensive timeline!) – this allows for an extra activity/challenge of students deciding what is missing/what could be left out. The same events are on a word document with a classifying task -to help students identify links within a period. Some of these events are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of four different events into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each event is on a separate ‘card’ from its date (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of ‘domino cards’ where each card has an event and a date that links to another event -so making a single sequence of 10 events.
Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Britain 1714-1901: Pt 2: GB & the world
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Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Britain 1714-1901: Pt 2: GB & the world

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A set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. This set focuses on relations between Britain and the world from1718 to 1899 There is a specially designed power point presentation of 27 selected events. This is designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years actually passed between events. Each slide has a date, event and appropriate illustration. (Each event slide is on show for five seconds and the whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). As a bonus there is also a ‘click through’ version of the slide show. The selection of events is not meant to be definitive for the study of that period (it’s a selection not a comprehensive timeline!) – this would allow for an extra activity/challenge of students deciding what is missing/what could be left out. The same events are on a word document with a classifying task -to help students identify links within a period. Some of these events are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of five different events into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each event is on a separate ‘card’ from its date (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of ‘domino cards’ where each card has an event and a date that links to another event -so making a single sequence of 10 events.
Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Medieval Britain and other nations
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Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Medieval Britain and other nations

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A set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. This set is on Medieval Britain and relations with other nations. Thus it includes relations between the Home Nations' as well as with the wider world. There is a specially designed power point presentation of 24 selected events. This is designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years actually passed between events. Each slide has a date, event and appropriate illustration. (Each event slide is on show for five seconds and the whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). As a bonus there is also a ‘click through’ version of the slide show. The selection of events is not meant to be definitive for the study of that period (it’s a selection not a comprehensive timeline!) – this would allow for an extra activity/challenge of students deciding what is missing/what could be left out. The same events are on a word document with a classifying task -to help students identify links within a period. Some of these events are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of five different events into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each event is on a separate ‘card’ from its date (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of ‘domino cards’ where each card has an event and a date that links to another event -so making a single sequence of 10 events.
Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Changes in Industry etc c1700-c1900
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Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Changes in Industry etc c1700-c1900

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A set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. Due to the number of events some of these resources have been sub divided into three time periods (1694-1803; 1803 to 1851; 1851 to 1901). There are three specially designed power point presentations of selected events. These are designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years actually passed between events. Each slide has a date, event and appropriate illustration. (Each event slide is on show for five seconds and each whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). As a bonus there is also a ‘click through’ version of each slide show. (there is also a 'mega' presentation that covers the whole period). The selection of events is not meant to be definitive for the study of that period (it’s a selection not a comprehensive timeline!) – this would allow for an extra activity/challenge of students deciding what is missing/what could be left out. The same events are on three word documents with a classifying task -to help students identify links within a period. (and one long document with them all) Some of these events are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of five different events into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each event is on a separate ‘card’ from its date (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of ‘domino cards’ where each card has an event and a date that links to another event -so making a single sequence of 10 events.
Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Medieval England
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Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Medieval England

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A set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. This set is one on Medieval England itself including culture and politics. There is a specially designed power point presentation of 30 selected events. This is designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years actually passed between events. Each slide has a date, event and appropriate illustration. (Each event slide is on show for five seconds and the whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). As a bonus there is also a ‘click through’ version of the slide show. The selection of events is not meant to be definitive for the study of that period (it’s a selection not a comprehensive timeline!) – this would allow for an extra activity/challenge of students deciding what is missing/what could be left out. The same events are on a word document with a classifying task -to help students identify links within a period. Some of these events are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of five different events into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each event is on a separate ‘card’ from its date (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of ‘domino cards’ where each card has an event and a date that links to another event -so making a single sequence of 10 events.
Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Britain c 1714-c1901 Pt 1 Politics & Reform
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Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Britain c 1714-c1901 Pt 1 Politics & Reform

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A set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. This set of resources covers politics and reform in Britain from 1721 to 1901 There is a specially designed power point presentation of 26 selected events. This is designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years actually passed between events. Each slide has a date, event and appropriate illustration. (Each event slide is on show for five seconds and the whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). As a bonus there is also a ‘click through’ version of the slide show. The selection of events is not meant to be definitive for the study of that period (it’s a selection not a comprehensive timeline!) – this would allow for an extra activity/challenge of students deciding what is missing/what could be left out. The same events are on a word document with a classifying task -to help students identify links within a period. Some of these events are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of five different events into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each event is on a separate ‘card’ from its date (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of ‘domino cards’ where each card has an event and a date that links to another event -so making a single sequence of 10 events.
Memory tests (visual)
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Memory tests (visual)

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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!
Events from Ancient Greece
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Events from Ancient Greece

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A set of chronological resources to give an overview of Ancient Greece and support chronological awareness and knowledge. There is a power point presentation which features 27 events from Ancient Greece. The associated word document features the same events and has an overview timeline to classify events into different categories. There are also two sorting activities and a series of word searches. These have questions to answer before finding the word in the grid – so reinforcing knowledge of events. (There are versions with the first letter of the answer or number of letters in the answer as well as one with no clues so that they cover a wide range of challenge.)