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ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

A talk by Sir Ken Robinson given at TED Talks Education in April 2013. He was addressing an audience in New York, but everything he talks about applies equally to education in England. The following are some quotes from his talk: “There is wonderful work happening in this country. But I have to say it’s…

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Shapes

BGfL – 2D and 3D shapes

Useful site explaining the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. From Birmingham Grid for Learning (BGfL)

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BBC Bitesize – Sort the shapes

Sort the shapes into the right groups.

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BBC Bitesize – Igloo shopping

You are shopping. Pay for your things with the correct amount of money.

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BBC Skillswise – Change game

Change game instructions: You are working as a cashier in a shop Look at the till and see how much the customer has to pay See how much money the customer gives to you Give them the correct change You have 60 seconds to serve as many customers as you can!

Which is larger?

Choose which is larger. From mathisfun.com

Tangram

Tangram

A tangram is a puzzle with 7 pieces: a square, a parallelogram and 5 right-angled triangles. These pieces can be used to make different shapes. Here are some tangram puzzle links from PBS, Thomas Weibel and Ambleside School.

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Prepositions of place

Choose from the following: in at to – (no preposition)

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Prepositions of time

Choose from the following: in at on

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Telling the time – Cambridge ELT

Cambridge ELT has an excellent interactive clock for practising quarter past, half past and quarter to. There are various options that can be accessed by clicking the ‘show panel’ button. These include practising times in hours, half-hours and quarter-hours. For extra challenge, the numbers on the clock can also be turned off. By choosing the…

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