Saturday, 26 March 2016

Keeping Safe Out and About

Staying Safe Out and about is a free download from Foundation for people with Learning Disabilities.

Suzy Lamlugh Trust: Personal Safety Video

Staying Safe Out and About a guide to traveling around London- but useful information for all.

Sunday, 24 January 2016


very good - use the quiz with mini whiteboards ask them to write  T or F  for each one

  • A video about Sleep deprivation made by a college student ( I only show this to my more street wise E3 group)

  • How to sleep better tips video (very good but not sure about their section  on the consequence of no sleep- not relevant  for my students)

Answering Questions: Who to pick?

Asking questions: How to ... and why


Tools to use in the class room :

 Lolly Pop sticks:

A spinner that picks a name at random

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Hidden Sugar in food

The Conversation has a chart showing the sugar content of  some foods.

An article in The Daily Mail has a useful photo
Change for Life Sugar swaps app 


                     How much sugar is hiding in your food BBC guide

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Subtraction with regrouping/borrowing

A powerpoint using money to help explain exchanging tens to units
Available (sign in) from TES

Khan academy video subtraction with regrouping

Make some worksheets with Arithmetic generator from SEN

Practice on your own    

 self marking

Drag and drop maths subtractions (mute the music!)
useful for praactising regrouping without getting in a muddle with pen and paper

watch the video first to explain how to use it to your students!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Dealing with emergencies

First Aid learning for Young People

Use with the whole class but also can practice on their own  by replaying the videos and taking the quiz

As an extra option you can set up accounts for each student to monitor their progress with quizes
 Everyday first aid from the Red Cross has some good videos - I have used these before.

BBC paramedic game

Useful for thinking about what to do in the right order, listening 
also Nurse  and doctor game

Teaching Conjunctions or Connectives

An Entry 2 lesson on conjunction suitable for students 16+

A one minute video from   BBC Skillswise

A set of  E2/E3 worksheets Using Conjunctions

Wheel of Fortune Conjunctions Game

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Light painting

This week we have been taking photographs in the dark.
We had to use a couple of SLR cameras and tripods for these.The students worked in small groups creating images with lights and torches and some  props from Halloween.


Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Sugar in drinks

Sugar stacks website

Shows how much sugar in drinks


sugar detective slideshow 

How to Teach sugar from The Guardian 

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Photography: Circles

Our second project this term has been Circles

I based it on an image found  on The Crafty Crow
We also used to arrange the images . It is not as flexible as Photoshop but did allow us to add images in new layers.Once in they were difficult to move around and could only be moved by highlighting the images with the selecting tool.

We were very pleased with the results!