Listed below are the activities designed specifically with Year 7 in mind - activities range up to Level 6. They can be done as part of a themed activity day, across a number of lessons or simply when appropriate to meet the needs of the school's Scheme of Work. All themes are suitable for a range of abilities although some are for mixed groups whilst others are targetting specific National Curriculum levels. There is nothing to stop the activities being used with pupils in other year groups, however, this can lead to duplication of activity or may be of less interest to pupils in that age group.
An ideal unit of work for the new intake to get them familiar with the school's grounds and finding their way around. Includes scale maps, directions, timetables and scheduling as well as activities that will help to make friends and develop relationships with peers. Resources are adapted to the specific school's location.
This unit focuses on preparing for a special event, (for example, birthday, Christmas, Eid, Hannukah) depending on the cultural experience of the pupils in the school. It can be used to broaden understanding of other cultures or with pupils who are already familiar with the celebrations.
A first opportunity to look at the value of money and consider a range of ways of spending and saving for short and long term . Encourages pupils to open their own bank account and provides links and resources for assisting with this.
A day out at a theme park is full of opportunities for Mathematics but some of them are well hidden. This unit includes a range of shape, space and measures activities designed to make students think more about the practical applications of Mathematics.
Sports' Days generate an abundance of statistics that can be manipulated and presented in a number of different ways. This cross-curricular unit covers the planning, recording and analysis from the annual school event.