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Using the Resources

If you are playing on a personal computer, just move the mouse to click on the controls at the bottom of the screen for the story and in the interactive activities, use the mouse to click on the missing words, coins or letter boxes individually.

If you are playing on an interactive whiteboard, touch the buttons at the base of the board for the story and use the track pad on the right hand side for the other games.


Lottie Goes to Work story book (4 to 7)

This is an interactive story book where Lottie goes to her dad's office to spend the day and learn about his workplace. The story book is a fun activity where pages can be turned and read aloud. You can also choose to play the narration which synchronises with highlighted words. Please note, there is an accessible version of the story which can be accessed via the Accessibility link on the site.

Aim: To introduce the basic understanding of a job, the different kinds available as well as the skills needed in each. The story book also introduces the idea of a company and an office structure.

Methodology:

  • Click on the 'Story' button to access the story. Click on the 'Easy' button to access the simpler version.
  • The 'Play' button has the story read out aloud with synchronised words highlighting.
  • The 'Pause' button allows individual words to be selected for discussion.
  • Use the 'Stop' button to stop the story being read out aloud.
  • Use the 'arrow' keys on the far right of the screen to turn pages forwards or backwards.

Lottie Goes to Work

Issues covered in the story:

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Page 1
It is 'Go to Work' day and Lottie is going with her dad to his office. He works as a Mortgage Advisor at a building society.

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Page 2
Lottie meets the Receptionist Mary who meets and greets all of the visitors to the office, helping to make sure they reach the right department.

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Page 3
On her way to dad's office Lottie meets a Security Guard and learns about his role keeping the building and grounds safe and secure.

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Page 4
Once in the Mortgage department Lottie gets to know about what her dad does each day and what a mortgage is.

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Page 5
It is time for lunch and an introduction to Sarah the Cook who helps to keep all of the employees fed with healthy and delicious food.

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Page 6
Next Lottie gets to watch a television commercial being made by the Advertising and Marketing team.

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Page 7
Now dad and Lottie are back home they share their experiences from the day and recap of some of the skills needed for each job.

Read the 'Lottie Goes to Work' story book .

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'Shooting Stars' Board Game (7 to 11)

The 'Shooting Stars' game is an engaging board game where pupils build up their score by correctly answering questions on 4 sets of game cards. Alternatively, you can access the cards without playing the board game by clicking 'quick cards'. This enables you to try all of the Games, Skills, Jobs and Quiz cards without rolling the dice. Please note, there is an accessible version of the game which can be accessed via the Accessibility link on the site.

Aim: To build and test children's knowledge on Employability.

Methodology: The game can be played by teams, pairs or individuals. Once selected, the counter places itself/themselves on the board. The player clicks on the die and moves the number of places shown (in any direction) using the track pad at the bottom right if you are using an interactive whiteboard or a mouse if you are using a PC.

The player lands on one of four colours (each representing the four different games):

  • Purple – Games
  • Green – Quiz
  • Yellow – Skills
  • Blue – Jobs

The appropriate card turns over and instructs the player on what to do. If successful at the game, or correct in the answer, the player will win a star.

Play the 'Board game' .

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Game Cards (7 to 11)

Each of these are mini-,interactive sub-games in themselves. There are several variations of each game.

Word Wise game: Players must fill in the missing words in the sentence. Suggested adverbs, verbs, nouns and adjectives are shown at the bottom of the screen. If a wrong answer is chosen this will bounce back.

Jobs and Salaries game: After reading a short description of a particular role, players need to review their pay slip to find their salary and choose the correct multiple choice answer.

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Quiz Cards (7 to 11)

There are several quiz questions with multiple choice answers. If answered incorrectly, they will get an 'OOPS' message and win nothing. The questions focus on employability (all words are linked and explained in the glossary where needed) and include answering questions regarding different types of jobs, industries and job titles.

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Skills Cards (7 to 11)

There are several different types of skills explained. The player needs to choose the correct skill that matches to the explanation from the multiple choices given. If incorrect they will get an 'OOPS' message and win nothing.

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Jobs Cards (7 to 11)

There are several questions and the player needs to choose the correct spelling for each job title. The player needs to click on the correct answer from the multiple choices and if correct wins a star. If incorrect they will get an 'OOPS' message and win nothing.

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