Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)
Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment
This maths investigation brings awareness about reusable energy and therefore, sustainability. Students are asked to analyse data and make decisions through connecting a few different topics of mathematics such as large numbers, rational numbers (including ratio and scale), handling data and elements of geometry. Moreover, the project can be continued by English language tutors.
Numeracy: Number, Functional Maths - number
Free tags: starter
Context: Voluntary & Charity
Resource type: Worksheet or assignment
This is a worksheet based on data supplied by a librarian. The library had been collecting second hand books from people and sent them to BetterWorld Books. The librarian told me that 688 books had been sent and then provided the information of what would be saved, earned or donated if there were 1000 books sent. The worksheet asks the students to work out the quantities for all the books that had been sent.
Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment
Also ideal for Functional Skills ICT*
Literacy: Apply grammar, Functional English - writing
Resource type: Game, Ice breaker
This can be played by 4 or more players. If you have more than 8, you may want to print out the “things” cards twice.
Each player gets 5 “things” cards. Players take it in turns to read a phrase with a blank / two blanks in it. The other players try to find the best match from their cards.
Literacy: General literacy / English, Recognise and understand a range of words, Use knowledge of grammar
Context: Art Film Media Music TV
This is a great session starter. Students will work on their sentence construction and vocabulary with a card game that allows them to experiment with word order and effective word choice. Students have to put the words into a sensible order, even if the subject of their film is far from sensible.
In this game, students compete to make the scariest film title, or to sabotage other people’s film titles. It is a light hearted and fun game. The film titles created can also become writing prompts.
Literacy: Reading, Functional English - reading
Context: Politics & News items
Resource type: Assessment material, Reading comprehension, Revision material, Worksheet or assignment
An E3-L1 Functional Skills reading resource modelled on C&G assessments. The activities are based around two documents, one from the BBC news website and the other a leaflet advertising a private police service. May prompt discussion on the nature of crime, punishment and the role of the police force in society.
Context: Independent living
Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment
Resource type: Game, Sort or match cards
Print and cut in to 3 sets of cards. Can be used in a number of ways – match the underlined digit with the corresponding card for it’s place value OR match the words with numbers OR use for ordering numbers. Can be differentiated with size of numbers.
Numeracy: General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - data handling, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money
Context: Animal care & Equine, Leisure Travel Tourism
Resource type: Informative presentation, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment
I work with Landbased students most of whom visit an exhibition at the Bath & West show ground.