Hands-on / practical activity

Cooking , contructing, measuring and other kinaesthetic activities.

Measuring length and handling data

Submitted by Jennifer Whitehead on Mon, 2009-02-09 17:25

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.5, HD1/E2.1, HD1/E2.2, HD1/E2.3, HD1/E2.4, HD1/E2.5

Resource type: Game, Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2

A fabulous 19 page booklet providing comprehensive coverage of measuring length at Entry 2 (and above). Cleverly links in with all the Entry 2 data handling elements by asking learners to record data in tables and bar charts. Includes using non-standard units, estimating and measuring height, using bar charts and tables and interpreting the results, measuring lines, investigations, frog jumping and paper aeroplane races; plus student progress tracker.

Holiday brochure appetiser

Submitted by Heidi Griffin on Thu, 2008-09-11 16:52

Literacy: Rt/E3.4, Rt/E3.5, Rt/E3.6, Rt/E3.7, Rt/E3.8, Rt/L1.3, Rt/L1.4, Rt/L1.5, Rt/L2.3, Rt/L2.6, Rt/L2.7

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Teaching idea, Warm-up

A great warm-up activity. Students work in pairs to find information in holiday brochures. Easily adapted for your own brochures. Covers scanning, organisational features, detailed reading, etc. at E3-L2.

Apostrophe cards and pegs

Submitted by Ruth Braker on Tue, 2008-08-26 16:53

Literacy: Apostrophes, Rs/L1.2, Ws/L2.4

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity

Level: L1, L2

A challenging kinaesthetic paired activity that is bound to promote discussion about possessive and omissive apostrophes (and the greengrocer’s apostrophe!).

Heroes and Celebrations chocolate tasting game

Submitted by Jane Harbord on Fri, 2008-07-11 16:53

Literacy: Rt/E2.1, Rw/E2.4, Ws/E2.2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2

Heroes and Celebrations chocolate tasting game cleverly combines reading instructions, alphabetical ordering and adjectives into a delicious activity!

Read, record & compare body temperature

Submitted by Jane Kay on Sat, 2008-07-05 16:53

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.8, MSS1/E3.9

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

A paired task that introduces thermometers and reading simple scales.

Smarties division

Submitted by Sue Rees on Sun, 2008-06-08 16:53

Numeracy: N1/E3.6

Free tags: Smarties & Love Hearts

Level: E3

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

A fabulous activity which takes learners through grouping, division by subtraction, and remainders – in a structured, logical fashion so that their pile of Smarties will gradually get eaten!

Place value Slider

Submitted by Jane Russell on Sun, 2008-06-08 16:53

Numeracy: N1/L1.1, N2/L1.4

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity

Level: L1

A useful, very effective template for making place value sliders. The laminated Slider allows the learner to see the digits moving left or right when they multiply or divide by powers of 10 and discourages the use of ‘adding zeros’ or ‘moving the decimal point’ which are not now used in schools. Covers whole numbers up to 7 digits and decimals to 2 decimal places.

Exotic fruits adjectives

Submitted by Gill Gibbons on Mon, 2008-06-02 16:53

Literacy: SLc/E3.1, SLc/E3.3, SLlr/E3.2, Ws/E2.2

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Health, Social care, Early years

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Lesson plan, Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

A super, complete E2-E3 lesson plan (and resources) originally written for e2e students looking at healthy eating, but great for any group. The lesson plan pays particular attention to equality and diversity.
Includes detailed plan, quiz answer sheet, illustrated fill-in tables and adjective ideas. You will need a selection of exotic fruit and also, if following the entire lesson plan, our Describing Foods resource (see below).

Banana smoothie numeracy challenge

Submitted by Tara Chevalier on Sun, 2008-03-09 16:53

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.6, MSS1/E3.7, MSS1/E3.8, MSS1/L1.4

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment, Writing frame

Banana smoothie numeracy challenge a hands-on practical task where groups of students must measure ingredients accurately (capacity and weight) and come up with a perfect smoothie recipe to be judged by the teacher. Marks are also awarded for an inventive smoothie name and a well written recipe (optional writing frame included for learners with Entry literacy skills) plus a detailed mark/feedback sheet.

Looking at junk mail

Submitted by Karen Gaynor on Mon, 2007-11-12 17:18

Literacy: Rt/L1.2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

A great hands-on fill-in activity where learners are asked to inspect a range of leaflets and note down emotive language, textual features, images, etc.

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