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Olympics London 2012 project

Submitted by Pam Benfold on Thu, 2012-08-02 15:42

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ICT: Finding and selecting information

Free tags: Olympics

Context: Sport

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Investigation or project

A lovely unit of work from Australia. Designed to be used during and after the games.
Cloze exercise, web research, discussion and self-evaluation.

Editor’s note
Apologies, the resource file had gone missing! Re-attached Dec 9, 2013

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E1.1, MSS1/E2.1, MSS1/E2.2

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, SLc/E1.1, SLc/E1.4, SLc/E2.1, SLc/E2.3

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E1, E2

Choosing and purchasing food and drinks. General discussion of foods that can be bought in a cafe or other outlets.
Find the cheapest, most expensive, two the same price, etc.
E1 – match food pics to words
Adding up the total cost of their meal (whole pounds or Australian dollars only).
Plus a cafe order docket for a role play. Students can take turns in being a waiter or waitress and writing down orders and adding up the bill.

Olympics 2012 Torch relay

Submitted by Nicola Smith on Thu, 2012-06-14 11:05

Literacy: Speaking & Listening

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Olympics

Context: Sport

Resource type: Discussion points, Ice breaker, Listening and/or speaking activity, Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

Page 1: 8 maths questions relating to olympic torch
Page 2: Picture quiz: who is carrying the torch?
Page 3: Picture quiz: famous UK landmarks.
Page 4: UK cities – anagrams
Page 5: Answers

  • Quizzes on pages 2 and 3 make good ice breakers and can also be used for SL&C discussion prompts.

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

Free tags: Diamond Jubilee

Context: History

Level: E1, E2, E3

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

This carousel of Jubilee tasks was hurriedly put together for a group of 10 E1-E3 Functional Maths and English 16-19 year old learners who had just (very successfully!) finished all their Edexcel Functional Skills assessments.

After a year of hard work from my students, the emphasis was on celebration and fun. However, learning objectives included: measuring, counting, writing an email, spelling, 2D shapes, estimating, rounding and working with money.

Diamond Jubilee proof reading and synonyms

Submitted by Joy Burkitt-Tom... on Tue, 2012-05-29 17:38

Literacy: General literacy / English

Free tags: Diamond Jubilee

Context: History

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This resource will assess homophones, verb-subject agreement, past tense and finding synonyms.
L1 and L2

Diamond Jubilee

Submitted by Ellie Walsh on Tue, 2012-05-29 14:51

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Free tags: Diamond Jubilee

Context: History, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

A whole session activity based on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I used it to build on some dictionary work we hade been doing in previous sessions as well as paragraph writing and report writing. We had also been talking about open and closed questions so I have used examples of each in this resource to see if learners spotted them (they did!)

We are based in the same building as the library so there is lots of information handily available about local events but I also had internet enabled laptops in the classroom.

Engine Maths

Submitted by Marion Martin on Mon, 2012-05-21 22:29

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A high interest worksheet which uses the layout of engines to reinforce some basic mathematical concepts, and to encourage reading. Lots of discussion points.
The angle of the V – right angle or acute angle?
Counting in 2s – How may cylinders – 2 rows of 3, etc.

Editor’s note: interesting mix of skills covered from E2 to L1. Focus is on angles but there is also basic doubling and counting in twos so would work well in mixed ability groups.

News Report: Farm Accident

Submitted by Marion Martin on Sat, 2012-05-19 17:28

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.1

Context: Animal care & Equine

Level: E2

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension

This is a short reading adapted from an online news report. It includes a short vocabulary exercise – matching words and phrases with the same meaning, an ordering question, and some comprehension questions for discussion. Answer sheet included.

Editor’s note: fully mapped to E2 Functional English

News Report: Man Steals ATM with Forklift

Submitted by Marion Martin on Mon, 2012-05-14 20:26

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Rt/E2.1

Free tags: Humour

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport, Politics & News items

Level: E2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A short reading adapted from an online news report. Exercises include comprehension questions, placing sentences in the correct order, matching words and phrases and a fill the gap exercise. Answer sheet included.

Editor’s note
Fully mapped to E2 Functional English (reading) with extra teaching tips.

Shares game

Submitted by Keith Burnett on Sun, 2012-05-13 13:08

Numeracy: N2/L1.8, N2/L1.9, Functional Maths - number, N1/L1.7, N2/L1.10, N1/L2.3, N2/L2.7, N2/L2.8, N2/L2.9

Context: Business & Money management

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Game

A set of cards that can be used to play a game where students have shares in a small company. Each group of three players receives ‘market updates’ in the form of cards that require them to divide a number in a ratio, or find the value of an amount given the value of part of the amount. Students are encouraged to keep full financial records.

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