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Follow this tag to find Halloween maths and English resources (9 resources).

For Bonfire Night ideas (maths and English) follow the Guy Fawkes tag (7 resources)

… and don’t forget Autumn festivals from different cultures and faiths, listed under the Autumn and Equality and Diversity tags.

There are currently two online FS consultations:

  • one from the Department of Education on the subject content (ends Nov 7)
  • one from Ofqual on the regulation of the reformed qualifications (ends Nov 22)

Please see my recent Facebook posts of Sept 14, 17 & 27 for comments and links.

Red Nose day / Comic Relief resources - 2017

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2017-03-01 10:41

Red Nose day 2017 is Friday March 24th.
Simply type Red Nose into any search box or follow this search tag to find the following:

  • NEW E3-L2 Red Nose comprehension
  • NEW L1 and E3 Comic Relief maths
  • E1-E2 Comic Relief Functional Skills (maths & English)
  • E1-E2 Red Nose Functional English

For more charity based resources follow our Voluntary and Charity tag

Snow resources

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2017-01-12 22:56

Sorry, we don’t have a Thunder Snow resource (yet).
However, for snow related resources simply type snow into any search box or follow this search tag to find the following:

  • L1-L2 Snow Days Functional English task sheets (reading & writing)
  • Snow Maths (E3-L2)
  • Volume of snow (L2 maths)

Leap year - celebrate your extra day!

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sun, 2016-02-28 22:35

One brand new resource – plus a suggested link from last year.
Have a good February 29th! (E3-L2 Functional English resource) (interesting link to an article and good discussion prompt) about an 84 year old women who celebrated her 21st birthday on Feb 29 2012)

New resources coming in October

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Wed, 2014-07-30 11:56

Recently, I have received dozens of messages about the future of skillsworkshop. These have varied from concerned enquiries to rather rude demands for more resources!

For several reasons, I have been out of action since February. However, I will be processing and posting resources again from October 2014.

If you have a resource in the queue please bear with me – all your resources are very much appreciated.

Wishing all site contributors and users a very happy summer. Thank you for your patience.


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Eurovision resources

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Tue, 2013-05-21 09:41

Sorry I’m a bit late but don’t forget this wonderful set of Eurovision resources from Carrie Bray.
Two for Functional Maths (E3, and L1-2) and two for Functional English.

World Maths Day (March 6th) resources

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2013-02-21 14:54

We have two Functional Maths World Maths Day resources, both from prolific contributor Carrie Bray.

It's our birthday!

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Sat, 2012-02-25 13:19

Dear All,

This redeveloped version of skillsworkshop was one year old yesterday :)

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