Catering Food Nutrition

A lovely set of activities for Entry 1. Ideal in the current economic climate. Covers reading and matching key words, alphabetical order, spelling and a paired speaking and listening task (telephone orders).

Level
E1
English
General literacy / English
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary/synonyms, and a writing task.

Level
L2
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Rw/L2.3
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

A great set of two tasks. Task 1 is based on fitting out a kitchen and involves scale diagrams, measures, money, VAT and more. Task 2 is based on commercial office rental prices. Fully mapped to FM criteria.

Level
L2
L1
E3
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
General numeracy / maths
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing
Catering Food Nutrition

Red hot chilli peppers is an interesting piece originally written for catering students but could also be of interest to any lovers of hot food! Includes comprehension and vocabulary questions, use of adjectives and a writing task.

Level
L1
English
Writing
Reading
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Practise percentages starts with a some questions based on the results of a survey in a college canteen – emphasising that percentages are ‘out of 100’. There is also a separate set of simple percentage increase / decrease questions.

Level
L1
Maths
N2/L1.10
N2/L1.9
N1/L1.8
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Covers ordering by first and second place letters. Ideal for catering students or anyone with an interest in food. Great for displaying on an interactive whiteboard.
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/07/using-wordle-in-classroom.ht…

Level
E3
English
Rw/E3.4
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Cocktail and smoothie ratios is a wonderful way to introduce ratio and proportion (also covers converting measures). Choose your favourites from the ‘menu’, work out ratios for the ingredients and calculate amounts required for multiples such as 6, 10 and 20 drinks, make up your own cocktail.
Adapted from Jodie Travis’s original version (see below). This adapted version includes a wider range of non-alcoholic cocktails / smoothies for students that do not drink alcohol.
Also ideal for underpinning L1-2 Functional Maths.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3
AN N1/L1.7
Functional Maths
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A challenging series of tasks based on food nutrition labels. Also covers ordering/comparing decimals, pie charts, extracting information from tables, etc.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.2
AN N2/L1.4
N2/L2.8
N2/L2.9
N2/L2.10
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Health, Social care, Early years

Planning a barbecue is just in time for the end of the BBQ season and is a great way to introduce the idea of scaling down (or up). Some of your guests are unable to come. How can you adjust the food quantities to avoid wastage? Designed to facilitate discussion about ratios and fractions.
The problem solving nature also makes this very suitable for L1 Functional Maths.

Level
L1
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/L1.2
AN N1/L1.7
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

An excellent assessment paper (based on a college cafe) designed to be used in the Autumn Term. Covers all aspects of Level 2 Functional Maths and will be immensely useful for providers that are switching from adult numeracy to FM.

Level
L2
Maths
Data Handling
Functional Maths
General numeracy / maths
Common Measures
Context
Catering Food Nutrition