Sport

A short article with multiple choice questions and ideas for discussion. Several of the questions also require general L1 numeracy skills with time and large numbers, making this a good all round starter activity.

Level
L1
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Maths
Number
Context
Sport

Provides topical practice in formatting text, line spacing, etc. – plus students must add their own paragraph of information.

Level
E3
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Context
Sport

An illustrated text accompanied by a wonderful set of varied Entry 3 – Level 1 questions. These cover so many reading elements (also spelling) that the resource could almost be used as a diagnostic assessment tool. Includes comprehension, prefixes/suffixes, compound words, dictionary and vocabulary work, sentences and punctuation.

Level
E3
L1
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Sport

This ‘random number generator’ is an open ended resource that the author originally designed to use for mental maths (adding or taking away 10 from the displayed number). It was later used it as part of a ‘Question of Sport’ quiz (in the spelling round!): learners choose a picture and then spell the ‘random’ number that appears: 49, 32, 28, 46, 67, 55, 21, 74 and 13 (these be edited to suit and could also be linked to any set of numbered, pre-prepared quiz questions on any topic).

Level
M8
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
AN N1/E2.1
AN N1/E2.2
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Sport

Lots of sequential practice working out percentage parts, increase, decrease and VAT. Three fill-in tables, all based on 4 large mountain bike posters.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L1.10
N2/L2.7
N2/L2.8
N1/L1.9
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport
Sport

Wimbledon is a simplified text for E1-2 with comprehension, dictionary and sentence-writing questions followed by alphabetical ordering work on the men’s/women’s top seeds.
Editor’s note
June 2017 – fully updated – now with 2017 lists of seeds plus Functional Skills mapping, answers.
(First uploaded June 2008 but updated in 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017)

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
Functional English - writing
Rw/E3.4
Rt/E2.4
Rt/E2.1
Functional English - reading
Context
Sport

Unusual football injuries is an interesting and fun writing task that also helps with reading skills, using language fit for purpose and logical structure.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L2.5
Context
Sport

Find out which premiership team has the best (and worst!) value season ticket, look at the probabilities of different half time scores, and much more.

Level
L1
Maths
HD1/L1.3
AN HD2/L1.1
AN HD2/L1.2
Context
Sport

2007-08 Premiership and Championship football team cards for alphabetical ordering and/or reading practice. Simple but popular and useful resource that can be quickly differentiated for different levels by removing multiple teams beginning with same letter, working with all cards or just premiership cards, etc. Best enlarged to A3 and laminated.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.2
Context
Sport

Super League Syllables shows you how to count syllables and use this to help spell Super League team names.

Level
E3
English
Ww/E3.2
Context
Sport