Equality and Diversity

Any resource that includes an obvious aspect of equality and/or diversity issues.

An intriguing short story specifically written for a school PEP group (post 16, entry level programme) and designed to be fun and interesting (especially for boys) and short enough to be completed in a one hour session. With 13 questions.

Level
E3
English
Fiction
Rt/E3.1
Rt/E3.4
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8

Spring Festivals – Entry 3 comprehension questions (also includes alphabetical ordering and dictionary work) based on a short text about spring festivals from different cultures and faiths. The short text is part of the Easter Eggs – best buy? resource (below) which you will also have to download

Level
E3
English
Rt/E3.1
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E3.3

An L1-2 investigation that covers direct proportion (best buy), and rounding / calculating with money /decimals. Two options are included: students can either research Easter egg and chocolate prices on internet shopping sites or use those given. In both cases they must investigate the cost per 100g chocolate and work out the best buy. Final extension work includes consideration of ‘buy one get one free’ and ‘two for £…’ offers.

Editor’s note. New update for 2016 – based on supermarket prices in February 2016

Level
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
AN N2/L1.7
AN N2/L1.6
N2/L1.5
MSS1/L1.1
AN N1/L2.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Welsh Cakes recipe ratios great for St David’s Day or any time of year!

Level
L1
Maths
AN N1/L1.7
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Crossword with 29 words and clues – increase awareness of word borrowing / origins (and improve spelling). Includes words of Old English, Spanish, Italian, Greek, French, Czech, Latin and American origin. Makes a good warm up activity.

You must download the free Eclipse software before you can use the ecw (Eclipse crossword) file below. See our Good Software – Eclipse Crossword entry for more information.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.3
Ww/L1.1
Word origins

A brilliant resource – especially for younger, teenage students. Includes an original poem, discussion of slang, background info on Valentine’s Day, writing and speaking ideas.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Poetry
Rt/E3.1
Rt/L1.1
Rt/E3.2
Rt/E3.7
Rw/L1.2
SLc/L1.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
Context
History

Pancakes is a series of challenging questions for Shrove Tuesday. The main topic is ratio and proportion but metric measures, money and time are also covered.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.3
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3

Step by step instructions for an excellent paired activity. Also provides useful practice for formal speaking and listening assessments.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
SLlr/E3.2
SLlr/E3.6
SLc/E3.4
SLc/E3.3
ESOL
ESOL Listen and respond

A transcript and video link to a performance of Benjamin Zephaniah’s great poem. Great for discussion of language, dialect and oral performance and for Level 2 reading – inferring meaning, etc.

Level
L2
English
Rt/L2.2
Engage in Discussion
Speak clearly and appropriately

Christmas menu writing frame encourages the use of adjectives and other persuasive language. Ideal to use after the Food Descriptions game (see below).

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Ws/E2.2
Wt/E1.1
Wt/E2.1
Wt/E3.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition