Summer

Written in and inspired by the July 22 heatwave where temperatures in the UK exceeded 40 degrees! 

Three texts about hot weather and its effects on the body. Questions start at Entry Level 1 and progress to Level 2. L1-2 Learners will still need to access the Entry Level texts as the final questions involve comparing two or more texts. 

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
FE E1.9 Read simple sentences containing one clause
FE E1.10 Understand a short piece of text on a simple subject
FE E1.11 Punctuate simple sentences with capital letter & full stop
FE E2.8 Understand the main points in texts
FE E2.12 Use illustrations, images & captions to locate information
FE E2.14 Form regular plurals
FE E2.15 Use 1st & 2nd letters to sequence words alphabetically
FE E3.9 Identify, understand & extract main points & ideas in/from texts
FE E3.10 Identify different purposes of straightforward texts
FE E3.11 Use strategies to find meaning of words e.g. dictionary, context, word types
FE E3.12 Understand organisational features & use them to locate relevant information
FE E3.16 Use 1st, 2nd & 3rd letters to sequence words alphabetically
FE L1.10 Compare information, ideas & opinions in different texts
FE L1.13 Use reference materials & appropriate strategies for a range of purposes, inc. to find word meanings
FE L1.14 Understand organisational / structural features use to locate relevant information
FE L1.16 Recognise vocabulary typically associated with specific types and purposes of texts (e.g. formal, informal, instructional, descriptive, explanatory and persuasive)
FE L1.17 Read & understand a range of specialist words in context
FE L2.15 Use a range of reference materials & resources (e.g. glossaries, legends/keys) for different purposes
FE L2.12 Compare information, ideas & opinions in different texts, inc. how they are conveyed
FE L2.19 Identify different styles of writing & writer’s voice
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Health and safety

An updated version of 'Numeracy during the Summer' by Judith White (2006). 

Numeracy during the summer. Keep your students’ skills going during the summer break with these ideas. One page for Entry Level learners, one for Levels 1/2.
Covers number, measures, shape and space, and data.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
FM Contextualised underpinning
General numeracy / maths
Adult numeracy curriculum
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

A fabulous City and Guilds style E3 literacy assignment that covers all aspects of E3 speaking and listening, reading and writing (see editor’s note below). Based on a trip to a seaside music festival, it makes a very appealing summer-time revision activity for music fans of any age.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Functional English reading
Functional English - writing
Alphabetical order
Form filling
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism
Art Film Media Music Radio TV

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
Level 1
Maths
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
N2/L1.2
AN N1/L1.7
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

An ideal end of year or summer activity for beginning readers (ESOL or Lit). 9 illustrated bingo boards plus checklist.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Rw/E2.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rw/E2.2a Recognise a range of familiar words

A beautiful set of 5 games and activities at text, sentence and word level. Includes word fill, word search, cloze exercise and more. Ideal for end of term lesson (or the beginning of the autumn term when holidays are being discussed) with answer sheets and teaching ideas.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
General literacy / English
ESOL
General ESOL

A super differentiated whole group activity (E2 – L2) for spring, summer or autumn. Covers measures, area, rounding, substitution and more.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L2.7
AN N1/L1.3
N1/L2.1
N1/E2.6
N1/E3.7
N1/L1.8
AN N1/L2.4
N1/E3.9
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

A differentiated whole group (E1 – L2) activity that’s ideal for the first class after the summer break.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
N1/E1.7
AN N1/L1.3
AN N1/E3.2
N2/L2.10
AN N1/L2.4
N1/E3.7
HD1/L1.3
HD1/E3.4
HD1/E2.5
MSS1/E3.4
HD1/E3.2
N1/E3.9
HD1/L2.2
HD1/L1.2
HD1/L2.3
HD1/L1.4
N1/E2.6
AN N1/E2.2 Read, write, order & compare numbers to 100; odd even nos.
N2/L1.11
N2/E3.4
MSS1/L2.6
MSS1/L1.5
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Happy Holidays is a set of two resources that was used and created during a series of eight 2 hour lessons. DO NOT USE IT ALL AT ONCE – and please read the notes underneath each slide!
PowerPoint

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Rs/E3.2
Rt/E3.4
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L1.2
Wt/E3.3
Wt/L1.5
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.4
AL Ww/E3.1 Spell common words
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Numeracy during the summer. Keep your students’ skills going during the summer break with these ideas. 1 page for Entry level, one for levels 1/2. Covers number, measures, shape and space, and data.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
General numeracy / maths