E3

Entry level 3

Number activities (problem solving, percentages and ratios) for Entry 3 to Level 2, based on worksheets available on the Livelyhood Planet Work site. Also great for promoting class discussion.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L2.7
AN N1/L2.3
N1/E3.9
Context
Voluntary & Charity

Two great mindmaps for visual / picture thinkers. One shows you how to mindmap, the other summarises spelling strategies.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Ww/E2.2
Ww/E3.1
Ww/L1.1
Ww/L2.1
General
Study Skills and General Teaching

Letter writing ideas – step by step guide to letter and note writing. Choose an idea, think about purpose and audience, plan, draft, revise and proof read. Use in an E3-L1 class after extensive text level reading work on letters.

Level
E3
L1
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/E3.3
Wt/E3.4
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.2
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.6

Take a detailed look at the purpose, intended audience and language of letters. Fill-in worksheet, teachers’ notes, follow up ideas. Use as preparation for individual letter writing (see ‘letter writing ideas’ below).

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Wt/L2.5
Wt/L2.4
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.4
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.2

Use subordinating conjunctions to extend simple sentences, with extension activity.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1
Ws/L2.1

5 Excel charts showing all the curriculum indicators in any particular level: one sheet each for E1, E2, E3, L1, L2.

Each chart provides, on one page, a quick, visual record of progress and achievement and is particularly useful in forming and updating individual learning plans. They can be kept in students’ basic skills folders and used to set targets and track progress.

For more information on these files please also download the PDF overview (below).

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

6 Excel charts showing all the curriculum indicators in any particular level: pre-Entry (Milestone 1- Milestone 8 in one sheet), and one sheet each for E1, E2, E3, L1, L2.

Each chart provides, on one page, a quick, visual record of progress and achievement and is particularly useful in forming and updating individual learning plans. They can be kept in students’ basic skills folders and used to set targets and track progress.

For more information on these files please also download the PDF overview (below).

Level
M6
M7
M8
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
General
Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Several games to play: complete with game tiles and lotto boards. Ideal for for practising converting measures (Levels 1 and 2) and also another game board for selecting appropriate units of measure (Entry 3).

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L1.2
N1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.5

A practical investigation that can be enjoyed in mixed level classes.  There's something for all learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.

Editor's note. One of my favourite resources that somehow got lost when the site was redeveloped in 2011.  Now fully updated to reflect the new 2018 Functional Skills content that come into effect September 2019. Pages 7-8 show detailed FS mapping to content descriptors and problem solving skills.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
FM E1.3 Add numbers which total up to 20, and subtract numbers from numbers up to 20
E1.13 Read and draw simple charts and diagrams including a tally chart, block diagram/graph
E2.25 Take information from one format and represent the information in another format including use of bar charts
E3.23 Organise and represent information in appropriate ways including tables, diagrams, simple line graphs and bar charts
FM L1.8 Read, write, order and compare common fractions and mixed numbers
FM L2.27 Express probabilities as fractions, decimals and percentages
Context
Sport

One of our most endearing and popular resources. This excellent investigation for mixed ability groups has inspired many other Skillsworkshop contributors to create related Smartie resources (see below for just a small selection). Covers almost all data handling curriculum elements from Entry 1 to Level 1 along with other elements from N1 (whole numbers) and Measure. Topics covered include counting, estimating, addition, sorting, tallies, bar charts, mean, range and more.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
Maths
Place value and counting
Averages and range
Collect organise represent
Extract and interpret information
Estimate
Add subtract multiply divide
Solve whole number problems