M8

Milestone level 8

Measures, shape and space activity suitable for Entry 1 learners.

Editor’s note
Used with a gingerbread house bought in Aldi (Christmas 2012) but similar houses are available in other stores.

Level
E1
M8
Maths
MSS2/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Pre-entry
N1/M8.6
MSS1/M8.3
N1/M8.3

This resource helps learners hear rhymes and recognise corresponding letters/digraphs, rimes and onsets etc. Take simple limericks and poems and get your learners to put them together.

I created my own limericks to match work we had been doing on long vowel sounds (it is not that difficult to do once you get started). Well-known poems and nursery rhymes also proved particularly popular as many knew them already by heart from childhood and some were doing them now with their children.

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Poetry
SLlr/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
Rw/E1.2
Functional English - reading
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.2
General
Dyslexia support
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

Topical PPT adapted from Chris Farrell’s How many smileys 1-20 (see below).
use as a starter in pre-Entry/ E1 ESOL, Maths or literacy groups.

Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word. Good used with small individual whiteboards.

Level
E1
M8
English
Ww/E1.1
Pre-entry
N1/M8.1
Context
Sport

Powerpoint for practising numbers to 20, not necessarily all at once.

Used as a starter with all ESOL maths groups to check the spelling of numbers. I created it for E1 / E2 and it could be used for ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy classes.

A selection of smileys are shown on each slide. Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word. Good used with small individual whiteboards.

Level
M8
E1
English
Ww/E1.1
Maths
N1/E1.2
N1/E1.1
Pre-entry
N1/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.1a

Set of four graduated activities for preEntry up to Entry Level 2 ideal for mixed ability literacy and ESOL groups. Colour word cards provided.
Match identical pictures (Milestones 6-7)
Match or write colour words to pictures (Milestone 8 – Entry 1)
Simple cloze activity (E1-E2)

Level
M6
M7
M8
E1
E2
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Rs/E2.3
Rs/E2.2
Rs/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
Rw/M7.3
Rw/M6.2
Rw/M6.1
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2b
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Rs/E2.1c
ESOL Rs/E2.1b
ESOL Rs/E1.1a

A powerpoint used as a starter with all ESOL maths groups to check the spelling of numbers. I created it for E1 / E2, but always use it as a check with E3 – L2 at the beginning of the year. They all enjoy it and never complain it should be for babies. It could be used for ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy classes.

A selection of smileys are shown on each slide. Clicking reveals the number (as a digit) and a further click reveals the number spelt out as a word. Would be good used with small individual whiteboards.

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Ww/E2.1
Ww/E1.1
Maths
AN N1/E2.2
AN N1/E2.1
N1/E1.2
N1/E1.1
Whole Numbers
Pre-entry
N1/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E2.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1a

This is a lower-level version of ‘My Busy Day’ Housework by Laurence Fletcher (see below) for a basic literacy for ESOL class. Also suitable for M8-E1 literacy.
Reading comprehension, simplified cloze and sentence exercises.

Level
M8
E1
English
Rt/E1.1
Rs/E1.1
Pre-entry
General pre-Entry
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E1.1a
ESOL Rs/E1.1a
Context
Independent living

Matching exercise for preEntry and E1 learners to recognise signs and their names.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
Rw/M7.3
Context
Independent living

Beautifully clear and very handy handwriting / alphabet reference sheet. Plus a lined page for practice.

Level
E1
M8
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.3
Pre-entry
Ww/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E1.3a

This is a basic matching activity for learners. After teaching vocabulary of the family (son, mum, etc) this activity can be used to match pictures of family members to the correct word.

Level
E1
M8
Pre-entry
Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a