# MSS1/E2.3

MSS1/E2.3 Read and record time in common date formats
(a) know the months of the year in words and abbreviated forms
(b) know the months of the year in their numbered sequence (i.e. March is the third month)
(c) understand UK convention of writing the date in order of day, month, year.

## Murder at the Grange parts 2 and 3

This is an adaptation of Murder at the Grange, which my students have always enjoyed.

I wanted to extend the work on calculating with time, so learners have to use and extend timetables and calculate multi-stage journey times. I also thought it would be good to have some female characters!

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
AN MSS1/L2.2 Calculate, measure and record time
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
AN MSS1/L1.2 Read & measure time and use timetables
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/E2.4
MSS1/E2.3
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Email and online banking registration forms

Simulations of email and online banking registration forms. Can be used in succession, as for the banking registration form you need an email address. When you press the “create account” button it will open the printing menu. Good luck!

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - writing
Rw/E3.2
Form filling
Maths
MSS1/E2.3
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Using ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT
Context
Employment skills & Public services

## Olympics road cycle race Entry Functional Maths

This resource uses the 2012 Olympics cycling road race as a theme and focuses on dates and time. Learners use a calendar to find a day and date, extract information from a table, add times to blank clock faces and carry out simple calculations. There is also a road map of the race with questions to answer.
Fully mapped to E2-E3 Functional Maths

Level
Entry Level 3
Entry Level 2
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/E2.4
MSS1/E2.3
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Sport and fitness

## Guy Fawkes Night activities for Functional Skills

This resource was created for Adult Literacy Entry 3 Learners but can be used with mixed ability groups from E2 – L1. It includes reading comprehension and related exercises covering many curriculum areas, based on the Guy Fawkes Night theme.

The first section is a comprehension based on the history of Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. The text is suitable for E3-L2. Questions cover general comprehension, punctuation, homophones/spellings, proper nouns, alphabetical order and dictionary work. Some questions are also suitable for E2.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Functional English - writing
Homophones, homographs & confusables
General literacy / English
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/E2.3
Context
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism
History, culture, museums, libraries

## Writing the date in different ways

Straightforward, very useful fill-in worksheet for underpinning Entry level 2 Functional Maths.

Level
Entry Level 2
Maths
MSS1/E2.3
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

## Memory tips for ordering months of the year

Memory tips for ordering months of the year was written for a dyslexic student but is also very useful for Entry 2 measures, reading and spelling (and dyslexic students at any level).

Level
Entry Level 2
English
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E2.1
Maths
MSS1/E2.3
General
Dyslexia support

## Days, months, seasons, dates and calendars

A substantial booklet providing comprehensive coverage for E1-E3. Includes card matches for sequencing, sorting and matching; six different calendars with questions, and two ‘dates’ activities.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 3
Maths
MSS1/E2.3
MSS1/E1.2
AN MSS1/E3.3

## Holiday dates

Holiday dates is an unusual challenge where the special dates/celebrations (e.g. Diwali, St Patrick’s Day, Queen’s birthday, Easter, etc.) must be matched to the correct month/s of the year. With research links.

Level
Entry Level 2
Maths
MSS1/E2.3

## Days of the week interactive worksheet

Days of the week combines colourful pages of information (days of week and their order, abbreviations, numbers on calendars) with interactive practice pages (drag and drop and a very clever page where the text changes colour if correct spelling is typed). First used with Entry 1 ESOLICT learners but also suitable for E1 literacy and numeracy.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Ww/E1.1
Maths
MSS1/E1.2
MSS1/E2.3
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rw/E1.3b Recognise digits
ESOL Ww/E1.1a Use and spell correctly some personal key words and familiar words
ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT

## Questions about days and months

Questions about days and months . Interactive worksheet with drop down menus to select the correct day, no. of days in a month, etc. (Use as a follow on exercise after the Days of the week worksheet (see below).

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Maths
MSS1/E1.2
MSS1/E2.3
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rw/E1.3b Recognise digits
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT