Hands-on / practical activity

Cooking , contructing, measuring and other kinaesthetic activities.

A multi-functional resource for Literacy or Numeracy. Sample TV listings by day, programme, start and end times, channel and genre. Use for alphabetic or numeric sorting, skimming and scanning exercises, literacy social sight vocabulary for days of the week, numeracy exercises for calculating time, etc. This resource contains some sample exercise questions to use which can be developed further according to need. I laminated the sheets and then cut up into days so lower level learners can move the elements around. Higher level learners can work from the whole page sheets as well.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
English
Rt/E2.3
Rt/E3.7
Rw/E3.4
AL Rw/E1.1
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.3
MSS1/L1.2
AN MSS1/L1.3
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

A lovely hands-on measuring / weighing / extracting data activity (you will need a selection of letters and packets) for Entry 3.

Level
E3
Maths
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.6

A great way to practice L2 measure and volume skills in a practical problem solving scenario. Ideal (and fully mapped to) L2 Functional Maths.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.5
MSS1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.9
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Electrical, Electronics & Technology
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Christmas Star template was designed to accompany Sarah Horsley’s How to Make a Christmas Star resource (below) and makes the folding and cutting process easier. Ideal when using Sarah’s resource in a family learning situation.

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
E1
Maths
Common Measures
General numeracy / maths

A fabulous set of illustrated instructions. Makes a great activity for literacy and numeracy classes (reading instructions, measuring, shapes, etc.) at many levels.
For an easy to use template please see Bryan Fitzpatrick’s accompany resource below.

Level
L1
E3
E2
E1
English
Rs/E3.1
Reading
Maths
Measures shape and space
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Looking at Newspapers is a wonderful example of creative differentiated teaching across all levels (E1-L2). A detailed lesson description, resources and introductory PPT are included. The lesson uses Kipling’s “What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who” to help students analyse newspaper reports and interview other students, or their teacher, to create their own reports.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Poetry
Context
News, Politics & Government items

Hands on activities inc. bingo game and cloze exercises – providing good group or individual practice with these common confusables.

Level
L1
English
Ww/L1.1
Homophones, homographs & confusables

A rather nifty Word document template where learners can move the digits to the right or left to see the changes in place value when multiplying or dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

Level
L1
Maths
Mental maths
AN N2/L1.6

A hands-on activity that covers measuring, multiplying and 3D shapes (and a quick game of Jenga!).
Plus suggested L1 extension activities that cover perimeter, area, volume, metric measures and tessellation.

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
MSS2/E3.2
MSS2/L1.2
MSS1/L1.10
MSS2/L1.1
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E2.5
MSS2/E2.2
N1/E3.5

A scheme of work and progress sheet accompanied by many resources including: tallies, counting to 100, odd and even numbers, number bonds, adding on ten, ideas for card games and links to web based games.

Level
E2
Maths
N1/E2.4
AN N1/E2.1
AN N1/E2.2