Hands-on / practical activity

Cooking , contructing, measuring and other kinaesthetic activities.

A fabulous 19 page booklet providing comprehensive coverage of measuring length at Entry 2 (and above). Cleverly links in with all the Entry 2 data handling elements by asking learners to record data in tables and bar charts. Includes using non-standard units, estimating and measuring height, using bar charts and tables and interpreting the results, measuring lines, investigations, frog jumping and paper aeroplane races; plus student progress tracker.

Level
E2
Maths
HD1/E2.3
HD1/E2.4
HD1/E2.5
HD1/E2.1
HD1/E2.2
MSS1/E2.5

A great warm-up activity. Students work in pairs to find information in holiday brochures. Easily adapted for your own brochures. Covers scanning, organisational features, detailed reading, etc. at E3-L2.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E3.4
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L2.3
Rt/E3.5
Rt/L1.4
Rt/L2.6
Rt/E3.6
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.8
Rt/L1.5
Rt/L2.7
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

A challenging kinaesthetic paired activity that is bound to promote discussion about possessive and omissive apostrophes (and the greengrocer’s apostrophe!).

Level
L1
L2
English
Apostrophes
Rs/L1.2
Ws/L2.4

Heroes and Celebrations chocolate tasting game cleverly combines reading instructions, alphabetical ordering and adjectives into a delicious activity!

Level
E2
English
Rt/E2.1
Rw/E2.4
Ws/E2.2

A paired task that introduces thermometers and reading simple scales.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
MSS1/E2.8
MSS1/E3.9
Context
Health, Social care, Early years

A fabulous activity which takes learners through grouping, division by subtraction, and remainders – in a structured, logical fashion so that their pile of Smarties will gradually get eaten!

Level
E3
Maths
N1/E3.6

A useful, very effective template for making place value sliders. The laminated Slider allows the learner to see the digits moving left or right when they multiply or divide by powers of 10 and discourages the use of ‘adding zeros’ or ‘moving the decimal point’ which are not now used in schools. Covers whole numbers up to 7 digits and decimals to 2 decimal places.

Level
L1
Maths
AN N2/L1.4
N1/L1.1

A super, complete E2-E3 lesson plan (and resources) originally written for e2e students looking at healthy eating, but great for any group. The lesson plan pays particular attention to equality and diversity.
Includes detailed plan, quiz answer sheet, illustrated fill-in tables and adjective ideas. You will need a selection of exotic fruit and also, if following the entire lesson plan, our Describing Foods resource (see below).

Level
E2
E3
English
SLlr/E3.2
SLc/E3.1
SLc/E3.3
Ws/E2.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Health, Social care, Early years

Banana smoothie numeracy challenge a hands-on practical task where groups of students must measure ingredients accurately (capacity and weight) and come up with a perfect smoothie recipe to be judged by the teacher. Marks are also awarded for an inventive smoothie name and a well written recipe (optional writing frame included for learners with Entry literacy skills) plus a detailed mark/feedback sheet.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A great hands-on fill-in activity where learners are asked to inspect a range of leaflets and note down emotive language, textual features, images, etc.

Level
L1
English
Rt/L1.2