# Shrove Tuesday

## Pancake Proportions

This resource covers all the Functional Skills content descriptors relating to ratio and proportion. It was written with mixed L1-L2 classes in mind. I wanted to experiment with inverse proportion questions (a new topic in Reformed Functional Maths) but wanted to build up to them gradually. The questions are contextualised and problem based, with no underpinning taught, so learners will need an introduction to ratios (or a refresher) beforehand. Ratios, direct and inverse proportion are covered.

Level
L1
L2
GCSE L1-5
Maths
FM Straightforward problem(s) with more than 1 step
FM Complex multi-step problem(s)
FM L1.17 Work with simple ratio and direct proportions
FM L2.11 Understand and calculate using ratios, direct proportion and inverse proportion
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## Cooking verbs and recipes E1 Functional English - ESOL

Here are few things on cooking verbs and recipes for E1-E2 ESOL and Entry Level 1 Functional English classes. Includes reading, spelling and saying the letters of the alphabet. Includes a recipe for pancakes but useful at any time of year.

Editor's notes

Fully mapped to the new Reformed Functional English content.

Level
E1
E2
English
FE E1.1 Say the names of the letters of the alphabet
FE E1.8 Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 1
FE E1.15 Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4b Give personal information
ESOL Rw/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Ww/E1.1b
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## Shrove Tuesday L2 Functional English Reading assessment

A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet and detailed answers. This resource takes account of the changes demanded since Ofqual published its thematic review of Functional Skills in January 2015. Can also of course be used for normal classwork, revision, homework or private study. Ideal for Pancake day but could be used any time of year.

Level
L2
English
Rt/L2.8
Rt/L2.4
Rt/L2.3
Rt/L2.2
Rt/L2.1
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
History
Catering Food Nutrition

## Shrove Tuesday L1 Functional English reading assessment

A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet and detailed answers. This resource takes account of the changes demanded since Ofqual published its thematic review of Functional Skills in January 2015. Can also of course be used for normal classwork, revision, homework or private study. Ideal for Pancake day but could be used any time of year.

Level
L1
English
Rt/L1.3
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
History

## Shrove Tuesday E3 Functional English reading assessment

A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet. Can also of course be used for normal classwork , revision, homework or private study. Ideal for Pancake day but could be used any time of year.

Based on an article on Pancake Day events in a recent edition of the Evening Standard. Includes restaurants, pancake races, charity events and competitions.

Level
E3
English
Rt/E3.8
Rt/E3.7
Rt/E3.5
Rt/E3.2
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism

## Pancakes imperatives

A topical resource to revise features of instructional texts and imperative verbs.
Fully mapped to Functional English and ideal for mixed ability groups.

Level
L1
E3
English
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
Rs/E3.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

## Cooking pancakes Functional Maths

Six Functional Maths tasks based on a theme of cooking pancakes in a college canteen. Plenty of space is provided for showing working out and many questions have no single correct answer (as, in a true functional fashion, these will depend on the students’ ideas and research).

Covers number, ratio, tallies, fractions, money and measures. All three process skills are amply covered. Particularly suitable for Shrove Tuesday but can be used all year round.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

A recently designed resource that I wanted to share with my fellow skillsworkshop users. I wanted something to use with my learners as a spelling lesson. I have tried to involve various activities to help motivate and keep interest whilst learning spellings.

Resource includes a cloze exercise, comprehension questions, homophones and plurals, and a final crossword to check skills.

Level
L1
E3
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Rt/L1.1 Understand continuous texts
AL Rt/E3.1 Understand longer texts
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Homophones, homographs & confusables
Context
History
Catering Food Nutrition

## Pancakes maths questions

Pancakes is a series of challenging questions for Shrove Tuesday. The main topic is ratio and proportion but metric measures, money and time are also covered.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
AN MSS1/L1.3 Calculate with and convert between units of time
AN N1/L1.7
AN N1/L2.3