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Added on 8 July 2002

Covers mental maths with the four operations and can be extended to cover odd, even & square numbers; multiples; etc. Nothing else needed!

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
N1/E3.6
N1/E3.5
N1/E3.3
N1/L1.5
N1/L1.6
N1/L2.2

Added on 22 March 2002

A shared text for group work. Two houses for sale and a garage (all based on real Estate Agents’ ads – the garage description is rather amusing!). Plus a detailed description of a holiday cottage. Use for: studying fact – opinion, adjectives, descriptive – persuasive language, preparation for group or individual writing projects. Originally used as preparation for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002. Best printed and enlarged to A3 – give each student a copy and encourage annotation, underlining, highlighting etc.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2

Added on 26 January 2002

Chomwell Green is a picture prompt for shared group writing at any level. Originally used as an overhead transpareny for a class writing project (using adjectives) in Jan 2002 but could also be displayed on an interactive whiteboard. With teaching ideas and sample texts showing the use of positive and negative adjectives. One of a set of popular Chomwell Green resources (see below).

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2
AL Ws/E2.2 Use Adjectives
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Wt/L1.1

Added on 31 October 2001

One of our most popular resources has now been given a facelift. Includes ‘Follow Me’ warm-up activity cards on ordering days, months and seasons – for group numeracy sessions (EL1-EL3), also suitable for Literacy (Reading levels E1-E3). Small cards for matching months/days to abbreviations or order. Larger cards for playing matching / sorting games /alphabetical ordering and spelling. Useful key word reference sheets connected to time and numbers. Cheque writing help. Match upper and lower case key words. With dozens of teaching ideas. Best printed on card or laminated.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Ww/E1.1
AL Rw/E1.3
Rw/E2.1
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
Ww/E2.1
Maths
MSS1/E1.2
MSS1/E2.3
AN MSS1/E3.3
AN N1/E1.2 Read & write numbers up to 10 inc. zero
AN N1/E1.3 Order & compare numbers up to 10 inc. zero
AN N1/E2.2 Read, write, order & compare numbers to 100; odd even nos.

Added on 17 April 2001

A huge 15 page resource that had a major facelift in 2007. Covers parts of speech (nouns and verbs), imperatives, spelling rules, words with more than one meaning, spelling strategies and much more. With extensive teaching notes, student aims sheet, and ideas for contextualisation and using as a multisensory resource.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
Ws/E3.1
Rw/L1.3
Rw/E3.5
Rw/E2.3
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
Rs/E3.2
Rs/E2.3 check plausible meanings of sentences when decoding unfamiliar words
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Ww/E2.2

Added on 17 April 2001

An extensive 13 page resource that had a major facelift in 2007. Covers parts of speech (nouns and verbs), spelling rules, writing sentences, vocabulary, adding and removing suffixes and much more. With extensive teaching notes, student aims sheet, and ideas for using as a multisensory resource.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
Prefixes, suffixes & plurals
AL Ww/E3.2 Use phonic knowledge to help spelling
Rs/E3.2
Rs/L1.1
Rw/E3.5
Rw/L1.3
Ws/E3.1
Ws/L1.1
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words

Added on 1 April 2001

Major update - October 2021. 

A practical and easy way to introduce decimals from Entry Level 2 (1 decimal place) onwards. Written in 2001, I have now updated the Functional Skills mapping and removed the old Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum references. Two new gap-fill charts for E2-E3 and L1-L2 , and a range of new blank charts for whole numbers and decimals of all sizes!  Also useful for:

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
Maths
FM Context free underpinning
FM E2.2 Read, write, order & compare numbers up to 200
FM E2.11 Read, write & use decimals to one decimal place
FM E3.1 Count, read, write, order & compare numbers up to 1000
FM E3.8 Read, write & use decimals up to two decimal places
FM L1.1 Read, write, order & compare large numbers (up to one million)
FM L1.3 Multiply & divide whole numbers & decimals by 10, 100, 1000
FM L1.10 Read, write, order & compare decimals up to three decimal places
FM L2.1 Read, write, order & compare positive & negative numbers of any size
FM L2.9 Order, approximate & compare decimals

Added on 1 April 2001

Practical and easy way to introduce decimals / money. One partially completed chart with examples and a blank chart for student to enter their own sums of money.

Level
Entry Level 3
Maths
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
MSS1/E3.2
AN N2/E3.3