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Added on 18 February 2004

Illustrated interactive worksheet to complete on-screen. Select the matching rhyming word from drop down menus.

Updated 2010 to reflect 2009 curriculum changes.

Level
E2
English
Rw/E2.2

Added on 18 February 2004

One of our most endearing and popular resources. This excellent investigation for mixed ability groups has inspired many other Skillsworkshop contributors to create related Smartie resources (see below for just a small selection). Covers almost all data handling curriculum elements from Entry 1 to Level 1 along with other elements from N1 (whole numbers) and Measure. Topics covered include counting, estimating, addition, sorting, tallies, bar charts, mean, range and more.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
Maths
Place value and counting
Averages and range
Collect organise represent
Extract and interpret information
Estimate
Add subtract multiply divide
Solve whole number problems

Added on 7 February 2004

4 sets of word cards, 2 sets of picture cards. Sort, match, order and group cards. Metric measures, imperial measures, units of time, measuring instruments, suitable units. Makes great starter or revision activities. Build active learning into your lessons. Ideal for visual and kinaesthetic learners.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/L1.2
MSS1/E2.6
MSS1/E2.7
MSS1/L2.2
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/E3.4
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.5
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.3
MSS1/L2.6

Added on 12 January 2004

Find out about graphic organisers by completing the cloze. Then follow the instructions to create your own graphic organiser and plan a five paragraph magazine article in 5 minutes! All you need is your hand and a blank sheet of paper!

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/L1.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.2
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L2.3

Added on 12 January 2004

Great way to practise the use of apostrophes in contractions. 28 dominoes, and instructions for several different games.

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

Added on 11 December 2003

Great series of differentiated assignments (2 each at Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1) using the Royal Mail web site or leaflets (last posting dates, parcel prices) for the postage assignments, and an Argos (or similar) catalogue for the Christmas present assignment. Topics covered include reading tables, weighing, working with decimals and money, using calculators.

Updated in 2007 to reflect new postal rates but you wil need to get the lastest price list from the Royal Mail http://www.royalmail.com/

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
HD1/E2.1
MSS1/E2.2
HD1/E3.1
MSS1/E3.1
HD1/L1.1
MSS1/L1.1
N2/E3.4
N2/L1.11
N2/L1.5
AN N2/E3.3
MSS1/L1.4

Added on 10 December 2003

Christmas party games and ideas for Entry Level 1 / Milestone 8 literacy What’s in the stocking? Hot and Cold game. Lesson plan and other party ideas. Complete with a 4 week lesson plan outline(preparing for the party, writing invitations, etc.) and a detailed plan for the party night!
Covers discussion, asking questions, listening for detail, and single step instructions.

Level
M8
E1
English
AL SLc/E1.3
SLd/E1.1
SLlr/E1.2
SLlr/E1.3
Pre-entry
pE SLc/M8.2
pE SLlr/M8.3

Added on 10 June 2003

A set of two resources – PPT and PDF file. Updated in 2008. Please ensure you download the PDF file as this includes full teaching instructions for the PPT.

Level
M8
E1
English
Ww/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Ww/M8.1
General
Dyslexia support

Added on 24 May 2003

A lively warm-up that covers mental and paper-based money skills from Entry 2 to Level 2. All you need are copies of local food menus (or make up your own on the blank provided).

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/L2.1
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Added on 1 May 2003

Hands-on, kinaesthetic resource ideal for mixed ability groups. Covers estimating, measuring and comparing lengths; perimeter; and area.

Level
E2
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.8
MSS1/L1.9
MSS1/E2.5
MSS1/E3.5