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Added on 23 October 2004

5 Excel charts showing all the curriculum indicators in any particular level: one sheet each for E1, E2, E3, L1, L2.

Each chart provides, on one page, a quick, visual record of progress and achievement and is particularly useful in forming and updating individual learning plans. They can be kept in students’ basic skills folders and used to set targets and track progress.

For more information on these files please also download the PDF overview (below).

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Aims & objectives, ILPs, reflections

Added on 6 September 2004

Several games to play: complete with game tiles and lotto boards. Ideal for for practising converting measures (Levels 1 and 2) and also another game board for selecting appropriate units of measure (Entry 3).

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
N2/L1.2
N1/L1.4
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.5

Added on 1 September 2004

Added on 12 August 2004

Colours, Clothes and Fruit ) is a 43 page booklet with 23 Milestone 8 / Entry 1-2 paper-based word and sentence focus activities. These accompany our ‘describing people’ on-screen resources.

Word searches and shapes, alphabetical order, upper-lower case letters, crosswords, word fills and matching games. Answers, mapping document, teaching ideas.

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
General literacy / English
Pre-entry
pre-Entry General
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Added on 12 July 2004

Cloze, quiz and writing activity focusing on key words (colours and clothes). Extra teaching ideas and links to many related web sites are also included.

Can be used alone or with the DfES Skills for Life E1 Literacy materials.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Li…
(Unit 1, Lost and Found). Related online audio files are also available (links can be found within the cloze exercises).

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Rw/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Ws/E1.1
Ww/E1.1

Added on 4 July 2004

Two on-screen cloze exercises.
Cloze 1 – select correct words from drop down menus.
Cloze 2 – type in correct words from word bank.
Can be used alone or with the DfES Skills for Life E1 Literacy materials.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Li…
(Unit 1, Lost and Found). Related online audio files are also available (links can be found within the cloze exercises).

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
SLlr/E1.3
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Sport

Added on 4 July 2004

Used in E1 Literacy as preparation for playing a fun ‘Cat and Mouse’ http://www.tcet.com/eaonline/FlashedESL/CatsMX.swf preposition game. Print on acetate, cut up and use with an OHP to focus on spelling & reading key prepositions (or display on interactive whiteboard). Print on paper for students to refer to whilst playing game. All clipart from UVics Language Clip art Library at http://hcmc.uvic.ca/clipart/

Level
E1
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
AL Rw/E1.1
ESOL
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Added on 1 July 2004

Self-marking cloze, quiz and writing activities for football fans. All are based on the story of Pickles, the dog who found the stolen World Cup in 1966. Extra teaching ideas and links to many related web sites are also included.

Level
E1
English
Wt/E1.1
Ws/E1.1
SLlr/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Rt/E1.1
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Context
Sport

Added on 1 July 2004

A very popular 29 page booklet with 14 Milestone 8 / Entry 1-2 paper-based word, sentence and text focus activities to accompany related on-screen resources (below). Updated in 2006.

Can be used alone or with the DfES Skills for Life E1 Literacy materials.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Li…
(Unit 1, Lost and Found)

Level
M8
E1
E2
English
Rs/E1.1 Read and recognise simple sentence structures
Rs/E2.2 Use sentence structure to decipher and predict meaning
Rs/E2.3 check plausible meanings of sentences when decoding unfamiliar words
Rs/E2.4
Rt/E1.1
Rt/E2.1
Rw/E1.2
Rw/E2.2
AL Rw/E1.1
AL Rw/E1.3
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E1.2
Ws/E2.1
Ws/E2.3
Ws/E2.4
Ww/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Ww/M8.1
Context
Sport

Added on 1 May 2004

A practical investigation that can be enjoyed in mixed level classes.  There's something for all learners from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.

Editor's note. One of my favourite resources that somehow got lost when the site was redeveloped in 2011.  Now fully updated to reflect the new 2018 Functional Skills content that come into effect September 2019. Pages 7-8 show detailed FS mapping to content descriptors and problem solving skills.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
Maths
FM E1.3 Add numbers which total up to 20, and subtract numbers from numbers up to 20
E1.13 Read and draw simple charts and diagrams including a tally chart, block diagram/graph
E2.25 Take information from one format and represent the information in another format including use of bar charts
E3.23 Organise and represent information in appropriate ways including tables, diagrams, simple line graphs and bar charts
FM L1.8 Read, write, order and compare common fractions and mixed numbers
FM L2.27 Express probabilities as fractions, decimals and percentages
Context
Sport