Pre-Entry Resources

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A set of two worksheets for Milestone 8. To be used after lots of practical, hands-on activities.

Level
M8
Pre-entry
pre-Entry N1/M8.3 Count reliably up to 5 items, & with inconsistencies, up to 10 items
pre-Entry N1/M8.5 recognise, use, record & know value of numerals 0-10
pre-Entry N1/M8.6 Relate numbers to collections of objects reliably to five, & with support to 10

For improving visual figure-ground skills, expressive language development, matching and counting symbols.

Level
M6
M7
M8
Pre-entry
pre-Entry SLlr/M6.1 Respond to familiar people demonstrating understanding of simple questions
pre-Entry SLlr/M7.2 Listen to simple questions on familiar topics & give simple responses
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.2 Listen to & answer simple questions about personal details/experiences/events & narratives
pre-Entry SLc/M6.1 Use phrases of up to 3 key words/signs to communicate simple ideas
pre-Entry SLc/M7.5 Make simple statements about simple and personal matters
pre-Entry SLc/M8.1 Use key words, signs, symbols when communicating about own experiences, and to recount a narrative
pre-Entry Rtc/M6.2 Find & name key images, characters, events
pre-Entry Rtc/M7.1 Distinguish between print, text, symbols, images
pre-Entry N1/M6.3 Count reliably up to 3 objects & with inconsistencies up to 5e objects
pre-Entry N1/M6.4 Recognise numerals 1 to 3, & with some inconsistencies 1 to 5
pre-Entry N1/M7.4 Relate numbers to collections of objects to three, & with support up to five
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

A fabulous set of resources adapted from the Entry 1 Skills for Life materials at https://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/about/ Covers most N1 Milestone 8 curriculum elements. Created so that E1 and M8 students in a mixed ability class had similar materials to work from.
Judy stresses that this resource should not be used in isolation but alongside lots and lots of practical activities.

Level
M8
Pre-entry
pre-Entry N1/M8.1 Join in rote counting to 10
pre-Entry N1/M8.2 Continue rote counting onward within the range 1-10,
pre-Entry N1/M8.3 Count reliably up to 5 items, & with inconsistencies, up to 10 items
pre-Entry N1/M8.4 Compare two given numbers of objects in groups of up to five, commnicating which is more/less
pre-Entry N1/M8.5 recognise, use, record & know value of numerals 0-10
pre-Entry N1/M8.6 Relate numbers to collections of objects reliably to five, & with support to 10
pre-Entry N1/M8.7 Add single-digit numbers reliably to five, & with support to 10
pre-Entry N1/M8.9 Use ordinal numbers, from 'first' to 'fifth'
pre-Entry N1/M8.10 Recognise and apply +, -, =

Favourite things bingo game provides valuable practice in asking and answering questions for Milestone 7 upwards and makes a great icebreaker.

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL SLc/E1.3
SLc/E2.2
AL SLlr/E1.4
SLlr/E1.6
Wt/E1.1
Wt/E2.1
Pre-entry
pre-Entry SLlr/M7.2 Listen to simple questions on familiar topics & give simple responses
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.2 Listen to & answer simple questions about personal details/experiences/events & narratives
pre-Entry SLc/M7.4 Ask simple questions for explanation/instruction, and about events/experiences
pre-Entry SLc/M7.5 Make simple statements about simple and personal matters
pre-Entry SLc/M8.2 Ask questions using key words, signs, symbols to obtain information
pre-Entry Rtc/M7.1 Distinguish between print, text, symbols, images
pre-Entry Rtc/M8.3 When working with texts communicate about persons, characters, events, objects
pre-Entry Wt/M7.2 Use words/signs/symbols/images & match their meanings to objects, people, places
pre-Entry Wt/M8.1 Understand that words/signs/symbols/images convey information

Covers many common phonemes (initial consonants, vowel and consonant digraphs) and blends. Look at and say the letter sound then click to see a related picture and spelling.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rw/E1.2 Decode simple, regular words
AL Rw/E1.3
AL Rw/E2.2 Recognise high frequency words & words with common spelling patterns
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Ww/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in some letters, syllables. words, rhymes, songs
pre-Entry Rw/M8.1Recognise letters of the alphabet by shape, name, sound
pre-Entry Rw/M8.2 Associate sounds with patterns in letters, syllables, words,
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.2a Use basic sound-letter correspondence to sound out words
ESOL Rw/E1.3a
ESOL Rw/E2.3a Use context & range of phonic / graphic knowledge to decode words

A useful PowerPoint featuring the first 33 Dolch words for sight reading practice.

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M7.3 Recognise & select up to ten personal words, signs, symbols
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols

A series of 7 great work sheets with cardboard, plastic or real money to improve coin recognition skills and making coins up to various amounts. For Milestone 7 to Entry 2.

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Maths
MSS1/E2.1
MSS1/E1.1
Pre-entry
pre-Entry MSS1/M7.8 Recognise and select coins up to 20p, and notes up to £10.00
pre-Entry MSS1/M8.6 Recognise & select coins up to £2.00, and notes up to £10.00

Fabulous introduction with lots of pictures and points for group discussion making this suitable for Milestone 8 – Entry 3.
Please also see (below) the Social Signs Quiz created by Heidi Grififn to complement this resource.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Rt/E1.2
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E2.3
Rt/E3.2
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols

A great project for preEntry – Entry 2. Make the instant dessert, read and sequence instructions, match images to key word and more!

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
AL Rt/E1.1 Read short familiar texts
AL Rt/E2.1 Follow main points of short texts
Rt/E2.3
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.3
pre-Entry Rtc/M8.3 When working with texts communicate about persons, characters, events, objects
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

5 hand drawn storyboards – shopping, holidays, swimming, getting-up and a bank robbery! Pictures can be cut up, muddled and re-sequenced; simple sentences written out to match with pictures; sentences written in the present to be changed to past tense (ESOL); write sentences then join with conjunctions e.g. then, next; or simply as prompts for conversation and discussion.

Level
M7
M8
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
Ws/E1.1
Ws/E2.1
Wt/E1.1
Wt/E2.1
Pre-entry
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.2 Listen to & answer simple questions about personal details/experiences/events & narratives
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.4 Listen to and follow simple and brief narratives
pre-Entry SLc/M7.1 Communicate ideas, choices, events referring to past, present, future
pre-Entry SLc/M7.2 Use conjunctions inc. 'and' & 'but' to link ideas & add new detail
pre-Entry SLc/M8.1 Use key words, signs, symbols when communicating about own experiences, and to recount a narrative
pre-Entry Rti/M7.1 Demonstrate an interest in the activity of reading
pre-Entry Rtc/M8.3 When working with texts communicate about persons, characters, events, objects
pre-Entry Wt/M8.1 Understand that words/signs/symbols/images convey information
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E1.1a Construct a simple sentence, using basic word order & verb form
ESOL Ws/E2.1a Construct simple and compound sentences
ESOL Wt/E1.1a
ESOL Wt/E2.1a