Recent Changes

Changed on 26 November 2021

June 2021 - now updated for the 2021 Season

Wimbledon is a text for E2-3 with comprehension, dictionary and sentence-writing questions followed by alphabetical ordering work on the men’s/women’s top seeds.
Now a Skillsworkshop Classic English title.
 

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
FE E2.7 Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 2
FE E3.8 Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 3
FE E2.8 Understand the main points in texts
FE E3.9 Identify, understand & extract main points & ideas in/from texts
FE E2.9 Understand organisational markers in short, straightforward texts
FE E2.12 Use illustrations, images & captions to locate information
FE E3.12 Understand organisational features & use them to locate relevant information
FE E3.11 Use strategies to find meaning of words e.g. dictionary, context, word types
FE E2.15 Use 1st & 2nd letters to sequence words alphabetically
FE E3.16 Use 1st, 2nd & 3rd letters to sequence words alphabetically
FE E2.19 Write in compound sentences, using common conjunctions to connect clauses
FE E3.21 Use compound sentences & paragraphs where appropriate
FE E2.20 Use adjectives & simple linking words
FE E3.19 Write text of appropriate length & level of detail
Context
Sport

Changed on 26 November 2021

Football Fun provides instructions and extra alphabetical ordering and reading activities to accompany the Premiership and Championship football team cards (see below). Ideal for football fans of all ages.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
English
Rw/E2.4
Rw/E3.4
Context
Sport

Changed on 26 November 2021

Unusual football injuries is an interesting and fun writing task that also helps with reading skills, using language fit for purpose and logical structure.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Level 2
English
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.3
Wt/L2.3
Wt/L2.5
Context
Sport

Changed on 18 November 2021

This year the the appeal show is on Friday November 19.  Simply type Children in Need into any search box or follow the Pudsey tag to find the following:

Changed on 18 November 2021

Changed on 16 November 2021

Aimed at Level 1 and Level 2 Functional English students. Loosely follows the style of the City & Guilds confirmatory reading test - includes questions on vocabulary and meaning, purpose and tone. Also covers aspects of the writing curriculum with questions on spelling, grammar, punctuation and paragraphing. 

Editor's notes

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Functional English reading
FE WRITING Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 16 November 2021

A great set of topical questions covering whole numbers (multiplication, addition, subtraction), money, simple fractions/halving and percentages, tallies, symmetry and time. Aimed at Entry 3 but some questions are at E2 or L1. Provides useful revision at any time of year.
20 questions with plenty of space for showing working-out. Fully mapped to the E2-E3 Functional Maths criteria.
Note:an L1-2 version of this resource is also available.

Level
Entry Level 3
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 16 November 2021

Great set of reading; writing; and speaking, listening and communication tasks aimed at E3. Based loosely on the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest but are suitable for future years as the reading text is a general history of the contest and the speaking and writing tasks are not specific to 2010.
Includes reading questions, dictionary and alphabetical order work, discussion and asking questions, and writing prompts. Fully mapped to the Functional English criteria. Although topical this resource provides useful practice and revision at any time of year.

Level
Entry Level 3
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 16 November 2021

A great set of topical questions covering whole numbers, rounding, ratios, fractions, percentages, volume, converting currency and data handling. There is a particular emphasis on working with large numbers. Provides useful revision at any time of year.
40 questions but these are not multiple choice. There is plenty of space for showing working-out and it is fully mapped to L1-2 Functional Maths.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 16 November 2021

Fabulous series of reading; writing; and speaking, listening and communication tasks aimed at L1-2 and based on the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.
Includes 10 reading questions, summarising, dictionary work, discussion, writing prompts, and further ideas for extra Functional English (FE) work. Fully mapped to FE. Although topical this resource provides useful practice at any time of year.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
English
Functional Skills English
Context
Art Film Media Music TV