Recent Changes

Changed on 29 September 2022

Editor's note (18.11.19)  - download PDFs temporarily removed for minor corrections and updated mapping

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
English
SLc/E2.3
SLc/E2.1
SLc/E1.4
SLc/E1.1
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Maths
MSS1/E2.2
MSS1/E2.1
MSS1/E1.1
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 29 September 2022

Mosses Centre Cafe provides practice working with money at E1/E2 – all based on a beautifully clear cafe menu.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
Maths
MSS1/E1.1
MSS1/E2.2

Changed on 29 September 2022

An E3-L1 Functional Maths, English and ICT task first used with learners at Leyton Orient Community Sports Programme. Plan and cost a restaurant meal for 20 officials (originally held at Frank and Benny’s, Chingford, but you will need to provide menus from a favourite local restaurant or chain) and then present your results in a spreadsheet..

Level
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional Skills ICT: Developing, presenting and communicating information
Functional Skills ICT: Finding and selecting information
Context
Sport
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 27 September 2022

Handwriting practice sheets for class and homework, plus a handy sheet of blank (double lined) handwriting paper.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
English
Ww/E2.3
AL Ww/E1.2
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E2.2a
ESOL Ww/E1.2a

Changed on 27 September 2022

Lovely set of preEntry worksheets. Covers letter and word recognition, handwriting, shapes, counting and lots of discussion! Topics includes pizza slices, pizza toppings, and sharing a pizza. With detailed teaching notes and preEntry mapping.

Level
M8
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rtc/M8.3 When working with texts communicate about persons, characters, events, objects
pre-Entry Rw/M8.1Recognise letters of the alphabet by shape, name, sound
pre-Entry Rw/M8.3 Recognise & read a growing no. of words signs symbols
pre-Entry Ww/M8.1 Write with appropriate grip making many controlled letter shapes & using a conventional sequence of letters
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
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 27 September 2022

Entry Level 1 phonics cleverly disguised as a board game for 2-4 players. Based on Annie Hammersley's Dolch Words board game (still available, refer to ' See Also' for link) of 2009.

Choice of 5 boards that cover Dolch words, - aw- words and  -i-e (long 'I' silent e words).  Fully mapped to the revised Functional English content (2019) - with a complete list of E1 reading and spelling expectations. Extension activities also include spelling.

Editor's note

Level
Entry Level 1
English
FE E1.8 Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 1

Changed on 27 September 2022

Beautifully clear and very handy handwriting / alphabet reference sheet. Plus a lined page for practice.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Ww/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.3
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Ww/M8.1 Write with appropriate grip making many controlled letter shapes & using a conventional sequence of letters
ESOL
ESOL Ww/E1.2a
ESOL Rw/E1.3a

Changed on 27 September 2022

A set of two simple, yet useful and effective PowerPoints. The first shows the alphabet in order, the other in random order and where each letter only flashes briefly. The resource can be used for general alphabet practice, but the random order is useful for difficult letters like vowels a, e, i, and consonants g and j.

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.3
Pre-entry
pre-Entry Rw/M8.1Recognise letters of the alphabet by shape, name, sound

Changed on 27 September 2022

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

Changed on 27 September 2022

This is a ‘prepositions of place’ resource I use with my 16-19 (and adult!) ESOL learners before Christmas. It’s basically an Easter egg hunt but with Christmas presents instead of eggs.

The number of presents and lines can be tailored to the class. I’ve used this with E1/E2 ESOL groups, although there may be a use for Numeracy and Literacy. It’s a fun, lively activity which I hope you find useful.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E1.1a Construct a simple sentence, using basic word order & verb form
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rs/E2.1b Use knowledge of simple and compound sentence structure to work out meaning
ESOL Rs/E2.1a Use grammatical structures that link clauses and help identify sequence
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures: