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Changed on 23 July 2021

A brilliant interactive PPT full of really workable tips and hints.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
Mental maths
N1/E3.5
N1/L1.5

Changed on 23 July 2021

Times tables jigsaws are two 24 piece jigsaw puzzles with triangular pieces for learners to match up. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity. Covers tables from x1 to x12. two versions available – each with different questions.

All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.
You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource. See our Good Software – Tarsia Formulator entry for more information about this excellent free educational tool from Hermitech.

Level
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
N1/E3.5
N1/L1.5

Changed on 23 July 2021

A bumper pack of 8 worksheets with something for everyone from E2 (odd and even numbers, multiples of two) through to Level 1.

Level
Entry Level 2
Entry Level 3
Level 1
Maths
N1/E2.5
N1/E3.5
N1/L1.5
AN N1/E3.1 place value <1000, odd / even, count in 10s /100s

Changed on 22 July 2021

Designed for Entry 3 – Level 2 Functional Skills English.
Students loved this lesson. Can be designed around other areas but covers:
Writing persuasively.
Fact and opinion.
Research write a factual article
Create a poster using appropriate language.

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Functional Skills English
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Context
History, culture, museums, libraries

Changed on 22 July 2021

Letter writing task to be used after a letter writing layout and paragraphing session has been taught, to assess understanding and readiness for a writing exam. This task is aimed at students undertaking Construction/Customer Service related courses alongside Functional Skills.

Editor's notes

Ideal exam practice for all L1-2 learners but particularly those in construction. For a more scaffolded approach use with a formal letter template (look under See also for examples).

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
FE Writing composition
L1.22 Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly, coherently and accurately
L2.23 Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly, coherently and effectively
FE L1.23 Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience
FE L2.24 Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Changed on 22 July 2021

A work book style resource to support the development of Functional Skills English for Construction students (also specific activities for Painting & Decorating and Plastering students).
Editor’s note
Includes reading comprehension, planning leaflets, summarising key points, and report writing. With curriculum mapping (and very useful writing frames for lower level students).

Level
Level 2
Level 1
Entry Level 3
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Context
Painting Decorating & DIY
Health and safety
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Changed on 22 July 2021

Letters presentation is a great way to introduce formal and informal letter writing. Takes you through the purpose and style of informal/formal letters and then gives a detailed example of a formal letter of complaint. Final slide has an excellent set of follow-up exercises.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L2.4
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.5

Changed on 22 July 2021

How to format and plan a formal letter or email for English functional skills.
Word document / template.

Editor’s note
Two very useful editable Word documents – one for a letter, one for an email.
[5/12/17] Minor edits to the formal letter template

Level
Level 2
Level 1
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/L2.1
Wt/L1.1

Changed on 22 July 2021

Use a customised LSCWC (Look – say – cover – write – check) chart to learn spellings, then check learning the following week with a crossword.

Level
Level 1
Level 2
English
AL Ww/L1.1 Spell & use spelling strategies
AL Ww/L2.1 Spell technical words
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L2.5
AL Rw/L2.3 Vocabulary (language features, synonyms, formality)

Changed on 22 July 2021

Handy one page handout with all the information you need regarding setting out a formal letter.

Level
Level 2
English
Wt/L2.4