Pudsey

Functional Maths and English resources based on the annual BBC Children in Need appeal.

The TV appeal dates back to 1955 although similar appeals had occurred on radio since 1927. The telethon format began in 1980; Pudsey Bear has been the mascot since 1985. 

Entry Level 1-2 Maths questions based on a shopping poster from the BBC 2018 Children in Need appeal but can be used at any time. Main focus is positional vocabulary, money and basic number (+, -. x, /) skills

Editor's note

Fully mapped to the new 2018 Functional Maths content which takes effect from September 2019 (note that times tables to 12 x 12 and basic division skills are now expected at E2). Image below shows , as an example, the detailed E2 mapping.

Level
E1
E2
Maths
FM Simple one step problem(s)
FM E1.3 Add numbers which total up to 20, and subtract numbers from numbers up to 20
FM E2.6 Multiply whole numbers in the range 0x0 to 12x12 (times tables)
FM E2.8 Divide two-digit whole numbers by single-digit whole numbers and express remainders
E2.12 Calculate money with pence up to one pound and in whole pounds of multiple items and write with the correct symbols (£ or p)
E1.8 Describe and make comparisons in words between measures of items including size, length, width, height, weight and capacity
E1.9 Identify & recognise common 2-D and 3-D shapes including circle, cube, rectangle (incl. square) and triangle
E1.10 Use everyday positional vocabulary to describe position and direction including left, right, in front, behind, under and above
E2.21 Use appropriate positional vocabulary to describe position and direction including between, inside, outside, middle, below, on top, forwards and backwards
E2.22 Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams and bar charts
Context
Voluntary & Charity

An adaptation of the text originally contributed by Amanda Burgess. I’ve simplified it for ESOL E2-E3 learners and added a vocab box as well – either for learners to investigate themselves or to be taught by the tutor ( Eg,What other charities do you know about….What other ways do charities use to raise money…etc).

From an ESOL point of view, the resource ties in with the core curriculum reading descriptors as well as the ‘Getting Involved in the Community’ part of the Citizenship syllabus.

Level
E2
E3
ESOL
ESOL Rt/E3.8a
ESOL Rt/E3.4a
ESOL Rt/E3.1a
ESOL Rt/E2.1b
ESOL Rt/E2.1a
Context
Voluntary & Charity

Pudsey Collection is a topical and very practical problem solving set of tasks based on a Children in Need collection. Specially written for Entry 3 Functional Maths students and can be easily adapted to suit your own students / charity.

Level
E3
Maths
Functional Maths
MSS1/E3.1
Number
Context
Voluntary & Charity

Children in Need is a topical comprehension about the BBC appeal. 12 questions which require reading in detail.
Text updated August 2011
Note there is now also an ESOL E2-E3 version available.

Level
L1
English
Rt/L1.3
Rt/L1.1
Context
Voluntary & Charity