Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Level 1 Writing Paper

Practice Papers online and paper assessments  from Abingdon and Witney College

BBC Skillswise : writing a letter   videos,quizzes  and worksheets 

Skills workshop : letter writing pack

entry 3 writing papers

Functional Skills Maths Level 1 Practice Tests

writing an email Level 1 factsheet
British Council

BBC Skills wise

Monday, 10 October 2016

Andy Warhol Photography project

Paint.net is free to download  and is a useful free tool for photo editing.

We will be using it to do some self portraits Andy Warhol style in photography The instructions are below.
I found the written step by step instructions easier to follow than the video


Entry 3 Functional skills writing

Some resources

Past papers from Abingdon and Witney College


Resources on Excellence Gateway



Saturday, 8 October 2016

Developing routines

I'm participating in a Future Learn Course 

Part of this was the idea of developing routines for the end of the day. This is my poster.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Compound Words

Two worksheets to accompany the Skills workshop resource Compound Words

Compound Words : Buildings

Compound Words : Accessories

Change from 50p

Change from 50p

Round up to the next whole pound

Entry 2/3 Money

Rounding up over£5

Worksheet  Rounding up to next pound under £2.00

How much money will they cost ?

 Entry 2  Money

Two worksheets. Each worksheet has only 3 sums.At the moment I am having to break down everything into bite size. This allows my students to achieve and then move on rather that tackling a long worksheet all in one go.

The worksheets are embedded in a widget so they can be previewed before downloading.

worksheet 1  . Adding two item under £1.00

Worksheet 2 Adding items under £1.00


How many £ coins will I need? Entry 1 worksheet

Charity Logos a socrative quiz for entry level students

A ten question charity logo  quiz on Socrative 

The quiz number is


Bullying and Harrasement at the Railway station

Watch the video  NO LONGER AVAILABLE 2021

In groups discuss:

What happened here? What could have happened? 

 Emma is about to jump on the track to fetch her headphones just as a fast train is about to pass. She may be too upset to look for trains and she hasn’t heard a train approaching. Chris – who just bullied her – ends up saving her life.

Bullying and harassing others can put them in danger by alienating and isolating them. Even an un-thoughtful act can put others in real danger. 

These notes are taken from the website Track off no longer available

Feedback to the class

Information sheet:

some tips for staying safe no longer available

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Keeping Safe Out and About

Staying Safe Out and about is a free download from Foundation for people with Learning Disabilities.

being safe when out and about Suzy Lamlugh Trust not  intended for learning difficulties bu the tips apply https://www.suzylamplugh.org/personal-safety-out-and-about

Suzy Lamlugh Trust: Personal Safety Video


Staying Safe Out and About a guide to traveling around London- but useful information for all.

Sunday, 24 January 2016


very good - use the quiz with mini whiteboards ask them to write  T or F  for each one

  • A video about Sleep deprivation made by a college student ( I only show this to my more street wise E3 group)

  • How to sleep better tips video (very good but not sure about their section  on the consequence of no sleep- not relevant  for my students)

Answering Questions: Who to pick?

Asking questions: How to ... and why


Tools to use in the class room :

 Lolly Pop sticks:


A spinner that picks a name at random