Sunday, 8 October 2017

Travel by bus

A maths worksheet on out journey times  suitable for E2/E3

Traveling Safely when Out and About has a section on bus travel

The Railway

  • Railway Safety : A resource from Skills workshop

Personal Hygiene

Personal Hygiene 

Some useful clips from the BBC

Washing your hands after using the toilet

Using a tissue when sneezing

Personal hygiene during periods

Thursday, 5 October 2017

How to sand a wooden plant label

How to sand wooden plant labels 

Onion Planting time

Last week we planted out onion sets. We watched two videos to help us with the process.
The first helped us  to prepare the ground.

The second video showed us how to  plant the onions.

Monday, 24 July 2017

The Core Curriculum Maths and English at Entry level can be found here  (PDF)

or Maths here

Interactive resources here

PDF resources learning materials

teaching materials entry 1 link to E2 and E3  is here

unit 1

unit 2

unit 3


unit 5

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

My Big Day

Entry 2 English Resource

This is a resource I've used a lot over the years . Its  good to practice listening for key information .
I use it for my entry1/2 learners. The resource can be found on the Excellence Gateway. 

From time to time the links on the website go missing and it takes time to track them down so I also have them on My Box net  just in case I can never find them again on the Excellence Gateway!

Let Me Love You - Reading the Lyrics

Here is a teaching resource for an Entry 1 English group

The resources can be downloaded from My Box net.(see links below)

Watch the video,

You Tube Video:

DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber - Let Me Love You

read the lyrics- at E1 just the chorus

Lyrics - Chorus only  

complete the worksheet 

either  Entry 1 work sheet  a reading and gap fill exercise or an Entry 2 worksheet

which includes  reading, gap fill and find the meaning of the word heartbreak in the dictionary 

 The full lyrics for the song are here

Growing potatoes

Its time to start sprouting the potatoes ready for planting

Here are some resources to use 

Grow your own Potatoes  website has resources:

 Grow your own potatoes

 Other resources 

Growing Potatoes  from Sparklebox

Potato growing Cut and stick  from Sparkelbox

 A set of symbols from Essex County Council

Wednesday, 8 February 2017


 A literacy lesson I  created a few years ago but used again recently.
This year I used a very simplified version for Entry 1 learners but you will  also find  here material suitable for Entry2/3 learners.
Introduce with the PowerPoint

Discussion when you have felt proud or when someone has been proud of you

Give out lyrics. Read through

I  just used  the chorus for my entry 1 learners

High light the words as per the worksheet

the video on you Tube : Heather Small Proud

Play again . This time follow with the lyrics sheet.

Gap fill  1

Gap fill 2


Lesson Plan


Mo Farah writing exercise

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Workshop Words

A symbol sheet for the workshop


A symbol resource to use in photography lessons