Independence Resources

This page has been put together for you so you can pick and choose the activities and tasks you work on each day.

We are suggesting you pick one task from each section to work on every day you normally have college.  We will still be contacting you and keeping in touch via email so don’t forget to send us your completed work!

If you have any ideas for activities, tasks or challenges you would like to work on – please let us know and we will create some resources for you.

If you have any questions about any of the tasks or just want to get in touch, please email your tutor.

nickcouzens@exe-coll.ac.uk
louiselewis@exe-coll.ac.uk
markmcgee@exe-coll.ac.uk

We’ll see you all as soon as we can, take care.


Independence

This section is where you can find ideas for developing your independence skills. Have a look at the targets below for ideas on areas you can work on. Make sure to capture evidence of you working on and achieving your target and send it to your tutor. If you want to work on any other skills that aren’t included in RARPA that is great.


English

This section has lots of resources to help you maintain and develop your literacy skills. Pick a few different activities to work on each week.

Intro Activities

This section is for those of you who find reading and writing difficult

  1. Going To A Cafe
  2. Invitation Email
  3. College Interview Letter
  4. Going to the cinema
  5. Recognising common words
  6. Job Interview Letter
  7. Party Invitation
  8. Writing instructions
  9. 45 Creative Activities
  10. Cooking Instructions
  11. Cooking spellings and verbs
  12. Footy Alphabet
  13. Pushbike
  14. TrueFalse
  15. What is it

Engage Activities

This section is for those of you who find reading and writing ok

Stretch Activities

This section is for those who want to try something a bit harder

Practice Papers

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/functional-skills/english/assessment/


Maths

This section has lots of resources to help you maintain and develop your numeracy skills. Pick a few different activities to work on each week.

Intro Activities

This section is for those of you who find maths difficult

  1. Addition to 10
  2. Shape and Position
  3. Vending Machine
  4. Halloween Maths
  5. Add the Dots
  6. More, Less or Same
  7. Colour the patterns
  8. Count and Colour
  9. Money
  10. Functional English and Maths Tasks
  11. Symmetry
  12. Footy Kit
  13. Footy Shapes

Engage Activities

This section is for those of you who find maths ok

Stretch Activities

This section is for those who want to try something a bit harder

Practice Papers

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-functional-skills/maths-2019.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments


Personal Development

This section has links and resources that have been put together to help you learn some new skills and keep you busy. If you would like to work on a project of your own about something that interests you that is absolutely fine, just make sure you email your tutor to let them know.

First Aid Project - (Click to view)

Over the next couple of weeks we would like you all to work on a First Aid project. We will be adding a few resources onto this site but please use YouTube and the St John’s Ambulance site to help develop your skills. When we return you will have a chance to demonstrate your skills! Practice making a pretend emergency call with someone you live with and write your address near the phone to help you remember should you ever need it.

(We plan to add a new project every 2 weeks)

The Government has put together a selection of online training to help develop your IT and numeracy skills. Have a look at the link below to see if this is something you want to work on.

Free Digital and numeracy training
https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/


Competition Time

While we are all away we thought it might be a good idea to set up some competitions that we can all share when we return. If you want to have a go at some or all of these and submit your entries to your tutor.

  • Recreate your favourite scene from a movie. Film it and edit it together as best you can. We will need to guess which movie it is from!
  • Create a song using an app like Garage band or similar or make your own instruments to play it on. You can either write your own song or do a cover version!
  • Draw a self-portrait. Take a picture and send it to your tutor. You can use anything to do this!
  • Learn to say some simple phrases in a new language. Record yourself saying them and send to your tutor!
  • Bake a cake and get your family to judge the results. Send your pics and crumbs to your tutor!
  • Fix something that is broken‚Ķbefore and after pictures to be sent to your tutor!
  • Teach a pet a new trick. You will need: a pet. Record the new trick and send to your tutor!
  • Draw a picture of a member of your family by holding the pen with your feet. Show them the picture and tell them “It looks just like you!”
  • Make a home for wildlife. It could be for a bird, mammal, insect etc.
  • Learn a magic trick. Film yourself and send the results to your tutor.