How would I ensure good English skills are put into practice and what relevance do these skill have in my lesson “The plastering of a room”?
  Well, would it be acceptable for me to try and explain the different components in the plastering of a room by using words such as “ thingy” and “wotsit” ? Of course not, so it is important that each component is described accurately, explained and identified then in turn the student will be able to relay this information when writing or verbally explaining what they have been taught. It wouldn’t be any use for that pupil to be taught the name of a certain joint or structure, if the words and pronunciation were delivered incorrectly and unclearly by the tutor, as then the pupil may go onto relay the incorrect information when putting the job into practice.
  It would also be good practice when using and explaining any complex or unusual words or names of things to try and use as many   different ways of explaining that item as possible, as what may be crystal clear to one pupil maybe be jibberish to another! Once they are familiar with the new words and terminology they will themselves be more confident with their usage in speech and when doing written work on the subject.
    On the subject of Carpentry &   Joinery, basic maths skills are essential. Obviously the need to be able to add subtract divide and multiply is a basic requirement. How, for example, would one go about calculating the quantity of materials needed when attempting to build a project? I would start my new class of students off   with a simple task of using a Tape Measure. They would have to identify the different   units of measurement   which would tell me who perhaps may need more attention if they were confusing feet and inches with millimetres and meters.
  The use of ICT skills in the realm of plastering is probably not as widespread as in other subjects, but is still an important skill nonetheless.