Your must-have classroom toolkit

We’ve picked out a selection of must-have classroom management and lesson planning resources uploaded and rated by teachers. This list includes some of the most popular resources ever uploaded to the TES, some have been downloaded by more than 130,000 teachers! And they’re all free ..

Simply follow the links to download the individual resources. You’ll need to log in the first time you download a resource - if you don’t have an account then you’ll be prompted to create one, which is free and only takes a minute.

Behaviour management and rewards

Top 10 behaviour management tips

  • Does exactly what it says on the box.

Marbles Timer

  • The world’s finest tidy-up timer based on marbles and jars.

Reward stickers

  • Praise reward stickers for early years and primary.

Effort league table

  • A whole class reward chart based on a football league table.

Pirate ship reward chart

  • Laminate these to create a wall-based game to track progress..

Reward wristband

  • An unusual twist on the reward slip - a wristband that will undoubtedly be worn for days.

More recommended behaviour resources

More Rewards and recognition resources

Lesson planning

Assessment for Learning toolkit

  • 70 activities, ideas or tools based around AfL.

The starter generator

  • 120 starters all in one place. Most are generic and can be used across subjects.

Starter ideas and PowerPoints

  • A range of interesting starter activities which you can either use directly or adapt.

Interactive starters and plenaries

  • A collection of ideas for starters and plenaries contributed by teachers on the TES primary forum.

The plenary producer

  • A whopping 130 plenaries to help with your lesson planning.

Brain Gym starters

  • Activities to encourage learning and thinking.


  • Interesting starter activities to help motivate pupils and stimulate their curiosity.

Interactive plenaries for AfL

  • Eight PowerPoint activities for Assessment for Learning.

AFL PowerPoints

  • Ideas for AFL strategies and plenaries.

Planning your questions using Bloom’s Taxonomy

  • Advice from teaching expert Gererd Dixie on how to use Bloom’s Taxonomy to plan questions to use in class.

Games and quizzes

Games to play in class

  • These early years games can be tailored to all subjects.

Treasure hunt board game

  • Players move around the desert island collecting and losing gold coins along the way - useful for developing vocabulary and discussion in early years.

Lateral thinking puzzles

  • Entertaining and effective puzzles to get your pupils settled.

End of term/unit quizzes

  • A series of quizzes which can be adapted to suit your own topics/groups.

End of term quiz

  • Five rounds of maths at KS3 level with answers at end of each round.

Interactive Connect 4

  • PowerPoint version of the game that can be used as a plenary or revision activity.

Template for the Blockbusters game

  • The first team to get from one end of the board to the other wins.

Guess Who Game

  • Great game that can be used as a reward for good behaviour.

Collections of resources hand-picked by teachers

Early years Foundation Stage

  • Hundreds of lesson plans, worksheets and activities.

Primary resources

  • Collection of resources for primary covering English, Maths, Art and design, languages, PSHE, music, PE, science, ICT, geography and history, RE.

Special educational needs

  • Resources to cover autism, BESD and to offer visual support.

Secondary resources

  • Collections of the most popular resources from across the curriculum.

New teacher resource collections

  • Including tips for teaching practice, jobseeking advice, induction resources.

Most popular resources ever

Back to school pack

  • A brilliant collection including Flashcards, posters, sticker charts, postcards, birthday certificates and much more!

50 ideas for meeting your new class

  • Collated from teacher recommendations on the TES forums.

Outdoor ideas

  • List of ideas and games for your outdoor area.

Levelled report writing statement bank

  • Word document containing report writing statements for Early Years.

Punctuation worksheet

  • Reminder of the different punctuation marks and a few test sentences to punctuate.

Story writing cards for display

  • A4 PDF file with colour-coded cards to assist story writing for primary.

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