3 fun giant quiz crosswords puzzles to use throughout the year. These work especially well for completion by groups, with pupils working together, pooling their knowledge and enjoying the challenge of trying to finish before other groups. Printing in A3 is ideal but if you can only do A4, this works fine too. These crosswords were originally designed for Upper Key Stage 2 but will also suit some lower KS2 classes as well as some early KS3 classes.
You could use these as Back to School / Start of Year activities with your new class in the first week back, at the start or end of any terms, for special events during the year or for early finisher activities. There's a Children's Book Crossword that would suit World Book Day or some other celebration of reading and authors. The Roald Dahl Crossword could also be used for World Book Day, on Roald Dahl Day or after a focus on this writer. There's also a Basic French Revision Crossword that works especially well at the beginning or end of the year to revise key vocabulary on greetings and introductions, numbers, dates, weather, colours, classroom objects etc.
Solutions for all crosswords are included as are Answer Sheets, which contain the answers listed in alphabetical order. These can be given out for support where needed or just provided at the end for pupils to complete any part of the puzzle they are stuck on. Alternatively pupils could research missing answers.
If you want two or all three of these crosswords, this bundle offers the best value. However, if you would only like one, you can get it individually by clicking on the relevant resource. You can also do this to find out more detailed information and see previews for them. The French Crossword is also available as part of some of my great value French resource bundles - click on the French Crossword and follow the links to see more about the bundles.
I hope your pupils enjoy using these and I would be grateful for any reviews you can leave here on TES. Many thanks.
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