Looking for activities for the first week back with your new class? Updated for 2019. Download this bundle of popular back to school activities for primary teachers getting to know their new classes! New Class Activity Pack - pupils bond by working together to make a class poem Time Capsule - pupils make an ‘All About Me’ time capsule to be sealed and opened again at the end of the school year Recipe for a Great School Year - these recipes make a perfect classroom display. The resources contain ideas for adapting the activities to suit older or younger classes in Ks1 or Ks2. Great for getting to know your new class in a fun and hands-on way.
Use escape room lessons as an engaging revision tool within the classroom! With lessons on A Christmas Carol, An Inspector Calls and Macbeth so far, students work in groups to solve mysteries and puzzles AND revise themes, characters, plot and context at the same time!
Cut your workload with this Back to School Assembly Powerpoint. 20 fully editable slides welcoming students back to school. Each slide has an eye catching image and emphasises the important points that children should consider as they set off on what will hopefully be another successful year. Slides highlight the following areas. The need for balance in life Friendship Hard work Being kind Engaging in lessons Supporting each other Asking for help … and more. This resource is fully editable because, let’s be honest, the chances of designing an assembly Powerpoint that absolutely hits everything you want to say are quite remote. We hope that this really reduces your workload though so that you can enjoy that last few days of the holiday. Good luck for the new academic year.
PERFECT for Tutor Time-83 Questions!! Don't miss out on the ULTIMATE General Knowledge Quiz. This PowerPoint is fully interactive with 9 different topics to choose from. These are: Sports The Arts Science and Health General Knowledge Humanities World of Work Languages Maths and Technology The PowerPoint consists of over 100 Slides! Each question slide is linked to an interactive score slide where you can keep a tally of each groups scores. This is a great resource for the end of term. We would love your feedback on this resource! If you like what you see, please follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachElite/?ref=bookmarks TES: https://www.tes.com/member/TeachElite
As you know, the first few days of school set the tone for the rest of the year. Start out right with this set of ❄️11 FUN ICEBREAKERS.❄️ NO PREP REQUIRED! Just pop these up on your screen, or print them out and let the fun begin! This super versatile collection of icebreakers works with any group, anywhere. Whether you have a room full of wild EIGHT YEAR OLDS, rows of nervous JUNIOR HIGH KIDS, or an audience of ADULT PROFESSIONALS, this bundle will get people up collaborating, talking, and building positive relationships with each other in no time. If you want to leave your students fresh, energized, and ready to work together, this is for you. The bundle includes a FULLY EDITABLE PowerPoint so your audience can easily follow each activity, and also comes with a landscape PDF booklet if you prefer to hand out hard copies. This will save you valuable time on your first day: everything here is no prep and ready to roll. These are also great activities all year round when you need to break down the barriers holding your group back from becoming a team. TEAM BUILDING MADE EASY AND FUN! The bundle includes a fully-editable PowerPoint so your audience can easily follow each activity, and also comes with a landscape PDF booklet if you prefer to hand out hard copies. This will save you valuable time on your first day: everything here is no prep and ready to roll. *************************************************************************** Other Popular Products From Innovative Teaching Ideas - Search for these items on TES Year Long Visual Writing Prompts Fable Power Pack Teaching Digital Technologies and STEM ***************************************************************************** YOUR REVIEWS ARE ESSENTIAL IN KEEPING OUR PRODUCTS LOW PRICED AND REGULARLY UPDATED!!! IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO US!!! PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW About Innovative Teaching Ideas Terms Copyright © Innovative Teaching Ideas. All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY. See product file for clipart and font credits.
Back to school resource Math about me poster. Great way to get to know your pupils and their basic maths abilities. Asks questions using basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Looks at basic visual fractions, telling digital and analogue time, writing numbers in number and word format and basic rounding. Great classroom display resource with a bit of color added.
Back to School Activity Pack 12 PAGE pack of classroom-ready summer end of term activities will enthuse and engage students. Suitable for KS3 and KS4 students to celebrate the end of term through a variety of activities. FUN/C8/AP/13 This booklet has been created by a dedicated team of experts and will allow competition, peer reflection and SMSC. It can be used to help students engage, through a range of stimulating exercises, encouraging discussion and liven up lessons through structured engagement between students. This Booklet Contains: o Various thought-provoking challenges o Design Activities o 12 pages of ready-to-use student worksheets designed to be written on o A wide range of activities, to suit all types of learners. o Minimal preparation required Product Code: FUN/C8/AP/13 JUST PRINT AND GO! Can be used for a whole lesson or two. You may also like some of our other popular form tutor resource Packages … Autumn Term Tutor Time Form Time Super Bundle Spring Term Tutor Time Form Time Super Bundle Summer Term Tutor Time Form Time Super Bundle 1-2 Years Worth of Tutor Time Form Time Super Bundle Summer School Package - Team Building Challenges / Quizzes and Fun stuff! Why not pick up something educational and fun for the End of Term … End of Term Quiz The Big News Quiz The Big summer Quiz Citizenship Christmas Quiz PSHE Christmas Quiz
A complete assembly with both PPT and script for the start of the new school year. The assembly features a 'how to start the school year successfully' guide with six main points including 'be prepared to fail' and 'listen'. Youtube clips featuring famous people who have failed, Mo Farrah and the benefits of being positive are included as well as the Back to School soundtrack from Grease 2 as entry music. Designed primarily for year 7 - year 11. The assembly has been written for class delivery or for one person.
FOUR RESOURCES IN ONE: Rules For the Classroom: Class Rules, Diplomatic Class Rules, Comic Kit Resource 1 & 2: Rules for The Classroom Familiarise the pupils with the rules for the classroom based around the word Learn. We have included a resource in this pack for this activity too (please see preview) Resource 3: Diplomatic Rules For The Classroom GET THE PUPILS TO MAKE THEIR OWN RULES! An activity designed to get pupils thinking about classroom etiquette. Pupils are questioned on the importance of rules and what rules they feel are important in the classroom. The activity starts with individual thoughts on an important classroom rule and filters down to group ideas then a whole class consensus on the topic. by the end of the lesson the class will have decided on five rules for learning. included are two worksheets- Group rules for learning (based on 4, 5 or 6 pupils in the group) & Class rule for learning-the final 5 rules decided by the class. Timings can be altered on each slide based on form time or lesson time limits. Resource 4: Comic Strips Get your class enthused in the topic they are studying by asking them to retell the story or a process in the form of a comic book! Included in this resource are 24 different comic book page layouts that can be printed as A3 or A4 pages. Guaranteed to ad a bit of ka-pow to your lessons! Please join our Facebook groups for teacher chat, networking and exclusive freebies. [#teach] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/470689133304138/) [#TeachRE] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/290974614935085/) [#TeachChristianity] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/217520122286139/) [#TeachJudaism] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/289012374774377/) #TeachScience #TeachPSHE & RSE We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us at TeachElite and click the ‘Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. You can find us on Twitter and Facebook
Welcome back! An assembly for Key Stages 3 and 4 to help your students think about what they want to achieve on the next stage of life's journey. There&'s a short film, some games and a PowerPoint presentation too. More resources like this can be downloaded for free from: www.truetube.co.uk
A number of resources that can be used for class transition days or for the start of a new school year. Activities include: Three quizzes that children can complete in teams Setting targets and getting to know children activity sheet Classroom flag templates where children can design a class flag Rules activity where children decide from rules which are important or unimportant to then create a set of class rules from Getting to know everyone - Ice breaker activity where children have to find others that may have done a particular thing Questions and ideas - What they are looking forward to, any concerns and any questions they may have
Brand New BACK TO SCHOOL Escape Room - End of Year Virtual Escape Room by Cre8tive Resources! This lasts an hour or under depending on how quick the teams can solve each puzzle! Students love this style of lesson, great as an educational treat for your class. C8/ES/47 Product Contents: Escape Room Interactive Tracker PowerPoint - Keeps the competitive nature on display Escape Room Puzzle Keys (Six Sets for Six Teams) Escape Room Team sheet - Record codes, answers clues as they progress through the 7 rooms Escape Room Puzzles (7 Rooms = 7 Different styles of Puzzles involving numeracy, literacy and lateral thinking) Teacher Answer Sheet - Quickly confirm to teams they have solved the puzzle correctly Teacher instructions of how to set up the escape room and what to print and top tips and shortcuts. Successful Escape Certificates for those that complete the entire challenge (There is a difficult bonus escape too :) for any quick teams The 7 Rooms include: University, Dojo, Studyroom, Igloo, Tower, Observatory and a Secret Location! (Each Puzzle has been adapted to suit the topic of this Escape Room (this one is very general and fun!) and is suitable to KS3 and KS4 Student or even bright KS2 students. Our Philosophy We aim to help you equip students with the knowledge and skills to take ownership of their own learning. Our Citizenship and PSHE 2020 Products come ‘Ready-to-Teach’ with everything you need to teach fun and creative lessons. Our products are teacher-designed, classroom tested & student approved. Why not try out one of our other fantastic Escape Rooms English and Language Digital Escape Room Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Digital Escape Room Big Fun End of Term Digital Escape Room PSHE and Form Time Escape Room Careers Digital Escape Room Drama and Performance Digital Escape Room JUST PRINT AND GO! They can also be used to encourage a flipped learning environment. Be PSHE 2020 Ready with our Cre8tive Curriculum resources! Join our Facebook group of nearly 1,000 Primary and Secondary PSHE Teachers and School Leaders here Or join our Citizenship and British Values Facebook Group here And visit our Website for more great offers, free products and a basket facility
This is a great end of term activity! There are a few different puzzle sheets to choose from in this resource. Print your choice out in A3 paper and hand a puzzle piece out to each pupil. This resource can be used for any subject and any age group. You can use any topic! Pupils will each have to draw (and colour) your interpretation of this topic onto the puzzle piece. Depending on age group, pupils can also write a sentence or two about it on the back of the puzzle to explain your artwork. At the end of the lesson you will be required to stick your puzzle piece on the board to create one big puzzle. We hope that you enjoy this resource! If you review this resource we will give you another resource of the same value for FREE. We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: on Tes <a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TeachElite”>TeachElite’s Shop</a> click the’Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. <br />
This is such a fun resource for getting to know your new class, and much more interesting than getting them to complete a transition booklet! Just open the game in Powerpoint and choose your class size. You can either play it as musical chairs or musical states its up to you- press start music will play and then stop after 30 seconds- last child standing/moving gets to choose Truth or Dare! The Truth questions are aimed at finding more out about the children, The Dares involve lots of fun tasks that your class will find hilarious!
Engage children creatively with this Instagram style, 'tech' mobile phone/tablet 'All About Me' first week back, art and writing activity. Children can learn more about themselves and their peers and teachers can get to know more about their new classroom individuals in an imaginative way. This activity invites students to cut out and make their own fold out booklet style art-phone, and then to complete the image making on the front cover and the written elements inside. The front cover: Illustrate the 9 answers to prompts with thumbnail doodles or drawings, eg age, family, favourite movie, animal etc The 2 fold out inner pages: 1. 'Let's Chat', designed in a text message style, asks more investigative questions including, How will you achieve your goals? What support do you need? 2. 'More About Me': Includes, name your 3 goals, 5 fascinating facts Open ended questions to complete, such as 'I imagine...' 'People like me because...' Considerations, how to use this activity: How can students move beyond words, and 'draw their answers' Consider the space around the images you draw How do the 9 images look collectively? Is there an emerging theme or style or colour? What colours do we associate with words? eg carrot: orange and green Work imaginatively! The included example uses a black ball point pen and felt tips The completed art-phones slip comfortably into a back pocket. They will work well pegged up as a garland or can decorate a wall, door or bulletin board. All artwork is designed by me, and is vector based, so can be enlarged without pixelating. Ideal for use as an icebreaker activity or as an art specific lesson. All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2016
This ‘T Shirt About Me’ art and writing activity, is a fun, first week back to school ice breaker for both boys and girls. It’s a really creative way for teachers and students to learn more about each other. Invite students to respond to 30 prompts and questions in a personal and imaginative way, using doodles, words, ‘graffiti style’ lettering and illustrations. **T shirt template 1: Art Activity ** There are 15 sections to illustrate responses to prompts, including: Self portrait, name, age, grade, favourite color, fruit, vegetable, sport, film, song… **T shirt template 2: Writing Activity ** There are 15 questions / prompts to respond to in written format, including: My top 3 goals this year, something I like at school, something I find challenging, if I were a superhero, I can make the world better by, I feel happy when, I feel sad when, I aim to, I wonder if… The T Shirt templates measure approximately 22 x 18cm / 8 x 7 inches and are designed to fit US Letter and A4 paper size for printing. The finished T shirts make a fabulous display, on the bulletin board or pegged up on a line as a garland. The designs are inspired by Piet Mondrian’s abstract work and the pack includes a poster and garland to make the classroom colourful and inspiring. Photographs of completed and partially completed examples included in the packet, use a black ball point pen and colored markers to create a modern, illustrative style to appeal to slightly older children, year 4+ The pack also contains activities for early finishers, including doodle pages and bookmarks to make. UK/Aus/Can templates with ‘colour’ and ‘favourite’ spellings are included in the pack. All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2018
Create ‘A Ball About Me’, a fun, first week back to school creative activity. Students can explore what they like and get to learn more about each other. This is a helpful insight for the new teacher too. This football template encourages children to consider the instructions (listed below) and to illustrate their answers in a personal, imaginative way using doodles, mark making, graffiti style lettering and imagery. The colour example uses a black ball point pen and felt tips to create a modern, illustrative style to appeal to year 3’s and above. Invite students to consider the style of their favourite artist (eg Andy Warhol, Lichtenstein) or author (eg Liz Pichon who writes and illustrates the popular Tom Gates books) Instructions on the ball template include: Name Age Birthday Self Portrait Favourite song, food, book, sport and colour Doodles: Colour this, take a line for a walk, draw circles, squares, triangles, lines. The finished footballs will make a great group wall display and would also work well laminated and suspended from the ceiling. Also great as personal journal or sketchbook covers for students. This pack also includes ‘A Ball About Me’ garland for students to decorate, cut out and display. With 2 letters per page, this will make a large welcoming banner for the new classroom or bulletin board. All artwork is designed by me, and is vector based, so can be enlarged without pixelating. Ideal for use as an icebreaker activity or as an art specific lesson.
5 great math-focused back to school activities for getting to know your students, and for them to get to know each other! Math Scavenger Hunt- hunt for students who know the answers to middle school math questions (answer key is included so that you can go over the math facts when the time runs out). Partner Interviews- a great way for students to get to know each other. I have students choose 2 or 3 interesting things they learned about their partners and have them introduce the other person to the class. 60 Second Challenge- fun challenges that students do in pairs! Have one student help by timing and counting, while the other student completes the challenge and vice versa. My Mathography- student choose numbers that best describe them and make illustrations about these numbers to create a numbers autobiography page. Numbers in the Room- students search for others with specific numbers (like the same birth month) in the room to get to know each other.
Here are some activities to help children remember what they have learnt and start oiling their brains during the first school week after Summer holidays.