Back To School

A bundle of resources to make the first few weeks of school as easy as possible.

Back to school! Rules for the classroom-A perfect back to school resource (PPT). Familiarise the pupils with the rules for the classroom based around the word Learn.

Back To School! Rules for the classroom. Crack the code-5 Crack the code activity sheets based on rules for the classroom.

Back to School-First Week back activity-Two tasks on the first week at school, significant events and the + & - surrounding this. The second worksheet is based on three favourite subjects based on their initial experiences. A great resource for the new intake of year 7 pupils.

Back to School Conveyor Belt - Subjects-
This is based on the Generation Game activity. Surrounding the subjects in the secondary school curriculum. Useful for Starter, Plenaries and mini AFL activities throughout the lesson-Pupils love this activity!

Pupil Homework Record Sheet-A sheet for pupils to fill in based on homework given. Two stars and a wish space provided for feedback.

Back to School- Subjects, Diamond Ranking-Differentiated diamond Ranking activity (Higher, middle and lower ability) sheets. This activity is based on 9 of the school subjects for pupils to discuss their personal ideas on subjects whether they be favourites or most important and why.

Back to school! Diplomatic rules for learning-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.***

Marking Codes-Doodles Here are 15 marking codes that will prove invaluable for you when marking your pupils’ digital work. Included in this bundle are the red, green and off white/grey codes. Simply drag the doodle into the document you are marking, right click the item and select the wrap text option, ensure that it is placed ‘In front of text’. You will be able to place this anywhere in the document with ease!Included in this resource is a PowerPoint with the explanation of the marking codes. Gone are the days when you have to print out pupils work and make short comments by hand!

Starter Generator-Following on from the success of our best-selling Plenary Generator, we decided to create a fully interactive presentation using Starter activities. This is a fully INTERACTIVE presentation with animation and MUSIC. The PPT consists of 37 Slides and a 7 page booklet. Use the Starter Generator Wheel on slide 3 to select one of the 10 starters within this presentation. Press the ’Start’ Button to spin the wheel and the ‘Stop’ button to select a number. You can then click on the coloured segment selected to take you to that particular starter. If you wish to be taken back to the Starter Generator wheel, there is a signpost on the dividing page at the end of each starter task. Once the starter has been completed press the ‘Start the Lesson’ sign to take you to the generic title page. Each starter should last around 5-10 minutes. Please note…Some of these starters require printouts-Supplied alongside this PowerPoint. It is suggested that copies are printed in bulk in preparation for use.

1. Doodles
2. Think, Pair, Share
3. Give me 5
4. Pupil Questionnaire
5. The Rainbow Game
6. Beat the Teacher
7. 5Ws
8. Question Matrix
9. Verbal Tennis
10. Act it Out

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Random Name Generator-This is a fun way to ensure pupil participation in lessons. The PowerPoint is completely editable. It has space to up to 35 pupil names. Pupils names can be added to each slide and once in presentation mode, click anywhere on slide two and a name will be generated. N.B. the same pupil can be selected more than once on this presentation.

Plenary Generator-To view a sample of this resource please follow this link: PowerPoint: http://bit.ly/2r6oZ7a & Booklet: http://online.fliphtml5.com/gonfq/aalt/#p=10
This is a fully INTERACTIVE presentation with animation and MUSIC.
The PPT consists of 70 Slides
Use the Plenary Generator Wheel to select one of the 10 plenaries within this presentation. Press the ’Start’ Button to spin the wheel and the 'Stop’ button to select a number. Each plenary should last 10 minutes.
Please note…Some of these plenaries require printouts-Supplied with this resource. It is suggested that copies are printed in bulk in preparation for use.List of plenary Activities:

1. Tree Climb Activity
2. Pass the Bomb PLEASE NOTE: there are two versions of this resource so as to include ‘Beat the Clock’ alternative to ‘Pass the Bomb’ as we realise that this could be a sensitive activity for some pupils.
3. Letter Investigator
4. Beat the Clock – Balloon Timer
5. Opinion Line
6. Chatterbox /Cootie Catcher
7. Memory Game
8. We Say, You Play
9. Reverse Cognition
10. Emoji Graph
Final Task: Exit Pass

Reward Jars-This PowerPoint Contains two reward jars to use with your pupils to positively reinforce good behaviour. A great Visual behaviour management strategy!Simply press the right arrow key to add an item to the jar and the left arrow key to delete it.

The Ultimate Bubble Timer-This is our new Ultimate Bubble timer. If you love our other timers you will certainly love this! It comes with popping sounds and music!This is a fun countdown timer that can be used as a time management tool in any lesson. You have a choice between a 4, 3 or 2 minute, 80, 60 or 30 second timer. The bubbles can easily be altered in the animation pane to make the timer shorter or longer should you so wish.
The bubbles can all be selected, copied from this presentation and pasted and inserted into your own or on top of any slide you wish alternatively, there is a section of slides on the PowerPoint where you can choose a timer and copy and paste the bubbles as a frame around your own slides too (just copy and paste them into your presentation.

Reward Bingo-This resource is meant to be printed out onto A3 paper and displays in the classroom. This can be used as a reward for excellent work. We usually allow pupils to choose their own number and write their name in the space provided. Once the two sheets are full numbers are chosen at random and rewards are issued to the lucky winners.

Behaviour-O-Meter- A great visual way of letting your class know how well they are behaving!! A visual PowerPoint display that you can use with your classes for behaviour management. We have included an editable and an uneducable version purely due to the fonts we have used. There are also Poor, improvement and Excellent behaviour certificates that can be printed out and given to the child to take home. These can be edited on the PowerPoint if you wish to add a reason for certification, for example. A PDF version is available for ease of printout also.

The Ultimate Bubble Timer: This is our new Ultimate Bubble timer. If you love our other timers you will certainly love this! It comes with popping sounds and music!This is a fun countdown timer that can be used as a time management tool in any lesson. You have a choice between a 4, 3 or 2 minute, 80, 60 or 30 second timer. The bubbles can easily be altered in the animation pane to make the timer shorter or longer should you so wish.The bubbles can all be selected, copied from this presentation and pasted and inserted into your own or on top of any slide you wish alternatively, there is a section of slides on the PowerPoint where you can choose a timer and copy and paste the bubbles as a frame around your own slides too (just copy and paste them into your presentation.

Circle Time/Ice Breakers: This is the perfect addition to any classroom especially at the beginning of the school year! This is a FULLY INTERACTIVE presentation with animation and MUSIC. The PPT consists of over 30 Slides with 12 activities and three of our fun count down timers. Use the Circle Time Selector Wheel on slide 2 to select one of the 12 Circle time/Ice breaker activities within this presentation. click on a coloured segment of the selector to start it spinning and the hand to stop it. You can then click on the selected monster to take you to the relevant activity.If you wish to be taken back to the Circle Time Selector, there is a signpost on each page. You have the option of selecting either one of the 5, 10 or 15 minute timers for each activity. The timers included are: 5 Minutes: Pirate times, 10 Minutes: Ultimate Bubble Timer, 15 Minutes: Balloon Timer

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Created: Aug 15, 2016

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