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As your new students take their seats in your classroom, make sure you're fully prepared to give them an unforgettable learning experience. Because the inspiration and knowledge you provide, will shape their futures. From templates to help you get organised to resources for meeting your new class, back-to-school icebreakers, reward systems and assembly ideas, we've everything you need to get this school year off to a great start.
This is an ice-breaker activity that I put together for my new Year 8 form. The format is:
Find someone who....
with a follow up question. E.g.
Find someone who read a good book:...........
What did they read?....
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.
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PRIMARY transition day activities for meeting a new class.
This is a great one-off literacy activity and a wonderful teamwork project to help your class work together to make a class poem. In this transition day activity pupils work together to create a new class poem using the letters in the name of their class.
The pack contains a Powerpoint lesson, teacher instructions and pupil resources - everything you need for this fun poetry lesson, including icebreaker games and a mini class performance at the end.
The activity allows pupils to bond as they make a class poem that spells out the name of their new class. The session is based around Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’ and the activities include suggestions for adapting the lesson for different ages and abilities across KS1 or KS2.
This resource is structured in the following way:
Fun teamwork activities and games including name games, a classroom hunt activity, a paper-chain race and ‘Find Someone Who’ bingo.
A poetry time activity following the lesson Powerpoint to help the class to become familiar with Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’. There are different options to adapt this for different age groups.
A group activity in which pupils create their own stanzas for the alphabet poem, using the letters that spell out your class name or their new teacher’s name.
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
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.
This is an assembly that I produced for the whole school on Target Setting and Achieving Our Goals.
My audience was a Secondary Learning Disability School, but I feel the presentation could be adapted for Primary or even some Secondary (KS3) Assemblies.
Its a "fun" assembly but has a strong emphasis on how we can achieve goals in life.
This Assembly explores the idea that if we view New Beginnings with a positive attitude things are likely to turn out well no matter how old you are. It provides an opportunity to discuss how new things can be exciting and that it is normal to be a little bit worried. You can discuss how your own school makes it easy for new people to feel welcome and how everyone can help in this.
The Music, "With a Little Smile", is specially chosen to support this.
Mirror Assemblies provide ready-made assemblies including scripts presentations and linked music in the form of a presentation which encourages thought and reflection as a warm up for the main part of the assembly.
The licence for using this assembly in your own class is £2, but if you wish to use this resource for a whole school assembly you will need to purchase the school licence.
The music licence for this assembly only allows you to use this assembly or parts of it, in your own school as many times as you wish, and if you change school you cannot take this resources with you.
If you like this assembly you will find it more economical to purchase themes from Mirrorassemblies.co.uk where your school can subscribe to any number of themes for periods from one term to 5 years. This will allow you access to all new assembly materials added to that theme or those themes instantly.
A fun icebreaker for induction week.
This is an English themed take on one of my family's Christmas games. It aims at encouraging the students to work together, recall names and details of each other.
Divide students into teams, decide the order of play and explain the following:
The tutor picks a task card at random and reads it to the team.
The team must decide which of its members is going to complete the task on the card. That team member cannot play again until everyone in the team has completed a task (this is to encourage involvement and to add a tactical element to to game).
The class as a whole will ensure that the task is performed correctly.
Where the team member completes the task the team earns a point.
You can easily increase the difficulty of the task by simply increasing or decreasing the numbers given. Likewise, you can easily add your own, or change the subject theme.
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.
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Getting children to chat to each other on the first day back is easy with 'Find a friend who..'
I love watching my little ones play this on their first morning. Who is shy? Who can't stay on task? It stamps 'we are interested in one another and like to communicate' on my class from the very first moment.
Laminate and use again the next year.
Find a problem? Contact me and let me work out the kinks for you!
Team Building + 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.
No need to buy them! I have produced these templates, simply change the subject in the text box!
My students love these and I hope yours do too!
Simply print them in colour, trim them down with a guillotine, write a childs name on, sign and date and put them into an exercise book when you mark a piece of work!
Feedback please via the comments section on here!
Teachers can use this as a visual aide when rewarding and sanctioning good and bad behaviour.
Teacher can quickly assess how much praise v warnings they are given and who they have not said anything to, thus ensruing you are doing enough positive reinforcement.
Students respond positively to a fair PBS.
Easy to use and customise.
Teachers must be willing to follow through with rewards and sanctions.