Meeting your new class collection

Explore this jam-packed collection of activities, games and creative ideas for meeting your new class at the start of the year, suitable for EYFS, primary and secondary students

Tes Resources Team

A Welcome Sign To Show Teachers Meeting Your New EYFS, Primary Or Secondary Class

Make sure that meeting your new class is effortless, memorable and fun with these tried-and-tested resources

New year, new set of students. Whether you are just starting out or have been teaching for years, activities to help pupils get to know their peers, settle in and feel comfortable in their new environment are essential in the first week of term. That's why we've gathered together 20 of the very best resources that the Tes community have to offer. For even more inspiration, we've also picked some of the very best transition ideas for primary and secondary students, as well as these fun icebreaker activities.

50 ideas for meeting your new class
tafkam

50 ideas for meeting your new class

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Collated from various threads on the TES forums, this booklet gives 50 suggestions for activities to do when meeting your new class either on a transition day, or for the first day of term.
jigsaw piece
virgilsgirl

jigsaw piece

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A jigsaw piece that can be reproduced as many times as needed. The pieces will interlock together to make a jisaw as big or as small as you need. This piece fits on an A4 piece of paper, but obviously can be enlarged on a photocopier. Brilliant resource for work with your new class. Activity based...
Back to School - New Term - 'Getting to know you' activities
Miss Steer

Back to School - New Term - 'Getting to know you' activities

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This is planning I created a few years ago to use with a year 5 class. We were asked to take the whole first week of term with our new classes to perform 'getting to know you' activities Take a look at the plan. It worked really well - it was a great week! I've also added the pictures we used for t...
Back to School Assembly
TrueTube

Back to School Assembly

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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
Class Project
TeachElite

Class Project

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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 ...
New Class 'Getting To Know You' Superhero Lesson
TheFutureTeacherFoundation

New Class 'Getting To Know You' Superhero Lesson

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Complete lesson with extension activities and follow on work suggestions. Highly creative and engaging - getting to know you - type lesson but with a fun twist your class will love. Enables assessment of writing, creativity and artistic ability whilst also finding out about your class in a way that ...
Make a class Manifesto (Class Rules)
mmmunchkin

Make a class Manifesto (Class Rules)

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I came up with this last year as a more positive alternative to the dreaded class rules! We looked at some examples of manifestos and I wrote my own. We then put ideas together to write our own class manifesto, which we all agreed to and signed at the beginning of the year. *If you download - plea...
Me in a bag - activity for new class
lcdixon88

Me in a bag - activity for new class

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This is an activity I do in the first week in September with a new class. I bring in a large handbag with lots of things inside that would tell somebody what time of person I am. It might reveal hobbies etc. I share this with the childen and then we discuss what might be in their bags. I then blow ...
Back To School Icebreakers
Innovativeteachingideas

Back To School Icebreakers

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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 an...
Welcome Back Challenge for Tutorial Time
Bette Noire

Welcome Back Challenge for Tutorial Time

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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?....
English Icebreaker: Thingys in a Minute
Rhyland15

English Icebreaker: Thingys in a Minute

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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 tut...
Back to School 5 in a Row Positive Bingo
Kiwilander

Back to School 5 in a Row Positive Bingo

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Celebrate the start of the year with your class with this fun Back to School Positive Bingo game.This is a self running game on the computer, whiteboard or projector. Included are words to reinforce positive behaviour in your class to create the perfect class from gamification. There are enough...
All About Me ( Activity book for EYFS / KS1 )
Polly Puddleduck

All About Me ( Activity book for EYFS / KS1 )

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**Resource Title** All About Me **Age/Year Group** Early Years and Key Stage 1 **Total Pages in download** 27 **File Type** PDF **Resource Content** One 27 Page Workbook (just print and staple, absolutely NO prep required) Differentiated worksheets include...
Back to school ice-breaker Lotto
laurajharris

Back to school ice-breaker Lotto

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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 fir...
Back to School Bingo
KS2History

Back to School Bingo

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FREE back to school bingo game! Help your new class get to know each other with this fun game. Give each child a Find Someone Who Board (choose the KS1 or KS2 version). Children then go around the room and find somebody who can sign their name in each box on the board. The aim is to fill up thei...
Back to School: New Class Poem
KS2History

Back to School: New Class Poem

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PRIMARY back to school activities for meeting a new class. This is a great one-off literacy activity and a wonderful teamwork project to help your new class work together to make a class poem. In this getting to know you activity pupils work together to create a new class poem using the letters in...