Setting cover work at secondary

Make secondary cover lessons both engaging and worthwhile with these specially selected lesson ideas, activities and booklets for class and supply teachers

Tes Resources Team

Teacher planning for their cover lesson

Take the stress out of writing cover lessons with these ready-to-use activity ideas for a range of subject areas

Making sure that cover lessons are both valuable and interesting can be hugely time-consuming, whether you’re a supply teacher or a teacher having to set work. To make the process simpler, we’ve hand-picked some of the very best resources to make sure your students remain stimulated and engaged.

English and Humanities

KS3 Oceans booklet
MrDGeography

KS3 Oceans booklet

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This 9-lesson unit has been used successfully with Year 8 but could easily be used with a Year 7 or Year 9 group. It explores a range of aspects of the oceans and the pressures / conflict arising in them. Students found this unit to be very engaging and the resource allows a great deal of flexibilit...
English Home Learning Packs KS3
Sarah Graham

English Home Learning Packs KS3

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Here are two 30+ page English work packs I made for my SEMH Y8 and Y9 students who are self-isolating. It has sections on SPaG, reading and writing, with an extras section at the back with some fun creative tasks. They will easily suit upper KS2 though. They might look a bit wonky in the preview...
English Cover KS3
EnglishGCSEcouk

English Cover KS3

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English cover for KS3 lessons that includes: 2x Analysing fiction texts (English Language Paper 1 Q1-3) 2x Analysing non-fiction texts (English Language Paper 2 Q1-3) 2x Descriptive/narrative writing (English Language Paper 1 Question 5) 2x Non-fiction writing (English Language Paper 2 Question 5) ...
History Home Learning - Black Death
History_Geeks

History Home Learning - Black Death

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Easy to use source work history cover lesson. All you need to do is print it out and leave it with the cover teacher - all the instructions are on the worksheets. This doesn't contain any of our previous material so you don't need to worry about students having already completed any tasks, **The pa...

Maths, Science and Computing

Emergency maths cover lesson? Enrichment materials
Jon O'Neill

Emergency maths cover lesson? Enrichment materials

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Ready-to-go, standalone enrichment activities. These are NOT simply colouring-in or wordsearch activities! Rather they are an attempt to productively use any spare curriculum time, perhaps when a colleague's lesson needs cover and it is not practical to organise suitable work. Can use as whole class...
Reformed Functional Skill Maths- Calculation Methods Workbook
derrybeg73

Reformed Functional Skill Maths- Calculation Methods Workbook

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15 Page Workbook with answers on multiplying/dividing by 10/100/100 and adding/subtracting using column method. Aligned to New standards. I use in class or as as a **HOME LEARNING WORKBOOK **with functional skills learners, also useful for GCSE and KS Learners Includes 1 x 15 page workbook 1 x a...
KS3 Science homework
amcooke

KS3 Science homework

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35 homework tasks for KS3. Each presentation has 3 slides. Slide 1 is the pupil sheet, slide 2 contains the mark scheme and slide 3 has suitable comments to use give a target on how to improve scientific knowledge. Taken by an OFSTED inspector to give to a school as an example of good practice ...

Creative

POP ART can design cover lesson / homework sheet
rvevans88

POP ART can design cover lesson / homework sheet

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Worksheet for students to design their own pop art inspired can linking to artist such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Written Task and keyword bank on work sheet. great for a cover lesson or even a homework task to support next lesson. ******UPDATES FILE******** Photo Credit All images av...
PE cover lesson
Cre8tive Resources

PE cover lesson

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**PE KS3: Student 7 Page - Work Booklet ** Different types of sports 7 PAGE study work booklet of classroom-ready activities, exam practice, cre8tive activities that will enthuse and engage students, and ensure they get the most from their physical education studies - could be great cover work to ...
Romeo and Juliet - WHOOSH!
Calum Roy

Romeo and Juliet - WHOOSH!

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A WHOOSH! drama activity for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The teacher narrates a story summary and calls in students from the circle to mime the characters, be props and create settings. A great activity to introduce the story and themes, or summarise as a fun revision activity. G...

Languages

German Cover Work Perfect Tense with Haben PowerPoint
Vicky79

German Cover Work Perfect Tense with Haben PowerPoint

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PowerPoint to go with my double sided cover worksheet for a more interactive cover lesson. Answers and other useful vocab provided for non-specialist cover teachers. Ideas for open ended tasks provided at the end as an extension or for early finishers. Concentrates on the perfect tense with haben, ...