Tes Primary: Time-saving starters and plenaries

A selection of resources to help prepare starters and plenaries in the primary classroom

Tes Resources Team

Teacher using starter and plenary activities with primary pupils

Save time preparing with these starter and plenary ideas, templates and activities

Starters and plenaries are an expectation when planning a lesson. They help provide structure to the lesson and give pupils the opportunity to reflect on prior learning and to evaluate what they've learnt. To speed up the planning process, we have collected a variety of exciting starter and plenary resources that can be easily added to your lessons to provide your pupils with some exciting new activities!

Whole school resources

Plenary Dice (editable)
leonamarie

Plenary Dice (editable)

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A template for making dice with plenary questions on them. This first is for reflecting on learning from an individual lesson. The second is inspired by growth mindset work, allowing children to reflect on the learning skills they have used that day. It is editable so you can change or add your o...
Treasure Hunt Plenary Game
jusch12

Treasure Hunt Plenary Game

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A fun plenary or starter game for any subject or topic that doesn't need any preparation. On each slide there are 16 squares with five treasures hidden behind them. Students answer a question and if they get it right they choose a square and get a point/sweet/sticker if they find a treasure. There...

Maths starters and plenaries

Times Tables Bingo Game
Rebecca Moon

Times Tables Bingo Game

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A game of Bingo for practising time tables (1 - 12 inclusive) and making maths fun, with a competitive edge. The game comes with 144 calling cards covering all of the times tables from 1x1, through to 12x12. It also comes with 12 pre-prepared Bingo cards and additionally a blank Bingo card template ...
Maths Challenge Sheets (Autumn Term)
cltiplady

Maths Challenge Sheets (Autumn Term)

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I have created 14 weeks worth of maths challenge sheets - each has 6 different tasks which revisit and build on what is being taught through the term. These can be used as starter tasks, morning tasks, early finishers or for homework each week. Included: - 4 weeks on Place Value, - 3 weeks on Ad...
Mental Maths Workout- Starters and Plenaries
Alice K

Mental Maths Workout- Starters and Plenaries

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A series of Mental Maths PowerPoint Presentations which can ideally be used as starter activities or plenaries . They focus mainly on numerical calculation and provide a 'quick fire' activity to promote mental recall. Children use mini whiteboards to record answers and most presentations provide ans...
30 mastery maths starters / plenaries ks2
erylands

30 mastery maths starters / plenaries ks2

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These ks2 challenges link to the new mastery approach to teaching this pack includes OVER 30 challenges. visit www.uniqueclassrooms.com to have them printed, laminated and delivered straight to your door. check out my store for more mastery items...

Literacy starters and plenaries

180 literacy challenges KS1 KS2
erylands

180 literacy challenges KS1 KS2

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this resource contains 180 challenges that can be used as starters, plenaries, fillers, morning work, treasure hunts, displays, working walls and for homework challenges. there is enough challenges for a different one each morning throughout the school year.
Rhyme Time Starter/Plenary
KayBray

Rhyme Time Starter/Plenary

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A single sheet activity that is really versatile. Can be done individually, in pairs or teams. Simple, easy to understand layout, lots of jumping off points for discussion. Ideal as a starter/filler/plenary for more able students, or as a fuller activity for those needing support. Fon...
Boggle Word Games
hoppytimes

Boggle Word Games

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Boggle Word Games. 20 in total. Suitable for KS1 and KS2 Give players time (2-3 minutes) to find as many words on the grid of mixed up letters as they can. Students record their words (response sheet included) and score points depending on how many letters the word has. The longer the word, the mo...
KS1 SPAG Test Starters and Plenaries
littledude2011

KS1 SPAG Test Starters and Plenaries

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With over 50 slides, this power-point includes a definition of all the punctuation, sentence types and grammatical terms for the KS1 SPAG test. It then includes several examples of questions based on the current test for the children to quickly test and consolidate their knowledge. Ideal for starter...