Top primary cover lessons

Take the stress out of cover lessons with these ready-to-use lesson packs and activity ideas for KS1 and KS2 classes for both class and supply teachers

Tes Resources Team

A Cover Teacher In Front Of A Class Of Primary School Children

Ready-to-use lessons, activities and packs to keep pupils motivated and challenged during cover lessons

Having a go-to collection of cover-friendly lesson ideas can be a lifesaver whether you’re a supply teacher or a teacher having to set work. To help you out, we’ve hand-picked resources across a range of subject areas, which are not only easy to deliver, but also engaging and full of ways to develop key skills.

Resources for younger learners

Animal Reading Comprehensions
Polly Puddleduck

Animal Reading Comprehensions

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5 Animal Themed Reading Comprehensions. Each comprehension is accompanied with Questions. Students may use the template provided or cut and paste the Comprehension into their books. Questions can be adapted for LA. This is pitched for MA/HA students. Take a look at my FIRST READING COMPRE...
Numicon 1-20 addition worksheets
RJM01

Numicon 1-20 addition worksheets

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Slides or printed sheets. used with KS1, and KS2 SEN pupils, with some familiarity of Numicon blocks, as: * printed booklets worked through in registration/SODA * in sections as 'beat the clock' worksheets in group intervention sessions * whole-class slides There are 47 'Numicon' and 6 numeral wor...
Animal Classification Colouring Sheets
beejalparekh

Animal Classification Colouring Sheets

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Five worksheets designed to help KS1 pupils learn more about animal identification and classification. The exercise is suitable for all abilities, and works well as either a starter or plenary. These colouring sheets can be used to support children to recognise and identify the key characteristics ...
Phonics Worksheets
creativesquirrel

Phonics Worksheets

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A range of worksheets designed to help students to improve their knowledge of letter-sound relationships and patterns, along with their decoding abilities to improve reading accuracy. This bundle includes: Rhyming words - 8 worksheets Identifying beginning sounds - 8 worksheets Identifying end so...
Homophones: There, Their and They're Worksheets
Krazikas

Homophones: There, Their and They're Worksheets

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This resource contains an information sheet and a set of eight worksheets on the homophones - their, there and they're. Tasks include selecting the correct spelling of there / they're/ their homophones, composing sentences using the correct homophones and correcting sentences. This resource is appr...
Multiplication printables
TeachersTimeTurner

Multiplication printables

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These printables are suitable for children just learning about multiplication. There are: 9 - printables working on grouping from 2 to 10 objects. 9 - printables working on making groups (children will benefit from using counters for these) 5 - printables looking at skip counting for 2...

Resources for older learners

Translation worksheets
funky_blues

Translation worksheets

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There are three worksheets here. The first sheet asks the children to identify how the shape has been translated. The second requires them to translate easier shapes, whereas the third is more challenging. In addition, the third includes a SAT style question which requires the children to use all th...
Science Comprehensions Year 3
davlae

Science Comprehensions Year 3

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These differentiated comprehensions cover **ALL** the **Year 3** topics and each one comes complete with a separate answer sheet. 1. Parts of a Plant x2 2. Seed Dispersal x2 3. Food and Nutrition x2 4. Skeletons and Muscles x2 5. Rocks and Soils x2 6. Light and Shadows x2 7. Magnetism x2 Each com...
KS2 Comprehensions (Fiction Pack)
Andrew Long

KS2 Comprehensions (Fiction Pack)

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This is a collection of 18 fiction comprehensions. Each short extract represents a different fiction genre and comes with a range of comprehension questions. They are designed to be used weekly during comprehension or guided reading sessions, but could also be used for dictations, analysing grammar/...
French numbers worksheet
shropshire14

French numbers worksheet

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Worksheet to practise numbers. Mostly 1-31, with a short exercise on higher numbers. Made for a one-off lesson I had to cover, might be useful for a quick practice/revision.
Biome/Habitat Worksheets
TheArtTA

Biome/Habitat Worksheets

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A set of 5 printable worksheets featuring Polar, Tropical, Temperate, Desert and Ocean biomes/ habitats, which students can fill in to describe their key features, as part of a study on habitat and environment. Each sheet has separate spaces to record descriptions of the non living features of a bio...
Maths Number Pyramid Worksheets
ClassroomSecrets

Maths Number Pyramid Worksheets

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This resource has six differentiated levels and hits mathematics objectives in Year 2, 4, 5 and 6. You can find more Maths puzzles resources here: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/search/?fwp\_subject=mathematics&fwp\_topic=puzzles