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

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...
KS1 Reading Comprehensions
smithy123

KS1 Reading Comprehensions

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7 reading comprehensions suitable for KS1 children (or to support children in KS2) Each comprehension comes with an answer sheet.
Animal Classification Colouring Sheets KS1
Beejal Parekh

Animal Classification Colouring Sheets KS1

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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...
Number Bonds Practice - Arithmetic Worksheets Set
D_A_Wilson

Number Bonds Practice - Arithmetic Worksheets Set

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This number bonds collection consists of ten worksheets covering number bonds to ten, twenty, one hundred, one thousand plus two bonus extension sheets covering decimal number bonds to one. Perfect for practising this important arithmetic skill, the ten sheets cover all abilities within your class a...

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...
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.
Robin Hood Reading Comprehension Activity | Year 3 or Year 4
CreativePrimaryLit

Robin Hood Reading Comprehension Activity | Year 3 or Year 4

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A reading comprehension passage with comprehension and grammar questions, an extension task, a crossword puzzle and a wordsearch about the legendary figure from English medieval folklore, Robin Hood. The NO PREP informational text worksheets are perfect for students in Year 3 or Year 4. Students wi...
Pyramid Addition
hollyjack1

Pyramid Addition

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Pyramid addition worksheets, made for year 3. Make addition and problem solving fun with these print and go activities. These are designed for year 3 but could be used in other year groups, depending on abilities. There are 5 differentiated sheets with answers. The easiest sheets begin with 2 level...