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 games 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

Guided Reading Independent Activity Sheets
missboult

Guided Reading Independent Activity Sheets

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Feedback is appreciated - These are printable sheets which can be stuck in a reading journal for ks1 to complete independently as follow up tasks to their guided read. Includes grapheme hunts, character descriptions, non-fiction feature hunting, fact finding, designing a new book cover and more.
Animal Reading Comprehensions for KS1
Polly Puddleduck

Animal Reading Comprehensions for KS1

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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. Questiosn can be adapted for LA. This is pitched for MA/HA students. Take a look at my FIRST READING COMPRE...
Year 1 Common Exception Words pack
Katharine7

Year 1 Common Exception Words pack

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Set up independent spelling practise of the Year 1 CEW with a selection of meaningful spelling activities to suit a range of learning styles. These could be used as morning jobs or small group work allowing you to work with a focus group whilst knowing that your independent groups are carrying out l...
KS1 Games for Place Value & Calculation
PropellerEducation

KS1 Games for Place Value & Calculation

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Help your KS1 children develop their knowledge of Place Value and Calculation using Counters with these fun games. Each game is printed with easy-to-read and follow instructions, and meets key relevant National Curriculum objectives. **Objectives covered include:** * Pupils should be taught to rep...

Resources for older learners

Guided Reading Independent Activities
lilmizchattabox

Guided Reading Independent Activities

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A log sheet with activities for children to work through independently during guided reading. Worked very well with my year 6 class! Can be modified for younger children by removing/changing activities.
Maths: Division Board Game
baldwj

Maths: Division Board Game

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Suitable for paired work or bigger. Can be printed onto A3. Give each learner a counter and allow them to play. Great starter or plenary.
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/...