Back to school resources
A new school year and the prospect of a new class can seem daunting, but we are here to help. Transition effortlessly between holiday mode and the classroom with these free, hand-picked Back to School resources. There are ice breakers, and team spirit tasks, settling-in guides and behaviour management tips and more goodies to pick from, so you can spend a little longer enjoying your summer break.
Getting to know your pupils
- Pack-out the first few weeks of term with this array of activities to get to know your new class.
- Get your pupils to share their favourite foods, family and special friends with these colouring-in templates.
- Fears and dreams can be recorded in this passport template – it’s an unusual, yet positive, way to prepare for the new year.
- Students can find out gossip about each other with this simple interviewing activity.
- There are lots of activities to energise, entertain and build relationships between soon-to-become friends in this bundle of resources.
- Students can mingle and discover interesting facts about each other thanks to this resource.
- Students will be puzzling over these quiz questions and they will build good relationships as they battle to become the winning team.
- Try this uniquely odd list of ice-breaker questions and get students giggling.
- Celebrate similarities and embrace diversity with these ice-breaking activities.
- Go off into space and get students warming up their brains for the rest of term. This team-working activity is great for building relationships and developing decision-making skills.
Helping pupils to settle in
- This handy 5-day plan will ensure that you won’t need to spend all of the last week of summer preparing for your first week back.
- An interactive extravaganza. There are lots of active tasks here that will get students creating rules, setting targets and building relationships with their peers.
- Tackle those start of term issues with these ground rules and settling-in booklets.
- Help your class be more than just different pupils in one classroom. These ideas encourage a strong team spirit.
- You can send this colourful letter to welcome children and parents to your new Year 1 class, or adapt it for other levels.
- Control your classroom crowd with these top tips for behavioural management.
- Pupils can send news of their achievements home with these postcards to send to parents.
- Smiley, happy faces and friendships full of fun are the focus of this assembly.
- Help pupils work together and create a cohesive classroom community who are proud of how their classroom looks with this classroom monitor job sheet.