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Back-to-school resources


Prepare for the new school year with our favourite back-to-school resources. Transition effortlessly between holiday mode and the classroom with this selection of posters, getting to know you activities, reward schemes, target setting reminders and start-of-term assemblies. We've hand-picked the top five resources across five back-to-school themes to help you get organised and equipped for the next academic year.


classroom organisation

Classroom organisation

Top resources on TES Connect

1. Primary class starter kit
A selection of getting to know you activities, reward schemes, target-setting worksheets and classroom organisation materials created by TES Connect.

2. Certificates galore
A large selection of certificates for different celebrations, achievements and rewards.

3. Matching peg and drawer labels
All you need to do is add each child's name to these labels – one for their cloakroom peg and a matching one for their classroom drawer.

4. Punctuation display posters
A set of colourful posters highlighting the different types of punctuation.

5. Times table posters
A set of colourful posters showing times tables from one to 12.

More classroom organisation resources

Behaviour management strategies


meeting your new class

Meeting your new class

Top resources on TES Connect

1. 50 ideas for meeting your new class
Collated from various threads on the TES Connect forums, this booklet gives 50 suggestions for activities to do when meeting your new class either on a transition day or for the first day of term.

2. All about me
This introduction booklet for students to fill in is very useful for transition to a new class.

3. Classroom monitor/job list
This useful resource has you pick children's names at random – they can then choose their job for the next two weeks.

4. Class welcome letter
This adaptable letter for children at the start of the new school year can explain how this year will be different from the last and help ease their transition.

5. What do we know – quiz
Students puzzle over these quiz questions and build good relationships as they battle to become the winning team.

More resources for meeting your new class

TES iboard: First days back

Anti-Bullying advice


rules and rewards

Rules and rewards

Top resources on TES Connect

1. Positive behaviour stickers
Reward good behaviour in your classroom with these colourful stickers.

2. Reward certificate
These certificates are great motivators for pupils with behaviour difficulties and are adaptable to suit your needs and those of your pupils.

3. Catch them being good
This is a very useful behaviour management pack.

4. Teachers TV: Rewards and incentives
Teachers from UK schools talk about their tried and tested strategies in rewarding and praising pupils, as well as the potential problems involved.

5. My merit card
A merit card with room for 50 standard square stickers on each page and 15 large, round stickers.

More rules and rewards resources


Target setting

Target setting

Top resources on TES Connect

1. Target setting
Helpful for creating achievable, challenging and measurable targets.

2. Target and goal setting: PSHE mind-map
This task encourages students to create a mind-map of their goals in and outside of school.

3. Levelled report writing statement bank
A Word document of report writing statements for Early Years linked to FSP, English, maths, ICT, science, history, RE, geography, art, music, PE, DT and PSHE linked with SEAL.

4. Writing targets
Child-friendly writing targets that children can use to keep track of their progress.

5. Pupil progress file
A merit card with room for 50 standard square stickers on each page and 15 large, round stickers.

More target setting resources


Start of term assemblies

Start of term assemblies

Top resources on TES Connect

1. Building blocks to learning
A fun and easily prepared class assembly that is great for the beginning of the year.

2. Making and learning from mistakes
An assembly about how we learn from making mistakes.

3. Autumn assembly
This colourful autumn poem has images and words relevant to the season.

4. Showing assembly
A script used for an assembly highlighting the children's work.

5. Inspirational story: Grace Darling
A PowerPoint to use with early primary highlighting the important facts of Grace Darling's life.

More start of term assemblies



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