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As the summer term draws to a close and post-exam season is (a little) quieter, now is the perfect time to get your resources ready for September.

See below for learning mats, self-assessment activities and resources to help your year 7s settle in.

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Lindy Leslie

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Featured resources

SPaG mat

A handy mat covering key aspects of grammar, spelling and punctuation. Photocopy double-sided for classroom use.

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Reflection mat

A number of statements for students to complete, offering them the chance to reflect on their learning. A useful plenary for any lesson and would work well as a lucky dip!

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Getting to know your classmates

Activities to help students get to know each other and the best ways of working as a class. A great transition resource.

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All about me

A number of questions to help students get to know their classmates! Perfect for year 7 induction and as a quick form time activity.

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Coming soon!


Back to school resources for year 7

Keep an eye out for our collection of resources, designed for your year 7 students as they get to grips with the workings of secondary life. Check back at the end of August for more.

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