This back-to-school activity pack is for teachers meeting their new classes. The adaptable activities are suitable for different grades and the pack contains a lesson plan and activities for a fun session getting to know your new class.
The activity allows pupils to work together to make a class poem that spells out the name of their new class. The session is based around Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’ and includes suggestions for how it can be easily adapted to ages and abilities.
This resource is structured in the following way:
1. Fun warm up activities and ice-breaker games including name games and a classroom hunt activity.
2. An interactive circle time activity that helps the class to become familiar with Edward Lear’s ‘Alphabet Poem’.
3. A group activity in which pupils create their own verses for the alphabet poem, using the letters that spell out your class name or their new teacher's name.
4. A whole class performance of the poem, spelling out the name of their new class.