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Dynamic and engaging crafts, worksheets, games and flashcards to teach English to talk about school. Activities also help your students revise basic personal information, numbers, colours and work on literacy skills.

Perfect for getting off to a good start at the beginning of the school year!

What is included?

This 110 page Activity Pack contains 12 different resources. Each resource contains several different variations. You can choose the most suitable for the age and level of your young learners, and the skills you want to practise.

What will my students learn?

These resources will help your young learners practise:

  • talking about themselves and exchanging personal information
  • school stationery vocabulary
  • school objects and furniture vocabulary
  • listening and speaking skills in the context of school
  • word recognition and spelling

All activities are designed to promote active engagement and interaction, with a particular emphasis on speaking and listening skills.

SEE the Preview for full details of the vocabulary and structures targetted.

Comprehensive Activity Suggestions provide lots of ideas for activities to do before and after, and also give you ideas for interactive ways to conduct the activities for effective language practice.

Through following activities in the pack, children are also encouraged to listen and follow instructions, maintain concentration on a given task, talk about themselves, learn about others and develop social skills.

What are the resources?

  • All About Me Mini Book

Children can create their very own mini book to describe themselves and share important information. A useful exercise for increasing confidence and self awareness before meeting new friends.

  • Jigsaw – Colour & Draw

Children can familiarise themselves with items they might see at school, practice their colour recognition, cutting and problem solving skills.

  • School Dominoes

A variety of options provide opportunity for children to match, practise colouring, cutting and gluing techniques, or work on their word recognition and literacy skills.

  • Pencil case

Children will enjoy this simple craft activity by carefully following instructions, measuring, cutting and sticking to create their very own pencil case.

  • Playing cards

Use these fun playing cards to involve children in a number of games that will encourage group interaction, taking turns and following instructions, whilst again building on problem solving, word recognition and literacy skills.

  • Graphing dice

Another fun craft activity that can then be used in a multitude of ways to practice vocabulary, creating sentences and counting.

  • School Picture Crossword

Further familiarisation with school vocabulary.

  • Wordsearches including Make your Own Wordsearch

A variety of difficulty levels are provided plus a blank wordsearch grid with picture prompts for children to make their own wordsearch. More vocabulary, word recognition and spelling practise.

  • How many?

A fun worksheet to remember school vocabulary and work on counting skills.

  • School Objects Fortune Teller

Help children to create their fortune teller using folding techniques then use the activity suggestions for fun ways to practise colour, word and number recognition through a variety of learning games.

  • School Matching cards

Use these fun cards in a variety of ways at a variety of levels to further promote school vocabulary and literacy skills.

  • School Mini-cards

Even more learning game suggestions!

  • School Flashcards

Use in a number of ways; as visual prompts, for language games or to display in your setting.


Related Resources

Find related stories, song playlists and other School resources on our School Topic Page.

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