Great activities for activating prior knowledge and assessing learning.

 

Math Interactive Starters and Lesson Finishers (click to see and search document or download from link below)

eg: Number Bonds 
Throw a small soft ball (rolled socks) at the same time as say a number to the child, they throw it back saying the number bond. Can be to 10, 20 or 100. Or make it a 'doubling' game, or the 'one less' game, or the 'nine more' game…

Language Interactive Starters and Lesson Finishers (click to see and search document or download from link below)

eg: Call My Bluff 
Provide children with a new or unfamiliar word/term. Give them three possible definitions – children should work in pairs to decide which definition is the correct one.

Topic Interactive Starters and Lesson Finishers (click to see and search document or download from link below)

eg: Taboo 
Children choose, from a bag, a term they have learnt during the lesson. They should attempt to describe the term to the other members of the class without using the word itself. Children can then jot down words they think it might be on whiteboard or put hand up as soon as they know. Set a time limit to prevent too much pondering!