Simple Starters # 3 – Demolition

This starter provides a quick and enjoyable way to establish or consolidate knowledge, and could therefore work equally well as a plenary.

The following PowerPoint is available as a template from Mr Hayes. Each brick contains a key word which answers a specific question. These questions appear on the subsequent Powerpoint screens.


Split the class into two or more teams, then alternate between each team as you ask the questions you have prepared. If a pupil identifies the correct answer, that brick is removed from the wall and their team scores a point. Behind the wall is an important image from the topic. This is gradually revealed as the wall is demolished – three bonus points go to the first team to correctly identify the image.


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