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Desk Mats - Lower Primary

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: F - 2

A4-sized desk mats for your students' desks.

Get your classroom ready for the new school year with these easy-to-prepare gum leaves desk plates.

What is included on this alphabet and number line desk plate?

The desk plate includes:

  • a number line from 0–20
  • the days of the week
  • the months of the year
  • space for the student’s name
  • left and right hands
  • some common 2D shapes
  • the letters of the alphabet (both upper and lower case) with an accompanying picture.

How to prepare this resource

  1. Print the desk plates on thick card for added durability.
  2. Write each student’s name in the space provided.
  3. Attach the desk plates to your students’ desks with sticky tape or clear plastic contact.


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  • Laura Griggs

    Is there a word doc version of this that can be edited, or edited through studio?

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Hi Laura, This particular desk mat does not have an editable or Studio customisable version at the moment. We have a selection of customisable desk plates at You can also submit a change suggestion for this resource using the ‘Suggest a Change’ tab above the comments section. Thank you so much for your comment! We appreciate any feedback that helps make our resources even better!

  • Imogen McLennan

    I'd love this editable so that I write morning work into the weekday boxes.

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)

      Hi Imogen. While it's possible customise this resource by adding your students' names to the template, we are unable to make a fully customisable Word version of the resource due to the number of school fonts involved. Our apologies for the inconvenience. We are always open to our members' suggestions and will continue to create fully customisable resources wherever possible.

  • Rhonda Melhuish

    These are great! I agree cursive would be better. Also consistent with the sounds. Keep it to the short vowel sounds for picture icons.

    • Victoria (Teach Starter)

      Hi Rhonda, thanks for your suggestion. Please feel free to suggest it via the Request a Resource section: https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ Your request will be voted on by the community. Each week, our team creates the most popular request. If your request hits the top of the list, we’ll be happy to make it for you!

  • Netta Collins

    This is lovely - however the image for the letter "i" should be an igloo or something with the short "i" sound rather than the long sound in ice cream... Just becomes a bit confusing for little ones... Thanks

  • Nicky Meechan

    Could it be cursive? Not just pre-cursive? Thanks

  • Nicole Harker

    Editable would be fantastic!

  • andrea heenan

    i agree could this be editable ???

  • Tim & Amanda

    Could this be made as an editable version - so we can type names into the middle box. Thanks :-)

    • Hakana Williams

      It's editable if you have the Teacher Plan subscription :)