Teaching Resource

Desk Mats – Upper Grades

PDF | 1 page|Grades: 4 - 7

A4 desk mats that include 2D shapes, 3D objects, the alphabet, times tables and Five Star Writing hints for your students’ desks.

Print these desk mats out on A4 paper, write your students’ names and then use contact to affix them to their desk.

Read about using these colourful mats as a desk nameplate in our blog 15 Inventive Desk Nameplate Ideas.

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Dorothy Segar

Hi, is it possible to remove the vowels aeiou as it is misleading. Instead could we have a version with all the parts of speech defined? Thanks Dorothy

Dorothy Segar · Jan 18th, 2021

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

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Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Jan 18th, 2021

Lisa McDonald

Hi, is it possible to customize the desk plates to add student names? Also, I would appreciate an NT version.

Thank you,

Lisa McDonald · Jan 24th, 2019


Hi Lisa,
There is an NT version available, simply click the arrow next to the Download button and scroll down the drop-down list until you come to NT Pre-cursive. With this desk mat, there is only a spot for the students to write their own names (as it is an upper years resource). If you’d like to add names to the desk plates yourself, I would suggest taking a look at our desk plates collection here:
If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kristian · Jan 25th, 2019

Rachel Lane

Would love to be able to add names before printing. Click here to vote for this so Teach Starter will create this. Thanks 🙂 https://www.teachstarter.com/request/change-desk-mats-upper-grades/

Rachel Lane · Jan 15th, 2018

Max Mays

was just about to suggest this!

Max Mays · Jan 16th, 2018

Alison Smith

Hi Rachel,
Thanks so much for your request. Have a great day.

Alison Smith · Jan 17th, 2018

Stephanie King

And editable without the lines would also be good please (just a blank box)!

Stephanie King · Jan 24th, 2018


In regard to this particular request, due to the limitations of the customisation suite we currently have, it would be impossible to add a further level of customisation on top of the ability to change fonts. We would love to be able to accommodate you and this request in the future, unfortunately at this stage is it not possible.

Kristian · Jan 30th, 2018

Ruhama Geiger

Was a customisable version of this ever created?

Ruhama Geiger · Dec 22nd, 2015

melissa egan

This would be great if it was customisable and we could type the names in!

melissa egan · Jan 26th, 2015

Danielle Marks

I love this thank you. Just wondering if there is an editable version of this so we can type the students’ names straight in then print? Thanks

Danielle Marks · Jan 20th, 2015

Tracy Townsend

Looks great I think I will use it a front cover of their Maths books instead of desk mat

Tracy Townsend · Jan 16th, 2015

Kym Fahey

I plan on placing a lower grade and upper grade desk mat on the table in my stage 1 class.

Kym Fahey · Jan 14th, 2015


Fabulous! Thanks so much Scott.

spcthegap · Jan 13th, 2015


This is fantastic! Thanks. If possible could you please add the QLD cursive font? The only QLD option is beginners and I would prefer to use cursive for the upper grades.

spcthegap · Jan 12th, 2015

No problem Nicole! We have just added Queensland Cursive. Feel free to download it now!

Kind regards,

· Jan 13th, 2015

Melissa Myles

This is amazing! Thank you!!

Melissa Myles · Jan 12th, 2015

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