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Teaching and Learning Resources for Early Learners and KS1

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Looking for something original? Here are some Resources for Early Learners and Key Stage 1 that you won't have used before. There are also some key Stage 2 and SEN resources. Alphabet, Phonics, Reading & Writing Activities (and more subjects). Worksheets, flashcards, activities, PPTs, quiz games and posters. images from graphicsfactory.com

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Looking for something original? Here are some Resources for Early Learners and Key Stage 1 that you won't have used before. There are also some key Stage 2 and SEN resources. Alphabet, Phonics, Reading & Writing Activities (and more subjects). Worksheets, flashcards, activities, PPTs, quiz games and posters. images from graphicsfactory.com
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activities KS1/ EYFS
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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activities KS1/ EYFS

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A 10 page resource for KS1 and EYFS children celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Activities include: Designing a Platinum Jubilee Stamp Make/write a postcard from London Design a London souvenir ball Label 2 sets of colour pictures Cut out, duplicate and match colour cards related to London Colour the London bus Design a tea set for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations Cut and match the buses going to different places in London
Children's and Young Persons Counselling Contract Templates
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Children's and Young Persons Counselling Contract Templates

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Here are 3 templates that counsellors working with children and young people could use as a more visual aid and way of communicating the counselling contract. There is a blank one where you could fill in your own information or questions. There is one with key questions included. The third has key questions but added pictures / symbols. There is a black and white version and colour version of each of the 3 templates. Play therapists may also adapt the templates for their work with children and young people.
History Quiz Fun KS2
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History Quiz Fun KS2

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30 colour pictures in this quiz with a History theme. Use anytime or at the end of term for a fun activity. There are a range of pictures including Sayings, Historical Terms, Idioms, Myths /Legends, People, Songs or Events. There are answer sheets for pupils to mark off or find the answers. Pupils may want to work in teams or pairs. An alternate activity is to cut out the cards and for pupils to match to the correct answers.
The Shopping Basket Activities KS1
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The Shopping Basket Activities KS1

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A set of activities based on the Book: The Shopping Basket by John Burningham. There is a complete set of small flashcards representing all the characters,places and food in the story. There are 6 activities: Draw the correct number of food items in the basket. Match the animals to the food they wanted from Steven. Match the animals to the places where they appeared in the story. Match the animals to the position they appear in the story. Write a shopping list for Steven. Write a note for number 25.
Colour Card Sorting
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Colour Card Sorting

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Young children will enjoy this game of colour sorting and matching. There are 9 colour words and splats to match to 9 pictures for each colour. Cut out and laminate and reuse.
Writing about the Weather
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Writing about the Weather

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A set of colour and black and white flashcards showing 6 weather types. These can be used as flashcards, display or visual aids. Children can use the worksheets to write sentences about the weather. A wordbank is included. There are colour and black and white versions of the worksheets.
Back to School Activity Ideas
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Back to School Activity Ideas

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Here are some back to school activities to get children feeling positive about the future and encouraging them to talk about their feelings. There are 4 activities with a choice of writing frames. Suitable for KS1 and lower KS2.
Data Handling with Frogs KS1
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Data Handling with Frogs KS1

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Fun with frogs and data handling at KS1. The lesson starts with children looking at the colour poster of 18 frogs all wearing different hats. Children observe carefully looking at the frogs eye colour and types of head wear. Sheet 2 asks children to count and record e.g. number of frogs with brown eyes/party hats/work hats. There are 5 questions to answer. Sheet 3 is for children to draw a hat on each of the frogs and label them. Sheet 4 shows frogs in different positions or activities. Children colour the matching frogs to make them the same. Sheet 5 shows 2 writing frames for children to write about frogs or their findings of the data handling activities.
Tessellation with Hexagons KS1
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Tessellation with Hexagons KS1

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A 2D shape activity using hexagons. There are colour and black and white versions included here. The 4 types of sheets show one hexagon, two hexagons joined, three hexagons and a completed pattern on the final sheet. Children can cut out the 2D hexagons and copy or make their own tessellating patterns.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Colour Patterns EYFS
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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Colour Patterns EYFS

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3 pages of activities for young children with a red, white and blue colour and pattern theme to tie in with your Jubilee celebrations. Copy and continue the red, white and blue balloon pattern to complete the picture. Colour all the stars using red, white and blue or red and blue. Follow the red arrows with your tracing patterns. Cut these out and laminate and you can add them to the writing corner.
Limericks KS1
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Limericks KS1

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Here is a good way to introduce children to Limericks as part of World Poetry Day or any poetry topic. There is an example of a completed limerick showing visual images. There are 2 other limericks where the rhyming words need filling in. Children use the visual images and words to help them. Once the children are familiar with the structure of a limerick, they can use the template page to start to make up their own limericks. Notes: Limericks are traditionally 5 lines and often with a funny final line or a twist. The first, second and last line usually have the same rhyme and the third and fourth often share a different rhyme.
Ending in 'CK'  4 Worksheets KS1
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Ending in 'CK' 4 Worksheets KS1

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A phonics resource for children learning about ‘ck’ at the end of words. There are 2 worksheets where children use the words provided to label the pictures. There is a sheet with 16 sentences where children add the missing words that end in ck. (S may be added for plurals). They can write these out in their workbooks or just add the missing words onto the sheet. There is a wordsearch and wordsearch answer sheet provided.
Dingbats Puzzle Set 2 KS2
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Dingbats Puzzle Set 2 KS2

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Set two in this Dingbat Visual Word Game series. Let’s cheer up Fridays (or any days), with this Dingbats Visual Word Puzzle for Kids or the whole family. 28 Picture clues for children to solve, complete with a blank answer template and an answer sheet. Works well on Zoom too!
Easter Acrostic Poem Templates
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Easter Acrostic Poem Templates

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Here is an example of an Easter Acrostic poem together with 8 different templates for children to choose from in order to write their own. Links with Spring, Poetry and Celebrations.
Transition Discussion PPT and Activity
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Transition Discussion PPT and Activity

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A useful end of year assembly or / and class resource about Transition. This is a good discussion to find out about any anxieties your children may have about Transition, Moving On or Change such as moving to a new class / year group or school. The slides can be used with small groups or the whole class and focus on positive things as well as those that may be a little worrying for children. The last slide is an activity sheet, that can be printed off, for children to express their individual thoughts and feelings around Change and Transition. You can change the headings as appropriate for individual needs or your class. The PPT can be used with Primary children of all ages and those with SEN. You can add in extras in this PPT format such as photos of old classes, fond memories etc.
Bird Watching
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Bird Watching

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An activity that encourages children to look out for and identify popular garden birds. There are 12 birds here with colour photos. Activities / pages: Label the birds Answer sheet for labelling Write a description of each bird Answer sheet with brief descriptions Draw the birds in the boxes provided Colouring sheet of birds Links to Animal/ Science topics as well as the RSPB Big School’s Birdwatch.
Homographs
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Homographs

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Homographs are words that have the same spelling but different meanings and pronunciations. Here is a fun way to teach children this idea, There are 12 examples for children to discuss and compose sentences. At the back there are 12 cards showing the words worked on. Useful too, for English Language students.
NHS People Who Help Us Activity Sheets KS1
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NHS People Who Help Us Activity Sheets KS1

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A discussion activity around people who help us and the NHS. Sheet 1 asks children to label the pictures and colour them in e.g. ambulance and wheelchair. Sheet 2 is a word bank for those children who need support with their writing. Sheet 3 is a doodle sheet for colouring in medical related pictures.