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Resources designed to improve provision and practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage, produced by a Reception teacher. Please email any queries to EYFS_Resources@outlook.com.

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Resources designed to improve provision and practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage, produced by a Reception teacher. Please email any queries to EYFS_Resources@outlook.com.
Numicon Shape Matching Pictures
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Numicon Shape Matching Pictures

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A selection of 5 images designed for actual size Numicon pieces. Children match Numicon pieces to the pictures (A4 size) or experiment further with numbers by choosing alternative combinations of filling in each picture. An optional recording sheet is also included within the download to encourage pupils to record which shapes they used and to add them together to find the total. These are great for differentiated learning - LA pupils can focus on matching shapes while HA pupils can extend to number bonds and addition. The students in my Reception class loved these sheets and would often choose to write down the numeral next to each shape that they used on the original picture sheet, and then count all holes to find the total, recording in whichever way they chose. There are lots of possibilities to explore and secure number sense.
EYFS Maths Planning and Resources bundle
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EYFS Maths Planning and Resources bundle

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This bundle includes 12 weeks of Reception Maths planning for the Autumn Term (based on White Rose and Numberblocks approaches), as well as the resources we use alongside it (number flashcards, Numicon cards, picture cards, 2D shape hunt, bar charts etc.)
EYFS Maths Planning - White Rose/Numberblocks based - 12 weeks
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EYFS Maths Planning - White Rose/Numberblocks based - 12 weeks

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12 weeks of Maths planning for the Autumn Term in Reception. The plans are based on White Rose and Numberblocks approaches and are fully editable, featuring assessment points from Development Matters and continuous provision opportunities. We focus mainly on number recognition to 10 in the Autumn term, as well as comparing length and introducing 2D shapes. The planning features 60 separate Maths sessions, and as such can easily be continued into the Spring term for settings that prefer a different pace or who may choose to repeat sessions for further consolidation. Resources that I use alongside this planning are also available for purchase in my store. Spring Term planning is now available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/white-rose-numberblocks-maths-planning-spring-term-eyfs-12196549
Summer Term Maths Planning - EYFS
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Summer Term Maths Planning - EYFS

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12 weeks of Maths planning for the Summer Term in Reception (60 lessons). The plans are based on White Rose and Numberblocks approaches and are fully editable, featuring assessment points from Development Matters and continuous provision opportunities. During the Summer term, we focus on: Repeating Patterns Addition (counting on) Subtraction (counting back) Numbers to 20 Doubling Halving and Sharing Length, Height and Distance Weight and Capacity Problem Solving Autumn and Spring Term planning are also available for purchase in my store.
Maths Planning and Resource Bundle - White Rose/Numberblocks Summer Term
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Maths Planning and Resource Bundle - White Rose/Numberblocks Summer Term

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This bundle features 12 weeks of EYFS Maths planning for the Summer Term (60 lessons), as well as the resources that we use alongside it. The planning focuses on: Repeating patterns Addition (counting on) Subtraction (counting back) Numbers to 20 Doubling Halving and Sharing Length, Height and Distance Weight and Capacity Problem Solving Resources include: Numeral cards to 20 Representation posters for the numbers 10-20 Number tracks to 10 Number tracks to 20 Blank number line templates to 20 Repeating patterns for comparison Animal pictures for repeating patterns 2D shapes for halving game Part-whole templates (small/large) Ladybird templates for doubling ‘Doubling machine’ poster ‘5 Little Speckled Frogs’ resources
White Rose / Numberblocks Maths Planning - Spring Term EYFS
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White Rose / Numberblocks Maths Planning - Spring Term EYFS

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12 weeks of Maths planning for the Spring Term in Reception (60 lessons). The plans are based on White Rose and Numberblocks approaches and are fully editable, featuring assessment points from Development Matters and continuous provision opportunities. During the Spring term, we focus on: Partitioning numbers (using part-whole models and 5 frames; 10 frames) Number bonds to 5 Exploring numbers 6-10 and splitting them into their smaller parts Combining and comparing groups (simple addition) Number bonds to 10 Measuring time Measuring weight 3D Shapes Number formation 1-10 Resources that I use alongside this planning are also available for purchase in my store.
Maths Planning and Resource Bundle - White Rose/Numberblocks Spring Term
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Maths Planning and Resource Bundle - White Rose/Numberblocks Spring Term

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This bundle features 12 weeks of EYFS Maths planning for the Spring Term (60 lessons), as well as the resources that we use alongside it. The planning focuses on: Partitioning numbers (using part-whole models and 5 frames; 10 frames) Number bonds to 5 Exploring numbers 6-10 and splitting them into their smaller parts Combining and comparing groups (simple addition) Number bonds to 10 Measuring time Measuring weight 3D Shapes Number formation 1-10 The resource pack includes: Part-whole diagram templates (large) Part-whole diagram templates (worksheets) Dot plates to 10 5 frame and 10 frame templates (large and worksheets) 3D Shape Hunt template 3D Shape Nets (cubes, cuboid, pyramid) Images for sorting into 6, 7, 8 Double-sided counters Ladybird templates Numeral and Matching cards 1-10 Weight measurement recording sheets Calendar templates Sheep masks (for acting out number bond stories) Alien characters (for acting out Numberblocks episodes)
Teacher Standards and Evidence Examples - Cover Sheets
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Teacher Standards and Evidence Examples - Cover Sheets

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A set of A4 cover sheets for the Teaching Standards. Each standard comes on its own A4 sheet with an outline of the standard, as well as examples of how to evidence each standard. Useful for PGCE or BEd students on school placements who need to provide evidence for meeting each teaching standard. Good luck with your training!
EYFS Next Steps document (based on Development Matters Early Learning Goals)
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EYFS Next Steps document (based on Development Matters Early Learning Goals)

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A bank of ‘Next Steps’ statements for EYFS, based on the Early Learning Goals and age band statements from Development Matters. Useful for adding the next steps to observations, as well as for setting targets for parents’ evenings or reports. Designed to help move children on to their ‘next step’ across all 17 areas of learning, as part of teachers’ formative assessment. Also includes Exceeding statements for HA pupils.
Phonics Intervention Pack - Phase 2 Planning and Resources (EYFS)
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Phonics Intervention Pack - Phase 2 Planning and Resources (EYFS)

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A complete planning and resource pack for Phonics intervention group activities - Phase 2 (Letters and Sounds). The planning format is fully editable and features over 20 separate sessions of group activities, covering Phase 2 of Letters and Sounds. There is also space for writing dates and teacher comments on the planning format. The pack includes both planning and resources, and as such is ‘ready to go’ - the entire pack can be printed out and handed to your teachers/TAs for a full term of intervention groups or focus group activities. Resources included: Sound flashcards A-Z (double-sided) Sound mat CVC word cards (with/without sound buttons) Tricky word cards CVC picture cards CVC word trails CVC phoneme frame cards Handwriting practice sheets (A-Z) Photo Caption Cards ‘Buried Treasure’ coins (real/fake/blank) …and more! The planning template is provided in both Word and PDF formats.
Part-Whole Maths Worksheets - White Rose inspired - Reception
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Part-Whole Maths Worksheets - White Rose inspired - Reception

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A selection of 8 different worksheets, designed to consolidate children’s understanding of partitioning and adding numbers, using the part-whole models as recommended by White Rose Maths. 4 worksheets focus on splitting the wholes into parts; 4 worksheets focus on adding parts to find the whole. The worksheets use numerals, Numicon shapes, dot patterns and cubes to support children to use a range of resources. Supports adding and partitioning numbers to 10.
EYFS Observations - Teacher Tools Bundle
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EYFS Observations - Teacher Tools Bundle

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Three invaluable resources to support teachers and practitioners taking observations in the Early Years. Bundle includes: Teacher training Powerpoint and handout pack - Examples of high quality observations in the Early Years. The presentation details what makes a good quality observation and how observations can reliably inform assessment and provision. Useful for staff training or INSET sessions, particularly for teachers new to EYFS or Early Years Practitioners that could benefit from extra guidance. Real examples of EYFS observations from Learning Journals are included with photographic evidence. These observations are then analysed - what makes them good observations? How could they be improved? Examples of evidence table - a ‘cheat sheet’ for practitioners that provides examples of activities for each of the 17 areas of learning within Development Matters. Useful to display on a classroom wall for easy referral for all adults looking to capture evidence for a specific area of learning. ‘Next Steps’ document - a bank of ‘Next Steps’ statements for EYFS pupils, based on the Early Learning Goals and age band statements from Development Matters. Useful for adding the next steps to observations, as well as for setting targets for parents’ evenings or reports. Designed to help move children on to their ‘next step’ across all 17 areas of learning, as part of teachers’ formative assessment. Also includes Exceeding statements for HA pupils.
EYFS Observations: Examples of high quality observations in the Early Years
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EYFS Observations: Examples of high quality observations in the Early Years

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A Powerpoint presentation and separate PDF handout notes that explore how to take high quality observations in the Early Years. Useful for staff training or INSET sessions, particularly for teachers new to EYFS or Early Years Practitioners that could benefit from extra guidance. The presentation details what makes a good quality observation and how observations can reliably inform assessment and provision. Real examples of EYFS observations from Learning Journals are included with photographic evidence. These observations are then analysed - what makes them good observations? How could they be improved?
EYFS Writing Checklist
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EYFS Writing Checklist

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A simple writing checklist for the Early Years featuring symbols to support understanding. I need a full stop/capital letter/finger space etc.
Maths Resource Pack - Summer Term EYFS
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Maths Resource Pack - Summer Term EYFS

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A selection of Maths resources for use alongside my Summer Term Maths Planning. Includes: Numeral cards to 20 Representation posters for the numbers 10-20 Number tracks to 10 Number tracks to 20 Blank number line templates to 20 Repeating Patterns for comparison Animal pictures for repeating patterns 2D shapes for halving game Part-whole templates (small/large) Ladybird templates for doubling ‘Doubling machine’ poster ‘5 Little Speckled Frogs’ resources Summer Term planning (12 weeks) is also available for purchase in my store.
Reception Maths Medium Term Planning - Autumn
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Reception Maths Medium Term Planning - Autumn

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An editable medium-term planning format for the Autumn Term in Reception, for Mathematics. We cover Number and Place Value (to 10) and Shape, Space and Measure (2D Shapes; Comparing lengths; Introducing money). Features assessment points from Development Matters to show curriculum coverage.