Discovering autumn in EYFS

Nicola Davison
28th September 2016
EYFS, early years, foundation stage, autumn, lesson, teaching, resource, activity, indoor, outdoor, reception, nursery

Planning resources and outdoor activity ideas to help young learners explore seasonal changes

The leaves are changing colour, the days are getting shorter and it’s definitely getting colder. As sad as you may be to see summer go, why not make the most of the seasonal changes by bringing them into the classroom? We’ve brought together top resources to help you plan learning opportunities both in and outdoors.

Classroom resources

This autumn topic web is an ideal starting point for your planning, outlining a variety of activity ideas for each area of learning. Get your young learners engaged early on by bringing autumn indoors with this colourful display pack, including keywords and pictures.

For more classroom-based fun, use these themed maths games* to support early number recognition, counting and simple addition. Or, cook up a storm in the kitchen with one of these seasonal recipe ideas.

Outdoor activities

Organise a half term’s worth of outdoor activities with this comprehensive collection of weekly plans. This play-focused booklet also details a variety of games and activities to inspire learning through exploration.

Continuing the autumn theme, get learners noticing some of the key changes by going on a walk and recording their observations on this simple grid. While you’re outside, use this seasonal song, complete with actions, to encourage pupils to practise their gross motor skills.

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