Finding out about ourselves in EYFS

Sian Evans
26th July 2016
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Help young learners to discover all about themselves with these enticing lesson ideas

Learning about ourselves is a fundamental part of childhood development, especially as pupils start to ask questions about who they are and how they are the same, or different, from others. As such, the start of the academic year - when everybody is getting to know one another – is the ideal time to get stuck into an “all about me” topic.

We’ve gathered together the best topic overviews, lesson plans and engaging activities to help your young learners find out more about themselves.   

Planning resources and lesson ideas

Kick-start your planning with this single-page medium-term outline, which is packed full of engaging activity suggestions for each area of learning. Alternatively, this three-week overview highlights ways to encourage personal growth as well as develop key skills. 

Ensure that your lessons cover all development areas with these clear topic webs, where teaching is guided by “I will be” statements. For a more thorough approach, use this detailed six-week plan to study the entire theme, from physical features to emotional reactions.

Get parents involved in their children’s learning with this simple booklet, which is designed to be completed at home in order to give teachers a more rounded understanding of their pupils’ interests. 

Activities and worksheets

Save yourself time with this comprehensive resource pack*, including both planning ideas for over 50 learning experiences to help your class discover more about themselves.

Looking for worksheets? This easy-to-use workbook allows pupils to record their favourite things and facts about themselves, while this well-designed booklet* uses differentiated activities to help learners of all abilities engage with the theme.

Spark creativity in the classroom with this zigzag book template, in which students can write and draw about themselves. Or for something completely different, use maths worksheet to get your class thinking about maths concepts related to them.

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