First week activities for EYFS

Resources team
28th August 2019
Colourful parachute for EYFS introduction to school activity

Kick-start the new academic year with these hand-picked planning ideas and behavioural tools

Keep your new students engaged during their first week in school with these top introductory activities. From getting-to-know-you games and reward charts, we’ve got everything you need to make sure your new class settles into a routine quickly and easily.

Planning for the first week

Getting to Know You Activity Plan

Activity plan for two games to play in the first dew weeks of nursery/school to learn each other's names
By MagicalEYFS

Parachute Songs/ games

Book of ideas for songs to use when playing with the parachute. Ideal for early years and children with SEN.

By Ibuzzybea

Reception Speaking and Listening Activities

Here are a selection of speaking and listening games for Reception or Nursery. Good for CLL/PSE carpet sessions, developing speaking skills, ice breakers or games when meeting your new class!
By kaw87

My Starting School Booklet - On entry assessment for EYFS/Reception

A 9 page booklet suitable to send home before school starts or to use in the first couple of weeks of school.
By ExplorePrimary

Setting behavioural expectations

Marbles Timer

A fun countdown for tidying up, getting settled... or just counting!
By 1992CO

Visual Prompt Cards for class rules

A set of reminder cards and desktop strips to encourage/reinforce good classroom behaviour. PCS Symbols format. The images are good sitting (on floor or at desk) no talking/shouting out, put up hand, look and listen.
By bevevans22

Behaviour reward charts

Suitable for Early Years and made specifically for a child in Nursery who needed a very visual behaviour chart. Child is rewarded with a sticker if they behaviour well during set times of the day. Can be adapted with own photographs for routines. Reward at the end of the day/ week is up to you! Good to share with parents too.
By claret45

Star Incentive Reward Sticker Charts

Use these Star Incentive Charts to mark reading or behavior progress with individual students, groups or classes. Use stamps, stickers or even your initials to mark off the squares. Charts are 4x5 inches and there are 4 charts per page.

  • Please see the Preview. This includes various colors of the same star layout in various amounts of color for those who wish to conserve ink. 10 pages have 4 of the same layout each. On the 11th page I put all 4 different colors for your convenience.
By WindupTeacher

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