First week activities for EYFS

Games, activities and tools to ensure that you are completely ready for new EYFS class at the start of the academic year

Tes Resources Team

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

Reception Speaking and Listening Activities
kaw87

Reception Speaking and Listening Activities

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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!

Setting behavioural expectations

Marbles Timer
1992CO

Marbles Timer

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A fun countdown for tidying up, getting settled... or just counting!
Visual Prompt Cards for class rules
bevevans22

Visual Prompt Cards for class rules

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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.
Behaviour reward charts
claret45

Behaviour reward charts

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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...
Star Incentive Reward Sticker Charts
WindupTeacher

Star Incentive Reward Sticker Charts

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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 ...