Harvest festival resources for EYFS and primary

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18th September 2019
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Celebrate the harvest festival with these hand-picked lesson plans, assembly scripts and song ideas

With the summer holidays feeling like a distant memory, it is already time to start thinking about the beginning of autumn and the much-loved harvest festival. That’s why we’ve chosen some of the top harvest-related resources to save you time and effort as you prepare to tackle this seasonal topic in the classroom.

harvest assembly

an assembly using the word HARVEST and other words that can be made from it and making an assembly for it.

By thehawk

Powerpoint story - Pip at harvest

Harvest. The story of ‘wheat to loaf’ as discovered by my puppet Pip. A language resource for EY or KS1. (Stalk mistake now corrected) If you like it- why not try one of the other Pip stories.

Frozen Harvest Song

I re-wrote the song 'Let it Go&' with a harvest theme. The children loved it and learned it so quickly being so familiar with the tune. It took me a while to write so thought I would save other teacher&';s time during the busy Autumn term and share it! You can get the backing track from Itunes.
By Jenerena

Harvest: Harvest Poetry

Great for harvest festival performances!
A one-week literacy unit based on creating and performing harvest poetry about a fieldmouse trying to keep safe when the farmer is harvesting the fields. At the end of the week pupils will have prepared a performance of their harvest poem.

The five lessons in this unit give children the opportunity to read and listen to a classic harvest poem and to consider how the sounds and language patterns come alive when it is read aloud, in particular its use of verbs and commands. Children will have the opportunity to engage imaginatively with the poem and to create their own version of a harvest poem to perform aloud.

The aims of the unit for pupils are:
• To listen to a classic harvest poem being read aloud
• To identify verbs
• To use command sentences
• To prepare a poetry performance including actions
• To perform a poem to an audience

The final performances would also be perfect for a harvest assembly or harvest festival.

By KS2History

Harvest Festival Plans - Enormous Turnip and Stone Soup

Harvest Festival plans for the EYFS to be done over 2 days.

Day 1 Plan: The Enormous Turnip.

Areas of learning - RE, Literacy, Expressive Arts and Design

Day 2 Plan: Stone Soup.

Area of Learning - Physical Development
By MagicalEYFS

Harvest Game - Guess my fruit ... or veg .........

A simple Harvest Game (with instructions) aimed at improving question asking, listening skills and deduction in a guessing game format.
By nhktfc

Harvest Festival Presentation

An animated 20 page PowerPoint presentation explaining what harvest is, when it takes place around the world, its history in Britain and how it is celebrated today. Each slide has a short piece of explanatory text accompanied by a picture or several pictures. The presentation is not editable. Please click ‘Read Only’ to open.
This could be used as part of a lesson or for an assembly for children aged 4 -11.

By Blossoming Minds


These resources explore how Christians and Jews celebrate Harvest or Sukkot. The interactive resources are supported by detailed lesson plans, writing frames and assessment activities

By Hwb Digital Learning for Wales

Harvest Assembly plan and activities.

Celebrate harvest with us! is our exciting new teaching resource which includes inspiring assemblies and teaching activities, including a chance to work outside of the classroom by starting a school garden project. Our resource introduces students to the issues facing people who grow their own food, and their motivation.

By ChristianAid

A Different Harvest Song

It’s that time of year again - cauliflowers are still fluffy but sometimes it’s nice to ring the changes. Here’s a different song written in four parts. Each year group sings their own verse and then they all sing the verses together - it’s a challenge but it works! Kidzmusicals@me.com

By musicals4kidz

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