Tes Primary: Winter collection

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20th November 2019
Images of children wearing coats, hats and scarves as part of the EYFS and primary winter collection of teaching resources

Glistening winter-themed resources to explore the season with EYFS and primary pupils

Winter may be associated with shorter days and colder weather, however that doesn’t mean we should only consider the doom and gloom of the season. From magical snowflakes - even if they are only paper ones! - to fluffy penguins, there is plenty for young learners to get excited about! So, wrap up warm and treat your class with these imaginative resources...

EYFS resources

Winter Resources - Penguins and Snowmen

A Selection of Winter themed resources: 1. Penguin counting cards - 0-10 2. Snowmen Counting Cards - 0-10 3. Winter themed paper for story writing etc.] 4. A5 Penguin numberline for classroom use or display All in pdf format, sassoon infant font.

By bevevans22

Winter themed Early Years pack

This winter themed pack contains both decorative items for class display as well as activities linked to both literacy, numeracy and other skill areas. Activities are fairly self explanatory, but a short description is given where needed.

You will find included:

Literacy based:
All phase 3 sounds and tricky words with snowflake borders (10 pages)
Snowflakes with empty middles for filling in- can use for games like 'splat the sound' (1 page)

Math based:
Number match - digit, snowflakes, dice face, traceable written number (5 pages)
Spot the shape - snowflakes with hidden 2D shapes in them (1 page)
Count the snowflakes - hunt and count different snowflake types (4 pages including answers)

Decorative letters - Upper and lower case letters for display (13 pages)
How to draw a snowflake - step by step instructions to copy (2 pages)
Finger trace -fine motor practise or cutting practise (1 page)
Puzzles - simple snowflakes split into two (1 page)
Blank border - page border covered in snowflakes (1 page)

Hope you enjoy!
By bookinspiredplay

Winter Wonderland Planning and Resource Pack - EYFS/Reception

A great value pack of ‘Winter Wonderland’ planning and 31 teaching resources.

The fully editable planning pack meets the requirements of the current EYFS and consists of a medium term overview and detailed short term activity plans.

The medium term overview details possible learning experiences, learning objectives and resources for each of the 7 areas of the EYFS curriculum.

The short term planning consists of a grid for each area of learning, showing learning objectives, resources, learning experiences and 'look, listen and note' guidance. There are 58 learning experiences planned in total, suitable to use over a half term topic.

This topic is aimed at Reception, although it could be adapted for younger children.

The resources include simple texts to decode, thinking skills games, maths activities, writing frames and more.
By PlanitTeacher

Winter Play Dough Mats

Winter Play Dough Maths: these winter themed play dough mats help develop your pupils fine motor skills which are essential for cutting and handwriting. Some of the mats include open ended challenges aimed at developing your pupils creative thinking.


1 x teacher notes

10 x pages of play dough mats

Resources Required

In order to use this resource pupils will require play dough and play dough cutting tools (usually available at your local pound shop).


Younger children will benefit from manipulating play dough to duplicate snowflakes, design mittens and create gingerbread men.

Older/more advanced students can enjoy the open ended creative challenges such as, “Create a snow scene” or “OH NO! What are the snowballs going to hit?”.

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By OkinawanGirl

KS1 resources

Play - Ideas for Winter

Winter play booklet - inspire children with outdoor play ideas for winter. Be adventurous this half-term with tons of cool ideas. Get kids outdoors exploring with this fresh activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website.
By naturedetectives


Huge set of resources including information files, lots of display materials, literacy resources and tons of activities.
By ReachOut Resources

Winter Maths and Literacy Activity Book (KS1)

This FUN Winter Maths and Literacy Pack will keep your students busy!
Included in this HUGE 53 page download-

-Over 40 worksheets (resource includes a variety of levels for differentiation)
-Addition Worksheets
-Subtraction Worksheets
-Fraction Worksheets
-Creative Writing tasks
-Spelling and Vocabulary Worksheets
-Fun winter colouring activities
-Winter Weather Worksheet
-Winter Clothing Worksheet
-Over 10 conversation starter task cards (these are great for classroom discussion, if you have five extra minutes before the end of the day)
-Resource includes a workbook cover page (if you want to use this as a workbook for early finishers)
By PollyPuddleduck

Year 1 Winter Topic Powerpoint - non-fiction

Great powerpoint as a starter to a topic on winter or use for a Geography topic on seasonal changes/weather.
By henri17780

KS2 resources

Winter Creative Writing Activities

Prompts for writing poetry, stories, and short critical-thinking pieces.
By TraceeO

Winter Poetry Word Bank

A comprehensive child centred word bank to help children write a poem about winter.


* Technical words - this is a general word bank
* Adjectives
* Similes
* Verbs
* Connections (conjunctions and connectives)
* American and British spellings (2 versions)

Please look at the document before printing to save paper - one page is a credit page for font licenses.

Original Artwork my own.
By KatQatresources

Snow Day or Winter Theme 10 Activity Pack. Engaging and Educational Full Colour Worksheets

This pack is perfect if you are snowed in at school or just need some wintery work to keep your class occupied. Contains 10 fun and educational activities that are highly creative and will keep your class busy for hours. Contains colour worksheets including English activities, artistic activities, research activities and topical learning to do with the cold! Suitable for individual or partner work and can be used with either KS1 and KS2.
By TheFutureTeacherFoundation

Winter Words - Descriptive writing

Can be used with various Keys stages right up to GCSE level. This is a lesson which encourages creative writing based on the theme of winter. Students would need to have completed a study of figurative language and know how to use a thesaurus before attempting this task.
By maz1

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