Literacy for early years teaching resources: Alphabet

Resources and ideas for literacy for early years, alphabet, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Upper Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Upper Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Upper Case Letters: A series of brightly coloured minibeast-themed bunting including the alphabet in upper case. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters: A series of brightly coloured minibeast-themed bunting including the alphabet in both upper and lower cases. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters: A series of brightly coloured minibeast-themed bunting including the alphabet in lower case. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Phonics Blends Activity Pack

Phonics Blends Activity Pack

Resource TitlePhonics Blends Activity Pack Age/Year GroupEarly Years and Key Stage 1Total Pages in download❤ 52File TypePDFResource Content❂ Beginning Blends Activities❂ Over 20 Blends Posters❂ One set of Blends jigsaw puzzlesFREE NOW WITH VOUCHER CODE UNTIL 31/3Check the preview!Reviews and feedback are appreciated, I value all but as we tell our students, try to be constructive! @ pollypuddleduck@gmail.comPrinting Tip: This educational resource has been designed for printing on A4 size paper. If you are printing on a different size, select ‘shrink’ or ‘print to fit page’ (or similar option) in order for the contents to fit correctly. TOUPurchase of this resource entitles YOU, the buyer, the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use ONLY. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from Polly Puddleduck. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under the copyright of Polly Puddleduck even when edited. Posting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Polly Puddleduck ©2017

By PollyPuddleduck

Phonics fish display

Phonics fish display

A colourful set of phonics fish-great for displays, flashcards, games etc on CDThis is a great set on CD of colourful fish each with a letter of the alphabet or grapheme as taught in the Letters and Sounds teaching programme.These would make a great display for your classroom or water area. Alternatively they could be used as flashcards when teaching the sounds.The fish could also be used for various games such as magnetic fishing games, matching pairs etc.The fish are also provided in black and white on the CD so they can be coloured by yourself or by the children.The font used on the fish is Sassoon Primary Infant which is widely used in Primary schools.The fish are saved as PDF files and can be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available for free from their website or is probably already on your computer.

By robbyn

Outdoor play EYFS

Outdoor play EYFS

This is a bumper pack enabling you to create or develop your outdoor area to cover the revised 7 areas of Learning. The pack would be great for nursery settings, school settings and childminders to use to create a stimulating and exciting outdoor area.The pack includes:Ideas sheets: A sheet of ideas for each of the revised 7 areas of learning - each sheet has a number of ideas to start you off on your planning for the outdoor area - (you will also be sent the sheets for the current framework of 6 areas).Planning: Planning sheets for the outdoor area for you to fill in with you planning- included are examples of short term activity plans, medium termweekly plans and long term plans. These are the sheets I have used and can be used as they are or as a starting point for you to create your own sheets for your own setting.Observations: Observation sheets for the adults to use in the Early Years setting to observe individuals and groups of children. Box labels: 20 topic box labelsPhysical Development· Tuff spot ideas- A large collection of ideas to use in the tuff spot or in a large tray· 10 movement and action songs- on decorated A4 cards· Messy play recipes· Movement posters· Movement game· Target games for use with a beanbag or ball· Sand area- 12 word cards relating to the sand area- great to discuss and try in the sand· Water area- 12 word cards relating to the water areaPersonal, Social and Emotional Development· Outdoor rules- A colourful banner to use to create an ‘Outdoor rules’ display· Outdoor rules· How many can play- 5 posters showing how many children can play in each area from 2-6 children· Emotion cardsCommunication and Language· Role play signs· Face masks- A set of colourful woodland themed face masks- great for role play· Story telling masksPuppet show· Rhyme cardsLiteracy· Alphabet lines Phoneme display cards- Various colourful phoneme display sets –helicopters, ladybirds and suns. These all have the phonemes from the Letters and Sounds document· Word wall- The High Frequency Words from the Letters and Sounds document on colourful bricks to create a bright word wall and also on colourful bunches of balloons· Flower initial sounds game· Bird letters game· Name game· Rhyming gameExpressive Arts and DesignMinibeast rhymes and songs· Weather songs and rhymes Colour butterfliesRole play resourcesUnderstanding of the WorldDifferent weather ideas· Bird spottingPlus lots more!

By robbyn

Outdoor Literacy -EYFS Outdoor Play

Outdoor Literacy -EYFS Outdoor Play

This is a bumper pack on disk with loads of resources for Literacy and phonics games outdoors. The pack would be great for nursery settings, school settings and childminders to use for exciting Literacy activities in the outdoor area.Also great for Literacy games in the classroom.The pack includes:40 A5 sized task/ activity cards - each with the area of Literacy covered in that activity such as alphabetical order, reading cvc words, letter recognition ect, the resources needed for that activity and the activity in detail. The cards also have space for you to write further notes such as the stepping stones/ specific learning objectives, focus children for the activity etc.Also in the pack are all the resources you will need to print out and use with activity cards such as:Large CVC dice to makeLetter spinners for playing the gamesLarge rainbow lower case letters of the alphabetA large colourful alphabetical order snake to makeUpper and lower case letter socksCVC cards and picturesVarious letter and phoneme cardsA CVC bingo gameLarge colourful human and monster alphabet footprintsGames to playPlus lots lots more!

By robbyn

Picture alphabet line posters

Picture alphabet line posters

A colourful picture alphabet line for you to print out and use in your educational setting.Included is a colour alphabet and also a black and white alphabet which you can colour in yourselves or allow the children to colour to create their own alphabet.Each letter has a selection of pictures with that initial sound. These cards could be used in your writing area, used to create a colourful display, used as flash cards, for games etc.The letter cards are approximately A5 size however by altering printer settings you will be able to print them out in whatever size you would like.

By robbyn

Buzzy Bee Maths and Literacy games

Buzzy Bee Maths and Literacy games

Buzzy Bee Maths and Literacy gamesA collection of 8 fun games for you to print out and playLiteracy games:1-Find the picture- Turn over the letter card and cover the intial letter sound picture on your bee hive.2-Rhyming bees- Find the two cards that rhyme- how many pairs can you find?3-CVC words- Turn over a bee picture card and cover the CVC word on your card- can you find all the words first?4-Flower garden letters- Move across the flower garden game board and say the sound you land on. The winner is the first person to reach the bee hive. There is also a version of this game to say the initial sound of the picture you land on.Maths games:1-Make a bee- Roll a die and collect the numbered part of your bee. Can you complete your bee first?2-Add the numbers- Roll two dice and add the numbers together. Find the number on your game board and cover the number. The winner is the person who covers all their bees first.3-Count the bees- Choose a bee card and count how many bees. Cover the number on your bee card. The winner is the person to cover all their numbers first.4-Race to bee hive- Roll the die and move across the flower garden. Can you reach the bee hive first?Each game is supplied with full instructions and further ideas for using the materials.Each game is supplied in full colour and also in black and white so it can be printed out more economically and also photocopied to be sent home with the children.

By robbyn

Caterpillar Maths and Literacy Games

Caterpillar Maths and Literacy Games

Caterpillar Maths and Literacy gamesA collection of 8 fun games with a cute caterpillar theme for you to print out and playLiteracy games:1-Cover your caterpillar- Roll the special picture or letter die and cover the letter on your caterpillar. This game can be played to identify initial sounds of pictures or to recognise letters. There are four different version of the game for different letters.2-Match the CVC word- Choose a caterpillar and a leaf card- if the CVC word matches the picture you keep the pair. How many matching pairs can you find?3-I spy- A version of Bingo to find the initial letter sound pictures.4-Find the letter- Spin the Caterpillar spinner and find the letter on your sheet. Will you be the first to trace all of your letters? There are four version of this game for different sets of letters.Maths games:1-Make a caterpillar- Roll the special die and add or take away a circle of your caterpillar. Be the first to make your caterpillar but watch out because someone may take a piece of your caterpillar!2-How many caterpillars- Roll the die and find the number card. Count how many caterpillars you have found on the leaf. The winner is the person who has found the most caterpillars!3-Add two numbers- Roll two dice and add the numbers together- can you cover all the numbered leaves on your board first?4-Missing numbers- Be the first to find all the missing numbers on your long caterpillar.Each game is supplied with full instructions and further ideas for using the materials.Each game is supplied in full colour and also in black and white so it can be printed out more economically and also photocopied to be sent home with the children.

By robbyn

Alphabet crayons display

Alphabet crayons display

A bright and colourful set of alphabet crayons-great for displays, flashcards, games etcThis is a CD with three great alphabet crayons sets. One has the lower and upper case alphabet, a second has just the lower case letters and a third has just upper case alphabet.These would make a great display for your classroom. Alternatively they could be used as flashcards when teaching the sounds. The lower case and upper case crayons could also be used to play matching pairs or used to make a display for the children to match the lower case letter to the upper case letter.The crayons are in files with three crayons on each A4 page. However you could change your printer settings to print the crayons larger or smaller.The font used on the crayons is Sassoon Primary Infant which is widely used in Primary schools.The crayons are saved as PDF files and can be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available for free from their website or is probably already on your computer.

By robbyn

Literacy resource pack

Literacy resource pack

This pack contains lots of resources which can be used for literacy and phonics at Key stage 1 and in the Early Years.Create colourful fun displays, make flashcards, make games and use in your lessons.The pack includes:An alphabet line on cute gingerbread menAn alphabet line on cars with multicultural driversPlay dough mats from A-ZAlphabet picture posters- each poster has the letter in upper and lower case, an initial sound picture and then lines below for you to add words beginning with that sound- great to use as posters or to make into your own class dictionaryAn A4 table top alphabet matPhoneme tracing cardsInitial sounds bingo gameCh, sh, th bingo game‘My tricky words’ table top matA-Z buntingPhoneme fansPhoneme picture buntingPhonemes on washing line clothesPunctuation postersCVC flip cardsCVC bingo gameCCVC/ CVCC bingo gameABC trainUpper case and lower case letters- match the upper case dogs to the lower case bonesA collection of writing border sheets- great to add to your writing areaSorting pictures- all of the phonemes from the Letters and Sounds scheme with 2-3 picture cards for each sound- great for displays/ sorting etcAn alphabet line on footballsAlphabet pencils with lower and upper case lettersPhoneme writing framesHigh frequency word bricks for the first 100 words and the next 200 wordsA Humpty Dumpty to sit on your word wallRhyming word jigsawsHigh frequency words on beesDays of the week posterMonths of the year posterPhoneme posterVarious alphabet postersFive CVC posters –one for each vowelInitial sound cards- write the initial sound next to each picturePhoneme cards- fill in the missing phoneme on each cardTricky word stars- all of the tricky words from the Letters and Sounds scheme

By robbyn

Summer Worksheets EYFS/KS1

Summer Worksheets EYFS/KS1

A fun filled workbook in colour for EYFS and KS1 themed Summer. A PDF file and a presentation included. Activities included are: rhyming words, initial sound missing, last letter missing, blends sp, sn,sh, writing sentences, odd one out, reading, opposites, drawing activity and brainstorming, writing an acrostic poem. These worksheets can be printed as a complete workbook or individually for differentation.

By teachercellar

The Literacy Collection 4

The Literacy Collection 4

The Literacy Collection 4A collection of exciting great value literacy resources and fun material!See the links for further details.Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: cooltext.com)

By EngageinEnglish

handwriting pack

handwriting pack

64 pages of handwriting practice worksheets which also promote reading as they develop, from overwriting, copying, completing lines, patterns and shapes to high frequency words CVC, CVCC and sentence structure in order of skill development all with learning objectives, space for teacher comments

By kathryn372

Dinosaur Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters

Dinosaur Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters

Dinosaur Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters: A series of brightly coloured dinosaur-themed bunting including the alphabet in both upper and lower cases. Includes plain dinosaur themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Dinosaur Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters

Dinosaur Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters

Dinosaur Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters: A series of brightly coloured dinosaur-themed bunting including the alphabet in lower case. Includes plain dinosaur themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Dinosaur Bunting Alphabet - Upper Case Letters

Dinosaur Bunting Alphabet - Upper Case Letters

Dinosaur Bunting Alphabet - Upper Case Letters: A series of brightly coloured dinosaur-themed bunting including the alphabet in upper case. Includes plain dinosaur themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

ABC Activities.  English and Spanish Alphabet

ABC Activities. English and Spanish Alphabet

This resource is to practice the knowledge of the letters of the alphabet. English and Spanish Alphabet.FUN RESOURCE TO LEARN PLAYING.This download consists of two pdf files.One of them consists of 4 (2 english and 2 spanish) size A3 (Tabloid) sheets with a bear that makes bubbles, each bubble has a letter of the alphabet. One sheet has the alphabet in capital letters and the other the alphabet in lowercase.The other file consists of 4 letter size sheets (2 english and 2 spanish) in full color with all the bubbles with upper and lower case letters.The idea is to print the first file in color paper and print the second on self-adhesive paper to be able to attach it to a magnetic sheet, in many stores or on the internet you can buy these magnetic sheets where you have to paste the letters, so you can place the template A3 with the letters in the refrigerator or on a metal table and let your kids or students look for and find the same letters by placing them where it corresponds.You can paste the letters in some thick cardboard or some other material that you can think of, but the magnets are very attractive for children and allow their work to be partially "permanent" doesn’t move continuously, which could frustrate them.

By paulinarl06

100 Most popular names for girls in tracing letters

100 Most popular names for girls in tracing letters

In this document you will find in capitals and lowercase letters the following girl names:1 AMELIA2 OLIVIA3 EMILY4 ISLA5 AVA6 ELLA7 JESSICA8 ISABELLA9 MIA10 POPPY11 SOPHIE12 SOPHIA13 LILY14 GRACE15 EVIE16 SCARLETT17 RUBY18 CHLOE19 ISABELLE20 DAISY21 FREYA22 PHOEBE23 FLORENCE24 ALICE25 CHARLOTTE26 SIENNA27 MATILDA28 EVELYN29 EVA30 MILLIE31 SOFIA32 LUCY33 ELSIE34 IMOGEN35 LAYLA36 ROSIE37 MAYA38 ESME39 ELIZABETH40 LOLA41 WILLOW42 IVY43 ERIN44 HOLLY45 EMILIA46 MOLLY47 ELLIE48 JASMINE49 ELIZA50 LILLY51 ABIGAIL52 GEORGIA53 MAISIE54 ELEANOR55 HANNAH56 HARRIET57 AMBER58 BELLA58 THEA60 ANNABELLE60 EMMA62 AMELIE63 HARPER64 GRACIE65 ROSE66 SUMMER67 MARTHA68 VIOLET69 PENELOPE70 ANNA71 NANCY72 ZARA73 MARIA74 DARCIE75 MARYAM76 MEGAN77 DARCEY78 LOTTIE79 MILA80 HEIDI81 LEXI82 LACEY83 FRANCESCA84 ROBYN85 BETHANY86 JULIA87 SARA88 AISHA89 DARCY89 ZOE91 CLARA92 VICTORIA93 BEATRICE94 HOLLIE95 ARABELLA96 SARAH97 MADDISON98 LEAH99 KATIE100 ARIA I hope you find it useful!

By sara-turner-montessori