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Resources designed to improve provision and practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Resources designed to improve provision and practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
EYFS Next Steps document (based on Development Matters Early Learning Goals)
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EYFS Next Steps document (based on Development Matters Early Learning Goals)

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A bank of ‘Next Steps’ statements for EYFS, based on the Early Learning Goals and age band statements from Development Matters. Useful for adding the next steps to observations, as well as for setting targets for parents’ evenings or reports. Designed to help move children on to their ‘next step’ across all 17 areas of learning, as part of teachers’ formative assessment. Also includes Exceeding statements for HA pupils.
Sound Button Font for the Teaching of Phonics
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Sound Button Font for the Teaching of Phonics

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The Sound Button font adds sound buttons to single sounds and underlines digraphs and trigraphs automatically - perfect for creating labels or texts for the primary school classroom. INSTRUCTIONS: Download the zip folder and double click on the font file (.ttf). Click to install the font on your system. You will need to turn on Ligatures in Microsoft Word in order for digraphs and trigraphs to be detected automatically. To do this, highlight the text that you have written with the font and right click to see the menu. Click Font, and then click the Advanced tab in the dialogue box that pops up. Under the OpenType Features section, use the drop-down menu to change Ligatures from None to Standard Only, and press OK. All digraphs and trigraphs within the text will now be underlined!
RWI: Read Write Inc Set 1 Weekly Phonics Lesson Plans
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RWI: Read Write Inc Set 1 Weekly Phonics Lesson Plans

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A comprehensive set of weekly phonic lesson plans, covering all Set 1 sounds taught through Read, Write Inc. Each weekly plan covers three sounds per week and the plans are fully editable. Sounds covered are: m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l, h, sh, r, j, v, y, w, th, z, ch, qu, x, ng, nk.
EYFS Observations - Teacher Tools Bundle
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EYFS Observations - Teacher Tools Bundle

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Three invaluable resources to support teachers and practitioners taking observations in the Early Years. Bundle includes: Teacher training Powerpoint and handout pack - Examples of high quality observations in the Early Years. The presentation details what makes a good quality observation and how observations can reliably inform assessment and provision. Useful for staff training or INSET sessions, particularly for teachers new to EYFS or Early Years Practitioners that could benefit from extra guidance. Real examples of EYFS observations from Learning Journals are included with photographic evidence. These observations are then analysed - what makes them good observations? How could they be improved? Examples of evidence table - a ‘cheat sheet’ for practitioners that provides examples of activities for each of the 17 areas of learning within Development Matters. Useful to display on a classroom wall for easy referral for all adults looking to capture evidence for a specific area of learning. ‘Next Steps’ document - a bank of ‘Next Steps’ statements for EYFS pupils, based on the Early Learning Goals and age band statements from Development Matters. Useful for adding the next steps to observations, as well as for setting targets for parents’ evenings or reports. Designed to help move children on to their ‘next step’ across all 17 areas of learning, as part of teachers’ formative assessment. Also includes Exceeding statements for HA pupils.
RWI: Read Write Inc Set 2 Weekly Phonics Lesson Plans
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RWI: Read Write Inc Set 2 Weekly Phonics Lesson Plans

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A comprehensive set of weekly phonic lesson plans, covering all Set 2 sounds taught through Read, Write Inc. Each weekly plan covers three sounds per week and the plans are fully editable. Sounds covered are: ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo, ar, or, air, ir, ou, oy.
EYFS All About Me - Observation Template
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EYFS All About Me - Observation Template

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An A4 observation template for EYFS topics such as ‘All About Me’, ‘This is Me’ and ‘Ourselves’. Encourage children to draw a picture in each box while speaking about themselves, and write down what they say in the comments box. An example of how to complete the sheet is also included. A back to school activity to support gathering evidence for ‘Speaking’, ‘Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness’ and ‘People and Communities’.
Alphabet Display Posters - RWI Phonics Letter Formation
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Alphabet Display Posters - RWI Phonics Letter Formation

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These A-Z display posters feature the letter formation rhymes from Read Write Inc but use photo-realistic images for each sound instead of clipart - to support younger pupils, EAL and SEN learners who benefit more from real-life imagery. Each sound is on its own A4 sheet.
RWI: Read Write Inc Set 1 Planning Bundle
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RWI: Read Write Inc Set 1 Planning Bundle

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This download includes a comprehensive set of weekly phonic lesson plans, covering all Set 1 sounds taught through Read, Write Inc. Each weekly plan covers three sounds per week and the plans are fully editable. Also included are flashcards for all Set 1 Green Words (Word Time 1.1-1.7). These are designed to be printed double sided so that words can be read with or without sound buttons (select ‘Flip page on short edge’ when printing).
RWI: Read Write Inc Sets 1 and 2 Planning Bundle
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RWI: Read Write Inc Sets 1 and 2 Planning Bundle

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This bundle includes: A comprehensive set of weekly phonic lesson plans, covering all Set 1 and Set 2 sounds taught through Read, Write Inc. Each weekly plan covers three sounds per week and the plans are fully editable. Flashcards for all Set 1 and Set 2 Green Words. These are designed to be printed double sided so that words can be read with or without sound buttons (select ‘Flip page on short edge’ when printing). RWI Letter Formation Posters. These A-Z display posters feature the letter formation rhymes from Read Write Inc but use photo-realistic images for each sound instead of clipart - to support younger pupils, EAL and SEN learners who benefit more from real-life imagery. RWI Letter Formation Bunting. Designed for use as classroom display, this A-Z alphabet bunting features a photograph behind each sound to support grapheme-phoneme correspondence and letter formation. Again, the images borrow from the Read Write Inc letter formation pictures and rhymes but use photo-realistic images for each sound instead of clipart. A Sound Mat featuring the RWI Letter Formation photo-realistic images for the letters A-Z.
EYFS Writing Checklist
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EYFS Writing Checklist

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A simple writing checklist for the Early Years featuring symbols to support understanding. I need a full stop/capital letter/finger space etc.
EYFS Home Corner Role Play Resource Bundle
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EYFS Home Corner Role Play Resource Bundle

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A complete set of resources for a Home Corner Role Play, designed to support reading, writing and mathematical development within the Early Years. Includes: Photo labels for display Photo recipes to follow Houses around the world display photos Phone numbers to display Rooms of the house and types of houses display Shopping Lists (+ blank template) To Do Lists (+ blank template) TV screen with numbered channels Washing machine dial and Washing Instructions
EYFS Home Corner Role Play - Phone numbers for display
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EYFS Home Corner Role Play - Phone numbers for display

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A set of phone numbers for display in the Home Corner - includes ‘Take Away Food’ (with photo support and labels) and fictional character telephone numbers (e.g. Goldilocks, Spiderman, Batman etc.). Designed to support reading and mathematical development in the Early Years.
A-Z Sound Mat - RWI Letter Formation Photo Resource
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A-Z Sound Mat - RWI Letter Formation Photo Resource

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An A-Z sound mat to support early writing development. Each sound features the letter formation picture prompt from Read Write Inc but uses photo-realistic images instead of clipart - to support younger pupils, EAL and SEN learners who benefit more from real-life imagery.
EYFS Airport Role Play - Pilot and Cockpit Controls for display
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EYFS Airport Role Play - Pilot and Cockpit Controls for display

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A set of cockpit controls for use in an airport/aeroplane role play, to support Reading and Mathematical development through purposeful play. Includes speed controls (numbers to 10), position display, sentences to read (e.g. turn on the seatbelt sign), cockpit photograph, world map and flight speed dial.