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Resources designed to improve provision and practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage, produced by a Reception teacher. Please email any queries to EYFS_Resources@outlook.com.

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Resources designed to improve provision and practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage, produced by a Reception teacher. Please email any queries to EYFS_Resources@outlook.com.
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.
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.
Chinese New Year presentation - EYFS/KS1
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Chinese New Year presentation - EYFS/KS1

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A simple Powerpoint presentation explaining Chinese New Year to children in the Early Years and Key Stage 1. Includes: A brief overview of the traditional Chinese New Year story and the 12 zodiac animals (the ‘Great River Race’); A simple explanation of why the Chinese calendar is different (based on phases of the moon instead of the sun); Examples and photographs of common traditions during Chinese New Year celebrations: house decorations, special food/clothes, red envelopes, dragon dances, spring cleaning 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 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’.
Advent Calendar - Christmas Maths - Number Jokes
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Advent Calendar - Christmas Maths - Number Jokes

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An interactive advent calendar for a bit of fun during the festive period. Children can click on a number from 1-25 for a silly number joke each day from a Numberblock. Great for number recognition during Maths starter activities, or whenever you find yourself with a spare five minutes and a classful of children!
EYFS Home Corner Role Play - Houses Around the World photo display posters
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EYFS Home Corner Role Play - Houses Around the World photo display posters

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A set of display posters for the Home Corner, showing photographs of typical houses and rooms in countries around the world, with labels to support early reading development. Countries included are: Japan, Spain, Sweden, England, Australia, India, Cuba, America and South Korea. Great for encouraging discussion of similarities and differences and supporting children’s development of People and Communities and Understanding the World. Could also be printed and turned into a non-fiction book for the Reading or Home Corner.
EYFS Airport/Aeroplane Role Play Resource Pack
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EYFS Airport/Aeroplane Role Play Resource Pack

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A complete set of resources for an Airport or Aeroplane Role Play station, designed to support reading, writing and mathematical development within the Early Years. Includes: Aeroplane windows for display Arrivals and Departures Boards Boarding Passes Flight Attendant Checklist In-flight entertainment TV screen In-flight food and drink menu Pilot and Cockpit controls Question posters for display
What is Christmas? EYFS Powerpoint
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What is Christmas? EYFS Powerpoint

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A Powerpoint presentation all about Christmas for children in the Early Years. Comprises: A simple overview of the Nativity Story Question prompts that ask children which festivals they celebrate An exploration of how people celebrate: giving gifts, decorating homes, eating special food etc. Information on the similarities and differences between Christmas celebrations around the world Some ways to say ‘Merry Christmas’ in different languages.
Seasons Posters (senses)
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Seasons Posters (senses)

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A selection of 9 different posters representing Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. One poster to show all 4 seasons represented as a tree Four posters to feature a high quality photograph of each season Four posters to focus on the senses, featuring photographs of things you can see, hear, smell and touch in each season
Space Assembly Script - EYFS/KS1
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Space Assembly Script - EYFS/KS1

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An editable script for a space-themed assembly for younger pupils. Features two songs for children to sing and 30 separate speaking parts (though these are easily combined should you have children who do not wish to speak). The basic premise of the assembly is that two children in the class want to go on holiday to space and so listen to some facts about the eight planets to help make their decision. They don’t want to stay on planet Earth because it’s too messy! In the end they realise that the other planets would not be great holiday destinations because they’re too hot/too cold/too rocky/too smelly! They choose to stay on planet Earth but realise that they have to help to look after it to keep it a nice place to live. We had great success with this assembly in Reception last year - the children (and parents) loved it - and it’s easily edited to make it work for other classes.
Talk Homework - Editable Template
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Talk Homework - Editable Template

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We have used Talk Homework in my Early Years setting with great success. We send home this template each week with a different question for parents to discuss with their children. Questions may be related to something we have done in class that week, gathering prior knowledge for a new topic or an opportunity to discuss life at home. For example, “We made pancakes in class this week! Can your child tell you how/why we made them? Can they tell you about any other special occasions that people celebrate?” The template features a graphic outlining the ‘rules’ of Talk Homework for parents - e.g. turn off the TV, write down exactly what your child says, give them thinking time etc. It includes an editable text box for your own questions, and further space for parents to write down their child’s response.
How to say 'hello' in 10 languages
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How to say 'hello' in 10 languages

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A visual resource showing how to say ‘hello’ in 10 languages: French, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish, Bulgarian, Polish, Indian and Bangladeshi. Complete with flags for each corresponding country.
Number Puzzles - Spring
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Number Puzzles - Spring

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A selection of 10 different high quality photographs representing the season of Spring. We laminate these, cut them up and challenge children to complete the puzzles as an independent activity. It’s a great way of assessing number recognition and ordering and sequencing numerals to 10, with use of maths for a purpose.