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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.
CVC phoneme frame phonics worksheets
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CVC phoneme frame phonics worksheets

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A set of Phase 2 phoneme frame worksheets for phonics development. Features 4 pages of CVC worksheets - covering CVC words, e.g. bus, hat, fish, moth etc. Children write one sound in each box - ideal for writing practice or homework.
CVC Word Trails - Blending activity for reading intervention (Phase 2)
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CVC Word Trails - Blending activity for reading intervention (Phase 2)

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A selection of 20 different word cards, designed to support early reading of Phase 2 CVC words. Letters are laid along a ‘trail’, with the full word blended together at the end. We have found these incredibly useful as a phonics intervention activity. We encourage children to use their finger to trace the trail and blend the sounds together as they are reading. They are also great laminated for display, or as a reading activity that children can access independently in the book corner. Words included: tap, sit, pan, pig, mop, cat, map, cot, pen, mug, bag, hat, dog, fox, ten, jam, log, red, van, fish.
Counting in 2s Powerpoint Activity
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Counting in 2s Powerpoint Activity

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This Powerpoint activity features a selection of high quality images to support counting in 2s in real-life contexts. Animations demonstrate how to form groups of 2 and numerals appear to count the total. There are 10 slides in total to support ‘skip counting’ to 20.
Phonics: Set 1 Weekly Phonics Lesson Plans
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Phonics: Set 1 Weekly Phonics Lesson Plans

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A comprehensive set of weekly phonic lesson plans, covering all Set 1 sounds . 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.
Number Hunt to 10 - Numeral Recognition Activity
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Number Hunt to 10 - Numeral Recognition Activity

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A Powerpoint presentation that comprises ten different scenes - each with the numbers 1-10 hidden within them. This has proved really successful within my Early Years setting to develop and secure numeral recognition. We often use it as a Maths Starter activity and it has engaged pupils very well. Some scenes are more challenging than others, though it consistently surprises me how much better children are at spotting the numbers than adults! There are lots of different ways of using this resource to ensure appropriate pitch and challenge: We write the numbers 1-10 on our class board and tick them off as we find them in the pictures. Ensuring that we search for the numbers in order has really helped to secure number sense. We ask children to describe where the numbers are, supporting them to use positional language and to develop their speaking and listening skills, e.g. “The number 10 is next to/on top of/underneath the table”. Children can write the numbers on their own whiteboards and work on the activity individually - this way they also get practice of writing the numerals. We provide a checklist for children to tick them off themselves as we search for the numbers together as a whole class, supporting children to ‘match’ the numbers as we develop early number sense. We have often found that children are inspired to go and create their own ‘number hunt’ pictures independently after our Maths sessions, which then provides lots of evidence for our Learning Journeys and ensures that learning is embedded. A 1-20 Number Hunt activity is also available for purchase in my store.
Price Tags for Role Play Shop - Coins and Money - Editable
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Price Tags for Role Play Shop - Coins and Money - Editable

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A large selection of price tags for use in a role play shop or Maths lesson. The price tags feature different coin combinations for 1p - 20p, allowing teachers to differentiate their resources and to support mathematical progress. We use these both for role play shops and as a matching game when introducing money - separating the price labels from the coins and asking children to match the totals. Includes: Simple price tags 1p - 10p featuring only 1p coins Differentiated price tags 1p - 10p featuring two different coin combinations, using both 1p coins and 2p coins Differentiated price tags 5p - 20p featuring 5p coins, 10p coins and 20p coin Blank price tag templates for children to create their own The download includes a ready-to-print PDF file as well as an editable Word document, should you wish to create your own combinations of coins and price tags with the templates.
CVC Words - List and Cards (Phase 2)
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CVC Words - List and Cards (Phase 2)

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This pack features a CVC word list for Letters and Sounds Phase 2, as well as two files of corresponding word cards - one set with sound buttons (dots and dashes) underneath letters, and one set without. The words are organised into Letters and Sounds sets 1-5: Set 1 (s a t p) Set 2 (i n m d) Set 3 (g o c k) Set 4 (ck e u r) Set 5 (h b f ff l ll ss)
EYFS Observations 'Cheat Sheet' - Examples of evidence in each area of learning
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EYFS Observations 'Cheat Sheet' - Examples of evidence in each area of learning

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A ‘cheat sheet’ grid for EYFS practitioners that provides examples of activities for each of the 17 areas of learning within Development Matters. Designed in line with the EYFS exemplification materials, this has proved invaluable within my Reception class. Useful to display on a classroom wall for easy referral for all adults looking to capture evidence for a specific area of learning. Also covers the Characteristics of Effective Learning.
Phonics Picture Spotters bundle
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Phonics Picture Spotters bundle

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Picture Spotters for use in Phonic lessons. Initial Sound Picture Spotters: These initial sound posters are filled with objects that start with each letter’s sound. Each ‘sound room’ has at least 10 pictures or objects starting with that sound. We have found these really useful to use at the beginning of Phonics lessons when we are introducing a new sound. All sounds from A-Z are covered. Download includes Powerpoint and PDF versions. Digraph/Trigraph Picture Spotters: These digraph/trigraph picture spotters are filled with objects that contain each sound (Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs and Read Write Inc Set 2 sounds) . Each ‘sound room’ has at least 10 pictures or objects containing that sound. 24 different sounds are included: ch, sh, th, ng, nk, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo (zoo), oo (book), ar, ur, or, ow (cow), oi, ear, air, ure, er, ay, ow (snow), ir, oy. Download includes Powerpoint and PDF versions. “What’s in the sound room today?”
Emotions and Facial Expressions - Build a face!
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Emotions and Facial Expressions - Build a face!

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A selection of photographs featuring eyes and mouths in different expressions (happy, angry, scared, sad etc.), and a full page face template for sticking them on. We have found this really useful for teaching children about emotions and when encouraging them to speak about how they are feeling. They can either be used independently as a cutting/sticking activity for children, or laminated and provided within continuous provision to encourage children to show you how they are feeling when they are struggling to articulate it.
1 more, 1 less - Number posters to 10 - One more, one less
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1 more, 1 less - Number posters to 10 - One more, one less

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One more, one less posters: Number displays to 10. Each poster is on its own A4 page and features a representation of the number in three different ways - on fingers, as Numicon number shapes and as objects - as well as 1 more and 1 less than that number displayed in the same way. There is also a blank poster for children to complete themselves in continuous provision or as a home learning task.
Maths Resources for White Rose/Numberblocks planning
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Maths Resources for White Rose/Numberblocks planning

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A selection of resources to use alongside EYFS Maths Planning (White Rose/Numberblocks approaches). Features: *Number flashcards to 10 *Numicon flashcards to 10 *Picture cards with objects to 10 *Template for Numberblocks 1-3 *Ladybird templates *2D Shape Hunt template *Bar Chart templates - favourite sport/animal/blank The planning we use alongside this (Autumn Term) is also available for purchase in my store: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/eyfs-maths-planning-white-rose-numberblocks-based-12-weeks-12185707
Phonics: Set 2 Weekly Phonics Lesson Plans
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Phonics: Set 2 Weekly Phonics Lesson Plans

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A comprehensive set of weekly phonic lesson plans, covering all Set 2 sounds. 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.
Morning Tasks for the Interactive Whiteboard
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Morning Tasks for the Interactive Whiteboard

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A Powerpoint presentation featuring over 25 different ‘morning task’ activities. We’ve found this really useful to display first thing in the morning – to keep children busy learning as they sit on the carpet during Register time. Children study the scenes independently before we come together and discuss them as a whole class. Also great for those times when you find yourself with a spare five minutes and a classful of children! A selection of activities is provided, including: *Reading Tasks – children read words and find the corresponding objects hidden in pictures *Number Hunts – children find hidden numbers in a variety of scenes (1-10/1-20) *Tricky Word Wordsearches – children hunt for the tricky words hidden (always left > right) *2D Shape Hunts – children search for examples of 2D shapes in pictures *Spot the Difference – great for Listening and Attention, Communication and Language skills Some scenes are more challenging than others, and words in the Reading tasks are fully editable so you can make them more complex as children’s reading skills progress.
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.
Reception Maths Medium Term Planning - Summer Term
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Reception Maths Medium Term Planning - Summer Term

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An editable medium-term planning format for the Spring Term in Reception, for Mathematics. Features assessment points from Development Matters to show curriculum coverage. The 12 week planning we use alongside this is available for purchase in my store.
Forest School Activities - Ideas for Outdoor Learning in EYFS and beyond
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Forest School Activities - Ideas for Outdoor Learning in EYFS and beyond

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A PDF document with over 20 ideas for outdoor activities, in line with the Forest School approach to education (I have received formal training in the Forest School approach). Detailed photographs are included to support the explanation of each activity. Can also be used for staff training or INSET sessions, or simply to gather ideas to improve outdoor practice and provision.
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.