This document includes the areas of provision that I believe are important in a year 1 classroom, their links to the national curriculum, how you can resource the different areas and challenges or enhancement suggestions.
I have also included a brief explanation of why play is important for all children, even when they leave EYFS.
These slides are the ones I use in the morning after the children self register. Apologies for the lack of resources on them but below you’ll find out where to get them!
Slide 1 - Well being check-in, I inserted the balls of emotions to discuss from @goodmorningmsfoster’s emotional literacy collection (found on Instagram)
Slide 2 - Calm and Ready to Learn, this links to the mindfulness breathing videos that you can get from @goodmorningmsfoster’s wellbeing warrier drive
Slide 3 - How to Learn, I inserted our personal goals here e.g. resilience, empathy etc
Slide 4 - Steps to Learning, a small preview of the continuous provision collection that will be available on grammarsaurus.co.uk in summer!
Slide 5 - Challenge chatter, an example of how I introduce the provision challenges to the children
Slide 6 - Challenge your chums, a way of children sharing learning they have completed during provision time and inspiring their friends
Here is the progression plan of the year I have used to map out what my provision areas will look like. It is completely subject to change and I will add things or remove things according to the children’s needs and interests.
Print and laminate these song cards individually and place them next to relevant enhancements, which could include puppets, small world scenes or loose parts. They are visual so the children can use them to remember the song with the sing themselves, after introducing them to the whole class.
I used these pictures to encourage specific, reluctant children to write during children initiated time or when they first came into school. The ‘random’ pictures are to spark conversation and also include images that are phonetically spelt. Lots of other amazing activities came from these too including a superhero writing cave, a race using scalectrix and lovely paintings of magical lands!
These activities were put out during continuous provision in EYFS and year one. The numberlines were used in a variety of activities and were made specifically for children who lacked interest in maths. The dinosaurs were printed, laminated and put out with wooden pegs to act as the spikes. The other resources were laminated and cut up to be used.