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With combined 40+ years of classroom teaching experience, the small team at Firefly Minds has developed an exciting and engaging curriculum coverage for the English National Curriculum and the Northern Ireland Curriculum. With an ethos firmly grounded in creativity, our aim is to ensure our 'themes' spark and ignite the learners in your classroom. Our work has transformed many schools, moving them from Failing to Good, and beyond. We are looking forward to igniting creativity in your classroom!

With combined 40+ years of classroom teaching experience, the small team at Firefly Minds has developed an exciting and engaging curriculum coverage for the English National Curriculum and the Northern Ireland Curriculum. With an ethos firmly grounded in creativity, our aim is to ensure our 'themes' spark and ignite the learners in your classroom. Our work has transformed many schools, moving them from Failing to Good, and beyond. We are looking forward to igniting creativity in your classroom!
Free 'Back on Track'  EYFS Pack
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Free 'Back on Track' EYFS Pack

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We understand the difficulties in preparing for the return to school in September, and how overwhelming this can be. That is why we have developed our Back on Track Packs, to make life that little bit easier for you. Here you will have access to our E.Y.F.S pack. Don’t forget to check out our KS 1 and KS 2 Packs! Back on Track includes: Extensive resource pack designed specifically for the return to school in September. Includes sixty+ pages of tailored activities focusing on mindfulness, well-being, and readiness to learn. Monitoring and support resources. Bespoke Tracking and Monitoring document to assess each pupil’s emotional well-being, readiness to learn, and the need for intervention. Dedicated follow-up support. We are offering the Foundation Stage Pack entirely free! The pack is designed to reintegrate the children back into the classroom following their time away. The program can be span 2-4 weeks depending on the needs of your children. Once complete, your children should have a greater awareness of the current climate, with a mindful, reflective, and positive perspective. The children will show readiness to learn and tackle our new learning environment with renewed vigor! Best of luck to you all at this challenging time. Firefly Minds Team
A Time to Rhyme! A THEMATIC UNIT - A Full Term of Activities! KS1
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A Time to Rhyme! A THEMATIC UNIT - A Full Term of Activities! KS1

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Focus: Autumn, Citizenship, Employability, Making Relationships, Mutual Understanding, Nursery Rhymes, Personal Understanding, Seasonal Changes, Self-confidence and Self-awareness, Stories, Weather, Working Scientifically Familiar and new rhymes throw open a window on the world for the children in this varied theme. They learn about the life of characters in the rhymes travelling in time as they engage in developing stories and learning around the rhymes they know and love. Ideally a theme for autumn, the children get their fingers sticky with berries and peep into hedgerows to find out who is preparing for winter. They look at how seasonal change impacts their own lives too. Suitable for Autumn term. Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-time-to-rhyme-curriculum-coverage-overview-ks1-12468846
'Back on Track'  KS2 Pack
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'Back on Track' KS2 Pack

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We understand the difficulties in preparing for the return to school, and how overwhelming this can be. That is why we have developed our Back on Track Packs, to make life that little bit easier for you. Here you will have access to our KS 2 pack which is applicable to ages 6-8. Don’t forget to check out our FREE Early Years Pack, and our KS 1 Pack, applicable for learners aged 9+. Back on Track includes: Extensive resource pack designed specifically for the return to school in September. Includes sixty+ pages of tailored activities focusing on mindfulness, well-being, and readiness to learn. Monitoring and support resources. Bespoke Tracking and Monitoring document to assess each pupil’s emotional well-being, readiness to learn, and the need for intervention. Dedicated follow-up support. We are also offering the Foundation Stage Pack entirely free! The pack is designed to reintegrate the children back into the classroom following their time away. The program can be span 2-4 weeks depending on the needs of your children. Once complete, your children should have a greater awareness of the current climate, with a mindful, reflective, and positive perspective. The children will show readiness to learn and tackle our new learning environment with renewed vigor! Best of luck to you all at this challenging time. Firefly Minds Team
'Back on Track'  KS1 Pack
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'Back on Track' KS1 Pack

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We understand the difficulties in preparing for the return to school, and how overwhelming this can be. That is why we have developed our Back on Track Packs, to make life that little bit easier for you. Here you will have access to our KS 1 pack which is applicable to ages 6-8. Don’t forget to check out our FREE Early Years Pack, and our KS 2 Pack, applicable for learners aged 9+. Back on Track includes: Extensive resource pack designed specifically for the return to school. Includes sixty+ pages of tailored activities focusing on mindfulness, well-being, and readiness to learn. Monitoring and support resources. Bespoke Tracking and Monitoring document to assess each pupil’s emotional well-being, readiness to learn, and the need for intervention. Dedicated follow-up support. We are also offering the Foundation Stage Pack entirely free! The pack is designed to reintegrate the children back into the classroom following their time away. The program can be span 2-4 weeks depending on the needs of your children. Once complete, your children should have a greater awareness of the current climate, with a mindful, reflective, and positive perspective. The children will show readiness to learn and tackle our new learning environment with renewed vigor! Best of luck to you all at this challenging time. Firefly Minds Team
In the Toy Box! | Curriculum Coverage Overview | KS1
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In the Toy Box! | Curriculum Coverage Overview | KS1

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The attached Overview is for the Thematic Unit, In the Toy Box! This Overview covers the KS1 Curriculum for England. The theme includes: Thematic Unit in Word & PDF Format Curriculum Coverage Overview Document in Word & PDF Format Thematic Approach Guidance A Guide to the Carousel Planning Activity. Purchase the entire set here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/in-the-toy-box-a-thematic-unit-a-full-term-of-activities-ks1-12468827
A Time to Rhyme! | Curriculum Coverage Overview | KS1
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A Time to Rhyme! | Curriculum Coverage Overview | KS1

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The attached Overview is for the Thematic Unit, A Time to Rhyme! This Overview covers the KS1 Curriculum for England. The theme includes: Thematic Unit in Word & PDF Format Curriculum Coverage Overview Document in Word & PDF Format Thematic Approach Guidance A Guide to the Carousel Planning Activity. Purchase the entire set here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-time-to-rhyme-a-thematic-unit-a-full-term-of-activities-ks1-12468821
Through the Eyes of a Child! | THEMATIC UNIT | CONNECTED LEARNING Activities! UKS2
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Through the Eyes of a Child! | THEMATIC UNIT | CONNECTED LEARNING Activities! UKS2

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Focus: Citizenship, Empathy, Employability, Ethical Awareness, Geographical skills and fieldwork, Human and physical geography, Impact of War, Locational knowledge, Moral Character, Personal/Mutual Understanding, Place Knowledge, Refugees, World War II. Some concepts are too big for children to embrace. War is just one of them. However, they can empathise with other children so easily. In this theme, they learn about evacuation and rationing and how life during WW2 affected the children who lived through it. They also explore emotions and feelings in a safe and secure environment! Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/through-the-eyes-of-a-child-curriculum-coverage-overview-uks2-12468842
Brr, it's Freezing! A THEMATIC UNIT - A full term of activities! KS1
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Brr, it's Freezing! A THEMATIC UNIT - A full term of activities! KS1

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The chilly winter world and all things cold are explored in the opening activities of this theme. Children get outside to spot the signs of Winter. Then they get cosy again identifying all the ways we make it through our winter wonderland. Experimenting with ice brings out the scientist in them all. Then it’s off to the Poles to see how people and animals survive the harsh climate and environments found at the extremities of the Earth. Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/brr-it-s-freezing-curriculum-coverage-overview-ks1-12468864
Splish, Splash, Splosh! THEMATIC UNIT - A Term of CONNECTED LEARNING Activities! KS1
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Splish, Splash, Splosh! THEMATIC UNIT - A Term of CONNECTED LEARNING Activities! KS1

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Focus: Animals, Animals including humans, Design and Technology, Employability, Ethical Awareness, Everyday Materials, Geographical skills and fieldwork, Human and physical geography, Living things and their habitats, Making Relationships, Managing Feelings and Behaviour, Mutual Understanding, Personal Health, Personal Understanding, Seasonal Changes, Self-confidence and Self-awareness, Working Scientifically. A fun-packed theme bursting with great learning opportunities for early years. Children are engaged and motivated to find out and think about water in a range of different scenarios. They explore and investigate all the ways we use water and consider what life must be like without this precious commodity. They learn how people got water in the past and how they used it. After splashing in puddles and making music with the rain it’s off to the seaside to spend some time at the shore. Then over and under the waves they go, messing about on boats with pirates, diving down deep to see the richness and variety of marine life. Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/splish-splash-splosh-curriculum-coverage-overview-ks1-12468862
In the Toy Box! A THEMATIC UNIT - A full term of activities! EYFS
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In the Toy Box! A THEMATIC UNIT - A full term of activities! EYFS

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Focus: Citizenship, Design and Technology, Employability, Making Relationships, Managing Feelings and Behaviour, Materials, Mutual Understanding, Personal Understanding, Properties of Shapes, Statistics, Working Scientifically Getting the chance to rummage in the Toy Box, doesn’t quite seem like learning, yet children cover a wide range in this stimulating theme. They discover what makes their toys work and how they move as well as learning about the materials from which they are made. Then it’s off down memory lane, investigating toys from the past. This is a practical and action-packed theme with a strong focus on Science and movement and energy; concepts that can be difficult to integrate into the early year’s program. With activities focusing on designing, making, and doing, this theme opens a range of problem-solving and decision-making opportunities, so dive right in! Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/in-the-toy-box-curriculum-coverage-overview-eyfs-12468853
Down the Town! A THEMATIC UNIT - A full term of CONNECTED LEARNING activities! KS1
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Down the Town! A THEMATIC UNIT - A full term of CONNECTED LEARNING activities! KS1

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Focus: Citizenship, Employability, Geographical skills and fieldwork, Health and Self-care, Human and physical geography, Mutual Understanding, Personal Understanding, Position and direction, Self-confidence and Self-awareness, Shape. Taking a walk through their locality and having a good look around them is the basis of children’s learning in this theme. Just who sells what and what can be found on the local high street, with a nosey around the shops makes for a great day out! Back in the classroom early mapping skills, positional and directional language are all developed through the creation of a physical representation of where the children have been exploring. They get to become town planners as they decide what would they like to see come to their town. Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/down-the-town-curriculum-coverage-overview-ks1-12468849
Let's Get Growing! A THEMATIC UNIT - FULL Term of CONNECTED LEARNING Activities! KS1
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Let's Get Growing! A THEMATIC UNIT - FULL Term of CONNECTED LEARNING Activities! KS1

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Focus: Animals, Design and Technology, Employability, Ethical Awareness, Living Things, Measurement, Mutual Understanding, Personal Health, Personal Understanding, Plants, Position and direction, Properties of Shapes, Working Scientifically Plants grow! Animals grow! And we grow too! But what do we all need to ensure that we do? Children investigate what living things need, how they are different, what they have in common, and the stages of their growth and development in this three-part theme. They learn how to measure and record their own growth. They solve the mystery of what helps them grow to become big and strong. They get their hands mucky planting and growing seeds and bulbs. The challenge though is not to kill them! Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/let-s-get-growing-curriculum-coverage-overview-ks1-12468865
A Time to Rhyme! A THEMATIC UNIT - A Full Term of Activities! EYFS
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A Time to Rhyme! A THEMATIC UNIT - A Full Term of Activities! EYFS

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Focus: Autumn, Citizenship, Employability, Making Relationships, Mutual Understanding, Nursery Rhymes, Personal Understanding, Seasonal Changes, Self-confidence and Self-awareness, Stories, Weather, Working Scientifically. Familiar and new rhymes throw open a window on the world for the children in this varied theme. They learn about the life of characters in the rhymes travelling in time as they engage in developing stories and learning around the rhymes they know and love. Ideally a theme for autumn, the children get their fingers sticky with berries and peep into hedgerows to find out who is preparing for winter. They look at how seasonal change impacts their own lives too. Suitable for Autumn term. Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-time-to-rhyme-curriculum-coverage-overview-eyfs-12468847
Brr, it's Freezing! A THEMATIC UNIT - A full term of activities! EYFS
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Brr, it's Freezing! A THEMATIC UNIT - A full term of activities! EYFS

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Focus: Citizenship, Living things and their habitats, Materials, Mutual Understanding, Personal Health, Personal Understanding, Seasonal Changes, Working Scientifically. The chilly winter world and all things cold are explored in the opening activities of this theme. Children get outside to spot the signs of Winter. Then they get cosy again identifying all the ways we make it through our winter wonderland. Experimenting with ice brings out the scientist in them all. Then it’s off to the Poles to see how people and animals survive the harsh climate and environments found at the extremities of the Earth. Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/brr-it-s-freezing-curriculum-coverage-overview-eyfs-12468858
Splish, Splash, Splosh! THEMATIC UNIT - A Term of CONNECTED LEARNING Activities! EYFS
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Splish, Splash, Splosh! THEMATIC UNIT - A Term of CONNECTED LEARNING Activities! EYFS

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Focus: Animals, Animals including humans, Design and Technology, Employability, Ethical Awareness, Everyday Materials, Geographical skills and fieldwork, Human and physical geography, Living things and their habitats, Making Relationships, Managing Feelings and Behaviour, Mutual Understanding, Personal Health, Personal Understanding, Seasonal Changes, Self-confidence and Self-awareness, Working Scientifically A fun-packed theme bursting with great learning opportunities for early years. Children are engaged and motivated to find out and think about water in a range of different scenarios. They explore and investigate all the ways we use water and consider what life must be like without this precious commodity. They learn how people got water in the past and how they used it. After splashing in puddles and making music with the rain it’s off to the seaside to spend some time at the shore. Then over and under the waves they go, messing about on boats with pirates, diving down deep to see the richness and variety of marine life. Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/splish-splash-splosh-curriculum-coverage-overview-eyfs-12468841
IMPACT | A THEMATIC UNIT | A FULL Term of CONNECTED LEARNING Activities! LKS2
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IMPACT | A THEMATIC UNIT | A FULL Term of CONNECTED LEARNING Activities! LKS2

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Focus: Animals, Citizenship, Design and Technology, Education for Sustainable Development, Employability, Ethical Awareness, Evolution and Inheritance, Geographical skills and fieldwork, Human and physical geography, Living things and their habitats, Locational knowledge, Media Awareness, Moral Character, Personal/Mutual Understanding, Place Knowledge, Plants, Statistics, Working Scientifically. It’s no longer relevant enough to just know where the rainforests are and what an ideal rainforest looks like. In this theme, children confront the reality of the ‘impact’ of global issues on these immensely important forests, the lungs of our world. They learn about the urgency for action if these amazing and diversely rich ecosystems are to survive man’s insatiable appetite for the products, they can plunder them for. What can each one of us do to have a real ‘impact’ ourselves? Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/impact-curriculum-coverage-overview-lks2-12468850
In the Toy Box! A THEMATIC UNIT - A full term of activities! KS1
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In the Toy Box! A THEMATIC UNIT - A full term of activities! KS1

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Focus: Citizenship, Design and Technology, Employability,Making Relationships, Managing Feelings and Behaviour, Materials, Mutual Understanding, Personal Understanding, Properties of Shapes, Statistics, Working Scientifically. Getting the chance to rummage in the Toy Box, doesn’t quite seem like learning, yet children cover a wide range in this stimulating theme. They discover what makes their toys work and how they move as well as learning about the materials from which they are made. Then it’s off down memory lane, investigating toys from the past. This is a practical and action-packed theme with a strong focus on Science and movement and energy; concepts that can be difficult to integrate into the early year’s program. With activities focusing on designing, making, and doing, this theme opens a range of problem-solving and decision-making opportunities, so dive right in! Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/in-the-toy-box-curriculum-coverage-overview-ks1-12468848
Home Sweet Home! A THEMATIC UNIT - A FULL term of CONNECTED LEARNING Activities! LKS2
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Home Sweet Home! A THEMATIC UNIT - A FULL term of CONNECTED LEARNING Activities! LKS2

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Focus: Animals, Citizenship, Design and Technology, Education for Sustainable Development, Employability, Geographical skills and fieldwork, Living things and their habitats, Measurement, Media Awareness, Personal Health, Personal/Mutual Understanding, Properties of Shapes, Statistics, Uses of Materials, Working Scientifically. An extensive and varied theme. Children investigate the materials used in building and explore the process of building a house. Comparing and contrasting homes in the past they deepen their understanding of how and why materials are used as well as how things change. They travel the world looking around the types of houses other children live in and learning about how these homes are ideal in their location. Download our FREE Curriculum Overview document for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/home-sweet-home-curriculum-coverage-overview-lks2-12468854
Slippy Soap Song & Bubbles Poem - Covid 19 Posters
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Slippy Soap Song & Bubbles Poem - Covid 19 Posters

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Going a little poster crazy here! Use these 2 posters for your classroom and around your school. The song and poem were written by us exclusively for our recovery curriculum, Back on Track. We apologize in advance for the Soap Song ringing around your classroom in September. BUT it will be a fun reminder and initiative to get the children washing their hands for the full twenty seconds! Our poem, Bundles of Bubbles, was written to accompany a mindfulness activity in our packs. It forms part of many activities designed to add a positive spin on the new meaning of bubbles which the children find themselves in at school! We hope you enjoy!
Down the Town! A THEMATIC UNIT - A full term of CONNECTED LEARNING activities! EYFS
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Down the Town! A THEMATIC UNIT - A full term of CONNECTED LEARNING activities! EYFS

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Focus: Citizenship, Employability, Geographical skills and fieldwork, Health and Self-care, Human and physical geography, Mutual Understanding, Personal Understanding, Position and direction, Self-confidence and Self-awareness, Shape Taking a walk through their locality and having a good look around them is the basis of children’s learning in this theme. Just who sells what and what can be found on the local high street, with a nosey around the shops makes for a great day out! Back in the classroom early mapping skills, positional and directional language are all developed through the creation of a physical representation of where the children have been exploring. They get to become town planners as they decide what would they like to see come to their town. Download our FREE Curriculum Overview for this theme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/down-the-town-curriculum-coverage-overview-eyfs-12468860