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EYFS / KS1 Planning

This section consists of EYFS / KS1 planning ideas submitted by experienced teachers and early years professionals. It includes planning templates and guidance as we well as detailed medium term plans, short terms plans, primary learning challenge overviews, continuous provision plans, book lists and individual activities and games. They cover all areas of learning within the EYFS and could also be adapted for schools / early years settings worldwide.

You will see all of the topics covered in this section listed below – they include phonics, numeracy, PSED and forest school planning. We also have plans covering many popular early years themes such as minibeasts, dinosaurs, pirates, traditional tales and people who help us.

We would love to make this sections as diverse and comprehensive as possible so if you have something you’d like to share then please get in touch. We are prepared to pay for certain types of planning documents.  

You may also be interested in the resources in our Observation and Assessment section.




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Phonics / Letters & Sounds

A collection of early years (EYFS) lesson plans and ideas to assist with the teaching of phonics and the letters and sounds programme, also suitable to try with any other synthetic phonics programme.

Numeracy Planning

A collection of early years (EYFS) lesson plans and ideas to promote numeracy skills, also suitable for key stage 1 (KS1) classes.

Drama / Role-Play

A collection of early years (EYFS) lesson plans and ideas relating to role play and drama, including some fantastic activities by The Dance Lady. All suitable for key stage 1 (KS1) classes.

Animals Planning

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) lesson plans and ideas relating to the topic of ‘animals’.

Minibeasts Planning

A collection of early years (EYFS) lesson plans and ideas relating to ‘minibeasts’, ideal for using during the summer term. Also suitable for key stage 1 (KS1).

Food & Drink

A collection of early years (EYFS) lesson plans and ideas relating to the topic of ‘food and drink’, ideal for using as part of your cookery lessons. Also suitable for key stage 1 (KS1).

Music, Dance & Drama

A collection of early years (EYFS) plans and activity ideas relating to the topic of music and dance, perfect for using as part of your PE lessons. Also suitable for key stage 1 (KS1).

Celebrations & Festivals Planning

A set of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) planning documents/lesson plans centered around a variety of different celebrations and festivals, including St David's Day, Advent and Chinese New Year.

Forest School / Outdoors

This section contains a list of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) planning and activity documents intended to promote a healthy disposition to outdoor learning. These planning documents are ideal to use as part of the Forest School approach.

Miscellaneous Planning

A variety of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) planning documents and lesson plans relating to a variety of different topics.

Africa

This section contains an extensive collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) lesson plans and resources relating to the teaching of Africa as a topic in schools and early years settings.

Stories & Traditional Tales

Early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) activity ideas and plans relating to the teaching of various popular traditional tales, including The Gruffalo, Funny Bones, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and The Three Little Pigs.

EAL / ESL

A collection of planning documents for teaching teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL), ideal for using in your key stage 1 (KS1) classroom or early years (EYFS) setting.

Pirate Activities / Planning

Ahoy me hearties, this section is devoted to all things pirate related, with early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) craft activities, games and book lists to help you explore this popular topic.

Under the Sea Planning

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) 'under the sea' themed ideas and activities to use in schools and early years settings.

Cooking

A collection of recipes and cookery ideas to use with young children, ideal for trying in your key stage 1 (KS1) classroom or early years (EYFS) setting.

Summer Planning Activities

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) activity ideas that are ideal to use in the summer term.

Dinosaurs Planning

A collection of EYFS Dinosaur themed medium term plans and short term plans on the theme of dinosaurs and other amazing animals.

Castles and Homes

A collection of EYFS medium term plans and short term plans on the theme of Castles and Homes.

Magical Me Planning

A collection of Short Term plans and Medium Term Plans on the topic of ‘magical me’.

People Who Help Us Planning

A collection of Short Term plans and Medium Term Plans on the topic of ‘People Who Help Us’.

PSED / SEAL Planning

A small collection of EYFS planning documents designed to promote the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL).

Seaside Planning

A collection of seaside themed EYFS planning documents (STPs and MTPs).

Space Planning

A collection of short term plans and medium term plans on the topic of outer space and the solar system.

Take One Picture

A collection of EYFS short term and medium term plans relating to the National Gallery’s Take One Picture scheme.

Water

A collection of EYFS Short Term Plans on the topic of water.

Weather Planning

A collection of short term plans and medium term plans on the theme of the weather.

Journeys and Transport

his section contains a variety of STPs and MTPs on the popular early years topic of ‘journeys and transport’.

Religious Education

A collection of EYFS and KS1 Religious Education planning documents.

Superhero Planning

A collection of superhero themed planning documents, featuring activity ideas and inspiration for your school or early years setting.


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