Themes / Topics | Free Early Learning Resources for Teachers

This section contains an extensive collection of free printable teaching resources grouped in to popular early years themes / topics. They are ideal for use in schools and early years settings. Please note that there is some overlap between the themes section and our early years role play section.  

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Animals & Pets

This section contains many animal related EYFS and KS1 teaching resources, including games, songs, display posters, photos and many more.

Buildings & Construction

A collection of buildings / construction themed teaching resources, ideal for using during role-play or when discussing the topic in your setting.

Food

A collection of food related early years teaching resources, perfect for using during PSED/SEAL lessons or during the topic of Ourselves/My Body.

Jungle

A collection of jungle themed EYFS / KS1 resources, including masks, craft activities, games, display posters and lots of other useful resources to help you create a jungle in your classroom.

Pirates

A collection of swashbuckling pirate themed teaching resources, great for using during role-play or when looking at stories involving pirates (our favourite is 'Do Pirates Take Baths'!).

Minibeasts

A collection of minibeast / insect themed EYFS / KS1 teaching resources to use in your classroom when discussing this topic with your pupils.

Seaside / The Beach

A collection of beach / seaside themed EYFS / KS1 teaching resources. Here you will find display posters, photos and activities all relating to the beach and ideal for using in your early years setting when discussing this theme.

Under the Sea

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) 'under the sea' themed teaching resources, full of fun craft activities, games, poems, display posters and lots more useful resources to use in your classroom.

Vehicles

A collection of vehicle themed early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) teaching resources, perfect for using in role-play scenarios and when looking at the topic with children.

The Weather

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) teaching resources relating to different kinds of weather, great for helping your pupils to think about how the seasons affects the weather and what each weather type is called.

Seasons

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) teaching resources relating to the four seasons - spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Space & the Planets

A collection of innovative space themed early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) teaching resources, perfect for using when discussing the topic or during role-plays involving space exploration.

Dinosaurs

A collection of dinosaur related EYFS / KS1 teaching resources, including lots of posters, games and activities to try in your classroom or early years setting.

The Woods

A collection of EYFS / KS1 teaching resources relating to the theme of the woods / forest. These resources are ideal for using during discussion about the topic or for role-play. Lions and tigers and bears...oh my!

People Who Help Us

A collection of EYFS / KS1 teaching resources celebrating the various ‘people who help us’. This section includes a variety of masks, activities, posters and games, all perfect for exploring the 'people who help us' topic with your class (which is always very popular!).

Castles

A collection of innovative and unusual castle related early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) teaching resources.

The Environment

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1(KS1) teaching resources relating to the environment and green issues. This section contains a variety of global warming related resources, as well as information about the Big Light Project.

Superheroes

A collection of primary (EYFS and KS1) teaching resources designed to encourage superhero play in your classroom or early years setting.

Small World Play

An extensive collection of large display posters ideal to encourage 'small world play' in your classroom or early years setting. This section includes a variety of small world play backgrounds relating to traditional tales, woodland, the circus, pirates, safari and lots more.

Music

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) musical instrument posters, illustrations and flashcards, ideal for displaying in the music area of your early years setting or classroom.

Farm

A collection of farm related primary (EYFS and KS1) teaching resources, including a variety of early years activities and games and resources suitable for role-play.

Ourselves / My Body

This section contains a variety of different teaching resources relating to the early years and key stage 1 (KS1) topic of My Body and ‘Ourselves’.

Themed Bee-Bot Mats & Cards

A collection of unofficial bee bot / programmable robot resources ideal to use to use as part of an early years (EYFS) or key stage 1 (KS1) activity. These mats are on a variety of different themes, including the seaside, pirates, the high street and a racing track.

The High Street

This section contains a collection of 3d paper houses, which you can print off at home or at school to assemble and use as a part of small world play in your classroom or early years setting.

History

A collection of history themed teaching resources, ideal for using with your early years (EYFS) or key stage 1 (KS1) pupils.

Polar Regions

A collection of printable teaching resources on the topic of the polar regions.

Pond Life

A collection of teaching resources on the topic of pond life.

Zoo Animals

A collection of printable teaching resources relating to exotic animals that can be found in the jungle, the desert, on safari and in the zoo.

Family

A collection of free printable teaching resources on the topic of 'my family'.


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This site provides brilliant EYFS resources that I regularly use in my early years setting. All the material is bright and colourful and is great to use as part of displays. My class especially like the Elmer the Elephant section!
Sandra , Cullompton
ELHQ is definitely my first stop for free teaching resources for my ks1 class, as they have such a varied choice and the quality of their pictures is always amazing!
Will, Brighton
Thank you so much…this site is amazing! I really love the planning section, there are so many new ideas that I want to try out!
Kate, London
I love all the KS1 teaching resources from ELHQ and use them all the time at school (and at home!). The role-play section is a particular favourite, especially all the pirate related stuff.
Emma, Bognor Regis

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