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Themes / Topics

This section contains an extensive collection of printable teaching resources grouped into popular early years themes / topics. They are ideal for use in schools and early years settings.

Some of our most popular themes include: DinosaursMinibeastsPiratesUnder the Sea and People Who Help Us, but there are loads more listed below. Within each category you’ll find a variety of resources. This may include literacy and numeracy resources, posters, photo packs, flashcards, labels and games. However, if you cannot find what you are looking for then please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help you out.

Please note that there is some overlap between the themes section and our early years role play section.  


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Pets EYFS teaching resources

Pets

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

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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 EYFS teaching resources

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.

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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.

Pirate teaching resources

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 EYFS teaching resources

Minibeasts

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Weather EYFS teaching resources

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 EYFS teaching resources

Seasons

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

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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 teaching resources

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.

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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!

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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!).

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Castles

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

Environment

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.

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Songs & Poems

A collection of illustrated sheets for various early years songs and poems. Includes many nursery rhymes.

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Superheroes

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

Music

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

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.

Body

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’.

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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.

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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

History

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

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Polar Animals

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

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Pond Life

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

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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.

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Family

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

Autumn EYFS teaching resources

Autumn Teaching Resources

A collection of autumn themed teaching resources.

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Summer Teaching Resources

A collection of summer themed teaching resources.

Winter EYFS teaching resources

Winter Teaching Resources

A collection of winter themed teaching resources.

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Spring Teaching Resources

A collection of spring themed teaching resources.

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Great Fire of London

A collection of teaching resources relating to the Great Fire of London of 1666.

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Wild Animals

A collection of wild animal themed teaching resources.

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Colour Matching & Recognition

A series of early years resources designed to develop and reinforce knowledge of different colours.

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Trains

A collection of train themed resources including maths activities, colour recognition and size sorting games, editable labels, bunting, stick puppets and much, much more.

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Robots

This section contains all of our robot themed early years resources / Key Stage 1 teaching resources


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As an NQT this site has been a lifesaver. The resources have saved me loads of time and the forest school activities have been particularly useful. Thanks!
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I am new to EYFS and all the planning documents on this site have been really helpful, especially all the templates.
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