Foundation Back-to-School Teaching Resource Pack

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Written by Holly (Teach Starter)

Are you teaching Prep or Foundation this year? Kick start your planning with our Foundation Back-to-School Teaching Resource Pack. A vibrant and fun teaching resource pack that has been hand-picked by early years teachers themselves and will get you ready for your best year yet!

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Our teachers have selected 20 Foundation teaching resources and bundled them up into a handy back-to-school teaching pack. These carefully selected resources from across the curriculum will inspire your teaching for the first days, weeks… and beyond.

Wanting to know what’s included? Check out this blog for just some of the amazing resources included…


Soaring With Hot Air Balloons

As teachers, we know the importance of effective classroom organisation. Because of this, we have included some useful essentials from our gorgeous Hot Air Balloon Classroom Theme Pack. The colour pallet is perfect to set a calm mood for the start of formal schooling for the little cherubs that will be entering your classroom.

Hot air balloon classroom displays and organisation.

As part of the Foundation Back-to-School Teaching Resource Pack the following hot air balloon themed templates are included:

  • Welcome Sign and Name Tags
  • Jop Chart
  • Happy Birthday Chart
  • Grouping Posters
  • Class List

Essential Daily Warm-Ups

You don’t want to miss our Foundation Daily Warm-Up – PowerPointThis teaching resource will go a long way towards setting you up for the best year ever! It includes 50 literacy and numeracy warm-ups! So, that’s one warm-up a day for ten weeks of inspired learning!

 

These daily warm-ups have been carefully crafted to suit a Foundation level classroom. Warm-ups such as the activities featured in this PowerPoint prepare students for learning and increase levels of participation. Simply display each activity on your interactive whiteboard when students enter the class or return from a break.


Learning About Our Friends in the Pond

Getting to know the students in your class is paramount to the success of the school year. So, we have also included this gorgeous interactive icebreaker wall display. Not only does this resource act as a bright and inviting display for your classroom, but it can be used in a variety of ways for the whole of the first term.

Icebreaker for Kids

The resource download includes a display banner, lily pads with ‘getting to know you questions’ and decorations to help create this super cute pond display.

For more about this awesome resource check out our blog – Interactive Icebreakers for Kids | Getting to Know You Activities.


Build a Vocabulary Rich Classroom

Exposing young minds to new vocabulary is vital, especially in the Foundation years. Therefore, we have included our 43-page Word of the Week Flip Book within this back-to-school resource pack.

Word of the Week Flip Book - Foundation

In this word of the week flip book, each page contains:

  • a new word
  • the definition of the word
  • an example sentence, showing the word being used in the context
  • an illustration to reference to.

For a collection of fantastic ideas for including word of the week in your classroom, read our blog, Word of the Week | Expanding Vocabulary in the Classroom.


Cute Fine Motor Activities

But wait there’s more! We know the importance of finding hands-on activities that help little hands with fine motor skills. So, we have included our super cute Fine Motor Animal Match-Up Activity.

Fine Motor Activity for Kids

These gorgeous animals will have your students strengthening the muscles in their fingers, all while having fun mixing and matching the legs, tails and animal bodies!  The action of opening and closing the wooden pegs is perfect for fine motor development.

For more super effective fine motor activities – check out our blog – 10 Tried and Tested Fine Motor Activites.


Learning Numbers

How absolutely adorable is this printable resource available in this teaching resource pack? A set of shirts each with a number from 1-20 on them – a great resource to create a number line in your classroom.

This resource can also be used as an activity in a variety of ways and for a mixture of skill levels. Here are just a few examples:

  • Students have to peg the shirts in order on a piece of string.
  • Other students may be able to peg the numbers from biggest to smallest.
  • Some may even be able to count in 2s – the options are endless with this resource.

20 Teaching Resources

To find out what other teaching resources are included and to claim your  Foundation Teaching Resource Pack click on the link below.

 Foundation Back-to-School Teaching Pack

This is your year to be the teacher you were meant to be!

Looking for a resource pack for a different year level? Head to our Back-to-School Teaching Resource Packs Collection.

Download your Foundation Back-to-School Teaching Pack today.

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Katisha Corneille · Jan 12th, 2020

You’re most welcome, Katisha! Enjoy!

Holly (Teach Starter) · Jan 13th, 2020

Thanks Holly.

Olle Cooper · Jan 7th, 2020

You’re most welcome Olle!

Holly (Teach Starter) · Jan 8th, 2020

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