The Key Stage 1 is also referred to as the Early Years Foundation Stage – ages 3-5 (Nursery and Reception). here are some activates we engage our learners in at this stage.

These fact files are a great way to calm nerves and gently ease children into their first day. Hand each child an A4 page with eight questions in eight boxes, with enough space for them to draw or write their answers. These questions could include:

At the end of the lesson, put up the fact files on the wall and show them to the class in a show-and-tell format. Not only do these make a colourful wall display, they’re also a great way to help our learners to get to know each other.

2. I-spy safari

We Introduce our Learners to their new classroom and show them where everything is by playing a game of I-spy! 

We make the game more exciting by hiding a few unexpected items around the classroom, such as a toy giraffe wearing a woollen hat? This is guaranteed to spark some surprise and will leave our learners  smiling!

3. Colourful collage

Give every child a square of paper and ask them to draw a picture of themselves. Then, put each pupil’s picture above their name on a wall display. This is another great way we help our learners get to know each other.