Nursery and Reception
DFES - Foundation stage
The Curriculum guidance for the
Foundation stage, published in May 2000, is the core
reference document for the foundation stage.
given on childrens' learning and on teaching, planning and
assessment in the foundation stage, aims for the foundation
stage and principles of early years education.
QCA - Foundation Stage
foundation stage was introduced as a distinct phase of education
for children aged 3-5 in September 2000. This guidance
sets out six areas of learning which form the basis of the
foundation stage curriculum. Excellent links to Foundation
stage profile support.
The Standards Site: Mathematical activities for the foundation
two booklets: one for nursery-aged children (typically three-
and four-year olds) and one for reception-aged children
(typically four- and five-year olds). The two booklets overlap
in terms of pitch and content to cater for groups of children
working across the Stepping Stones.
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Sure Start - Foundation stage
is a Government programme which aims to achieve better outcomes
for children, parents and communities. The Sure Start
website provides helpful information on the Foundation
keeping can often be a chore and the results difficult to use.
The spreadsheet available here can be used to analyse how
different groups of pupils or individuals perform on particular
objectives. Aggregate scores also highlight which objectives are
strengths or weaknesses across the class. The information
gathered should be used to inform future planning.
Foundation stage forum
The main goal of this site
and Online Community is to enable those involved in the
education and care of Foundation Stage pupils in the UK to
their experience and knowledge. New articles and resources
on topic themes, linked to the Stepping Stones and Early
Ladybird Teaching resources
the Ladybird website
have been carefully planned to support the National Curriculum.
The emphasis on basic skills means that the website is
compatible with most programmes of learning.
Ages 4-11 home
page. The site covers all curriculum subjects from Foundation
stage to the end of Key Stage 2
Activities and games based on CBeebies characters such as the
Teletubbies, Fimbles, Tweenies and Bob the Builder. Aimed at
ages up to 6.
HGFL Foundation stage Web links
Grid for learning provides excellent resources to the wider
educational community and is well worth a visit.
The site covers
the National Numeracy Strategy at Levels 1 and 2
It deals with the subject area of numbers and the number system
DLTK Crafts for Kids
DLTK's Crafts for Kids features
a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, colouring pages
and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and
some of our children's favourite cartoon characters.
Enchanted Learning - Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs is a comprehensive on-line book about dinosaurs.
It is designed for children of all ages and levels of
The Bob the Builder site
provides a colourful and stimulating area on the web for Early
Years pupils to practice mouse control, spelling, one to one
correspondence and much more. A visit to this site won't be
Almost all children love singing
along to their favourite songs. This section gives them the
chance to enjoy singing with their favourite characters, just as
in the Teletubby television programme. It also gives children
(and teachers) the chance to be familiar with the words!
The in-built educational value
of the Postman Pat® games draws on the DfEE recommendations as
stated in the documents Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation
Stage (ages 3 - 5 years) and The National Curriculum (Key Stage
1 ages 5- 7).
Lots of information about the
Early Learning Goals, downloadable worksheets, lesson plans,
general information and much more. Well worth a visit.
A fun-packed website with
worksheet activities, teacher ideas and interactive activities.
This site could prove very useful for the busy teacher!
The Mouse Club
The Mouse Club contains
activities such as Make a Card, Dot to Dot, Hide and Seek and
Maze games – all designed to introduce and develop IT skills in
a fun and interactive way. Children, Schools and Parents can
also join a club and gain access to many more fun and free
Teddy Bear Resources
A whole host of teddy bear
resources ranging from handwriting practice bears to colouring
bears to teddy bear graphs and poems. Great for pre-school and
NGfL Numeracy Explorer
A very colourful site aimed at
the foundation stage and Key Stage 1, with lots of great ideas
for supporting teaching and learning in the Numeracy Lesson.
A collection of themed ICT
activities and resources to support learning in the Foundation
printable worksheets for maths, geography, language arts &
science (plus magic tricks & on-line jigsaw puzzles for fun and
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