Activity Planning Pack

£6.95

Bursting with inspiration, this Activity Planning Pack will help you to BRAINSTORM IDEAS around a topic or theme, FOCUS LEARNING around a specific skill or task, and encourage more CHILD-LED experiences!
Link planning to Learning Frameworks and create Activity Timetables to keep organised!

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Additional versions of Topic / Theme, Focus Activity and In the Moment planning sheets are included for providers in Scotland, England and Wales to plan around the relevant learning frameworks. (Realising the Ambition, Curriculum for Excellence, Early Years Foundation Stage, Curriculum for Wales)


Looking to Brainstorm ideas around a topic or theme, focus learning around a specific task, or encourage more child-led experiences?

This Activity Planning Pack is bursting with inspiration!

Designed around the 3 main styles of activity planning:

  • Topic / Theme Based Planning
  • Focus Activity Planning
  • In the Moment / Child-led Planning

The resources in this pack will ensure you capture children’s imaginations, expand on their interests and promote development in all aspects of learning.

Link planning to development frameworks, evaluate activities to enhance future learning AND complete Activity Timetables to ensure a variety of experiences are delivered around a planned routine.

All of the planning sheets in this pack are supplied as PDF Forms. Choose to print them out and complete by hand OR use your device to enter information before printing, saving or sharing digitally with families.

Additional planning sheets are provided for providers based in Scotland, England or Wales to plan around relevant learning and development frameworks: 

🔵Providers in Scotland can link planning to Realising the Ambition / Curriculum for Excellence.

🔴Providers in England can link planning to the EYFS Learning Areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

🟠Providers in Wales can link planning to the Development Pathways of the curriculum for funded non-maintained nursery settings or the Areas of Learning and Experience of the Curriculum for Wales.

 

Includes ALL of the following:

TOPIC / THEME ACTIVITY PLANNING

Brainstorm and plan activities for each learning area around a specific topic or theme:

Topic_Theme Activity Planning Sheet

Additional versions are included for providers in Scotland, England and Wales to plan around the relevant learning frameworks. (Realising the Ambition, Curriculum for Excellence, EYFS, Curriculum for Wales)

Also includes Activity Planning Ideas Sheet to provide inspiration for each learning area, and a Topic / Theme Evaluation Sheet to reflect on what was learned. How might you extend or improve experiences or encourage further learning at home?

LEARNING AREAS_Planning IdeasTopic_Theme Evaluation

PLUS an Activities Topic / Theme List

Topic_Theme_LIST

AND completed Seasonal Activity Ideas EXAMPLES for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter!

  Autumn Time Activity Ideas

 

FOCUS ACTIVITY PLANNING

Set out a plan for an activity with that will support children’s progress in a subject area / learning aspect or with a particular development skill. How will you help them to achieve an end goal and encourage next steps? What resources do you require and can you link the activity to their interests or a current topic or theme?

Focus Activity Plan

Additional versions are included for providers in Scotland, England and Wales. Link your planning to the development areas of your learning framework! ( Realising the Ambition, Curriculum for Excellence, EYFS, Curriculum for Wales, Curriculum for Wales – for funded non-maintained nursery settings)

Focus Plan_RTA_SCOTLAND_EXAMPLEFocus Plan_EYFS_ENGLAND_EXAMPLEFocus Plan_CfW_Nursery_WALES_EXAMPLE

IN THE MOMENT ACTIVITY RECORD

Record how you used high quality interactions with a child during play to extend their interest and enhance their experience. Describe what had captured the child’s interest, what they were doing and how you joined in with their play. How did they respond to your interactions? How did you make use of space and resources to enhance the experience? What did you intend the child to learn from your input? What other ideas, themes or topics might the child also respond well to?

In the Moment Activity Record

Additional versions are included for providers in Scotland, England and Wales. Link your planning to the development areas of your learning framework! ( Realising the Ambition, Curriculum for Excellence, EYFS, Curriculum for Wales, Curriculum for Wales – for funded non-maintained nursery settings)

In the Moment_RTA_SCOTLAND_EXAMPLEIn the Moment_EYFS_ENGLAND_EXAMPLEIn the Moment_CfW_Nursery_WALES_EXAMPLE

ACTIVITY EVALUATION

It is also important to evaluate activities afterwards to reflect on the experience, what was learned, how children interacted with the activity, how it linked with interests or a current topic, whether there was any involvement with families or the community and how the activity could be improved or expanded on in future.

Activity Evaluation

You may wish to complete an evaluation after a focus activity or child-led / in the moment experience.

ACTIVITY TIMETABLE

An activity timetable can help schedule the experiences you plan to offer each week. As well as keeping you organised, activity timetables are great for sharing with families and familiarising children with routines.

It is important to consider the variety of experiences provided and how time will be organised in a way to allow for free play and organised activities, independent and group play, whilst also accommodating meal, nap and rest times.

Activity Timetable_EXAMPLE GROUP

The Activity Timetable template in this pack is provided as a PDF form. Choose to print it out and complete by hand or use your device to enter information before printing, saving or sharing digitally with families.

PLUS…

⭐User Guide, Planning Sheet Completion Guides and Examples! 

Please see the Further Details tab above for file format and supply information.

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    The download version of this pack is supplied as a ZIP FILE. Please see the Help page for further information.  

    All planning sheets and activity timetables are supplied as PDF Forms. You can choose to print them out and complete by hand or use your computer / tablet to enter information before saving, printing or sharing digitally.

    If you find you cannot type information into PDF forms then you may require to install PDF viewer that permits the use of forms or use an online PDF filler. There are several free options available. You can find further information on how to fill and sign PDF forms on the Adobe website.

    The Theme / Topic Inspiration List and Seasonal Topic Activity Ideas Sheets are standard PDF files and are not editable.