Looking for planning and assessment resources to use as you support children under 5 years with their learning? Twinkl Foundation has the resources to help!
What is Twinkl Foundation?
Twinkl Foundation provides a comprehensive range of EYFS planning and assessment materials which have been created in accordance with the EYFS Framework 2021, Development Matters and Birth to 5 Matters guidance.
What resources are available?
Flexible EYFS planning materials cater for a variety of different teaching approaches, providing ideas and inspiration across all Areas of Learning. Easily adaptable, this ensures you meet the individual needs and interests of the children in your setting. A selection of the planning resources available have been described below.
Start with planning templates to create your own yearly, daily or topic plans or use the wide range of flexible plans available to cater for different approaches and needs, from broad ideas to use as inspirational starting points to more detailed step-by-step planning.
Planning webs cover a wide range of topics and give ideas and activities for each area of learning. Click the links in the plan to be taken to the resource on the Twinkl website.
Adult input plans can be used with the whole class or for focussed group activities. Plans include key vocabulary, questions to give opportunities to deepen understanding and ideas to extend learning. The resources you will need to complete the activity can also be found within the download or linked in the plan.
For those using White Rose Maths, resources have been created to support this. Planning ideas for adult-led activities and enhanced continuous provision are included, along with questions and prompts to deepen understanding.
Continuous provision packs include everything you need to create fun and inspiring learning opportunities throughout your setting. A wide range of topics are covered and you can choose between ideas and plans for ages 2 to 4 or or 4 to 5 years.
To save time, download a bumper planning pack and everything you need for your chosen topic will be included!
Twinkl Foundation assessment resources help you to keep track of what children can do and what they know. The vast range of materials available are linked to the EYFS Areas of Learning and development, including: the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning, the Early Years Outcomes from birth to early learning goals and the EYFS Profile, including ‘exceeding’ descriptors.
Observation templates, learning journeys, next step posters, and report writing statements are just some of the assessment resources created by the Twinkl Foundation Team.
CPD has always been important to improve teaching practice and support children’s learning in the best way possible. Twinkl Foundation CPD resources have been made to support you through your CPD journey and can be found in the EYFS CPD Hub. EYFS CPD topics include planning and observation, assessment, thinking skills and enabling environments, to name a few. Videos, information sheets, guides and templates have been created for each topic to help you reflect on your practice whether it be in a nursery, childminder or school-based setting.
What membership do I need?
If you have an Extra or an Ultimate membership, you can access all of the Twinkl Foundation resources. Both memberships are available as a monthly membership that can be cancelled at any time or as an annual membership. If you already have a Twinkl membership, you can upgrade to Extra or Ultimate at any time.
Take a look at some of the resources Twinkl Foundation offer with our free taster pack and find out more about what is included in our helpful guide. If you have any further questions, please contact TwinklCares who are happy to help.