Building Blocks for ages 4 to 5 years offers EYFS practitioners a valuable source of fresh, fun activities exploring inspirational, child-centred themes and covering aspects of the Early Learning Goals from the 2012 revised EYFS Framework.
The seven modules or Areas of Learning available are:-
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Written in line with the revised 2012 EYFS framework, each building block in this modular series covers one of the seven Areas of Learning for children aged 48-60 months. They can be used as a standalone resource or combined to build a comprehensive resource file.
A special ringbinder is also available in which you can store your individual modules as you purchase them. If you purchase the complete set of modules together you will receive a FREE binder* automatically. Alternatively, you can buy a binder at any time either separately or at the same time as you purchase individual modules.
Themes covered by each Early Learning Goal module :
1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Why do we feel happy when the sun shines?
- Why are people different?
- What makes a good friend?
- Why can’t I always win?
- What do I like doing?
- Who can help me?
2. Communication and Language
- Are all monsters scary?
- How do you make a chocolate crispy cake?
- What’s inside the box?
- Can I tell you about my day?
- Did I surprise you?
- Can I help you to tidy up?
3. Physical Development
- Why do I have to wash my hands before lunch?
- What’s inside my body?
- Am I safe to do this?
- What’s in the shopping basket?
- How does my body move?
- What shall I write?
- What is that word?
- What makes a good story?
- What do you like to read?
- Who is your favourite television character?
- Can I send you a message?
- What’s in the picture?
- How many spots has a ladybird got?
- How high is the sky?
- What is the best shape?
- How high can you count?
- Bigger or smaller?
- Is it fair?
6: Understanding of the World
- Why do boats float while stones sink?
- Why has the puddle gone?
- What’s in this photograph?
- Why don’t we see butterflies in the winter?
- Are we all the same?
- What is your favourite toy?
7: Expressive Arts and Design
- What made that sound?
- What makes a rainbow?
- What makes you want to dance?
- Is grass always green?
- Can we dress up?
- How do you build a house?
Building Blocks also features on the:
National Literacy Association’s Online Guide to Literacy
Comments about Building Blocks from Starbank Primary School, Birmingham:
- It is really useful to have extension activities included for gifted and talented children already working at Year 1 level.
- The ideas for independent learning are very good, especially the role play and writing ideas.
- The scheme offers ideas/ inspiration on how to practically do the activities.
- It is very useful to have the characteristics of learning included as this is new to the Early Years curriculum.
- Presentation is clear and you can quickly locate the 5 minutes ideas which is good when you have a spare few minutes at the end of the day to fill.