Learning Through Play – Teachers Guide Download


Includes 20 pages of instruction for songs and links to EYFS and National Curriculum.
Draw with your magic finger over the rainbow, stop off to help Mick to fix an aeroplane, go spinning with Teddy, flying with friends, dancing with clowns as well as sing along to traditional favourites. Learning through play makes learning fun.

This guide will show you the words and suggested actions for each song, links to EYFS, Links to KS1, any resources you may want to use and alternative ways or extensions to the song.

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Learning through play, teachers guide, music and movement

With Physical Activity and Children’s Mental Health being high on government agendas, these teachers guides will support you in delivering a multi-sensory movement program using music. We use a CHILD CENTRED APPROACH TO LEARNING. and’ is designed with INTENT, IMPLEMENTATION and IMPACT central to our ethos of HEALTHY, HAPPY LEARNERS. This Learning through play, teachers guide, music and movement will support teachers in delivering EYFS.

These guidance notes include the words to the song, links to EYFS and KS1, Suggested observation opportunities and simple instructions. A really useful planning tool especially for those just starting out on their early years’ journey

1.  Welcome (Greeting and Movement)

2. Nursery Rhyme Medley (Baa Baa, Hickory Dickory, Mary Mary, 12345)

Track 3. Colours of the rainbow
  • Learn Colours
  • Develop Memory and Sequencing skills
  • Support language development through short, simple, repeated phrases

A song to support learning of colours, memory and sequencing

Track 7. Days of the Week

  • Learn the days of the week
  • Use alliteration whilst adding an action
  • Actions involving crossing midlines
  • Movements to stimulate the vestibular system

07 Days of the week updated

According to MacLean et al. (1987), Numerous empirical studies provide evidence that rhyme and alliteration sensitivity contribute to reading. For example, they reported that the rhyme and alliteration scores of 3-year-old preschoolers were related to beginning word reading over the next year. Bryant, MacLean, and Bradley (1990) found that children’s rhyme and alliteration scores at ages 3 and 4 were significantly related to reading 2 years later.

MacLean, L., Bryant, P., & Bradley, L. (1987). Rhymes, nursery rhymes, and reading in early childhood. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 33 (3), 255-28

 8. Mick the Mechanic (Role Play, People who help us)

9. Jump, Jump, Jump (Gross Motor Movement, Echo Singing) See video clip

10. This Big! How Big! (Humorous, Contrasting Size, Gross Motor)

11. Time to spin (Balance and directional language)

12. Driving a Police Car (Role Play, Positional Language)

 13. Help One Another (Helping with the jobs around the house)

14. Legato Staccato (Instrumental) (Contrasting Movement, Parachute & Scarves)

15. Wibble Wobble (Circle Dance, Directional Language)

16. Dancing Clown (Reacting to Sound, Role Play, Contrasting Music)

17. Learning Through Play (Bungee Dancing, Positional Language)

18. Oh, When the Band (Instrumental Playing, Contrasting Loud and Quiet)

19. Funky Groove (Echo Singing, Gross Motor)
20. Magic Finger (Mark Making, Positive Touch and Relaxation)

Our cross EYFS-curriculum music and movement activities are FUN, SAFE, and INSPIRE meaningful movement which support the ‘essentials’ of: physical and emotional well-being, creativity and social skills  building on  language, literacy and numeracy skills preparing young children for formal learning and helping them to reach their full potential.

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