Home Learning Information

Spring 2 (23rd March -17th April

Below is a list of suggested activities for you and your child to complete while they are unable to attend to school, please do not feel as though you have to complete them all, they are there for you to work through at your own pace.

If you need any help or advice you can email your class email

or if your child has something to share with your child's teacher you can send photos or videos to the team at the same address. Stay safe everyone!

Emotional Wellbeing:


Please remember that your child is still only little and can only concentrate on activities for short periods of time

(15 minutes) 

In line with how the school day operates it is essential for your child to have movement and brain breaks after any period of time were they have been expected to sit still and concentrate.

Here are some useful ideas to provide these breaks.


Wake Up Shake Up Songs and Dances (The Learning Station You Tube) :


Kids Yoga (Cosmic Kids Yoga You Tube)

I’m sure your child will have a favourite


Body Coach TV (You Tube) have a selection of school 5 minute workouts



Phonics game to play online at home:

When accessing games please remember that all children are working at different phonic phases, and no child in Reception has been taught phonemes beyond those in phase 3 on these games.


  • Read a story book to your child daily (see Top Tips For Reading To Your Child)

  • Use the story green words to practice blending sounds to read (additional sheet)

  • Practice reading the red words (additional sheet)

  • Sing the phase 2 tricky words song:

  • Sing the phase 3 tricky words song:

  • App: Teach your Monster to Read (if you download before Monday 24th it is free)

  • Jude Lennon (The author that the children worked with at Christmas) Is loading You Tube stories daily.

See link for more information


Supporting Independent Writing Tips:

  • Ask your child to say out loud the word they want to write, eg ‘chip’

  • Use ‘Fred Fingers’ to hold up the number of sounds they can hear in the word ( in chip it would be 3 fingers; ch-i-p)

  • Ask children to say the word and pinch a finger for each sound they hear before they write it down (this practices the segmenting skill that is essential for writing)

  • Do not worry if your child has not spelt their word correctly, give them lots of praise for writing the sounds they can hear.

  • Use the letter sound chart at the front of your child’s ‘My learning Book’ if they cannot remember what a sound looks like.

Please encourage your child to do some mark making/writing daily, you can use the ‘My Home Learning Book’ that we have sent home.

 Depending on your child you could choose any of the following:

  • Use the Hand Writing Phrases document to practice letter formation

  • Practice writing your name, if you can write your first name, can you learn your middle and surname

  • Can you write the ‘tricky words’/Red Words or some Green words?

  • Use your ‘Home Learning Book’ to write your news/keep a dairy

  • Write a book review of any stories you have read, you can use the saved template ( Book review) or design your own


  • Count - steps up the stairs, money into a money box, jigsaw pieces into its box etc.

  • Ask children to say how many without counting (5 or fewer)

  • Play games using dice/dominoes and encourage child to say how many spots without counting.

  • Ask children to set the table with enough knives, forks and plates for everyone.

  • Spot numbers in the environment – on phones, microwaves, clocks, registration plates, doors.

  • Ask children to think of their own representations for numbers eg can you draw everything you know about the number….10?

  • Deliberately make mistakes. Children need to understand mistakes are normal and everyone makes them eg get mixed up when counting, muddle two numbers when ordering them.

  • Hide numbers around the house or garden for children to find. Can they order them once they have found them all

  • Play outdoor maths games like hopscotch and skittles. Even better, let children make up their own games and decide how to score points.

  • Read books with maths concepts eg The Very Hungry Caterpillar, One is a snail, ten is a crab, What’s the time, Mr Wolf? The doorbell rang.

  • Try some activities from the NRICH website for EYFS to encourage depth -

  • Ask questions such as “How many more?”, “How many altogether?”, “How many would I have if…”

  • Watch Numberblocks on Cbeebies. This programme is written by maths specialists to model maths concepts and represents number brilliantly. Also, Numberjacks is excellent for solving problems. Available on the BBC iPlayer and YouTube.

Sing some of the following songs:


Maths Games to play online at home:


We have begun reading: The Smartest Giant in Town.

Read this story with your child, or if you have not got a copy you can watch it being read on You Tube

  • Discuss the Giant giving away his clothes

  • Can you make a list of your clothes?

  • Can you dress up as a giant in grown up clothes?

  • Can you make a boat that floats or a new house for the mouse?

  • Look for signs of Spring. Can you draw and write about them in your ‘My Home Learning Book’

  • Can you paint a picture or make a collage of what you see?

If you want to you could take a picture of any of the activities you have done and send it to your class email.

Smartest Giant.jpg

Additional Downloadable Resources:

Don't forget if you need any help or advice you can email your class email

or if your child has something to share with your child's teacher you can send photos or videos to the team at the same address. Stay safe everyone!

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