Home Learning

Welcome to our NEW Home Learning Page. We hope you find it useful with links to websites, videos and our new learning newsletters. Hopefully these resources will help you and your child have fun at home!

Click on the contents below to explore our free resources

Our Newsletters

During Lockdown 1.0, we created fortnightly home learning newsletters, aimed at each age range. There are fun activities to do with your children and all centred around our curriculum, the Early Years Foundation Stage.

0-2 years old

2-3 years old

Preschool (3 years old plus)

Twinkl

Printable activities and slideshow style resources with a wide range of topics and themes linked to the early years curriculum and key stage at school.
The Parents hub contains lots of free resources and packs​

Teach Your Monster To Read

For children showing signs of being interested in recognising letters, there is an app which covers everything from letters, sounds and reading full sentences. Please remember, recognising letters is not compulsory for nursery aged children

Teach Starter

Sign up for a free account to access hundreds of printable resources

Teachers Pet

A range of free printable home learning packs for 2 weeks including early years

Vroom

A really helpful website and app to help you initiate learning moments and to understand the learning

TTS

Home learning activity packs including Early Years.
Quite large packs covering all areas of the curriculum for each age group

Mrs Mactivity

Home learning activity lists with indoor and outdoor ideas.
Aimed at age 3 and up.
This is a paid membership website

Apple For The Teacher

Home learning packs for Early Years as well as other key stages.Simply sign up for a FREE TIER account at no charge

The Muddy Puddle Teacher

Ideas for outdoor activities for early years. Currently offering all their resources for free. Simply sign up for the one month free subscription to access all their outdoor activities for free

Phonics Play

Interactive phonics games with a selection of free resources available without a subscription.

Child Friendly Exercise Classes

Stretch and Grow Youtube Channel

We use stretch and Grow in nursery, and they have just launched a YouTube Channel.

Jump!

Children's song by Patty Shukla.

Cosmic Kids Yoga Youtube Channel

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.

Do The Bear Walk

A great physical exercise action song on Youtube. A song with actions

The Learning Station

Shake your sillies out!​

Cosmic Yoga

We're going on a bear hunt

Cosmic Yoga

Bunny Bounce

Child Friendly Cooking Activities

Bake a Chocolate Cake!

2-year-old Susie is making a super easy chocolate cake. This is a great recipe for kids because there are about 6 ingredients, and you just dump it in and stir it up! If you've seen Susie's other episodes, you know she can't resist eating batter. We chose to put the eggs in last so Susie could sample the batter before baking.

Lasagna: Roman Style

2 year old Roman makes lasagna!

I Can Cook

In this fantastic I Can Cook compilation you will get to learn how to make Carrot and Courgette Muffins, Magic Mini Fishcakes and Lemon and Lime Cheesecake - 3 episodes, back-to-back!

Child Friendly Eco Activities

Family 'Making' Activities

Wildlife trust share some plans for making wildlife homes​

RSPB Activities

Lots to make with the RSPB

20 Toddler Nature activities

My Little Moppet gives some great nature activities ideas

Outdoor Walk Learning

Little Gems shares ideas for whilst on a walk with a toddler

Recycled Vegetable Scraps

Did you know you can grow whole vegetables from scraps? We didn't and it looks both fun and educational!

Watch An Animal Live!

Edinburgh Zoo

There are a range of animals that can be viewed on a live webcam

London Zoo webcams and interviews

London Zoo has some nice interviews and videos of their animals

Marwell Zoo

Flamingos! and other animals (when they are not hiding!)

Maths Links

NRich

Ideas from the University of Cambridge, for activities for children aged 3-5​

CBeebies

Tips on how to include maths in the everyday environment.

Top Marks

Tablet friendly games for 3-5 year olds, numbers up to 15

Storytime

Amazon Audible

Maybe for a change you would like to listen with your child to a story. All audible stories are free whilst schools are closed.

Book Trust

A site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Ruth Miskin

Resources including videos for phonics programme, Read Write Inc. and storytime read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller

Transitioning to School

Be PE ready!

One of the biggest challenges for reception teachers is to organise PE. Why not practice changing for PE with your child using Joe's, 5 minutes classes to be your exercise once changed. Lots on Youtube

I Am Too Absolutely Small For School by Lauren Childs

A Charlie and Lola's book about school. Read aloud on Youtube (try rather than buy!)

TTS 9 Top Tips

TTS offers Early Years practitioners suggestions, but we thought they might help you at home.

The Things I Love About School by Trace Morone

Read aloud on Youtube (try rather than buy!)​

School Readiness Booklist

A comprehensive book list with lots of options for books to interest children starting school

Going to School
(Usborne books)

An Usbourne book about going to school
Read aloud on Youtube (try rather than buy!)

Parent's leaflet

A simple leaflet

What is School Readiness?

This is what our practitioners are taught makes a child 'school ready'.

What is School Readiness?

by Janet and Allan Ahlberg Read aloud on Youtube (try rather than buy!)​o.

Starting school checklist

A simple checklist

Twinkl Home Learning Resources

Browse and download our hand picked resources from Twinkl, all for free!