Early Years Homeworking Resources
School Closure EYFS
Please take a look at all the following ideas and resources. There is no pressure to complete any of the following and you may have lots of your own lovely ideas to help keep your little ones busy and entertained over this uncertain times.
Stay safe and wash your hands! J
A Bingo of Activities
Twinkl are offering free home learning resources at the link here:
They have many brilliant resources for maths, writing activities and phonics work.
Use the Phonics Play website for a variety of free phonics games to play on a computer or tablet. Some of our Early Year’s favourites include ‘Rocket Rescue’ ‘Obb and Bobb’ and ‘Buried Treasure’. In school, we are currently working on learning our Phase 3 sounds and beginning to read phase 4 words.
A Phase 3 Sound Mat and Phase 3 and 4 tricky words has been sent home with each child in their book bag. If your child can confidently read these tricky words please help them to learn to spell them. There are no new sounds in Phase 4.
As many of the children like to play school, here is a link to printable flash cards and sound mats for you to print off. The children can learn as they play!
We often sing these songs to help us learn our ‘Tricky Words’ too!
Teach Your Monster to Read is a great app available to help with reading and learning sounds.
Literacy and Reading
The Literacy Company is a company we use in school. Please see the attached PDF documents on our website with home learning materials. For writing and phonics/spelling.
At school we have been reading traditional tales and family favourites. It would be great if you could read any these stories at home (there are also versions on YouTube to watch or listen to).
Could you then draw your favourite character, retell the story, describe the setting, act out the story or write your own version?
The website https://stories.audible.com/start-listen has many free stories for your children to listen to.
Although many libraries are closed, the library service offers free online membership and access to e-books and audio books which your child might also enjoy.
Keep a diary of any fun you have with writing and pictures. This can just be a simple sentence each day e.g I played football in the garden.
Top Marks Maths Games
Use the Top Marks website to play interactive maths games on your computer or tablet
Our Early Year’s favourites include ‘Teddy Numbers’ and ‘Ladybird Spots’. In school we have learned about numbers up to 20 and are currently using numbers up to 10 to practice number bonds, ordering and comparing.
First4 Maths have some great ideas which we often use in our teaching. Please the attached PDF on our website.
Click the link to watch an episode of Number Blocks
Occasionally, we use these short clips in our lessons. The children are familiar with the Number Blocks characters as what each character block represents.
In school we have explored numbers up to 20 and practised counting, comparing and ordering.
Here are some ideas for enhancing this learning at home:
Go on a number hunt. Where can you spot numbers around your home?
Painting. Use either water or paint to practise number formation.
Chalks. Draw a hop scotch grid on your patio and count the numbers as you play.
Sing a counting song. Our current class favourites are ‘5 Little Men in a flying Saucer’ and ‘Ten in the Bed’ to practise counting backwards from 5 and 10.
We really enjoy singing along to Scratch Garden number songs too. They can be found on YouTube. Below is a link to our favourite counting in 2’s song.
Counting objects. Give your child different numbers and let them count out the correct amount using pieces of pasta (if you have any!) beads or blocks. See if they can find different ways to make their number and even write their number sentences e.g 3+2=5
Recently at school, the children learned the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes. They explored the shapes using paint, peg boards, play dough, natural resources and more!
Here are some ideas for enhancing this learning at home:
Go on a shape Hunt. Which shapes can you find in your home?
Arts & crafts. Can you use collage materials, paints or crayons to make different shapes?
Junk modelling. Can you make something using your clean recycling? Perhaps a rocket, house or car. Can you name the 3D shapes you are using?
Could you draw a picture using 2D shapes? Perhaps a robot, building or animal. Can you name the 2D shapes you’re using? Can you count the corners & sides of 2D shapes and the corners, edges and faces of 3D shapes?
This term’s topic is Changes. The children have been exploring their local environment and looking closely at nature. Here are a few ideas for at home:
Go on a bug hunt. What mini beasts can you find? Can you describe them? Draw them? Compare them?
Talk about the weather each day. What do you think the weather will be like tomorrow?
Can you plant a seed, bulb or plant and look after it? What does the plant need to grow?
Go for walks or spend time in your garden. What can you hear? See? Smell? Look closely, are you sharing the space with any other living creatures? Birds, bugs, animals etc.
Can you draw a map of your local area or of your walk to school? What are your key landmarks on your journey?
We always have lots of fun enhancing our playdough area so if you fancy having a go here’s a great recipe for making your own.
Some chill out time!
A little yoga may help at times! In school we like to do yoga and sometimes do Cosmic Kids Yoga which can be found on YouTube. One of our favourites is ‘Squish the Fish’
Home Activities Bingo!
Keep boredom at bay with this fun bingo of activities to do around your home! Can you work as a team to complete the tasks? There is no pressure to do so but please feel free to put anything on Tapestry that you would like to share with us.