Home Learning Resources.
Please find a collection of links for resources to support learning and development of Early Years children at home.
There is a list of the Department for Education (DfE) validated phonics programs if your child is at the correct stage for these.
We will continue to upload videos of our practitioners with things to do at home. Please follow here, and on our facebook page. Link at the bottom of the page, click the facebook icon.
Stay safe and well. If you'd like to share what you've been up to, please email us at:
Are you taking part in the 'stay at home street party' for VE Day celebrations this year?
We'd love to see your photos, if you'd like to send them over to us.
Was your small person interested in their cape and mask?
Here are some more ideas for you to go with that interest and extend learning outcomes for the theme.
- Set up 'problems' overnight for your child to fix when they wake in the morning. A toy could be stuck somewhere and need rescuing. Or something could be hidden and clues left for children to follow and find the item.
- You could decorate your capes and masks, what treasures can you find to add to them? Tin foil stars, sequins, leaves / flowers, stickers.
- You could play a game, using directions for your child and asking them for directions, taking turns. e.g, I am a superhero, that can run really fast!, I am a superhero that can hop on one leg, spin in circles, count to 10. etc.
- Find some stories with a superhero theme.
Link here for Supertato:
Coronavirus (Covid-19). What you need to do.
Stay at home:
Only go outside for food, health reasons or to work. (only if you can't work from home.)
If you go out, stay 2 metres (6 ft) away from other people at all times.
Wash your hands as soon as you get home.
Do not meet others, even friends and family.
You can spread the virus, even if you have no symptoms.
More information from the NHS here:
Storytime with Nick: Available from 20/4/2020, films of well known children's stories read by Nick Cannon.
Audible: All children's audiobooks are free while schools are closed:
Booktrust: recommended book lists categorised by age group and family activities.
Classroom secrets: Downloadable resource packs.
Cosmic Kids Yoga: Guided yoga stories on youtube.
The Body Coach- P.E
Daily PE session with the Body Coach on youtube.
RSPB wild challenge for outside ideas.
Spotify- Do you know that most Tumble Tots music and movement songs and dances are available on Spotify?
Mathematics mastery: downloadable guidance and resource packs.
Nrich: On and offline activities to support maths organised by age group.
Number blocks: Cbeebies program to support maths in Early Years.
Boogie babies: Videos to encourage Early Years children to engage in movement and dancing.
Disney 10 minute shake ups: NHS, Change for life videos with a Disney / Pixar theme.
Stay at home superheroes, self-care packages for preschoolers.
It was so lovely to see your crafts and smiles after the delivery of the childrens packages. Inspired by the self-care packages available online for adults to cope with the lockdown, we wanted to offer the children something similar, with a play theme.
Please keep sending us your updates, we love receiving them!
DfE's validated phonics programs:
Floppy's phonics, sounds and letters.
Letters and sounds.
Read, Write, Inc.
E-safety advice, resources and guidance for adults with children accessing online materials.
Nature / exploration based:
- The wildlife trust, 30 days wild. Outdoor challenge for something to do outside every day in June.
- RHS gardening family activities.
- Tree Tools for schools, Woodland Trust activities for children, replacing the Nature Detectives website.
Let's have some fun with a home learning challenge... we can change this every week and I'll pop your photos in your learning journals.
Who can show us their mark making? We'd be interested to see the different medias you can use to achieve this. e.g pens, pencils, crayons, chalk, paint, sand, mud. Send us your photos:
If you're nearby and looking for something to do, you are welcome to visit our allotment with your small people and complete one of our (many) jobs if you wish. Please email me to book a slot so you are the only individuals on it.
We are expecting our annual vegetable garden plants to arrive very soon (usually the second week of May). So there will be plenty of plants to get into the ground and associated jobs to get on with.
One of our lovely families has started a sunflower den project, which I'm sure the children will love once they are back to play.
If you'd like your own vegetable patch at home, we recommend rocket gardens for their vegetable patch boxes.
Stay at home ideas.
We'd love to hear how you are keeping busy. Do you have any tips for things that have worked really well with the children? Have you been getting on with any projects? We'd love to see your fabulous lockdown activities. Email us to share.