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Home Learning

It's great to see some of the home learning that is currently taking place whilst we are unable to be in school learning.  I'm really enjoying all your lovely messages and its great to see that you are all well.  I've seen lots of lovely new skills being learnt at home, including some of you learning to ride your bike without stabilisers.  Well done!!

Remember you can continue to get learning packs via the school or the website.  Please continue to share your work through the class email and we will upload them onto the class page. 

Please keep safe and remember to listen to your grown-ups and to "wash your hands".  I look forward to seeing all your lovely work.


Mrs. Skinner


Useful sites for home learning


https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting (maths games)


https://www.ictgames.com/  (useful for both maths and phonics)



https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (phonics games and printable sheets- they are currently offering free access to all areas)



https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (currently free to access reading books whilst at home)


Read Write Inc. (school phonics scheme)

These are links to the scheme that is used in school.  It gives you some more information about it, and there are currently free daily lessons on YouTube


https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/ (home learning)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ (home learning and daily phonics lessons)


General learning/home ideas and resources

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-early-years/z6bgnrd (range of learning opportunities and games for the Early Years)








Pie Corbett stories - In class we "Pie Corbett" stories.  We read the story together on a daily basis using actions.  This encourages children to develop a love of reading and to develop an understanding of stories and to develop their story telling skills.  Use the power point above to help to develop these skills whilst your child is at home.

How to make playdough at home

A great way to develop those important skills for writing is by using playdough.  Above is a simple recipe for playdough.  it does say cook in a microwave (as this is the quickest way), but it can also be cooked on the hob in a saucepan on a very low heat, stirring continuously until it forms a dough.  Remember to allow it to cool before allowing children to use it!


Dough disco is a great way to encourage children to develop these important fine motor muscles that are needed for dressing, writing and controlling smaller items.  There is a link below.



Fine motor development | Playdough song | If you're happy and you know it

A fun playdough song to develop fine motor control and coordination - get your kids ready for writing! Easy to follow playdough routine which is 3 minutes lo...

We are learning how to become independent learners by choosing our own activities and learning, and also how to put on our own coats and shoes. 

Please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing for the weather e.g. coats, as they have access to the outdoors for most of the day. Also, a book bag is useful for bringing home reading books, letters and drawings etc.


PE is on a Wednesday, and children will need to have shorts, t-shirt and plimsolls or trainers.  It will be inside PE.


In class this half term, we are learning about under the sea using the story "The Snail and the Whale" by Julia Donaldson.


We are learning about different places around the world, how to look after living things and the environment including the sea and beaches.




Our Trip to the Sea life Centre


In maths, we have been learning to count and add to 5 and learning about 0.  We have been looking at how to use two numbers to make a bigger number, and we are beginning to learn how we can write and record some of our answers.


We also play games to help our understanding from the "Top Marks" website- underwater counting/ladybird spots/teddy counting.



https://www.ictgames.com/  (useful for both maths and phonics)



5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer | Songs You Need to sing in the Classroom | Twinkl

There's five! .. Then there's four! ... Then Three! Make the classroom circle time extra fun by singing this super catchy song! It's also great because it your students will get to practice counting down from five! (We like to sneak a little learning into our fun 😉 ) Check out Twinkl Go!

Read Write Inc (phonics)


We are beginning to learn our phonic sounds in Read Write Inc. Children learn the sounds first and then learn the names of the letters. This encourages the children to be ready to segment (sound each sound/letter out) and then blend (put sounds together) in order to begin to read.

Parents may find this a useful link in finding out about how we teach early phonics and reading.



https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/ (home learning)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ (home learning and daily phonics lessons)



There are also some games that can be used at home to support learning.




We have been learning these songs in class:

Pie Corbett stories


We encourage children to learn stories through repetition and using actions.  Each half term we learn a new story. This term we are learning "The Ugly Duckling."  The children have learnt the actions in class, and will be able to share it at home using the following link.

Wow Words

We have some special "WOW" words that we have been learning and could be used at home to support the children's growing vocabulary:








Rainbow Fish - Autumn 1

We have adapted the story of "The Rainbow fish" and have been learning the words and actions to help re-tell it. 

Here is a copy of the story...

The Rainbow Fish

The little Red Hen - Autumn 2


This half term we are learning the story of the Little Red Hen.  The children have learnt this story quite quickly, and I am sure that they would love to show you!


Here is a link to our story....