Elsley Primary School

Tokyngton Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 6HT

020 8902 8003



Home Learning

Recommended Reading List

Nursery Curriculum Overview

Autumn 1         Autumn 2           Spring 1         Spring 2          Summer 1          Summer 2

During this time, when children may not be in school, we have devised some suggested home-learning activities that you could complete at home to support your children’s learning, leisure time and routines.

For Parents/Carers:

  • Create a weekly timetable with your child to decide on which subjects to practice with your child each day.
  • Create a daily timetable. Routines are important for children.
  •  Some suggestions: wake up, wash your hands for 20 seconds, brush your teeth and eat breakfast. Practise counting 1-20 and read a book. Have lunch, complete a task from below and a short fitness routine.

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  • Play games with your children.

Suggested Timetable

09:00  09:30: PE with Joe Wicks

09:30 – 10:00: Phonic Activities

10:00 – 10:30: Free Choice

10:30 – 11:00: Maths Activities or English Activities

11:00 – 11:30: Free Choice  

11:30 – 13:00: Lunch Time

13:00 – 13:30: Outdoor Topic Activity

13:30 – 14:00: Art Activity

14:00 – 14:30: Indoor Topic Activity

14:30 – 15:00: Read a storybook or do a jigsaw together


Phonic Activities:

  • Work through the phase 1 phonics
  • Listen to the phonic songs on YouTube (links below)
  • Practice writing and reading your sounds
  • Write your name.
  • Choose a sound and write as many words that you can think of with that sound in.
  • Practice forming letters to develop fine motor.
  • Play phonic based games like: I spy, phonic snap, matching pairs.
  • Phonic bingo.
  • Access the phase 1 activities on Phonics Play website (see below for login details).


Useful Phonic Website Links:

       Username: march20 Password: home


  • Use different objects at home to make repeating patterns like we have been learning at school.
  • Practice counting to 10.
  • Ask your grown up to give you addition and subtraction number sentences up to 10.
  • Look around your home what different 2D shapes can you find?
  • Can you make a picture using 2D shapes.
  • Practice writing your numbers to 10 using fancy pens.
  • Play some number board games like snakes and ladders and ludo.
  • Number puzzles.
  • Use mathematical language linked to weighing by cooking and weighing ingredients – focus on heavy, light.
  • Can you measure and compare who the tallest person is in your family.
  • Pretend to play shop keepers – using language linked to money, linking objects to sell to coins. 
  • Set up a little obstacle course and direct a member of your family around the room using simple language ie, forward two steps, turn left, etc.


Useful Maths Website Links:


English Activities:

  • Read regularly –  Practice sounding out words. Ask lots of questions to see your child has understood the story.
  • Please continue to read with your child and sing a range of nursery rhymes with them.


  • Encourage them to do mark making and drawing, talk to them about what they have made.


  • Continue to encourage them to practise writing their name and if possible other words from memory

  • Copy words from a book or draw a picture from the book. 


Useful English Website Links:


Topic & Outdoor Learning

  • Look outside to see signs of spring – do a still life drawing of your favourite flower, tree, animal or anything else you might see.
  • Have a walk in your garden/ local park – what minibeasts can you see?
  • Help your grown-ups at home to make a yummy lunch for your family – remember to wash your hands first.
  • Make up a song about keeping your hands clean and staying healthy.
  • Use junk modelling to make an animal that lives on a farm