Recommended Reading List
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.
- 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.
- Keep fit indoors. Create a daily fitness routine to complete with your child/children.
- Some suggestions: 10-star jumps, 10 sit ups, 10 push ups, 10 squats
- Limit screen time. Use the IPad, phone or TV for short periods of time to break up the day.
- Download free educational apps or visit the websites.
- Twinkl educational games https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/games-twinkl-go
Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
- J2E(All Subjects) http://my.uso.im/elsley
- Play games with your children.
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
Home Learning info and links
I like the flowers song
How's the weather song
Mr Tumble's nursery rhymes
Mr Gumpys outing story
We're -going on a bear hunt story
Nursery online activities for parents and children to access.
- 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
- Phonics Phases Explained: https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-phonics-phases
- Phase 1 intro: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1.html
- Phase 1 resources: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1-resources.html
- Phase 1 Games: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1-games.html
- Alphablocks Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg
- Mr Thorne's Phonics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw
Phase 1 phonics games https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-1-
- 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:
- Top Marks Maths Games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
- Number Blocks Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w
- Cbeebies Maths Games: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/numeracy
- 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:
- Alphablocks on Cbeebies: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks
- Selection of different stories to share: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories
- Selection of phonic games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds
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
PE & Mindfulness
- Joe Wicks 30 minute morning workout
- Joe Wicks 5 min kids workouts:
- Mindfulness and Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Nursery Rhymes and songs on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LittleBabyBum