Elsley Primary School

Tokyngton Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 6HT

020 8902 8003



Home Learning

Suggested Timetable

09:00  09:30: PE with Joe Wicks / Cosmic Kids Yoga

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


* Your outdoor activity should take place in your garden or during your ONE trip outside of your house for exercise. Your indoor and outdoor activity could be linked to history / geography / science / computing / music / PE / art / design tech or food tech. Maybe try a different subject each day. 

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.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

  • Play games with your children.


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


Dear Parents, 

I have had the pleasure of beginning some French learning with your wonderful children. We have started to learn the colour names and the children did so well with copying pronunciation. Please find a couple of links to activities and songs they can do online to keep practising their colour names. 


French colour song (to practise the colour names)


French colour song (to listen to)


French games and lessons (they will need an adult/older sibling to set up the colours activity)


​Finally, you can simply ask them to say what colour everyday objects are, for example, the colour of their fruit /vegetable snacks or toys. Make it fun!


Kindest regards, 

Madame Vithlani


The BMS ​Music’sCool teaching team have been working hard and have created an online resource site that can be used by parents and children at home. It has a page for each year group and a separate page for each Music’sCool school.

You will need to complete a very simple sign up process to get access to the site: https://forms.gle/8Er3aRGurbrrURfA7  

This is a brilliant resource and we recommend you use it with your child at home, it'll be a lot of fun learning new songs together.


Nursery Rhymes and songs on YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/user/LittleBabyBum  


Links to support Music at home








Experiment with creating your own rhythms and mixing percussion instruments. 



Use a range of funky sample sounds to create your own piece of music.


Songs and videos:

Songs for fun, songs to bring us together, songs to learn times tables and any other kind of song you can think of!


YouTube teaching channels:

Professional music teachers teaching from home. Learn new songs and musical skills.

Musical games:


David Walliams Podcast about famous composers, musical genres and weird instruments:


A website with even more links to music resources:

Nursery Curriculum Overview

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