EYFS Home Learning

This page will contain activities for you to do at home if you/your family are having to self isolate. 

If you have any queries regarding the work, please email the class teacher using the email below.

(Please be aware that this email is not checked everyday)

Please confirm weekly that your child is accessing the home learning by sending us photographs of what you have been up to at home that week. 

Reception S (Miss Stokes) receptions@albrighton-pri.shropshire.sch.uk

Reception M (Mrs Matthews) receptionm@albrighton-pri.shropshire.sch.uk


You will have a literacy task, a phonics task, a maths task and a topic related task each day. We have suggested you give approximately 30 minutes per activity. However, some activities may take longer if your child is very engaged; some may be completed more quickly.

Please remember it is equally important to talk to children about what they are doing and ask questions.  Learning in Early Years is very practical, play based and repetitive and developing children's social skills is an integral part of the Early Years ethos. Children need to play, be active indoors and outdoors and take turns with others. 



Ongoing Activities

Please remember to read your phonics books and practise your tricky words at least 3 times a week. 

Practise writing your name using your cursive name card and finger writing book. Continue to practise the graphemes (letters) on the handwriting sheets in your handwriting wallets. 

Letters to practise (cursive):

a c o g d q s e f b t h l t u i j k v w x m n r p y z


Online Storybooks




Tricky Words

Here is an overview of all the tricky word sets.  Please work at each set at your own pace and practise reading them in different texts as well. Once your child can read them fluently, practise their spelling.

By the end of reception, we would expect children to be able to confidently read tricky words in set 1 to 4 and be beginning to spell them correctly.

Phoneme Mats


Talk to someone at home about your Easter holidays. What have you done? Can you remember what happened? Draw a picture and write a sentence about something you have done over the Easter holidays. (e.g. I went to the park, I played with my cars). 


Tuesday:  Hide the set tricky word cards around a room. Can you find them all and read them? Which ones can you write?

Wednesday: .Think back to what you found out about ladybirds yesterday. Can you make your own page for an information book about ladybirds? 

Thursday: Make a front cover for an information book all about ladybirds. What does the front cover need? (think about title, author, a picture etc). 



Choose a letter that you find tricky. Practise writing that letter.

(Use the document below to learn the formation rhyme for that letter. Don't forget we use a cursive handwriting style at school).

What words can you think of that start with that letter? Can you write them?


Ongoing Activities

Practise the sounds we have already learnt: 

s a t p i n m d g o c k e u r ck h b f l ff ss ll j v w x y z zz qu

ch  sh  th  ng  ai  ee  oa  oo oo igh ar or ow

Use these phonemes to make simple words for the children to read. Practise blending these words.

(e.g. cat, peg, man, duck etc)

Segment the sounds in the words you have made

(e.g. cat c-a-t, duck d-u-ck)


Practise your set words (in the brown envelopes).

Try reading them in sentences.

You can access these websites for further activities. 

Alphablocks:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Phonics Bloom: https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

The booklet underneath has got ideas for supporting your child when reading and sharing books and stories at home.

This weeks focus:

ur oi

Keep practising your tricky words in your reading bags


Watch the video below.  Focus Phoneme: oi


Watch the video below. Focus: blending and reading words containing 'oi'. 


Watch the video below. Focus phoneme: ur


Watch the video below. Focus: reading and blending words containing 'ur'. 


  • Watch Mrs Matthew's video below to revise the phonemes, high frequency words and tricky words that we know so far. 
  • Practise reading and spelling words that contain the 'ur' and 'oi' phonemes. (curl, turn, coin, oink, coil, oil, foil, burn, churn etc) 
  • Practise your set tricky words. 
  • If there are any phonemes your child is unsure of, access one of the phonics session videos on the link . 
  • https://lettersandsounds.org.uk/for-home/reception


Ongoing Activities

Practise securing number recognition to 10 and then 20 and then ordering these numbers. 

Counting varying amounts with correspondence (i.e. one number for each item). 

Adding and taking away within 10 (practically)

Finding shapes and numbers in the environment.


Key Focus Language:

more, less, the same as, add, take away, subtract, total, altogether, equals. longer, shorter, taller, wider, thinner, bigger, smaller, holds more, holds less, full, empty, fewer, estimate, count on, count back, order and pattern.

The document below has got ideas for supporting your child with their maths at home.

This weeks focus:



Using toys/blocks you have at home, find the double of numbers 1 to 10. Which double facts can you remember?


Create your own doubles bug -  using things you have at home, make your own bug. (You could cut out a body and some strips for legs. (remember, if one side has 4 legs, the other side has to have 4 legs too!) What double fact does your bug help us with?



Applying doubling to solve addition problems:

If Lola has 3 spots, how many spots does Lewis have? Try different problems. Encourage your child to try and recall the doubles facts they know. If they aren't sure, encourage them to draw a picture/use objects to help them solve the problem. 


Applying doubling to solve addition problems:

Lola is going to have a picnic with Lewis. In her picnic she has 2 eggs, 4 cheese strings, 5 crisps and 6 carrot sticks. Lewis ladybird needs the same. How many of each item does she need? (we are going to be doubling each amount to find out.  Encourage your child to try and recall the doubles facts they know. If they aren't sure, encourage them to draw a picture/use objects to help them solve the problem. 


Practise your counting patterns; counting in 1's and counting in 2's. (The video below may help)Mental Maths. Quick fire 1 more/1 less (2 more/2 less if confident) to 20. 


Monday: Our new topic question is 'Why do ladybirds have spots?' It is all about insects and habitats. What would you like to find out? What is your favourite insect?

Tuesday: Use books/the internet to find out about ladybirds. Talk about what you have found out. (We will be using what we have learnt in our Literacy tomorrow).

Wednesday: We are now in the summer term. What would you like to get better at in this term? 

Thursday: Creative: Using things you have at home, make your own insect/bug picture. 

Friday: PE. Choose an activity from the document below. Talk about the effects that activity has on your body (i.e. breathing faster, heart beat goes quicker, sweating etc). 

End of Day Reflection:

You might want to spend a couple of minutes of reflection at the end of each day. Below are some questions that you could ask your child to help their reflection. 

  • What has been your favourite thing to do today?
  • Did you find anything tricky?
  • What would you like to get better at tomorrow?

Extra ideas... 

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