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


Go on a sound hunt around your house/garden. What can you hear? What words can you use to describe the sounds?  


Think back to the sounds you heard yesterday. Have an outline of a house on a sheet of paper. Draw a picture of the things that made the sounds. Can you draw them in the right place? Can you add a label of the sound e.g. 'beep' next to the car.


Share 'The Sound Collector' poem (below). What sounds could we use in our own poem about the sounds we heard? Can you write them as a sentence? 


The beep of a horn.

The tweet of a bird.  

Thursday: Using your ideas from yesterday, can you write your own sound poem about your house. You might want to use 'I can hear' sentence starter for each line. For example:

I can hear the beep of a horn.

I can hear the tweet of a bird.

I can hear the crunch of a leaf. 



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 ur oi air ure ear er

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

(e.g. cat, duck, chip, hair etc)

Segment the sounds in the words you have made

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


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:

Phase 3 Consolidation 

Keep practising your tricky words in your reading bags


Watch the video below.  Focus: Review ai ee igh


Watch the video below. Focus: Review oa oo ar


Watch the video below. Focus: Review or ur oo


Watch the video below. Focus: Review air er 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 ch sh th ng ai ee igh oa oo ar ur ow or er ear ure air
  • 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:



Watch this Numberblocks (Series 2, episode 11) 


Have groups of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 toys (arranged into 2 lines for each number. (e.g. 9 and 10 would look like this:)

10      9

AA    A

AA    AA

AA    AA

AA    AA

AA    AA

What can you notice? (1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 are all odd because they have an extra 1 on its own at the top). Talk about numbers being odd and even. Sort the numbers into those that are odd and those that are even. 



Create an even butterfly picture. How many spots could it have? 


Butterfly Bill is looking through his telescope and can see 10 legs. What could he be looking at? Have a selection of animal toys/pictures on the table. Decide what Bill could be looking at (e.g. 2 cows and a man. 4 feet add 4 feet add 2 feet. 4+4+2=10). 


Using things you have at home, create a repeating pattern for the hungry caterpillar.


ABAB pattern

AAB pattern

ABC pattern

Tell someone at home about your pattern. What colours have you used?


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:  Use the internet/non-fiction books to find out about butterflies. 

Tuesday: Find out about the lifecycle of a butterfly. What happens at each part? What can you see?

Wednesday: Join in with the Cosmic Kids Yoga for the Hungry Caterpillar. (below)

Thursday: Create your own minibeast picture. You could use pencils/pens/paints/junk modelling materials etc. 

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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