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) email@example.com
Reception M (Mrs Matthews) firstname.lastname@example.org
The sections below show a selection of different literacy, phonics, maths and topic activities for your child to do whilst they are isolating.
Please choose an activity from each area of learning to complete each day. We have also included lots of extra activity ideas as well if your child would like to complete them.
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.
Our focus in Spring Term 1:
- Listening to stories and talking about the main events, characters and story setting.
- Writing our full name, working hard to form the letters correctly.
- Segmenting (stretch) CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words and writing the sounds we hear. E.g. 'cat' is c-a-t, 'well' is w-e-ll.
- Writing set 1 tricky words (I, the, to, no, go, into).
- Thinking of a sentence, saying a sentence, counting the words and then writing the sentence.
Please choose a Literacy activity from the document below for each day. Below there is also a selection of ongoing activities that we encourage children to practise several times throughout the week in short bursts.
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):
s a t p i n m d g o c k e u r h b f l j v w x y z qu
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.
There is a letters and sounds video for each day below. Some further ongoing activity ideas can also be found.
Practise the sounds we have already learnt:
s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f ff l ll ss j v w x y z zz qu
Use these phonemes to make simple words for the children to read. Practise blending these words.
(e.g. fox, quiz, jug)
Segment the sounds in the words you have made
(e.g. pat is p-a-t, quick is qu-i-ck)
Practise your set words (in the brown envelopes).
Try reading them in simple sentences, e.g.
He went to a den.
I am a moth.
You can access these websites for further activities.
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.
Our Focus in Spring Term 1:
- Making numbers (number composition) within 10. (e.g. 6 is 3+3 and 4+2)
- Number order and ordinal numbers (e.g. 1 2 3 and 1st 2nd 3rd)
- Comparing amounts (Which has more/most? Which has less/least?)
- Using the language of height and length (tall, taller, tallest, short, shorter, shortest, long, longer, longest)
Please choose a Maths activity from the document below for each day. Below there is more information and on overview of some key vocabulary we will be referring to in school.
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).
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.
Useful Maths Websites/Videos
Cbeebies Number Games/Songs: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/numeracy
Numberblocks Episodes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks
Numberblocks songs/games: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks
Top Marks Number Games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=1
Please choose a Topic activity from the document below for each day.
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?