Home Learning

Home learning

This page provides a variety of activities and ideas which you can share with your child at home.

 

New content will be added regularly.

This page has been designed to provide our families with activity ideas which can be shared at home to support their child's learning and development. We have also included some links to other useful websites which provide ideas and activities.

All activity items should be checked by an adult, prior to use, to ensure that they are appropriate for the age of your child.

Activity sheets

Box play

Bubble play 

Build a bug hotel

Can you feel...?

Composting

Dark and light play

Fizzing rocks

Gloop

Harry's hand washing chart

Harry's hand washing guidance

Heavy or light?

Hide and seek sounds game

How much is it?

It's lunch time

Junk modelling

Keep a tally

Kitchen role play

Lego printing

Making marks

Matching socks

Mission impossible

Mud pies

Outdoor play - various ideas

Pepper and soap - germs

Planting seeds

Playdough recipe

Pom poms

Sensory baskets

Sensory tummy time

Small World activity ideas

Story sacks

Texture rubbing

Treasure basket play - suitable for under 1s

Washing up

 

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External websites

The following websites provide various activities or resources for children from birth to 5 years.

Hungry Little Minds

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Supported by the DfE – activities for parents/carers to engage in with their children aged birth to five years old. Includes electronic links to a variety of other Early Years online resources.

BookTrust

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

Interactive stories and games.

Chatter Pack

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning 

Lots of links to resources and guidance.

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for young children.

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

 Wide range of cool educational videos.

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

You Tube videos on many subjects for a younger audience.

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges do cost but are optional.

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger child.

Cbeebies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Lots of fun games to play, songs to sing, stories to listen to – linked to children’s favourite TV characters/programmes.

Numberblocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks

Fun ways with numbers. Including: counting, adding on, subtraction.

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/activities/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location.

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

 Good, free art activities – you need a Facebook account to access the page.

The Imagination Tree

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Five Minute Mum

https://fiveminutemum.com/

Lots of fun ideas. Provides an outline of how parents/carers could structure their day. In addition, she is planning to provide a video a day on what games to play.

Lingumi (For children aged 2-5): Sets of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help with a child’s grammar and getting them speaking their first words early on. https://lingumi.com/

Kaligo (For children aged 3-5): The first digital handwriting exercise book using a stylus and tablet, built using AI and co-created with teachers, occupational therapists and neuroscientists. https://www.kaligo-apps.com/

Phonics Hero (For school-aged children): Over 850 fun, varied and motivating games take a child step-by-step through the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences. https://www.phonicshero.com/

Teach Your Monster to Read (For school-aged children): Covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying little books, designed in collaboration with leading academics. https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Navigo Game (For school-aged children): Focuses on developing skills that underpin reading, including phonics, letters and sounds, designed by UCL Institute of Education and Fish in a Bottle. https://iread-project.eu/game/

Fonetti (For school-aged children): The world’s first ‘Listening Bookshop’ interacting with children by giving visual cues in real-time as they read aloud and highlighting where the most support is needed. https://www.fonetti.com/