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.

 

Latest update: Tuesday 26th May

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.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus, and the changes to every day life, can be a difficult subject to discuss with young children. This book, written by Professor James G Logan, a parent at one of our nurseries, is designed to help support this discussion with children under 5. Click here to download Dr Dog

Staying Safe at Nursery

An animated story designed to prepare children for the new operating procedures in nursery, like the drop off and collection process at external access points to the building and the use of masks in the event colleagues are required to wear them.

You can view it here

Activity sheets

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

Alphabet memory from 40 months to 60 months

Bowling alley from 24 months

Box play from birth to 60 months

Bubble play from 22 months to 60 months

Bubble snake from 30 to 60 months

Build a bug hotel from 24 months

Can you feel...? from birth to 26 months

Colour and shape hunt from 18 months

Composting from 22 to 60 months

Dark and light play from 22 to 60 months

Fizzing rocks from 30 to 50 months

Gloop from birth to 60 months

Gruffalo cupcakes from 24 to 60 months

Harry's hand washing chart from 18 months

Harry's hand washing guidance all ages

Heavy or light? from 30 to 60 months

Hide and seek sounds game from 24 to 42 months

How much is it? from 40 to 60 months

It's lunch time from 30 to 60 months

Junk modelling from 18 months

Keep a tally from 36 to 60 months

Kitchen role play from 18 to 60 months

Lego printing from 22 to 60 months

Lego tech from 30 to 60 months

Letter and number hunt from 22 to 60 months

Literacy activities suitable for children under 2

Making marks from birth to 36 months

Matching socks from 22 to 40 months

Mission impossible from 30 months

Mud pies from 22 to 60 months

Outdoor play - various ideas all ages

Pepper and soap - germs from 40 to 60 months

Photo treasure chest from 9 to 60 months

Planting seeds from 8 to 60 months

Playdough recipe from 12 months

Pom poms from 24 months

Self portraits from 36 to 60 months

Sensory baskets from birth to 26 months

Sensory tummy time from 4 to 10 months

Small World activity ideas from 18 months

Songs and rhymes all ages

Sound hunt from 36 months

Story sacks from 22 to 60 months

Texture rubbing from 24 to 60 months

Treasure basket play under 12 months

Washing up from 24 months

Water play from 8 months

 

Please upload any photos of activities at home to ParentZone. Instructions on how to do this are below:

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Read Write Inc.

Read Write Inc. Phonics teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.

The following videos introduce you to the Read Write Inc. programme used within our nurseries.

Introduction

Letter m

Letter d

Letter s

Letter t

Letter a

Videos

The following videos have been created by our colleagues.

3 Little Ducks by Cedar Park

5 Cheeky Monkeys by River View

5 Currant Buns by Highfield

5 Fat Sausages by Brinds Well

Animal hunt by Brinds Well

Buenos Dias by Cedar Park

Days of the week by Highbury Lodge

Fruit kebabs by Brinds Well

Happy and You Know It by Greengables

Makaton signs by Willows

Make your own musical instruments by Brinds Well

Miss Polly by Greengables

Mrs Honey's Hat by Devonshire

Old MacDonald by Knowle Green

Old MacDonald by Nursery on the Green

On the farm by Cedar Park

Origami cups by Brinds Well

Peek-a-boo song by Brinds Well

Rainbow Song (sing and sign) by Willows

Room on the Broom by Knowle Green

Songs in French and Turkish by Woodcote

Story sack by Nursery on the Green

Ten in the Bed by River View

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by West Cambridge

The Gruffalo by West Cambridge

The Gruffalo by Woodcote

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Nature Trails

Tiny Turtle by Greengables

What's in the Box? by Brinds Well

Wind the Bobbin by Greengables

Zog by Knowle Green

External websites

The following websites provide various activities or resources for children from birth to 5 years. You can find our online guidance for parents and carers here

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/