On this page we will share ideas and short videos to help you to help your child to learn even more!
If there are any areas you want help on just ask your class teacher.
In Early Years the majority of the time children spend spend learning through play, having fun, both inside and outside, and we would encourage parent/carers to continue this approach.
By all means do have some parts of the day where you support your children to do some specific learning tasks (eg Maths, English, Creative work etc...) but try and make sure it is fun and if needed followed by a suitable reward.
We would expect children to be able to spend between 10-20 minutes on a task in general, but bear in mind it depends on the task set and how the child feels, encouragement and fun work well! Often we find doing a fun activity can then lead to lots of learning opportunities, eg bake something together and you can then have fun doing Maths (measuring out, counting), English (drawing and labelling what you did), PE (mixing carefully, health & self care - taking about healthy/unhealthy food, being safe in a kitchen), RE (sharing food with others who are less fortunate than us), Science (how ingredients change).
Daily - English (writing), Phonics, Mathematics, Reading (together - lots!), PE - search for "Joe Wicks daily PE lesson" on youtube for a fun PE lesson.
Weekly - Creative (making something together), Science (exploring, search for "Sick Science" or "thedadlab" on youtube for fun experiments to do or watch), RE - http://www.wednesdayword.org/home/childrens.htm has some fun activities or watch Easter videos on youtube (eg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSgoPdKQFQ&t=172s ).
Pick some of the fun "non-screen" activities from this website to have a go at: https://medium.com/pobble/simple-and-fun-non-screen-activities-that-children-can-do-at-home-115543cb3b9c
UPDATED - NEW WEBSITES / IDEAS -
Talk for Writing - https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/R-Maxs-Jungle.pdf
Various - https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/4-to-5-year-old-child-development-activities
Maths - practice writing your numbers correctly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=66ujzrRg70s&app=desktop
English - https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/R-Mouse.pdf
Lots of new PE ideas...
Some eSafety activities you can do at home - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/early-years/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=f4fd0dd4ee-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_05_05_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-f4fd0dd4ee-55273813
RE - May is traditionally a month dedicated to Mary - click here and discuss together, why not make a Mary May Altar at home?
Art / Design & Technology - 30 fun activities - click here
Weekly Mathematics lessons - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/
Reading & Phonics games - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Children with SEND advice and support - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-with-send-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19
DAILY Phonics Lessons - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/videos?disable_polymer=true
Fun PE sessions - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCokO71NW3TgndaSNyHIqwtQ
Talk for Writing - helps with writing and communication skills - https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Reception-Sue.pdf
Website with various activities, pick the age range you would like - https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/
New esafety activities - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/early-years/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03f521e658-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_21_04_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-03f521e658-55324621
More online lessons: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/#subjects
25 fun non screen activities - https://medium.com/pobble/25-more-simple-and-fun-non-screen-activities-that-children-can-do-at-home-f74550c00a84
We use "Talk for Writing" across the whole school to develop the children's skills in writing, language, understanding, imagination and reading. Click here to access an example based around a Magical Witch story!
Join in with daily P.E. sessions with Joe Wicks live at 9am on Youtube. Search 'P.E. with Joe' and have fun!
This website has some great videos that will give you ideas how you can help develop your child's communication skills - https://small-talk.org.uk/
Lots of great books can be found on youtube or this website from the library has great links - https://manclibraries.blog/2020/03/24/childrens-book-resources/
Below is a copy of information shared at our Reception Reading Speed Learning Event, if you have any questions please ask your class teacher for help.
Online games to play:
You can access a number of fun maths games and on the following websites -
Can you go on a shape hunt around your home? What 2D and 3D shapes can you find? Can your child describe the shapes? Talk about the number of sides, corners, faces on each shape. Have they got straight or curved sides?