Welcome to our NEW Home Learning Page. We hope you find it useful with links to websites, videos and our new learning newsletters. Hopefully these resources will help you and your child have fun during what is a difficult time. Our staff all miss you lots and we are looking forward to when normality can resume. 

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Links to useful Teaching Resources

Twinkl

Printable activities and slideshow style resources with a wide range of topics and themes linked to the early years curriculum and key stage at school. Twinkl are providing access to all Twinkl resources with a one month Ultimate membership free of charge Enter the code: UKTWINKLHELPS

Teach Starter

They are offering a 1 month free membership and a collection of free printable home learning packs including early years/nursery

Mrs Mactivity

Home learning activity lists with indoor and outdoor ideas.Aimed at age 3 and up. You can download free printable resources by signing up with your email.

TTS

Home learning activity packs including Early Years. Quite large packs covering all areas of the curriculum for each age group

Vroom (added16-04-20)

A really helpful website and app to help you initiate learning moments and to understand the learning

Teacher's Pet

A range of free printable home learning packs for 2 weeks including early years

Apple for the Teacher

Home learning packs for Early Years as well as other key stages.Simply sign up for a FREE TIER account at no charge

Phonicsplay

Interactive phonics games and they are currently all free to access from home Username: march20 Password: home

The Muddy Puddles Teacher

Ideas for outdoor activities for early years. Currently offering all their resources for free. Simply sign up for the one month free subscription to access all their outdoor activities for free

Teach your monster to read

For children showing signs of being interested in recognising letters, there is an app which covers everything from letters,sounds and reading full sentences. Please remember,recognising letters is not compulsory for nursery aged children

Child-Friendly Exercise classes

Stretch and Grow
YouTube Channel

We use stretch and Grow in nursery, and they have just launched a YouTube Channel.

Linda goes around the world

Linda Sweet from Stretch and Grow travels the world on Facebook

Cosmic kids Yoga
YouTube Channel

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.

The Learning Station

Shake your sillies out!

Do the Bear Walk- song with actions (added 07-05)

A great physical exercise action song on Youtube.

Child-friendly cooking activities

Bake a chocolate cake!

2-year-old Susie is making a super easy chocolate cake. This is a great recipe for kids because there are about 6 ingredients, and you just dump it in and stir it up! If you've seen Susie's other episodes, you know she can't resist eating batter. We chose to put the eggs in last so Susie could sample the batter before baking.

Lasagna Roman style!

2 year old Roman makes lasagna!

I can Cook

In this fantastic I Can Cook compilation you will get to learn how to make Carrot and Courgette Muffins, Magic Mini Fishcakes and Lemon and Lime Cheesecake - 3 episodes, back-to-back!

Child-friendly eco-activities

20 Toddler Nature activies

My LittleMoppet give some great nature activities ideas

Recycled Vegetable Scraps (16-04-20)

Did you know you can grow whole vegetables from scraps? We didn't and it looks both fun and educational!

Family 'making' activities

Wildlife trust share some plans for making wildlife homes

Outdoor walk Learning

Little Gems shares ideas for whilst on a walk with a toddler

RSPB Activities

Lots to make with the RSPB

Watch an animal live! (16-04-20)

Edinburgh Zoo

There are a range of animals that can be viewed on a live webcam

London Zoo webcams and interviews

London Zoo has some nice interviews and videos of their animals

Marwell Zoo

Flamingos! and other animals (when they are not hiding!)

Maths Links (16-04-20)

NRich

ideas from the University of Cambridge, for activities for children aged 3-5

CBeebies

tips on how to include maths in the veryday environment

TopMarks

tablet friendly games for 3-5 year olds, numbers up to 15

Storytime (16-04-20)

Audible

Maybe for a change you would like to listen with your child to a story. All audible stories are free whilst schools are closed.

Booktrust

a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Ruthmiskin

resources including videos for phonics programme, Read Write Inc. and storytime read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller

Transitioning to school (30-04-20)

Be PE ready!

One of the biggest challenges for reception teachers is to organise PE. Why not practice changing for PE with your child using Joe's, 5 minutes classes to be your exercise once changed. Lots on Youtube

TTS 9 Top tips

TTS offers Early Years practitioners suggestions, but we thought they might help you at home.

Taking the first big step - a blog by Louise Reeves

How to help your child transition from nursery to primary school.

What is school readiness?

This is what our practitioners are taught makes a child 'school ready'.

Great 'school' book - I am Absolutely too small for school by Lauren Child

A Charlie and Lola's book about school. Read aloud on Youtube (try rather than buy!)

The things I love about school by Trace Moroney

Read aloud on Youtube (try rather than buy!)​

Going to School

An Usbourne book about going to school
Read aloud on Youtube (try rather than buy!)

What is school readiness?

by Janet and Allan Ahlberg Read aloud on Youtube (try rather than buy!)​

Twinkl Home Learning pack (07-05)

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