We suggest that each day…

They complete the daily Phonics task in your child’s home learning pack   (10-15 minutes)

They complete a short Maths activity- in your child’s home learning pack/or practical Maths through play- using your child’s Next Steps as a guide   (10-15 minutes)

They practise writing their name   (5 minutes)

Daily reading- Practise reading games in packs/Access online reading such as Phonics Play or Oxford Owl- see links under reading blog    (10 minutes)

In addition to this, throughout the week we also suggest…

Lots of learning through play

Practising their Next Steps (Please see Evidence Me/Pick up a copy from the school office)

Staying active

Being creative

Personal, Social and Emotional Development- Please scroll down to see some Random Acts of Kindness Challenges for each day, as well as the activities that are in your home learning packs.

If you think your child has met any of their personal Next Steps, please upload pictures or videos to Evidence Me. We will then give you new challenges to work towards and update their Next Steps. We would love to see your learning everyday, so please upload pictures as often as you can!

Useful Links and Websites


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VknD1I0Zc4 – All of the jolly phonics songs in order. Phase 2 ends with the letter ‘u’ at around 4 minutes in. It will be on your child’s next steps where they are up to in Phonics. You can use this as a guide and learn one new sound/song each day.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1    Phase 1 games

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2    Phase 2 games

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https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-4-5-reception/ Phonics guidance


https://www.storylineonline.net/ People reading children’s stories

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-age-4-5-reception/ Online books

YouTube- Just type in your favourite stories e.g.


or a more general search, e.g. bed time stories/rhyming stories


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPg9qpq6Hhg – Correct pencil grip




Physical Development






General home learning


Lots of great activities on here for all subjects. There is also guidance and help to support parents with phonics and early reading/writing.

Wow! Look at some of the fantastic learning from last time. Take a look through for some more ideas.

Remember to keep uploading your pictures to Evidence Me 🙂

Mrs Cooper has been doing some of the home learning to show you! Take a look for lots of fantastic ideas 🙂
Joanne has been busy experimenting with colours! Can you try a science experiment at home? Have a look on YouTube for lots of child friendly science experiments. Click on the pictures to enlarge and view the instructions.
Miss Harris has been busy recreating the magic milk experiment. It didn’t turn out so well because my food colouring had gone gloopy! Can you do a better job?
All you need is…
  • a small plate filled with milk
  • drops of different food colouring in the milk
  • a cotton bud coated with washing up liquid.
Once you have put drops of coloring into your milk, touch the milk with the end of your cotton bud and watch as the colours repel each other and dance around the plate.