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During this closure, we will send one maths or literacy or topic based activity each day. In Early Years, play is a huge factor to help us to learn. It gives us real examples of the learning so that we can understand and transfer skills. Play can develop most areas of development including; maths, literacy, making relationships and communication and language. 

Please encourage your child to complete the activities we set as independently as possible, this will allow them to understand what they are learning so that they can do this completely on their own in the future. Once they have had a go, you can support them to complete the task, if needed.

Please contact us if you would like support on how to carry out tasks or example questions that you could ask. We will have access to our ClassDojo accounts throughout the day so your questions will be responded to quickly. 

In our class we use the 3 B’s of independence, this stands for:

Brain (have a go yourself),

Buddy (ask a friend),

Boss (ask an adult),

This can be used for any activity you do at home e.g. getting dressed and identifying sounds in words.

Please click on the tab 'Today's Task!' to find out what your child's learning will be today. 


Phonics is incredibly important for your children to keep doing during lockdown. We will be uploading one Phase 2 and one Phase 3 activity per day, please see the phonics tab to see these. You will have been notified if your child is Phase 3. If you have not had a message from Miss Tunley, please carry out the Phase 2 work.

Use this time to explore the sounds in your pack, see if your child can identify the sounds, build words, blend the sounds. There are many videos which identify the sounds so you can see how they are pronounced. Alphablocks is a good starting point for identifying and blending sounds at home.

The order that we learn sounds are: 

Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d

Set 3: g, o, c, k
Set 4: ck, e, u, r
Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss 

Start with the sounds s, a, t, p. After your child can identify these sounds they can build words with the letters and then practise writing the words e.g. pat, sat, tap.

As your child's sound knowledge develops you can get them to put these words into a sentence and practise writing the sentence. Keep the sentences short to start with and include one of the tricky words: I, to, no, go, the, into. E.g. The cat sat. The cat sat on the mat. 

In school we follow 'Letters and Sounds'

This website has lots of information about phonics and it has words and sentences you can use to help you to think of words to build: Letters and sounds

Please ask if you would like more information about Phonics. 

Check out the Phonics Videos HERE!


Reading is important to do everyday and more than once. This website is giving free access to decodable books for children to read with you. 

Oxford owl

When browsing the library refine the search to:

All ages: Age 4-5

Levels: Letters and sounds Phase 2 

And then choose a book to read. 

Books can be read more than once, this will help your children to understand what they are reading. This is an example of a number of ways you could use one book. 

Day 1: Parents/ Carers read the book to the child, discuss the story line, what do you think will happen? What did happen? 

Day 2: Children read the sounds and blend the words.

Day 3: Children are more confident in blending the sounds and re-reading the sentence without sounding out the words outloud. Discuss the story. 

Miss Capp has also been reading a range of books for children to listen to at home. 

This website has a range of books to read to your children. Please remember, read read read! Click here

Mental Health

During this crazy and scary time, it is important for you and your children to stay safe, and that includes your mental well-being. Here are some Apps/ Youtube links that you can use to support yourself and your children: 

  • Headspace
  • Calm
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga
  • Yoga with Adriene (Catered more towards adults)

Learning is incredibly important for your children, however learning can be done in a range of ways. So please do not worry about how you learn at home. This is an incredibly strange time and so let's use it to come together as families and communities. 



On this page

You will find lots of activity examples and your child's daily tasks. 

On this page you will have access to: 

  • Storytime videos
  • Kinetic Letter videos
  • Phonics Videos

Important Note...

Please enjoy learning and playing with your child. If your children are not focused, the activity can be completed in a different way, please ask if you would like any advice. 

Below is a list of websites offering free trials and activities for you to do with your children if you are wanting ideas. 

This website has a range of activities covering all areas of the curriculum. 

Edinburgh Zoo have a number of webcams perhaps the children can look at these and find out information about them click here.

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