Please see below some useful activities and websites to support your child at home, if they are in Nursery or Reception. 

Please click here to download a suggested 'timetable' for your day.

Please click here for some fun EYFS activities to do at home.

Some 'Jack and the Beanstalk' themed activities for Nursery and Reception children - click here

'What the Ladybird Heard' - activities for each area of the EYFS curriculum - click here

'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' - activities for each area of the EYFS curriculum - click here


You can download the 'Year N and Year R Home Learning Pack' from the Twinkl website. Please register for free and use the code 'UKTWINKLHELPS' and click on the following link: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/home-early-years/early-years-class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-eyfs-early-years

You can download the 'EYFS Home Learning Pack 1' from the Teacher's Pet website. Please register for free and click on the following link: https://tpet.co.uk/downloads/early-years-eyfs-home-learning-resource-pack/

EYFS Home Learning Pack 2 - https://tpet.co.uk/downloads/early-years-eyfs-home-learning-resource-pack-2/


  • Read daily (talk about the story, the characters and what they liked/did not like about the story

  • Practise your phonics sounds using the sound mats in the web link below (click on the preview option). Tell an adult the sound and the rhyme, then practise writing the sounds

  • Practise your letter formation

  • Mark-making practise: Cover a baking tray with a thin layer of shaving foam. Can you use your finger to copy/form some symbols, letters and numbers in the shaving foam? Can you find the same symbols, letters and numbers around your house?

  • Write/draw an invitation to someone inviting them to a party (adult support if needed)

  • Write some sentences using the common exception words; I, the, to, go, he and she (support if needed)

  • Story time sessions with Oliver Jeffers: https://www.creativereview.co.uk/authors-bedtime-stories-isolation/

  • Can you write about your favourite toy? What do you like about it? Can you draw a picture of it and add some describing words around it?

  • Can you write some sentences about an activity you have completed? Can you use your phonics to help you sound out the words?

Useful Websites:


  • Look for 2D and 3D shapes around your house. Can you find a circle? A rectangle? A sphere? A cone? A cube? A cylinder? Can you make a tally chart to record how many you found?

  • Can you find different numbers of objects around your house? Can you take away some and add some? Can you count how many you have now? 

    • E.g. Can you find six socks and then take two away? How many are left? Can you now add three more? Count how many you have now. Repeat with different objects

  • Can you put a toy in different places around your house? What it is behind, next to, under, on top of?

  • Practise the recognition of and writing your numbers from 0-20

  • Can you practise ordering numbers from 0-10 and then 0-20?

  • Can you practise your number bonds to 10? What pairs of numbers go together to total 10? You may write these as number sentences, use 10 objects and explore splitting them into two piles, or completing some online games

  • What is the shortest object you can find in your house? What is the longest? Can you order some objects from shortest to longest? 

  • Mummy Bear from the story of 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears' needs a new apron. She only likes aprons with repeated patterns on. Can you design her one? You could use 2D shapes, pictures and different colours to extend your patterns

Useful Websites:

Topic and Other Activities:

  • Talk to someone at home about your favourite items of food and write a food menu (include some drawings of the food items)

  • Can you create your own PE game? What skill(s) will you be working on? Maybe you could film yourself demonstrating the game!

  • Make your family something to eat (this can be a bowl of cereal or something more tricky) and ask them questions about the way it tastes. Adults to support with this where needed

  • Design a healthy and balanced plate of food. What do you need for a balanced diet? Can you make a poster to share how we can keep ourselves healthy?

  • Can you learn to tie your shoe laces? Video below. (Keep practising!)

  • Make a piece of art work using any resources you have available to you (we don’t mind what it is, as long as it is creative!)

  • Observe the weather each day and keep a diary. You can do this by drawing a picture or writing the weather type

  • A list of fun Geography based ideas to do around the home or garden - click here

  • Junk modelling - using clean recycled resources, what can you make? Will it be a car, a house, a robot, a toy, a hat?

  • Can you make your family tree? You may use photographs, pictures or labels. A great activity to help you feel connected to your family members, without being able to go and see them

  • Balloon game - how long can you keep the balloon off the ground for?! Time yourself and can you keep beating your time?

  • Can you create a spring picture using different materials? You may use finger painting, colouring or recyclable materials

  • Science experiment: How to grow a rainbow (see picture)

Useful Websites:

  • How to tie your shoe laces - click here

  • Online games - click here

  • Healthy eating activities - click here

  • Go Noodle - click here

  • Out of the Ark: songs and rhymes (free resource)  - click here

  • Aspire Active Hub: keeping active - click here

  • Complete Science activities on this website, to unlock further resources! You will need to sign up, but it is completely free - click here

  • The Science Museum - click here

  • Science activities across a range of topics - click here

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