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Further home learning ideas for Maths:

  1. Keep a tally of how many days you have been off school, remember to keep your tally marks organised into groups of five 5, 10, 15 20 etc.
  2. Line up the shoes in your house- how many pairs do you have? You will need to count in two 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 etc.
  3. Draw a circle and colour half of it.
  4. Make a repeating pattern using 3 colours.
  5. Make a repeating pattern using shapes.
  6. Complete the shape pattern game see if you can reach level 3.
  7. Count and write down how many toys you have in your house.
  8. Fill three cups to show me, “empty, half full and full”.
  9. Make a rocket and blast off, remember to start at 20 and count backwards, 20, 19, 18, 17 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 BLAST OFF!
  10. If you have room in a garden, create and play hopscotch and count forwards and backwards.
  11. Create number bonds of 5 and then 10 using teddies, toys and objects. E.g. 0+10=10 1+9=10 2+8=10 3+7=10 4+6=10 5+5=10 etc .
  12. Play hit the button to get even quicker with your number bonds.
  13. Watch the Very Hungry Caterpillar story online or read the book if you have it at home. After this, make a new version of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ with a new number of fruits eaten. Draw the pictures and write the numbers.
  14. Count out 20 coins and make a coin rubbing picture.


Further home learning ideas for Phonics:

  1. Write a sentence about who lives in your house.
  2. Play I spy and write down what you can see.
  3. Write a recipe to help the adults in your house do some cooking.
  4. Make a card for a friend you miss.
  5. Re-write your favourite story. Can you include some of the story language we’ve learned over the year such as, it all began, one sunny day, suddenly, first, next, then, after that, finally etc.
  6. Help your parents to write a shopping list.
  7. Help your grown up read a bedtime story. Can you spot any of the tricky words we’ve learned such as I, no, the, to, go, into, he, she, we, me, be, you, are, her, was, all, they, my, said.
  8. Play a word game such as scrabble with your family.
  9. Make some playdough, go on ‘Kids Youtube’ and type in dough disco
  10. Practise forming your letters correctly. Go on the teach handwriting website for lots of ideas.
  11. Write a how to book e.g. how to make playdough, how to make a cake, how to play snakes and ladders etc.
  12. Read your bug club book and tell someone in your house what your favourite part was.
  13. Using a large roll of paper create a story map for your favourite story.
  14. Write down the tricky words we’ve learned so far on post it notes. Ask your parent to say a word and you have to collect it as quickly as you can.



Further home learning ideas for Physical Development:

  1. Paint a picture of the lifecycle of a caterpillar or butterfly.
  2. Find 3 ‘healthy foods’ and 3 ‘treat foods’. Can you name each one?
  3. Make a den inside. You could use covers pillows, chairs and pegs.
  4. Make a ball and bucket game and create your own rules.
  5. Hop on both legs for 20 seconds. Jump for 20 seconds. Jog on the spot for 20 seconds.
  6. Have a look at different hand washing songs and sing them whilst keeping clean.
  7. Button up a t-shirt that you have put on your teddy.
  8. Cut out some 2D shapes such as a circle, square, rectangle, triangle.
  9. Make a concertina caterpillar by folding paper.
  10. Count how long it takes you to run around your garden. Can you beat it next time?
  11. Write the days of the week whilst singing our days of the week song, try to keep your words on the line.



Further home learning ideas:

  1. With support from an adult, create a family tree, can you go all the way back to your great grandparents?
  2. Sing some nursery rhymes. You could also change the words like when we changed the words to Mary had a Little Lamb.
  3. Draw a picture of what you can see out of your window.
  4. Go on a texture hunt around your house. Can you find something soft, hard, rough and fluffy.
  5. Write down some facts about the animals we’ve learned about this year e.g. pets, farm animals and jungle animals. Maybe you could research animals that live under the sea.
  6. Have a teddy bears picnic.
  7. Help your parents with jobs in the house such as washing the dishes or pairing socks.
  8. Draw a picture of a flower. Can you label the petals, roots, stem and leaves?
  9. Make a video of you performing a special dance or song.
  10. Create a musical instrument.
  11. Clean your bedroom to help your grown-ups!

Below is a fantastic website to support your child with their physical development and handwriting. 

This website has a range of ideas to support your child with gross motor movements and fine motor development. You can carry out some assessments to see where your child needs the most support. The website has lots of fun ideas to improve your child's strength and therefore their handwriting. 


Below are some websites you can use at home for maths.

This website has lots of different Maths activities.

This Youtube video is from Number Fun. Children should recognise these songs from our learning in class. There will be a live episode every day at 10am.

The resources on this website include maths and phonics activities along with practical ideas for craft activities, recipes for baking and fun challenges that can easily be carried out in the home environment. At the top of the page press access now to download these different activities.


Below are some websites you can use at home for phonics.

This can be used on computers and soon to be made available on tablets/iPads. Website is free, you just need to register. You could also download the app on phones, tablets and iPads.

Phonics play has lots of games linked to each phase of phonics and is now free for all to use.

Try the phase 2 games, if your child is confident move onto phase 3 and 4 games.

This site has a good section on tricky words called superpower words where children learn their tricky words.

This website has lots of information about phases 2, 3 and four with resources you can print and use at home.

Educational shows and games e.g. Alphablocks. 



Useful websites for Reception Parents

For further ideas of how to support your child with Maths at home, scroll down and choose from the following, around the house, ‘maths and money’, ‘games’, ‘songs’ and ‘books’.

This website has resources to support children with maths, phonics, handwriting and English.

For parents of children ages 0-5 to show where children are likely to be with their communication skills, films with useful advice on how you can encourage children to talk and interact.

This website provides a range of advice and information to ensure your child gets a balanced diet in their early years.

There is lots of interesting information for parents to read about how to support your child’s learning at home.