This is the last home learning activity for the school year. We hope you have had fun doing some of our home learning activities over the past few months.
Once we’re on our Summer holidays, hopefully we’ll all be able to visit some more interesting and different places, as things start to open. Your grown-up might like to keep an eye on this website to get ideas of places to go: https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/
Please see below, as we have put together some ideas of things you could try at home. You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, or come up with your own! If you are returning to us in September, it would be lovely if your grown-up could keep on posting over the Summer so we can see the fun things you get up to!
If you have access to some garden space, you might want to set up your own mud kitchen at home. It doesn’t have to be big - you could use a couple of washing up bowls. And it doesn’t have to be mud either... you could use sand, rice, dry pasta, tea leaves. You will also need some old kitchen utensils.
Alternatively, you could have a go at creating a fairy garden, or a garden for some of your other small toys - a safari, or a dinosaur park maybe? Whilst in the garden you could collect some natural resources and have a go at sorting them. If you are really enjoying gardening, how about making some seed bombs to plant in the Autumn ready for some Spring flowers?
Have a lovely Summer!
Below you will find ways in which you can support your child's learning at home:
The government have produced some new guidance and resources for parents with children in the early years, to support their children’s learning at home during the Covid-19 outbreak. You will find the new content on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-aged-2-to-4-to-learn-at-home-during-coronavirus-covid-19?utm_source=Foundation+Years&utm_campaign=61d2309c31-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_21_05_01_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8f9a6de061-61d2309c31-321567609&mc_cid=61d2309c31&mc_eid=58601a4ce3
Twinkl: Online learning resources for children in the Early Years up to the end of Primary School
Look Say Sing Play (NSPCC) https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/look-say-sing-play
Small Talk https://www.small-talk.org.uk
Words for life https://www.wordsforlife.org.uk
Activity Village have lots of activities for young children to enjoy
The Literacy Trust have a section for Early Years where you will find tools for resources for early language development
Hungry Little Minds is a website for parents of children from birth to five years. It is full of fun activities and games
Tiny Happy People is a BBC website full of activities for children in their early years, to support with communication skills
Over 100 ideas for indoors activities to do with kids. The weblink has instructions for things like making playdough. Write these on small bits of paper and make a ‘choice pot’ for the children to choose what they do
30 day LEGO challenge
Facebook group sharing ideas and online events
Paw Print Badges - Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost, but are optional.
Cbeebies Radio - Listening activities for the younger ones
Blue Peter Badges
ELSA Support - A list of activities and ideas
Orchard toys - Activity sheets and things to do for little ones
WWF Fun quizzes to do at home
The Science Centre in Winchester have launched Science@Home, weekly challenges, facts, DIY science, fun activities that all the family can get involved in
Free educational resources
Empowering Little Minds – Contain a section called ‘resources’. Here you will find free downloadable resources to support children in the Early Years and with SEN. Lots of good sensory play ideas
Activity village have lots of activities for young children to enjoy. Head to the 'school closure' section for a free activity pack
Red Ted Art - Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree - Creative art and craft activities for the very young
Nature Detectives - A lot of these can be done in the garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Joe Wicks is offering a free daily P.E. session for all children via YouTube. Login at 9am daily for your 30 minute session or watch later in the day. Fun exercise for all the family
https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html. Alternatively, visit Andy's Wild Workouts on CBeebies, which is especially for pre-school children https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06tmnbs/andys-wild-workouts-series-1-3-mountains
ERIC: For some of you, this may be a perfect opportunity to start toilet training. ERIC is a fabulous website with excellent advice, and is recommended by the health visiting team.