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Creative Development

Encourage your child to draw paint, record in any media, this can be model making with junk, construction, dough etc. Use of anything to create with. Playing with small world, dolls, trucks, dinosaurs, animals will foster communication, vocabulary and imagination.


Keep talking with your child, sharing books and encouraging outside play with physical movement and discussion pf how to keep healthy and healthy foods.

Reading and Phonics Guidance for parents/carers

Just a Little Guidance

Please do not hesitate to email if you require extra help! 

Please read books with your child, at least two a day, it is good to repeat books, so your child is familiar with them and your child says common refrains, can talk about the book and what is happening etc. 

Model talking as you are doing things. Giving a commentary eg. I am making lunch, I will get the bread, the butter, the ham from the fridge. etc.

Count and use number names as you go up and downstairs or look at page numbers in books, on clocks,  numbers on electronic devices etc.

Make physical activity '9outdoors if possible) a priority. Do 5 jumps, skips, runs, floor touches, find coloured things in the garden, look at plants, insects, leaves etc.

These are links for home learning from September 2021

Have a look with your child and choose some activities to share.







Here are a number of songs we sing throughout the school day:


Days of the week:



Clean up song:


Hand wash song:


Counting to 20 songs:


Letter sounds and name song:


Big Cat Phonics song:


White Rose Maths Mastery For Early Years

White Rose has a series of videos which will help your child with their mathematical understanding and which will give them a firm base to develop skills in this area, aiding them in their problem solving and reasoning activities.




Speaking and Listening

Talk about, plants, animals the weather, the seasons and changes. ( Especially Autumn)

Listen to and say the initial sounds (phonemes) in words, look at Phase 1 phonics and then Phase 2  phonemes.

Sing nursery rhymes. ( The Grand Old duke of York, Incey,Wincey Spider,  Jack and Jill went up the hill, Twinkle, Twinkle

Say rhyming words in a string.

Read and re-tell favourite stories, talk about characters, settings, and feelings about the book.



(Encourage your child to scrimble, write letters they know and that they can hear in words)

Spell The remember words for Phase 2 ( the, to, I, no, go, into) 

1. About the weather, signs of Autumn.

2. Write a list of colours, animals.

3. Draw and label parts of a tree.

4. Talk a and write things about Harvest

7. Write a list of rhyming words. 

8. Repeatedly write both of your names, use a crayon, pen, different colours, crayons, chalk. 



Share books including: information books, factual books, stories, rhymes and poems.

Listen for sounds in words: at the beginning, end and in the middle.  Blend letters together to say the word. do robot talking. c-a-t cat, b-i-n, bin , p-e-g, peg, m-a-n, z-o-g, zog etc

Re-tell stories and share information from books using bears, puppets, dolls etc.




1. Practise 1:1 counting, with objects 0-10 and beyond.

2. Recognise numbers 0-10 and then beyond.

3. Say number names accurately.

4. Knowing all about a specific number. (eg. 2 is 2 objects, 2 dots on a dice, 2 eyes, 2 legs, 2 ears, 2 wheels on a bike, a pair of socks, a 2p piece, a domino with just 2 dots. etc.)

5. Order numbers 0-10.



Shape, Space and Measures

1. Use 2D and 3D shapes to make a model.

2. Print a repeating pattern.

3. Order things by length, weight and capacity.



Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development

1. Cutting skills:  Model how to hold and use a pair of scissors. Encourage your child to constantly look at the piece of paper and the scissors, making small snips. Cut up a catalogue, newspaper, magazine etc. 

2. Pencil skills: Show your child how to hold a pencil correctly and make circling movements, draw shapes and objects, lie on your tummy and draw on large sheets of paper, (wall paper) (use many different crayons, chalks, paintbrushes, pencils)

3. Talk about sharing and taking turns, play board games, encourage turn taking.

4. Knife and fork skills. Model holding them in each hand and putting food onto the fork, pushing with a knife and cutting with a knife. 

5. Practise dressing and undressing. Putting on a coat and taking it off. Model how to fasten and unfasten zips and buttons, taking shoes on and off.

6. Take your child out on a scooter and a bike. Model how to pedal, scoot, balance. 

7. Encourage walking, running, hopping, skipping , jumping and climbing in a park or the garden,