Welcome to the EYFS class page. Below you will find all the information you need to complete your home learning tasks. You will also find a list of links that may help with other areas of learning too.
F2 – Can you point to the author’s name? What would you find on the back of the book? (the blurb – tells you what the story is about)
F2 – Write a sentence to name your dinosaur and a sentence to describe him eg: He is Baree. He is big. He is scairee.
F2 – can you label your finished dinosaur? Eg: tail, hed, feet, spighn
For F1 - practise marching on the spot and counting to ten, practise jumping on the spot to ten. Listen to the number that your adult says - can you count out this many objects?
For F2 - Tues – marching on the spot and counting, jumping and counting, clapping and counting. Point to a number on the number mat that is called out by the adult. Children to take a turn at being the teacher and call out a number for everyone to point to. Children to listen to number that is said and then thread that number of beads onto the pipe cleaner. Repeat – who can do it first?
Weds – marching on the spot and counting, jumping and counting, clapping and counting. Point to a number on the number mat that is called out by the adult. Children to take a turn at being the teacher and call out a number for everyone to point to. play number bingo. Chn to listen to the number called out and cover it on their mat if they have it. Repeat.
Thurs – marching on the spot and counting, jumping and counting, clapping and counting. Use own number lines. Adult to say a number and children to point to it on their number lines. Can you find one more than that number? Chn to take a turn at being the teacher and saying a number that everyone has to find on the number line and then find one more than.
Fri - marching on the spot and counting, jumping and counting, clapping and counting. Use own number lines. Adult to say a number and children to point to it on their number lines. Can you find one less than that number? Chn to take a turn at being the teacher and saying a number that everyone has to find on the number line and then find one less than.
Warm up - can you move like a very large dinosaur very slowly? Can you move like a small dinosaur very quickly? Can you stomp round like a dinosaur?
Practising throwing and catching in the air with a beanbag and then a ball.
Cool down – stretching high like a long necked dinosaur, curled up in ball like a dinosaur egg, stretch wide like a large dinosaur, lying still like a sleeping dinosaur.
Can you design a home for a dinosaur? Can you build a home for a dinosaur using natural materials?
Ask the chn if there are times they wear special clothes – when and why?
Ask the chn who wears special clothes for their jobs – firefighers, doctors etc. Look at the pictures of police officers, fire fighters, nurses and talk about their clothes. Ask what their uniform tells you and why they are wearing it.
Tell the chn that there are some people in England who follow a religion called, ‘Sikhism.’ This religion started in India a long time ago. Tell the chn that the word ‘Sikh’ means disciple – someone who follows God.
Watch BBC bitesize – The beginnings of Sikhism and then watch – BBC Bitesize Sikh celebration and worship.
Dear Willows, Conkers and Acorns,
I am the Evil Pea. I have taken some food from your house hostage and frozen it solid in ice. The food will never be able to escape! Try and save them if you dare…
From the Evil Pea.
Then encourage your child to use real or pretend food or empty packaging to make their vegetable superhero using their design.
Come and See (RE):
Read the Pentecost story with pictures by going onto the Twinkl website and typing in – Pentecost story. (If you haven’t been onto the Twinkl website already then type in www.twinkl.co.uk/offer then sign up for a FREE account using the offer code – PARENTSTWINKLHELPS).
‘Holy Spirit fills me up’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_MYrHdoVZE
‘Fruit of the Spirit’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWoWDdeD-ns
‘Fruit of the Spirit’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFumjSll68s
‘Holy Spirit for children’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4eW2HvizuI
Once there was a boy, and that boy loved stars very much. So much so that he decided to catch one of his very own. But how? Watch or listen to the story below to find out…
After you have listened to/watched the story, have a think about;
😊 Would you like to have a star? Why?
😊 What would you do with a star if you had one of your very own?
😊 Where would you keep your star?
😊 Where does the boy look? 😊 What does he try to do to help him reach the star in the sky? 😊 How do you think you would catch a star? 😊 Can you think of any other things the boy might have tried to do to reach the star? 😊 Was this story fiction (pretend) or non-fiction (real)? Why do you think that?
😊 Think about what you might use to catch a star of your own? Can you draw a picture of you catching the star?
😊 Can you make or find your own drumstick? Go into your garden and discover how different sounds are made by tapping or stroking, with their drumsticks, the garden fence, the wall, the floor, the drain pipe, a tree etc. Can you play the sound slowly? Quickly? Softly? Loudly? Which is your favourite sound? Can you use these sounds to play a song?
😊 Star begins with a ‘s’. What else can you find around your house that begins with a ‘s’? Moon begins with a ‘m’. What can you find around your house that begins with a ‘m’?
😊 Think about what you might use to catch it? Can you draw a picture of you catching the star and label it?
😊 Can you now write a plan telling us how you would catch the star? For example: Step 1. Get a net. Step 2: Find a tall ladder. Step 3: Climb to the top. Step 4: Scoop the star up. Don’t forget to use your sound mats. (You can print the sheet of below if you'd like to write on that)
😊 Tricky word treasure hunt – can you write all the Phase 2 and 3 Tricky words on pieces of paper and ask a grown up to hide them around your house and garden? When you find one you have to read the word AND use it in a sentence.
There are also two games for you to try too..
😊 Can you write out the numbers 0-10 on some paper or card, cut them up and then ask a grown up to mix the numbers up – don’t peek! Then, see how quickly you can put them into the correct order.
😊 Place your number cards on the floor so that you cannot see the numbers. Choose a card and turn it over. What is the number? Can you do that many claps? Stamps? Jumps? Can you find that many toys? Keep going until you have turned over all the cards.
😊 Can you do lots of jigsaw puzzles? We would love to see them! I wonder what is the biggest jigsaw you could do? How many pieces does it have?
😊 Can you write out the numbers 0-20 on some paper or card, cut them up and then ask a grown up to mix the numbers up – don’t peek! Then, see how quickly you can put them into the correct order. You could ask someone to time you and then see if you can get faster when you try again.
😊 Can you ask an adult to hide the numbers to 20 around your room, house or garden? See if you can find all 20 and place them in order. You could ask someone to tell you a number to find. Can you remember what the number looks like and find it?
😊 Can you draw two big planets on the floor or on 2 pieces of paper. Turn over one of your 0-20 number cards. Read the number and then go and find that many toys, crayons, pieces of pasta etc and put them all in one planet. Repeat with another card and fill the next planet. Can you find the total all together? Can you say which planet has more? Can you say which planet has fewer? Can you use the + and = to write your own number sentence?
Other areas of Learning:
😊 Can you build your own space stations using lego, building blocks, tins from the cupboard, cardboard boxes, junk modelling from your recycling bin, stones from the garden?
😊 Can you use chalks in the garden and draw your own rockets? What about an alien?
😊 Can you use chalks to draw a rocket hopscotch on the ground? Take turns to throw a stone to see who gets to top of rocket first.
😊 Can you make your own space themed shadow puppets? Shine a torch and watch your shadow puppets come to life.
😊 Can you paint your own planets and stars? You could use your colour mixing skills to create new planets. I wonder what your planet would be called?
😊 Can you have a go at using this recipe to make your very own space biscuits?
😊 Can you make your own junk modelling space rocket? I wonder which 3D shapes you have used? Can you name them?
Here are some video clips we thought you might enjoy watching… What can you find out about space?
Foundation 2, maybe you could write a list of all the facts you found out or even your very own fact file!
Come and See:
Remind your child that they watched a video about Pentecost. Make a paper kite with your child to recognise that the wind lifts the kite and helps it to fly like the Holy Spirit helped the disciples to be strong. Then draw pictures on the kite of how we share and celebrate the Good News with everyone eg: by having a party, by singing happy songs, by feeling full of joy, by playing games with friends, by having a picnic, going to Church etc. – Good News has to be shared and therefore we share it together.
Put on the ‘Holy Spirit fills me up’ song and dance around with your kite. Follow the link -
Together look at the book cover. What/ who could the story be about?
Where is the setting? What might happen?
Read or watch the story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXgW9UCgpc8
Talk together about what happened in the story -
Have you read any other books written by Judith Kerr? Can you share them at home?
On four paper circles can you draw the faces of the characters from the story? Selotape them to spoons/sticks and act out the story.
Read or watch the story of 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson
Read or watch the story 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson
Talk to your child about what happened in the story.
What animals were in the story and what nosies did the animals make?
What did the Ladybird hear?
What did Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh want to do?
How would you save the Cow?
Have you got any other stories you could share at home that help save someone or with farm animals in?
Can you draw and cut out some peg puppets of the animals in the story?
Can you retell the story using your props?
Talk to your child about how many legs the different animals have?
Do any have the same amount of legs?
Can you draw, use recycling boxes or Lego to make a farm for the animals or shed for the fine prize cow?
F2 can you label your farm?
F1 Phonics- What sounds did the animals make? Can you think of any nursery rhymes with farm animals in? (Old McDonald, Baa Baa Black sheep etc). Can you think of any animals that rhyme? Have you got any jigsaw puzzles that you could complete with your family?
F2 Phonics- Can you write a list of the animals and use your phase 2 and 3 sound mats to help you with your spelling. Can you think of other animals which begin with the same sounds? Can you think of any animals that rhyme? What noises do the animals make? Can you draw each animal and add a speech bubble with the sound they make inside?
Find out how many packets and tins are in your cupboard.
F2 Using your adding skills find out how many packets and tins you have altogether.
Just like the tiger’s tail, can you make some repeated patterns, using different items?
Can you draw lots of ladybirds with different amount of spots on?
Can you make your own number line and match the number of spots to the correct number? F2 can you use your numbers up to 20?
F1- Can you remember any of the rhymes to help you write numbers 1, 2 and 3? (Have a look in your Busy Bee Challenges).
F2- Can you write the number of spots you have? How many would there be if you added one more spot? Which ladybird has 'more' spots? Which one has 'fewer' spots? How many spots are there if you add 2 ladybirds together? Can you write an addition number sentence to match? E.g. 5 + 4 = 9
Find out about tigers, the different types and where they live. Can you draw a picture of a tiger and where they live?
F2 - Can you label your picture? Challenge F2 - Can you write a sentence/sentences about what you have found out eg: 'Tighgers eet meet.' (Remember your child will write the words as they sound - encourage them to do this. Please do not write words for your child to copy).
Colour mixing- How do we make orange? What other colours can you make?
Make a toilet roll tiger. Can you create a home for it to live in?
Sing along with and listen out for the rhyming words in The Tiger Who Came to Tea Songs -
Come and See (RE)
Remind your child that they watched a video about Pentecost. Tell them Pentecost is a happy celebration and that people usually go to Church to celebrate the Good News. We praise God when we go to Church. Can your child remember the special word that we say that means, ‘Praise God?’ (Alleluia). Re-watch the Pentecost video clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=97&v=IqG_lvZhU-A&feature=emb_title
Tell your child that we recognise that Pentecost is a celebration of Good News and we can celebrate through song. Sing the song ‘Holy Spirit fills me up’ with actions, follow the link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_MYrHdoVZE or sing the song ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWoWDdeD-ns
F2 – Can you label your new creature?
Can you make an obstacle course in your garden? Talk lots when you do the obstacle course...around the chair, over the grass, under the table etc.
Can you draw a map of your obstacle course?
F2 Can you label it? Could your siblings or parents follow your map?
When you go for a walk, can you spot any sign posts in the street? What shapes do you see? How many sides and corners do they have? When you get back home, can you draw any of the shapes you saw?
Can you decorate a biscuit with red icing to make a ladybird, how many spots with your ladybird have?
Can you use things that you find in your garden to make a home for a ladybird?
Can you use your hand or other objects to paint a ladybird, can you use your fingers to make spots. What other items can you use to print to make animals?
Our topic for this half term is looking at the 'Good News' that each of us have and how we can share that with our friends. Have a think about something that has happened over the past two weeks that you would like to share with us. It might be that you have a wobbly tooth, or that you slept in your own bed for the whole night, you might even have had a new baby in your family? Whatever your good news is, we would love to hear about it. So your task for Come and See this week is to paint or draw a picture of some good news.
You might also like to write a prayer celebrating this good news and thanking God.
Other Learning Tasks: