Hello at home!

Our youngest children in EYFS spend most of the day playing, sharing ideas and communicating with staff.  We want them to keep playing at home, both indoors and outdoors if possible.

All EYFS children have been provided with their own blank home learning journey and a sheet entitled ‘100 things to do indoors!’. This is a place to collect examples of their drawings, art projects and any photos you might take of them as they play.

They also have been provided with activity packs and you might like to use these for a short session each morning and afternoon when you sit with them and encourage them to complete an activity. 10-15 minutes of focused time would be perfect.

In addition, here are some ideas of fun, play activities you could try at home.  We appreciate you might not have all the resources needed for some of the activities.  We don’t expect you to!  Just move on to find an activity you think your child/children might enjoy.

You will find (At least) 50 Fantastic Ideas to try at home at www.abcdoes.com

There are lots of lovely Spring has Sprung activities to try here. Although only the last page is labelled as Home Learning Activities, you could try any of the activities outlined.

These are the sorts of things we would support children to do in their play throughout the Spring Term Children’s author and illustrator Rob Biddulph is hosting ‘Draw with Rob’ sessions where he demonstrates how to draw characters from his books.  A lovely way to support mark making, pencil control and develop children’s ability to listen and concentrate.  We would love to see any drawings your child does so if you join in please add them to your child’s learning journey.

We would also like you to keep reading and sharing lots of stories together.  CBeebies Bedtime Stories has a lovely collection of stories you can listen to and share together.

We will add extra ideas and things to try here as we feel necessary and please look out for Marvellous Me messages from your child’s teacher.

We look forward to welcoming you back to school as soon as it is safe to do so!


Take care,

Mrs Moffat and Mrs Hutton X