Home Learning in the Early Years

Play, talk and read with your child.

The help that you give your child at home has a significant impact on their learning.

It is so important for parents/carers and early years settings to have a strong and respectful partnership. You can help by communicating regularly with us about your child’s achievements and progress at home.

Many of you have already engaged with us through the Seesaw app. The children who upload regular photos, videos or notes love looking at these and enjoy talking to us about what they have done.

Each week we let you know about what we will be up to the following week, however as we do follow the children’s interests this can mean that it may change.

What? When? How?
Reading Sharing a book with your child everyday. Encourage them to talk about the pictures and the story. Comment on the pictures – for example: “It looks like the boy is a bit worried…” and wait for their response. Ask questions about what you are reading to them. Talk about words that they may not know the meaning of. We have loved seeing photos of your children with the books they have enjoyed.
Maths – Number rhyme


Every day Most number rhymes can be found online if you are not familiar with a particular one. Children need to hear a rhyme several times before they confidently join in. They will help them to learn number facts, reciting numbers and begin to understand simple addition and subtraction.
Communication and Language – Nursery rhyme Every day Rhyming teaches children how language works. It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words. … When children are familiar with a nursery rhyme or rhyming book, they learn to anticipate the rhyming word. This prepares them to make predictions when they read, another important reading skill
Home discovery Weekly The activities are linked to the class’s topic and cover a range of different subject areas for the child to choose from. They can then upload either a photo or video of their activity. This will be shared and celebrated in class.