Home Learning

Welcome to the home learning page for our Little Lambs Pre-School.

Home learning will also be communicated daily on the Class Dojo System. We will provide activities based around our core books, continuing to follow our literacy planning from home. 

On this page you will find links to useful websites with interactive games and educational resources.


Home Learning Objectives

Home Learning for Pre-School children covers all areas of the Foundation Stage Curriculum and incorporates both indoor and outdoor activities to replicate as best as possible what your child would be doing in the setting. It will be a little different from the other year groups in the form of weekly activities and stories, although daily tasks will remain the same which can be performed every day.

Daily Tasks
Please encourage your child with the following:-
* Continue the routine of washing hands with soap and water.
* Continue to practise putting on own coat and shoes.
* Share a story with a grown-up.
* Begin to be responsible for own things and share and take turns with others.
* Continue to practise counting sets of objects and putting out given amounts.
* Begin to trace/copy straight lines and circles.
Remote Learning

If you are looking for some extra ideas that you can do at home with your little ones please check out the following links where you will find a whole range of suggestions and activities. Have Fun!
Hungry Little Mindshttps://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/
Number Rhymes

Phonics and Early Reading

Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Phonics Bloom - www.phonicsbloom.com/
Phonics monster

Letters and Sounds - www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Cbeebies, Alphablocks - www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

Vooks, Storybooks Brought to Life - www.vooks.com/

The Gruffalo's Child
We will be planning the children's learning around the story 'The Gruffalo's Child.'
Don't worry you can listen to the story if you do not have this book at home.https://www.youtube.com/watch?

- Look at the animals hiding in the illustrations. Think about what camouflage means and why animals might need to hide themselves. Draw an illustration of the Big Bad Mouse, based on the Gruffalo's description.
- Listen to the rhyming words in the story. Can you find other words that rhyme with these?
- Try to make some shadows using a bright light.
Sound discrimination
Listening is an active skill that requires a great deal of effort and practice. Try and guess what you can hear from the Gruffalo story.

Listen to The Gruffalo Song in Makaton. Julia Donaldson, her husband Malcolm, and special guest perform The Gruffalo Song with Makaton signs.

How would you describe the weather in the story? What's the weather like outside where you are?

Visual Discrimination
If it snows, see if you can spot any tracks in the snow. Send me a photo of what you find. Can you guess who made them and where do they go?
If you don't see any snow, draw a map to the Gruffalo's cave with the different animal tracks in the snow.

Discuss the different animals that live in each location, perhaps you could go for a walk and look out for places animals may live. Talk about the different locations that are described in the book, i.e. the deep dark wood, underground house and treetop house, What was it like? How did they feel?
The Gruffalo | Cosmic Kids Yoga Kids

Explore and play more games relating to the story online.
Was anyone lucky enough to see any snow? Did you spot any tracks?

Let's focus on feelings and emotions.
How do you think the Gruffalo's child felt at home in the cave at the beginning if the story? How do you think he felt when he saw the Big Bad Mouse? Do you think he felt differently when he got home to his cave?
Can you make different facial expressions? Send me a photo! Or you could draw a picture of the Gruffalo's Child's face to show how they feel.
What words does your child use to label emotions? Scribe them on to their picture to record their voice.