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Early Years Home Learning!

Hello all Early years children, please find your planning for this week below. 


Parents/ Carers please remember to email us weekly. 

Sam's email- staffone@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk  (Little Learners)

Miss Clever's email- staffthree@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk  (Nursery)

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Story of the Week- The Hungry Caterpillar

Rhyme of the Week- Old Macdonald had a farm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6HzoUcx3eo

Word of the week- Healthy

Shape of the week- Square (Nursery- Can you find any squares around your house? Reception- Can you create a picture using Squares?)

Dough Gym Disco – Click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9D5lfqZF3o

Playdough recipe- Click on the link https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe

Everybody can have a go at these activities…



Can you make a collage out of food wrappers?

Can you create one full of healthy foods and one full of unhealthy foods?

Make a fruit salad, using your favourite fruit.

(N, L&A)


Number Blocks Episode- https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgksd/numberblocks-series-2-six  

Series 2- episode 1.


All about the number 6. Play a subitising game with a dice. What amount have they landed on? Can you count the spots or can you subitise? (Say the number just from looking at it).

(FM, GM, Maths)


Can you cut up some fruit with an adult? What colour is the fruit? What does it taste like?


When you have cut up the fruit up does it get smaller or bigger?


Count the fruit before you cut it up, how many pieces do you have? Now count the pieces of fruit you have, after cutting them up.



Using a hard vegetable such as a potato, can you cut this in half and create an ABAB pattern with paints.


For example using red and blue paint, the pattern would be red paint, blue paint, red paint, blue paint.


See if the children can continue the pattern you have created.

Put vegetables in order of size, big to small

Challenge- Can the children create their own pattern.

(RWI, S)


With the phoneme (sound) ‘d’. Can you find objects or things around the house that start with this phoneme?

For example;

Door, dog, dinosaur, dad, doll, duck.


This sound is our bouncy sound for each object found bounce the sound before saying the word for example d-d-d-dog.

(C&L, L&A, S, UTW, PSED)


Read or watch the story of The Hungry Caterpillar. Ask the children what they think being healthy means? What types of food are healthy? Was the Caterpillar eating healthy foods? What happened to the caterpillar after eating unhealthy foods? (Tummy ache). What foods do you like to eat?



(PD, GM, L&A)

Cosmic Yoga




Talk with your child about where food comes from, for example how we grow fruits and vegetables. Ask the children what they think the plants need in order for it to grow (sunlight, water, soil etc).

If you would like a challenge, have a go at these…

Maths: Watch numberblocks on CBeebies Series 1, Episode 12 (the whole of me). Get four lego bricks and see how many different numbers you can find inside four. (e.g. 2 and 2, 1 and 1 and 1 and 1 and 1.) Now try this with 2,3 and 5.

Watch numberblocks on CBeebies. Series 3, Episode 4. (Fruit salad) Using fruit or any items at home make your own fruit machine, see how many ways you can make numbers 2-5 by adding two sets of objects together. Say the number sentences as you make them e.g., 2 add 2 equals four.

Watch numberblocks on CBeebies. Series 1, Episode 14 (Holes) using Lego or building bricks make a tower of 1. Now add one more and say one more than 1 is 2. Continue this to 5. Can you make towers of 1-5 and put them next to each other to make a staircase pattern? Tell someone at home how each tower gets taller by saying one more than… is…

Watch numberblocks on CBeebies. Series 3, Episode2 (blockzilla) Ask an adult to write a number to 5 on a piece of paper and draw a < symbol. Place the number above the symbol. Can you find a number that is greater and smaller than the number above the symbol? You can use objects to help you.

Watch numberblocks on CBeebies. Series 2, Episode 1 (six) Ask an adult to hide bits of paper with 6 written on it around the room. See if you can find all the number 6’s! Show your adult 6 claps, jumps, hops etc. Can you count 6 items out of a larger pile? How many different ways can you make 6?

Watch numberblocks on CBeebies. Series 2, Episode 8 (counting sheep) Using 6 objects see what other numbers you can find within 6. Can you share the 6 objects out into equal amounts? Remember equal means the same.

Use some potatoes and fruit/veg to print a pattern.

English: Listen to the story of Avocado baby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKLmcn_38tU  Using your phonemes, write a list of 4 healthy foods that help you to become strong. Write all the phonemes you can hear in each word.

Using the internet with an adult, research where food comes from. Can you write a sentence to tell me where we get vegetables (you can choose a veg or fruit to write about) from, what cows give us, what pigs give us and what hens give us? (e.g.: Carrots grow in the ground. Cows give us milk etc) Use your phonemes to write all the phonemes you can hear in the words. (Adults the words do not need to be spelt correctly as we teach the children to write phonetically when learning to write). 

Listen to the story of supertato https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlaMeNmTG6c  stop the story where the pea traps the food and disappears. Where do you think the pea has gone? Think of some words that you could use to describe the pea. Make a wanted poster to tell people about the pea. Don’t forget to write some words to describe him. Use your phonemes and Fred talk to write two sentences to describe the pea on your poster.

Listen to the rest of supertato. Ask an adult to draw a speech bubble. What do you think supertato would say to the pea? Write what you think he would say in the speech bubble using your phonics and Fred talk.

EAD: Can you make your own supertato or super vegetable hero at home?

PD: Make a healthy fruit salad at home with an adult. Have a go at chopping the fruit yourself with a knife.

EAD: Have a bowl of fruit in front of you. Have a go at doing some observational drawings of the fruit.

EAD: Exercise is another way of staying healthy. Put on some music and have a dance! Can you make up a dance routine to teach people in your house?

Reading: Read your reading book at least 3 times a week.

Writing: Practice writing your name daily.

PSED: Brushing your teeth also helps to keep you healthy. Practice brushing your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes. Ask an adult to draw two outlines of a tooth and put a sad face on one and a smiley face on the other. Cut out pictures of different food and drink and stick them on the healthy tooth or unhealthy tooth.

RWI: Click on the links to practice reading CVC words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV4qbY-EbDg


Click on the link to have a go at writing CVC words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXK31iIH19s