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Early Years Home Learning!

Hello all Early years children, please find your planning for this week below. Our new topic for the next two weeks is world of science. Enjoy smiley

Parents/ Carers please remember to email us weekly. 

Sam's email- staffone@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk

Mrs Young's email- staffthree@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk

Miss Pretty's email- stafftwo@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk


Little Learners Planning for W/C-  18/1/2021


Story of the week- Tickly Octopus  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3NVCdrsUrU

Rhyme of the week- Row Row Row your boat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rafox-9P3r8

Word of the week- Shiny

Number blocks episodes- https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzh11/numberblocks-series-1-one-two-three


Nature Walk -collect some items. (PD, CL, UTW, PSED)

Sensory items collage (Gluing and sticking) use items from your walk and things from around the home. (UTW, EAD, CL, PD)

Make big and small movements to music- learn to recognise changes to their body when active.


Floating and sinking- predict which items you think will float or sink. Use food, household items, toys etc. (UTW, EAD, M, PSED, CL)

Fill up pop bottles with water, blow over the top and listen to the different sounds that they make. (UTW, M, EAD, CL)

Find items around the house that you can push and pull.


Talk about opposites and demonstrate. I.e. plug socket on and off, light switch on and off etc. Talk about what happens when it is on and when it is off. (UTW, CL, PSED, EAD, M)

Watch the programme- Nina and the Neurons.

(UTW, CL, L, PSED) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZhgwispcpI


Add water to ice cube tray or a bowl, put in the freezer, take it out when frozen and the watch as it thaws from liquid to solid to liquid. Talk about what is happening. (UTW, CL, PSED, EAD)

Five senses song (CL, L, PSED, UTW, PD, M)





Little Learners Planning for W/C-  11/1/2021

Story of the week- Barry the fish with fingers


Rhyme of the week- 5 little fish swimming in the sea  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b24lpSJ4HDM

Word of the week- Water

Number blocks episodes- https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgt8/numberblocks-series-1-two


Billy’s Goats Gruff story


(L, PSED, CL).

Count out mythical character teddies/toys from home 1-5 (M, CL, PSED)

Use pots and pans as instruments to make quiet and loud sounds. (EAD, CL, UTW, PD)

Talk about favourite mythical creature to create/ construct tomorrow. (CL, UTW, PSED)

Junk modelling using boxes and packages etc and create a mythical character (Unicorn, Dragon, Troll) (PD, UTW, PSED, EAD)

What’s the time Mr Wolf song. Listen and join in.


Move around the room like a mythical creature- slither, jump, crawl etc.  (PD, UTW)

Learn new words-

Mythical, Troll, Unicorn, Dragon. (CL, PSED)

Obstacle course- indoors or outdoors. Adult to help set up things to jump off, crawl under etc.


Watch your favourite Mythical film/ cartoon.






Reception planning for W/C 04.01.21

L&A: Listen to the story of Zog. What words in the story can you hear that rhyme?

Writing: Look at the pictures of the mythical creatures. Write the names under each creature using all the phonemes you can hear in each word.

EMM: Using lego can you build a castle?

Speaking/ reading: Go onto our you tube channel to join in with our unicorn rhyme using oral blending! Or see the rhyme below to have a go yourselves….

M&H: Click on this link to join in with some cosmic yoga! https://youtu.be/7NWzS2xziI4

EMM: Go into your garden and find some stones. Wash the stones and let them dry. Once dry use these to paint some mermaid stones.


Unicorn Unicorn (Tune to teddy bear teddy bear)

Unicorn, unicorn touch your t-oe-s.

Unicorn, unicorn touch your n-o-se

Unicorn, unicorn pat your h-ea-d

Unicorn, unicorn go to b-e-d

Unicorn, unicorn wake up n-ow.

Unicorn, unicorn take a b-ow.

Unicorn, unicorn touch the g-r-ou-n-d

Unicorn, unicorn turn a-r-ou-n-d

Unicorn, unicorn sit back d-ow-n

Unicorn, unicorn don’t make a s-ou-n-d!



Song of the week: The farmers in his den. https://youtu.be/qwB4owcLAAg

Story of the week: Tiddler. https://youtu.be/qcTQADUywZY

Word of the week: Mysterious. Discuss this word and see if you can use it in a sentence.

Maths: Watch numberblocks series 3 episode 5. What does zero mean? Can you show zero fingers? Have numbers 0-5 in a bowl/bag. Pick a number. Tell your adult what number it is. Now can you do an action or get that many items to match your chosen number. Why haven't you got or done anything for zero?  Challenge! Using five items can you eplore different ways of making five? https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0blsx34/numberblocks-series-3-zero

Maths: Watch numberblocks series 3 episode 1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bls8yj/numberblocks-series-3-once-upon-a-time Go on a number hunt around your house. Can you find numbers 0-5? Have a go at writing these numbers.

RWI: Please follow these links for your phonics lessons… https://youtu.be/_HiQQrpx7vk?list=PL58WjyuuEwadkiw8bt8zk6m-GJY19wnOZ  (set 1 sounds) https://youtu.be/PB4vzrDjiXU  (blending)

Reception planning for W/C 11.01.21

L&A: Listen to the story of the three billy goats gruff.

Numbers: Using some teddies/figures (up to 10) have some in a line. Can count how many are in the line? Now add one more/ take one away. How many do you have? Use the sentence. “One more than.. is.. / One less than… is…”

W: Draw your very own mythical creature. What will it be? Give your creature a name. Matybe you could use an alien name like in Read write inc.. (nonsense word)  Write your creatures name using your phonics. Can you label parts of your creature (wings, horns etc.) using your phonics.

EMM: Using musical instruments or resources you have such as pots and pans, ask an adult to make up a rhythm for you to copy. (loud, loud, quiet, loud, loud, quiet or 1,2,2,1,2,2)

SSM: Play the game ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’  Have a look at a clock to see what numbers you need for O’Clock.

M&H: Clear a space in your lounge or go in your garden. Can you move around like a fairy, troll, dragon, mermaid, wolf, wizard etc… How would they move?

Speaking: Using your mythical creature that you designed. Make up a short story about your creature. Where do they live? What do they do? Do they have any magic powers? Ask an adult to write your story as you tell it.

EMM: Using resources at home (empty boxes, tubes etc) make your mythical creature that you designed.

M&H/ SSM: Make an obstacle course for the trolls bridge. Can you go over your bridge? Use positional language to describe where you are. (under the bridge, on, next to, behind etc.) 

L&A: To end our adventure on mythical creatures, choose a film to watch that has mythical creatures in. (Trolls, how to train a dragon etc..)  Enjoy!

Song of the week… 10 green bottles.  https://youtu.be/T0ooQv7oHvw

Story of the week… Puffin Peter… https://youtu.be/NlWW9jkk6-E

Word of the week… Creature. What does this mean? Can you use it in a sentence?

Maths: Watch numberblocks series 3 episode 2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0blsqtz/numberblocks-series-3-blockzilla  Using lego bricks make towers to represent 1-5. Use the language of greater than/ less than to describe each tower. (3 is greater than 2 etc..)

Maths: Watch series 3 episode 3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0blss0t/numberblocks-series-3-the-numberblocks-express  Play a game of buses with five passengers. Each time one gets on say see ow many are on and off the bus then put it into a number sentence. (2 add 3 equals 5)

RWI: Please follow these links for your phonics lessons.. https://youtu.be/txsKoU9RFuM?list=PL58WjyuuEwadkiw8bt8zk6m-GJY19wnOZ  (set 1 sounds) https://youtu.be/GTsh3Masha4  (Blending)

Here is a copy of the RWI grapheme mat to help with your writing including the rhymes!....

Nursery planning W/C - 4/01/2021

Story of the week - Super worm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jnk3XApKBg

Song of the week - Dingle Dangle Scarecrow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXxa2SVlQyE

Word of the week – Winter

Number blocks - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bzgxx/numberblocks-series-1-three


Mini Adventure – Mythical creatures

Zog Story


Can you read the story ‘Zog’ or watch in on Youtube https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bwdw8y/zog


Talk to your child about what is happening. Can they talk about the characters? Can they answer where, how and why questions?

(R, L&A, S,U)

  Fine motor

Unicorn pattern tracing.


Can you draw a unicorn for your child and draw some patterns inside that your child can trace over?


 (M&H, W)

Build a castle!

Using Duplo or whatever you have available, can you build a castle with your child?


(EMM, M&H)

Share a rhyme.

Unicorn, Unicorn

(To the tune of Teddy bear, Teddy bear)

Unicorn, Unicorn touch your toes,

Unicorn, Unicorn touch your nose,

Unicorn, Unicorn pat your head

Unicorn, Unicorn go to bed

Unicorn, Unicorn wake up now

Unicorn, Unicorn take a bow

Unicorn, Unicorn touch the ground

Unicorn, Unicorn turn around

Unicorn, Unicorn sit back down

Unicorn, Unicorn don’t make a sound


Painting mermaid rocks

Grab some paint and some rocks stones from your garden or outside. Can you create a mermaid stone? Maybe add some glitter!


Cosmic Yoga

Join in with Cosmic yoga


‘Cracker the Dragon of yoga!’



Mini Adventure – Mythical Creatures W/C 11/01/21


Story of the Week – The Pirate Cruncher


Song of the Week – Animal Fair


Word of the Week – Pirate

Number blocks episodes - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d61cv/numberblocks-series-1-four


Billy Goats Gruff


Share a story together

Who is your favourite character?

Can you join in with the repeated phrases?

(L&A, R)


Can you count the small world creatures?

Gather all your small world creature together. Have you got any dragons? Maybe a troll? Place them in a line and touch count. Can you count up to 10?


Grab some pots and pans and tap out a simple rhythm. Can your child copy the different sounds you make? ‘tap, tap, bang’


Get your creative head on and create your own mythical creature.

Can your child draw their own creature? Maybe a mermaid? Maybe a dragon with a Trolls head?

(M&H, W)

Junk model fun!

Find around the house any junk model material you can and enjoy creating your mythical creature.

(M&H, EMM)

What’s the time Mr Wolf?

Either inside or out enjoy a game.

Can your child count their steps and they get closer to the wolf?


How do you think a mythical creature could move?

Experiment with movements.

Slither, slide, crawl. Maybe put some music on so create the right atmosphere.

Can you talk to your child about their favourite mythical creature?

‘My favourite creature is ………… because………’


(S, U)

Obstacle course fun!

Let’s get physical. Using anything you have to hand. Boxes? Planks? Crates?

Can they jump and manoeuvre and tell you whether they are ‘on top of’ or ‘next to’ or even ‘underneath’

(S, SSM)

Film afternoon

Sit back and relax. Enjoy a film with a mythical creature in. Trolls? Little Mermaid? The choice is yours.