Cherry Class (Reception and Year 1)

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Home Learning

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Week 1

Week 2

Please update their Tapestry with any exciting home learning. For observation ideas and information see: Exemplification of ELGs developed by the Department for Education.

BBC School – videos, audio books and activities

BBC Nursery Rhymes

ABC Does – creative activities

Hungry Little Minds – mixture of activities

Science activities

A lot of different ideas for interesting yet simple to carry out homemade science activities.

Science challenges to try at home.

Maths activities

BBC Numberblocks

A variety of activities for maths including number recognition, patterns, measure and shape.

Fantastic activities to challenge a wide range of mathematical areas. Articles about developing children’s maths are also interesting and thought provoking to read.

Games and interactive activities to challenge mathematical thinking in KS1.

Reading/ Phonics 

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BBC Alphablocks

We learn phonics in Cherry Class. Here is a useful guide to our pronouncing sounds we are learning.

This site has lots of tips to get children reading; fun stuff to do; book recommendations; ideas for all ages up to end of KS2. Excellent site.

This is an extensive site giving tips on how to share books; book lists & recommendations; catering for all ages including adults. Highly recommended.

Free eBooks; advice and tips for supporting children in KS1 & KS2; lots of games & activities that support reading skills; links to Oxford reading schemes. Definitely worth a look.

This site regularly updates its reading lists for specific age groups. It gives synopses, reviews & recommendations. Useful for keeping abreast of what’s popular in children’s fiction.


Provides a checklist of tips for hearing your child read.

Top ten tips on hearing your child read + a few related links.