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Nursery and reception home learning resources

Home learning information and resources for nursery and reception children aged 3-5.

Here are resources you can use to support children in some areas that will benefit from practice at home.

Key areas for the Early Years Foundation Stage of learning

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) covers 7 areas of learning:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design

They are all important to the development of your child.

We would recommend 'What to expect when? Guide for parents' - supported by the Department for Education. It contains guidance for parents and carers with information on all aspects of learning. It will also help you find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first 5 years in relation to the EYFS.

Understanding how your child will develop and learn

Language and literacy home learning activities

Words for Life is a website full of downloadable activities and guidance on literacy milestones, fun things to try with your child and lots more.

Your child will be learning new things every day. This is an important age to encourage your child to play with others, look at books they like and chat lots. Your child will love it if you can spend time talking and reading with them.

Words for Life website

Maths home learning activities

Numberblocks on the Cbeebies website has a comprehensive set of information parents need to know about numeracy development from 0-6 years. It has fun activities you can build into everyday life and play.

Children with good numeracy skills are more likely to earn more, stay in education longer and have more chance of actually being in work when they grow up. Even if you feel you aren’t good at maths, there are things you can do with your child now that will make a big difference to their ability.

Numberblocks on the Cbeebies website

Supporting your child's learning during the coronavirus outbreak

General information and tips on supporting learning from home, establishing routines and more.

More information and tips on home learning



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