Pre-School Home Learning

Welcome to our home learning page! 

To coincide with the weekly home packs, all our children, whether they are staying home or still attending playgroup you can now access this page for activities, links and useful information to assist your child's home learning and development at this unprecedented time.

Please check back regularly for new ideas and activities.

We would love to stay connected and see what you have been up to, you can post pictures and activities or new ideas that we can share to Tapestry or to our Facebook page :)

Grooving and Moving at Playgroup 

We have many favourite songs at Playgroup, I have added a few of our most danced to tunes below

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Move it to the sounds - 

Jack Hartman

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Move it to the sounds 2 - 

Jack Hartman

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Listen & Move - 

TheKidsCartoons

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Dinosaur Stomp - 

The Kiboomers

As well as dancing, our children are really enjoying Cosmic YouTube, I have added a couple of links below

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Going on a bear hunt - 

Cosmic Yoga

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Yoga Disco - 

Cosmic Yoga

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 1 - 7 February 2021

As part of Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, in Playgroup we have been exploring our feelings and emotions. We have been reading the book "Sometimes I Feel Sunny" by  Gillian Shields and Georgie Birkett. You can find the book being read on YouTube here

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We have been exploring our feelings and emotions and how to use different coping tools by "stomping out dinosaur sized feelings". More information on sensory activities can be found by clicking here.

At Playgroup we are drawing faces to match the emotion the people in this activity are feeling.

Together, we are thinking about and discussing different feelings and talking about how and why we feel different emotions.

The theme of this years Children's Mental Health Week is "Express Yourself". For further information on how to get you and your child involved or for advice and support regarding Children's mental health please click here

Useful Websites & Links

Homemade Playdough

Playdough has always been a favourite here in playgroup, below is the recipe we use. It is a great way for children to develop their finger muscles and have proper finger control before they can learn to write at school.  

Get creative and have a go at home!

CBeebies is a fantastic site aimed at early years with a wide range of activities and games to assist your child's learning and development, Hey Duggee being a firm favourite at Playgroup!

BBC Bitesize is full of videos, quizzes and practice activities to help you keep on track when learning at home. Pick your year and subject to get started!

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Cosmic Yoga is a YouTube channel that embarks on interactive adventures to encourage children to build strength, balance and confidence through yoga. It is a great way to get children moving, and adults too!

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Sign up for free and get access to books, games, activity print outs and more. Its a great way to introduce a love of reading to your child. 

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Providing parents, children and young people with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills from home. The National Literacy Trustis bursting with resources and tools for early language development and parental engagement.

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At the start of the first lockdown, best selling author, Rob Biddulph, decided to post draw-along videos of some of his book characters that parents and children could do together. They have proved extremely popular and over the last 12 months Rob has posted over 70 videos to draw along to. 

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Orchard Toys have created a range of free, printable worksheets and activities that are fun, educational and perfect for learning at home! With everything from numeracy and literacy activity sheets to craft ideas, colouring sheets and recipes. 

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Here you'll find a set of free activities for you and your child, updated daily and designed to make each day of the week as easy as possible during a school lockdown. Expect home learning activities, crafts, weekend fun, games, parenting blogs and much more. 

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