In Reception, we believe that learning through play is paramount and exploring and discovering the world together is simply magical! Here are a few websites that we recommend to have a look at over the course of your time at home. Of course, social media is also great for ideas and we really love seeing what ‘ fiveminutemum’ is up to on Instagram as she shares some fantastic ideas for things to do at home, as well as ‘ourclassroomjourney’ , 'eyfs_outdoors’ and ‘the_play_at_home_mummas’.
Do remember to keep your muscles strong; keep developing gross and fine motor skills, which will make the writing process easier. You could practise cutting out shapes with scissors, perhaps some simple sewing, chalking in the garden or making up obstacle courses.
Explorify - Creative Oracy
In school, we have loved using Explorify as part of our daily oracy sessions. The activities on there really spark conversation and get your little one thinking creatively.
Go Noodle - Physical Development
Go Noodle is a brilliant website to encourage your child to get moving. We’ve laughed a lot having a go at the funny dances!
There are some super websites full of games linked directly to the ‘Letters and Sounds’ scheme.
Cbeebies - General Learning
Cbeebies is just a wonderful website and the games, puzzles and songs on there always engage the children in school.They particularly love the Number Blocks and Alpha Blocks.
Oxford Owl - Phonics, Reading and English
Oxford Owl website contains a number of free e-books for children to enjoy. Join Biff, Chip and Kipper, Winnie the Witch and many more on some great adventtures.
Love Reading 4 Kids
If you a struggling with ideas of what to read next, check out Love Reading 4 Kids. This site has a wealth of booklists categorised by age range and topic, covering both fiction and non-fiction. Maybe you'll find a brand new author to love.