Home Learning - Nursery and Reception (EYFS)


You can e-mail the class teacher to receive your weekly Home Learning Pack which has been developed for Nursery and Reception by the EYFS team at St Helen's. Likewise, Hamilton Trust continue to provide weekly activities to support English and Maths development in Reception. This can be used in addition to the activities provided by the teacher. We hope you continue to find the suggested activities helpful.

Maths for Early Years - White Rose Activities

As schools worldwide close for now in response to COVID-19, as well as using the St Helen's home learning packs, you might like some additional support to further help your child or children with their studies at home. The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for children in the Early Years with more being added each week. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully at: 





Useful Websites


During this challenging time, we wanted to provide you with details of websites that can be accessed at home to support children’s learning and development specifically for the early years. Please find a list of suggested websites below. We hope you find this information useful and enjoy using these sites to enhance your child’s learning experiences at home!


Please do remember to review the sites ahead of time so that you are able to help your children find the best resources available within the sites. Some offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc. so it is important to know the site well in order to support and develop your child’s learning.



Excellent site built around the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. You can access a free 7 day trial but you need to subscribe after this period to access the content – various subscription packages available.



Great site with some free phonics games



Practise your phonics whilst reading simple comics



Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.



Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning.



Cbeebies stories and rhymes.



Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.



New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.



Listen to a story together.



Books for reading together with links to understanding of the world (good for natural science).



Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources



Good for spelling high frequency and tricky words!



Lots of maths and literacy games



Many games and songs including those relating to festivals.



Many delightful games. Spend some time exploring!



Games of varying quality to support different areas of learning.



The Little animals’ activity centre - plenty of good quality activities to support learning



The Little animals’ activity centre – stories



Various educational games, videos and craft ideas



British Council “Learn English” – songs and stories



Good quality games from a range of websites such as BBC. Supports communication, language and literacy, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy as well as other areas of learning.



Problem solving reasoning and numeracy



Visit the world with Barnaby Bear!