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Click on the pencil below for this week's home learning:


Each week, children will be given a reading book to take home. Their reading book will match the level that they are working on in phonics. Please read with your child every day. 

Each Friday, we will send home some letter formation sheets. Please allow your child to complete these at home, sitting at a table and using a pencil. You do not need to return your completed sheets to school, but if you do want to show your teacher your super handwriting, you can snap a picture of the sheet and send over via Class Dojo! 

Click on the links below for some interactive pencil control activities (Username: jk4621 Password: home):

Interactive Patterns

Fun Magic Patterns


Isolating at Home

We are currently living in unprecedented times: it is likely that Covid-19 will continue to disrupt schooling for some pupils during this academic year. With this in mind, below are links to the Oak National Academy Early Years remote learning. In the event that your child is required to isolate, please click on the links below and complete the work. 

Literacy - The Sweet Talking Potato (10 lessons). Please complete one lesson per day.

Maths (Number) - Addition within 10. (5 lessons). Please complete one lesson per day on Week 1. 

Maths (Shape, Space and Measure) - Shape and Pattern (5 lessons). Please complete one lesson per day on Week 2.

Music - Planting in the Garden (1 Lesson) Please complete on Week 1. 

Music - The Woodland (1 Lesson). Please complete on Week 2.

PSHE - Staying Safe (4 Lessons)

Understanding the World - Growing Animals (3 Lessons)

We also have lots of Read Write Inc Phonics videos on our Abbey Hey Youtube Channels. Please complete one video per day of either:

Set 1 phonics videos

Set 2 phonics videos

Your teacher will be able to advise which set is more appropriate for your child. 





Our Class Novel

         Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman | WHSmith   The Pirates Next Door (Jonny Duddle): Amazon.co.uk: Duddle, Jonny, Duddle,  Jonny: Books    Pirate Princess: Amazon.co.uk: Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta: Books       Barefoot Books - A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea (Singalong Book + CD) -  WordUnited   Surprising Sharks (Nature Storybooks): Amazon.co.uk: Davies, Nicola, Croft,  James: Books

Our topic this half-term is 'Aqua Explorers!' We will be reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts based on the ocean, the creatures that live there and the pirates who sailed the ocean! We will be using these texts as a basis for our own writing. This half-term, we will be writing stories, fact pages and poems. 

Parental Engagement

Click here to find more information about Play club

Useful Websites

  • Click here to view the EYFS 'Development Matters'
  • We use the Read, Write, Inc scheme to teach phonics. Click here for a link to the website, where you will find more information.
  • Click here for the Zoolab website where you can find out more information about the animals who will visit our school this term.
  • Click here for some lovely free games that you can play with your child to support them with reading and spelling.
  • Click here for some interactive games you can play with your child to support them with addition and subtraction.
  • Click here to access our Abbey Hey EYFS Youtube channel, where we regularly upload videos to support children in phonics, reading, writing and maths. 


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