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Here you will find things to do at home!

Some of them will help you continue your fab work at home, so remember to come in and tell us what you have had a go at doing!


Parents - Underneath each area we have included the end-of-year Early Learning goals that all of the children are working towards. Every child makes progress at their own pace and as such you may find that your child is working towards, achieving or even exceeding this target. Any evidence (writing, photos, drawings or even your descriptions) that you provide us with is valuable evidence of what your child can achieve and we will add it into their Learning Journey (in the red folders!).  If you are at all concerned about your child's progress please come in and speak to us.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development


Self-confidence and self-awareness: children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.


Managing feelings and behaviour: children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.


Making relationships: children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.


Communication and Language Development


Listening and attention: children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.


Understanding: children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.


Speaking: children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.


Physical Development


Moving and handling: children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.


Health and self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.




Reading: children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.


Writing: children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.



Numbers: children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.


Shape, space and measures: children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

Which cabin is which?

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Looking at 'teen' numbers

Writing numbers to 20

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We watch this video in class to help us remember how to write our numbers to 20. Skip to 0.40 seconds to get straight to the irritatingly catchy song. Sorry in advance...!

Numbering the cabins

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Looking at 'teen' numbers

Recognising coins song - 1p, 2p 5p and 10p!

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Recognising coins song - 20p, 50p, £1 and £5!

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Understanding of the World


People and communities: children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.


The world: children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.


Technology: children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.



An Ace Guide to Guy Fawkes

A basic introduction to Guy Fawkes Night for 4 to 8 year olds! With a rather familiar voice....!

Why do we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night?

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An Ace Guide to Staying Safe on Bonfire Night

A short, funny video, for young children about staying safe on Bonfire Night!

Harvest time

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Growing and harvesting food

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An Ace Guide to Diwali!

A simple guide to the festival of Diwali!

An Ace Guide to Rama and Sita!

A simple version of the story of Rama and Sita!

An Ace Guide to Nocturnal Animals

A funny guide to nocturnal animals for children aged 4+.

Animals and their body parts

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What do animals eat?

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How do animals change as they grow?

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How do animals move?

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An Ace Guide to Advent!

A guide to Advent made by Mrs Curtis and Mr Carter!

An Ace Chinese New Year story!

A very simple retelling of the Chinese New Year story that explains why the years got their names - made by Mrs Curtis and Mr Carter!

Chinese New Year

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How is Chinese New Year celebrated?

Expressive Arts and Design


Exploring and using media and materials: children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.


Being imaginative: children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.