EYFS Apps/ Website Links

Acorns Class Staff

Miss L. Green              Class Teacher
Mrs M. Raynes            Teaching Assistant
Mrs S. Shaw                Teaching Assistant
Mrs A. Fahim              Teaching Assistant
Miss L. Price               Teaching Assistant
Mrs J. Davies             Teaching Assistant (2 days a week)
Mr A. Trudgeon          Teaching Assistant


This half term:

PE - Caterpillars - Monday PM and Butterflies - Tuesday PM 

Forest School - Butterflies - Tuesday AM

Outdoor Learning - Butterflies - Monday PM

Cookery - Caterpillars - Tuesday PM 

We will be visiting Jumparooz on Thursday mornings. 


Our current topic is Transport. For home learning I will be looking at setting a topic or theme a week/fortnightly. 

I will then offer different ideas for activities linked to this topic where possible! These will be via Twitter and this website, so where possible, please check both sites! 

This weeks topic (30/03/20) Easter!

Check out Mrs Shaw’s Easter Attention Autism! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7HxkXFgIlY&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

Easter Cooking - Please note: the measurements are in American so you may need to do some converting! 






Design your own Easter Egg! 

Either save to iPad/PC and design on there or print off and design using paints/crayons etc. 

Make sure to send me the finished products either via email or twitter so the children can receive a special certificate! 


Being at home for long periods of time is the perfect time to practice our life skills, including:

  • Dressing and Undressing
  • Brushing our teeth
  • Washing our hands
  • Zipping up our own coats
  • Putting on and fastening our own shoes
  • Going to the toilet independently (if possible!)
  • Using a knife and fork and cutting up our own food
  • Drinking from a cup (if possible) 

I would also like to add, please please do not worry or stress yourselves trying to do constant work and activities with the children. This is such a difficult and confusing time for us all, especially the children, and the most important thing is for everyone to stay healthy, physically and mentally! 

If you get stressed and feel anxious the children will pick up on this and this could cause lots of worry for our children. 

I of course will continue to send lots of activity ideas and information, but the main thing I would suggest is for you to enjoy this time with your children! Have lots of fun indoors, playing together, reading stories, watching tv and movies, going for walks (where safe and possible), doing jigsaws, singing songs and dancing, building dens, baking and cooking and just generally spending time together! 

It is very difficult to replicate a lot of the learning we do in school as the vast majority, as you know, is very practical, hands on and resource reliant. We are aware that the children do not learn through worksheet style. So please just do your best! 


Here is a visual version of our daily timetable and routine! In case this is something you would like to try and follow at home where possible! Activities is our child initiated learning, including, construction, water, sand, sensory play, mark making, paints, iPads, small world, role play, crafts, junk modelling, play dough and books. 

Literacy, mathematics and fine motor are still child initiated continuous provision style learning but more focussed on literacy (phonics, letters, mark making, reading, etc.), numbers (recognition, sequencing, addition and subtraction, etc.), shape, space and measure (colours, shapes, sorting, etc.) and fine motor (threading, mark making, inset jigsaws, peg boards, etc.)

Sensory time and PE are of course all about getting the children moving! @Hawthorns_PE have shared lots of good websites for this already! Relaxation could be anything the children find enjoyable and relaxing, e.g. colouring, yoga, lying on a beanbag, calming videos/music, etc.

Magic Box and Attention Autism will be harder to do at home but if you have any exciting toys already at home, ones that flash, spin, make noise etc. Or balloons and things like that, and a box you could make your own version of this!

Magic Box!

An overview of Magic Box - you have a box full of exciting toys. The children sit in front of you and only you can touch the box and the toys, the song is “what’s in the magic box today? Let’s have a look and bring it out to play. Will it be big? Or will it be small? There might be nothing in there at all!” 

Then you knock on the box 3 times and encourage the children to do the same, make sure you count out loud! 

Then you get one toy out at a time, your voice should be really excited and enthusiastic when you say what the toy is, e.g. “WOW a balloon!!” “Blow it up” and then encourage the children to copy what you’ve said. 

Then you want to let the balloon go so you say, “let it go” and again encourage the children to copy you. Then you would say, “ready, steady...” and wait for the children to say “go” and then you let it go. 

Keep talking to the children throughout the whole thing and interaction between yourselves and the children is the main goal! 

Other ideas linked to specific areas


Meet the Numberblocks - This free introductory app introduces the child to the Numberblocks and helps develop their counting skills.

Meet the Alphablocks  - Meet the Alphablocks, get to know your alphabet and letter sounds and sing along to the Alphablocks song.

Go Explore from CBeebies - Go Explore is packed with fun CBeebies games and videos based on the early years curriculum to help get kids ready for school.

Playtime Island from CBeebies  - All the games in CBeebies Playtime Island meet specific needs of children and their parents or carers, with a focus on bonding, learning, discovery and self-expression.

Writing Wizard - Writing Wizard is designed to help every child learn how to trace letters, numbers, and words through a fun system carefully designed to maintain motivation.

ABC star - ABC Kids is a free phonics and alphabet teaching app that makes learning fun for children, from toddlers all the way to preschoolers and kindergartners

Draw and Tell - Storytelling for kids

Finger paint - Use your fingers to draw great art! Shake to erase and start over again. Touch on red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple to change the color of the paint.

Letter School - The #1 alphabet tracing and words spelling app for toddlers & pre-schoolers. Recommended and used by parents, teachers, and occupational therapists!

Epic - An online bank of reading books that you can read/listen to/watch! I have created an account for the class, I will post the code below for you to join! 



Oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ (free for parents to join) 

phonicsplay.co.uk (username: march20 password:home)

twinkl.co.uk/offer (UKTWINKLHELPS) 

YouTube - Shonette Bason-Wood (Dough Disco) 

nrich.maths.org/13373 - EYFS at home Maths learning activity ideas 

nrich.maths.org/13372 - EYFS at home Maths learning activity ideas 

nrich.maths.org/13371 - EYFS at home Maths learning activity ideas 

ncetm.org.uk/resources/52060 - Numberblocks related maths work 


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