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Code of Conduct for Online Learning

Sample timetable for children in Nursery


9.30 - share a book

10.00 - phonics work

10.30 - learning through play - this could be completing a jigsaw, playing with small world toys, such as animals, dinosaurs, dolls, child's interest etc, exploring the garden or completing a physical development activity

11.30 - a literacy/physical development lesson

12.00 - lunch

1.00 - a maths lesson

1.30 - learning through play

2.00 - understanding the world/expressive arts and design/topic activity

2.30 - learning through play


This is a list of suggested ideas or links for home learning - we are not expecting you to complete them all (unless you want to), pick out a few and remember to share any home learning with us on Class Dojo. 


Please do not feel you have to print activities out; these are just some ideas that you could make, draw or cut out as a family. 


Below are lessons and activities to complete with your child.

Spring 1

Week 3 - 7.2.22

Week 2 - 31.1.22

Week 1 - 24.1.22

Reading for Pleasure


Having the time to read and enjoy a good quality book is very important in the Early Years.

Here are a wide range of texts to share with your child. 

Spring 2 - Animals
Week 2 (1.3.21) - World Book Day

Sorting animals

Week 1 (22/2/21)

Phonics - Noisy Neighbor 2 scenario photographs

Bus and door numbers

Initial sound cards

Spring 1 - Weather
Week 6 (8/2/21) - Chinese New Year
Week 5 (1/2/21) - Children's Mental Health Week

Weather mobile examples

Week 4 (25/1/21)
Week 3 (18/1/21)
Week 2 (11/1/21) 
Week 1 (6/1/21) - Hopes and Dreams 

This first week we will be thinking about what we hope or dream that this new year will bring and about the well being of ourselves and others during this strange time. 

PSHE/Literacy/Understanding the World/EAD 
  • This can be a very unsettling time for us all including children so it's important we talk to them about their feelings and encourage them to talk about these feelings using words like ‘happy’, ‘sad’, ‘angry’ or ‘worried’. Undertake specific activities that encourage about talk about feelings and their opinions. 
  • You're a Super Hero


The teachers at St Christopher's already think you are superheroes!

Complete this activity, showing what you would look like as a superhero. If you can't print the sheet, you could just draw it on a piece of paper. What would your superpower be, I wonder?

  • New Year Resolutions 


Have a think of what you would like to try/do or get better at this year e.g. sharing, being a good friend, riding a bike, holding a pencil correctly, learn some new Nursery rhymes, count objects to 5 etc.

What do you hope to be when you are older? Is it a police officer, a chef, a vet, a hairdresser? Draw, paint or make a puppet and chat about all the exciting and important things you could do when you grow up.

  • Writing letters or cards to post to a family member or friend that you may not have seen/will see for a while. 
  • What was your favourite Christmas present? 


Draw, colour and write what you enjoyed playing with the most or what you enjoyed doing with your family over the Christmas holidays. Hopefully, we can share this with each other soon. 

  • Read lots of stories together - talk about the difference between the pictures and writing and how we get information from them about the stories e.g. pictures tell us about a character, the setting, what the weather is like etc. Chat and ask questions about the books. 

Communication and Language


This will come into lots of the activities you will be doing but so won't need to be taught separately but you might just want to consider these pointers when working with your child:


*Ask them questions about what they are doing and encourage them to ask questions.

*Encourage your child to speak in full sentences rather than 2 or 3 words and model this for them.

*Ask them for more detail to extend thinking for example:

 car - what colour is it? how big is it? so “car” then becomes “It is a yellow car”.

*sing nursery rhymes, songs and poems.



Can you find materials around the house that you could turn into snowballs? (Cotton wool, tissue, paper etc.) See how many you can throw into a pot, bucket, even your mum or dads arms and count them. Can you beat your score? Can you beat your family members? 

If you feel like a challenge you could draw the number of snowballs you managed to get in or even try to write/copy the numeral. 

Physical Development 


Keeping active is very important to our mental health and well being. Why don't you practise your yoga skills, or learn a new dance. How many keepy ups can you do? Why don't you challenge one of your grown-ups to a hula hoop competition or a skipping game? Whatever you do, keep safe. 



Describe it and Find it game 


Set up a model farmyard. Describe one of the animals but do not tell the children its name. Say, for example, This animal has horns, four legs and a tail. Ask them to say which animal it is. Ask them to make the noise the animal might make.

When they are familiar with the game let the children take the part of the adult and describe the animal for you to name.


This activity can be repeated with other sets of objects such as zoo animals, toy sets based on transport (e.g. aeroplane, car, train, bus, boat), musical instruments etc.

It can be made more challenging by introducing sets of random objects to describe and name.


Look, listen and note - can the children:

■ describe what they see;

■ identify the animals and imitate the sounds;

■ add new words to their vocabulary.


It is important for the children to continue to learn when at home. On this page you will find lots of activities to help you with this. Weekly lesson ideas, linked to the work we will be doing will be uploaded. To see these, please click on the relevant date you are looking for. You will also find a link  to Purple Mash. See the Mini-Mash section of Purple Mash for your child's most recent themes, games, virtual tray and activities. 
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