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Websites and videos with free downloadable activities and learning for under Fives.

This video is an example of developing the brain/body connections. Development of cognitive skills, such as sequencing, creative thinking and body/ spatial awareness. Excellent for eye/hand co-ordination. Start with two colours, then three at Nursery level.

Incorporate shapes such as circles, triangles and squares if you want this to be a math's activity. Early learning is multi layered and cross curricular.

Have fun learning through Play!

  1. Spring time/ science/ growth  ……

 

 Watch chicks hatching : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iI3FXsRlWk

A bean plant growing from seed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w77zPAtVTuI

Baby animals and parents’ names:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAuSx0C3xIGovernment advice  

 

        Reading ……….Julia Donaldson, is doing a weekly reading of her books on the Pan Macmillan website, at 4pm every Thursday. There are also free Gruffalo colouring sheets/craft activities on the website

(https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/books-for-children/snail-and-the-whale-kids-activities).

 

        Wellbeing………..Really good, free to download activities to do over a week for 3-5 year olds. Covers all aspects of wellbeing from emotional health, physical health and language developmental activities.www.ndna.org.uk/healthy

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Safe and simple, family-led learning experiences for ages 3 to 12:

https://education.microsoft.com/en-us/resource/755e5a8b (recommended by LA)

 

Children's storybook released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19

https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/system/files/2020-04/My%20Hero%20is%20You%2C%20Storybook%20for%20Children%20on%20COVID-19.pdf. (recommended by LA)

 

For advice on talking to your child about covid-19 , excellent website.  NSPCC provides advice on talking to a child about coronavirus / COVID-19

 

 

Physical development……..Keeping Children active indoors in confined spaces…..Nursery World has published some ideas using a bed, pillow and duvet https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/features/article/keeping-children-healthy-indoors-part-1-beds

 

 

Maths/ Reading/Writing/ geography/ science

 

Practical Preschool have created a learning through books activity plan with downloadable resources https://practicalpreschoolbooks.com/

Westminster council website have lots of activities for under fives under FIS  https://fisd.westminster.gov.uk/kb5/westminster/fis/advice.page?id=Nc0WIs-q-U8

 

You can also join the Library for free on Westminster council website to access lots of downloadable resources for under fives. https://www.westminster.gov.uk/online-resources-by-subject

 

The DFE ( Department for education) has released videos and apps that are suitable for home learning. This is the link;

 

 https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk

 

  1. Websites for early learning

 

  1. www.phonicsplay.co.uk

  2. www.bookstart.org.uk – Book Sharing and pack Information

  3. http://ukchildrensbooks.co.uk – On-line world of children’s books

  4.  – Fun and educational games and crafts

  5. www.literacytrust.org.uk/talk_to_your_baby – Encourages parents to talk more to babies

  6. www.five.tv/milkshake – Fun and educational games & crafts

  7. www.sparklebox.co.uk – Primary and Early Years resources

 

Every week new stories and drama can be found on;

 

https://www.chickenshed.org.uk/box-full-of-tales-online