EYFS WB 1st March 2021

EYFS WB 1st March 2021

Welcome to EYFS ideas for Home Learning   w/b 1st March 2021

Good Morning!

This will be the final week of home learning before we welcome you all back to school. This week we will explore ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. Thursday is World Book Day and this is the book that the whole school will be investigating too. So, if you have older brothers or sisters you can investigate together and maybe share activities? 

Please email your child’s learning in. We are collating all of this for your child’s learning journey and it is important to try to maintain some routine and learning. Then when they return to school it will be a smoother transition. Plus we are also going to make a display to recognise wonderful learning at home and at school, so these can be discussed and celebrated when all the children return.

Please be aware that all the teachers are still teaching class bubbles in school, so they may not be able to respond immediately - but they will get back to you as soon as they can! 

Just a reminder the class email addresses are:




Don’t forget the Year group assembly at 10:30am on Tuesday, you can find the link at this page, but you'll need the password your parent has been sent via email: https://www.silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk/school-life/school-assemblies 

Also, don't forget the special World Book Day assembly at 9:30am on Thursday - you can find the link at the school assemblies’ page above. 

Here is an introduction to this week's home learning

A learning guide you may wish to follow…

EVERYDAY-We ask you spend 20 minutes on DoodleMaths, Fast Phonics and Reading Eggs please.


In addition to the daily plan here are some fun activities you may like to do throughout the week;

If you have paper plates (or draw around a plate) can you paint or colour one so it looks like planet earth, showing the land and the sea?

Choose one planet and investigate facts about it, you could represent/make it using collage, recycling, painting…?

Talk about night and day. Can you create two pictures of the same place at different times of the day? Why do we have night and day? Some animals are nocturnal! Are you nocturnal (active at night & sleep in the day)?

The dodo explains that it isn’t supposed to be in the book. Why is this? Can you find out about other animals that have become extinct? What can we do to protect animals on our planet?

Can you design a poster to support one way to look after planet earth?

Go on a doubling scavenger hunt. Ask a grown up to write you a  list of objects to collect, for example 1 green leave or 2 long sticks. Your job is double each one – happy hunting.

 Printing double. Fold your paper in half and paint one side and then watch your painting double!


Last week little bear went into space and shared his picnic with owl. Can you halve some different fruits? – some you will need cut like apples and some you may need to share like an orange. Watch out for all the other food you eat throughout the day – can it be halved?

Can you make some tin foil moon rocks? Try halving different amounts, do they always share equally? Talk about what we mean by odd and even numbers.



9 o’clock- Let’s start the day with Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle, so get dancing…put that sunshine in your pocket…


9.15 Time for some phonics ‘Letters and Sounds’

This week we will be reinforcing phase 3 learning through activities, games and songs.

Today’s Phonics…

Let’s start with a game of ‘Grab a Giggling Grapheme’ to practise our phase 3 sounds! Listen to each sound and click on the correct grapheme.


Phonicsplay - username; jan21 password; home

Next, listen to the sounds in the video below and try writing them down. How many can you do today without looking? 😊 You may want to pause the video after each sound!


10.00  It’s snack time

10.30 o’clock  - It is time for Literacy Before we read the story, let’s get to know a little bit more about the author of the story?  

This week’s story is written by Oliver Jeffers, can you find out some interesting facts about this author?


If you could ask Oliver Jeffers any questions what would they be? Write them as a list or write a letter to Oliver Jeffers.

Today’s challenge-

 In a quote shown at the back of the book, Oliver’s Dad says that

‘There are only three words you need to live by, son: respect, consideration and tolerance.’ What do these words mean?

They are very important, especially as we move onwards and upwards and work to put this virus behind us.

12 o’ clock- lunch time…remember to wash your hands.

1 o’clock – After lunch…it’s Maths time!

Exploring what the word 'double' means by making and spotting doubles.



Enjoy this beautiful story by Oliver Jeffers; The Way Back Home.




Welcome to Tuesday :)

9 o’clock  Time for some phonics

Let’s practise those Phase 3 sounds again that you’ve been working on! Let’s have a game of Flashcards first 😊 How many of the sounds can you say?


Phonicsplay - username; jan21 password; home

Next, let’s practise writing some of our Phase 3 sounds. Can you think of and write any words that begin with or contain j, v, w, x, y, z, ch, sh, or th?

10.00 o’clock It’s snack time…yum yum! Remember to wash your hands first.

10.30 o’clock It’s Literacy J

Time for the story, ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers (you know a little bit more about him now).

A little trailer first https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_7lkRYfjvY&feature=emb_logo

Are you excited to hear it now?

Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

Can you talk to a grown up or write down some of the things Oliver Jeffers wanted his son to know?

12 o’ clock- lunch time…remember to wash your hands.

1 o’clock – After lunch it’s time for Maths!

Today we will be looking at what 'half' means by practising halving amounts.


Finish the day by exploring the space, there is so much to learn!




Good morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2ZXRh74WU: StoryBots Outer Space | Planets, Sun, Moon, Earth and Stars | Solar System Super Song. 

9.15 Time for some phonics

First, let’s revise our Phase 3 sounds with the video below. Can you write down any of the sounds that you are still learning?


Now, let’s practise blending sounds together by playing ‘Pick A Picture’. Read the word and choose the picture to match it. Remember that we’re practising Phase 3 at the moment 😊 For a challenge, can you think of and write a sentence with any of the words that you read?


Phonicsplay - username; jan21 password; home

10.00  It’s snack time…yum yum!

10.30 o’clock  - It is time for Literacy Oliver Jeffers first introduces you to space, to show that we live on one of the eight planets. So let us find out a little bit more about space today-


In this lesson we blast off into outer space with Miss Hughes, we learn some features of the solar system and have an introduction to the planets.

Now try to remember your new knowledge by drawing a picture of the planets. Can you think of a rhyme to remember the order of them? Label the planets. You could challenge yourself to write a fact about each one?

12 o’ clock- lunch time…remember to wash your hands.

1 o’clock – After lunch time we have Maths lessons at school.

In this lesson we will continue to practise halving.




Hooray it’s nearly Friday… this is a great song to start the day and get you thinking about planet earth.


9.15 Time for some phonics

Just as we have so far this week, let’s practise those Phase 3 sounds again using the video below 😊 Remember to write down and say the sounds that you are still learning! For a challenge, can you think of and write any words that contain the sounds ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or? You can write as many words as you like!


Now let’s practise blending by playing ‘Reading Robot’. Please select Phase 3 😊 You may want to write down some of the words and add sound buttons to help you. Can you spot any digraphs or trigraphs in the words? Your grown-up will click on the tick if the word is read aloud correctly.


Phonicsplay - username; jan21 password; home


10.00  It’s snack time…yum yum!

10.30 o’clock  - It is time for Literacy

In the story Oliver Jeffers tells his son about the land and the sea. Lots of animals live on the earth and need to survive where their home is, their home is called a habitat.


In this lesson, we identify different habitats and begin to understand why different animals live in different habitats. Put your knowledge into practice by creating a habitat for your teddy, thinking about what animal they are and what shelter, food and climate they would need to survive in the wild.

12 o’ clock- lunch time…remember to wash your hands.

1 o’clock – After lunch time it’s time for Maths

In this lesson we will look at the relationship between double and half




Let’s start Fri-YAY with an amazing song, ‘We are the World’ with actions, it will give your grown-ups goosebumps…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH6suPfBTt8  We can sing this together when we are back at school too.

9.15 Time for some phonics

Time to re-visit our tricky words! 😊 Listen to the song below! For a challenge, can you write them down and then say them as you point to them?



10.00  It’s snack time…yum yum!

10.30 o’clock  - It is time for Literacy, this lesson you will learn about animals and their habitats. We explore four very different habitats and look closely at why certain animals are suited to living there. We will look at the different tracks that animals make as they move around their habitats. Finally, we will make our very own animal tracks by printing with potatoes


Can you challenge yourself by selecting one creature you know little about, research the creature and write about it? Is this creature an endangered one?

12 o’ clock- lunch time

1 o’clock – After lunch, it’s Math’s time!

This lesson is a revision lesson.



Joke of the Week;

Which school do the planets go to study?

Answer: UNIVERSity!

We finish our school day with a story, this is ‘How to Catch a Star’ by Oliver Jeffers. Enjoy! 



Thank you for trying hard with your learning at home. We are very proud of you.

Remarkable Rabbits, Super Squirrels and Happy Hedgehogs – you are all incredible learners, we cannot wait to see you all next week.