Term 3 2020

Term 3 2020

Home Learning @ Silverdale

Welcome to the EYFS page. If you are currently learning from home then you are in the right place! 

Class email addresses

Whilst the school is closed to most children, we would encourage you to contact your teacher regularly using the class email address. You can use this email to send work to your teacher, ask for advice or just tell them about the wonderful learning you are doing at home! Please remember that all the teachers are also teaching class bubbles in school, so they may not be able to respond immediately - but they will get back to you!

The class email addresses are:




Learning Apps

In addition to the lessons and activities prepared by your teachers, all children have unlimited access to a number of learning apps. In EYFS these apps are:


Reading Eggs (Fast Phonics)

You should have logins for these sites, and you will be used to using them at school. Try to use them daily to help improve your Maths and Reading skills. They are all free to use and work on pretty much any online device - including many mobile phones. 

If you have any problems logging on, please either contact your class teacher via the class email address or contact Silverdale tech support at: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

EYFS Home learning WB 4th Jan 2020

Our first story will be ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’

Please remember that with the younger children ‘little and often’ is the key.

Please remember to read every day for 10-15 minutes.  Oxford Owl website have lots of free ebooks https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Also spend 10/15 minutes on DoodleMaths and Reading Eggs/Fast Phonics apps! These are set at your child’s level so will be particularly beneficial.

Phonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY tricky words, daily if possible.

Here are links to phonic lessons that cover all the elements of a phonics lesson we would teach in school. One for each day…






This link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYYSBProJH4 is lovely to encourage correct letter formation, you will be amazed how this will improve your child’s writing when completed every day.

This week’s medley

Choose one (or more) activity per day. Please complete the minimum of four different activities this week. We would like them emailed to the class email address. We will be able to praise and encourage your child with the messages we can send.

The activities below are linked to ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’


We would love to hear about your Christmas too. Please can your child draw and write about their favourite Christmas present/memory? Or take a photo to show us!

Activity 1: Find all the shoes in the shoe cupboard/box…

1.            Count them individually

2.            Count them in twos

3.            Count how many pairs

4.            Make number cards to label how many there are.

5.            Are they all the same size? Can you order them from the shortest to longest & longest to shortest? 

Activity 2:

Can you create your own story map by sequencing the pictures/events from the story? Then retell it using the map.

Activity 3: Can you design your own shoe?

Consider the colour? Shape? Material? Straps? Price?

Or you could design an outfit for the Elves?

Activity 4: Can you set up a shoe shop, give all the shoes a price and ask a grown-up/sibling to be a customer. Can you find the right money? Does the customer need change? Can you total amounts if they want more than one pair?

Activity 5: 

In the story the elves were really kind to the old man. Can you think of someone who has been really kind to you?

Can you write them a letter or make them a card to say thank you for their kindness?

Activity 6:

Can you become your own story teller?

Can you retell the story but change it to make it your own?

Maybe think about…

What else the old man might sell in his shop?

If it wasn’t the elves - who might help the old man?

You could challenge yourselves to write the story?

Activity 7: Can you create a patterned design for a sole of a shoe? Draw around one of your shoes for the template. 

Activity 8: Can you measure things around your house by counting how many steps something is? What else can you find to measure things?

Activity 9: Hide n’ Seek

Play find the pair around the house.

Collect some shoes. Hide one shoe... The other person counts to at least 20…find the missing pair. Challenge yourself by setting a timer. You may need to give some clues…