Auckley School

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Home Learning Ideas Lockdown 3.0

Phonics and Reading

  • Please read regularly with your child at home using books they have at home. Ask your child to be the storyteller and tell you a story about what they have read or ask them to use a picture book to tell the story to you. 
  • You could also set up a free parents account at Oxford Owl for School and Home. Here you can access a free set of ebooks, which are copies of those we have in school. Initially use the lilac ones without words, to encourage your child to use story language, ask them questions to develop understanding of what they have read.  Then in line with the phonics we are covering in class, begin using the pink, then red stage books. Any questions related to the book bands etc, please get in touch with the Foundation staff.
  • We are currently working on Phase 3 in phonics but revision of previous phase 2 is also very useful. 
  • Tricky word games such as bingo, fish on cards or making them in magnetic letters will help the children to remember them. 

Here are some links to support this:   Phase 2-3. Games such as Buried Treasure, Tricky Word Trucks, Sentence Substitution. There is now a free log in for parents for the length of the new lockdown There are some familiar books on here such as Owl Babies, Hairy Maclary.




  • Opportunities to practise writing simple words and sentences will be beneficial. These could be about a picture they have drawn and written underneath.
  • They could use one of the Tricky words from the mat in their packs and put it in a sentence.
  • They could make their own storybook out of paper, drawing pictures and a sentence or words on each page to help tell the story. 
  • Talk 4 Writing- Home learning pack link- (a donation has been made for this pack) 

Here are some ideas on Twinkl to support this:

Creative writing aids- Twinkl site

Writing story prompts



  • Please practise writing, ordering, sequencing and counting numbers to 10 and then 20. Use counters, buttons, shells etc to add and subtract different amounts. Can they write the number sentence for each one e.g. 5+5=10
  • Watch an episode of Numberblocks on Youtube or Iplayer, talk about the episode after, carry out an activity linked to what they have seen.  

Episodes such as: 

Series 1- Whole of me. Series 2- Blast off 

  • Look at familiar 2D and 3D shapes. What are they called? What are their properties? Are there any objects which have the same shape as a circle in the garden, around the house?

Here are some links to support learning on these areas:  Early Years Maths;



Remember with a parental login you can access a range of activities and resources to support your child with their learning at home. You can create a free login for this site.


Week 2 11-01-21

Please find below the activity sheets detailed in the Home learning picCollages on EEXat. You can download them here, but these sheets do not have to be used, it can also be completed on a whiteboard or a piece of paper.


Please upload any activities you carry out so we can share them with you.


Star description sheet- How to catch a star?

Access your child's learning journey online by clicking on the link and logging in to EExAT.