West End Primary School and Nursery

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Nursery Puffin Class

Here are a few suggestions of activities that any children in Nursery can complete if they need to stay home but are well enough to engage with school work.  Or just give you some nice ideas of learning that can easily be accessed at home.


The BBC has launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.

BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:


DFE Guidance for Home Learning for children aged 2-4 years


The Early Literacy Trust have a dedicated Family Zone area with lots of fun activities to share with young children at home.  To access click on the link below:


It also suggest some easy activities to do at home:


1.Spider’s web: Turn the hall into a spider’s web: with tape or wool… you have to go through it but without touching it!

2. Foot drawings: Are you able to write your name with your foot or draw a house? You may find you surprise yourself, but you’re guaranteed a giggle in attempting to master the pen with your toes

3. Plant a seed: Take a lentil or chickpea and plant it in some wet cotton. Watch it grow

4. Homemade Puppets: Find some old socks, sew some buttons on them as eyes, and make your own puppet show

5. Hide messages around the house: Take some post-its and hide surprise messages around the house; you’re sure to get a smile out of the person who finds them


The below booklet gives ideas for talking communication activities.


This website has a list of 50 YouTube channels for home learning linked to different areas of the curriculum.


 Oxford Owl - Register for an account and there are a range of e-books which can be read online for free.


A selection of read along and picture books (and stories for older children) videoed with the permissions of the creators and publishers


 Alistair Bryce-Clegg is collecting a variety of 'things to try at home activities'


 Twinkl has opened up its premium resources for free while people are in isolation


You can play games with your child using the links below:


So as you can see Toucans there is a lot to keep you busy if needed, happy learning.