Home learning

This page will continue to be live so that the general home learning activities can be accessed by scrolling down. The year group pages will not be updated for the time being but the more recent documents are still available to view. 


Nursery Reception 

 Year 1 Year 2

For tips on home learning for parents/carers, please click here


If your child is worried about coronavirus, or is finding the changes difficult there are some resources to help them. Please click here and here.  You can also contact our Pastoral Support Worker, Sarah King for any help and advice linked to your child, yourself or others at home. Email sarah.king@geoffreyfieldinfant.reading.sch.uk or call/text 07716 643783. Sarah will be available at times during the Easter holidays as well so she will get back to you to offer support outside of the scheduled term time. 

There are also some additional links for support for parents and for children on our COVID-19 information page


General Home Learning Links

The following websites may be useful in supporting home learning.

The links are colour coded: red - suitable for Nursery and Reception, blue - suitable for Years 1 and 2, purple - suitable for all.

 BBC Bitesize are posting daily content. There is also a lot of other content that you can access by following the link. 

 Videos of a range of authors reading their own books aloud

Books and planned activities The CLPE (The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) have produced plans to go alongside some picture books. You don't need to own a copy of the book as there is a video of the book being read aloud. There is a separate plan for EYFS and KS1 - you don't have to complete each part of the plan, but it may help give some ideas that you can adapt for your child. 

iMoves PE and Dance Sign up or a free 14 day trial to access a range of dance and PE lessons to help keep children active at home. 

Active at Home Get Berkshire Active have launched a range of activities to encourage children to keep physically active at home.  

Draw alongside an illustrator Videos of authors/illustrators showing you how to draw characters from their book. Join in and develop your drawing skills! 

  For something with music and movement, daily YouTube body percussion sessions at 11.00am

 Every week at 4.00pm on a Thursday, Julia Donaldson reads one of her books.  The videos are also available afterwards on her Facebook page. 

 Disney Dance-along workouts to help keep active at home

National Literacy Trust Family Zone Guides for specific age ranges to support learning at home. 

Whizz Pop Bang!  Sign up for free to access some fun science experiments and other ideas. Planned activities start from Year 2 but some will also be suitable for Year 1. 

   Home access to Espresso, which is a learning platform that we use in school to access a wide range of resources.  Click Login in the top right corner, the username is student4619 and the password is geoffrey

 Free access to audio books that can be streamed on a computer, tablet or phone. 

Activity Village  Craft, colouring and puzzle activities. 

Scratch Junior Computer programming app suitable for ages 5-7

Learning projects This website has suggested learning projects for EYFS (Nursery and Reception) and KS1 (Year 1 and Year 2) 

Chester Zoo hosted live streams throughout the day on Friday, these are still available to watch. Then you could complete a zoo inspired project at home:  

  • Encourage your child to ask questions about the animals and then watch and listen carefully for the answers. 
  • Draw or paint pictures of the different animals.  Or use playdough, collage or something else more creative. 
  • Choose one animal to create a fact file about. Click here to see some templates you could use or adapt to make your own. 
  • Design a map for your own zoo, labelling where different animals would live and think carefully about which animals would like to live near water, in trees, somewhere dark etc. Click here for some inspiration. Remember you could also create your zoo map using Lego or other construction toys. 
  • Write a letter/email to Chester Zoo to tell them what you enjoyed most about the virtual tour. You could also write to another attraction, such as London Aquarium, and ask them to do something similar.

Oxford Owl free online books Free online ebooks for your child to read. There is an online reading assessment to help you find the right level of book, as the colour levels will not match the ones we use at Geoffrey Field

Oxford Owl learning  Learning activities from Oxford Owl

Twinkl You can sign up for access to free resources 

Maths Mastery Free Early Years and KS1 maths resources - printables for KS1 and activity ideas for Early Years.

Phonics Play This website has a number of free to access phonics games that would be particularly suitable for pupils in Reception or Year 1

Non screen based learning activities Here is a list of 25 activities that you can do to support learning at home that are non screen based

Spellings Games that support pupils in Years 1 and 2 to learn some of the common exception words as listed in the National Curriculum 

KS1 printable pack This pack produced by TTS is a printable activity book. The activities cover a range of subjects such as Literacy, Art, Science and Music. The activities will not link to your child's current topics in school but you may be able to look through together to find something they are interested in learning about

Early Years Maths This website has a range of leaflets that suggest ways to support Maths learning at home without needing to print any resources

Early Years Writing These are the leaflets from the same website as above, linked to Writing

Early Years printable pack This pack produced by TTS provides some printable resources as well as a wide range of suggested activities including making playdough (recipe provided), nursery rhymes and physical activity challenges

 Free access to a range of maths activities

Go Noodle Short videos to guide your child through physical activities from mindful yoga to more intense workouts that can be done at home

Lego challenge This 30 day Lego challenge calendar gives a purpose to Lego play and encourages your child to plan, construct and problem solve

100 things to do indoors There are lots of fun things to do on this list and lots of learning opportunities within them

BFfC stay at home activities Helpful links and suggestions of things to do at particular times of day, which may help with timetabling your days at home