Early Years

Remote Learning


Weekly Plans

Early Years – Weekly Learning Plan 1 – Week Beginning 11.1.21

Early Years – Weekly Learning Plan 2 – Week Beginning 18.1.21

Early Years – Weekly Learning Plan 3 – Week Beginning 25.1.21

Early Years – Weekly Learning Plan 4 – Week Beginning 1.2.21

Early Years – Weekly Learning Plan 5 – Week Beginning 8.2.21

Early Years – Weekly Learning Plan 6 – Week Beginning 22.2.21

Early Years – Weekly Learning Plan 7 – Week Beginning 1.3.21


Weekly Teacher Videos

Early Years – Monday Online Learning Video 1 – Week Beginning 11.1.21

Early Years – Monday Online Learning Video 2 – Week Beginning 18.1.21

Early Years – Monday Online Learning Video 3 – Week Beginning 25.1.21

Early Years – Monday Online Learning Video 4 – Week Beginning 1.2.21

Early Years – Monday Online Learning Video 5 – Week Beginning 8.2.21

Early Years – Monday Online Learning Video 6 – Week Beginning 22.2.21

Early Years – Monday Online Learning Video 7 – Week Beginning 1.3.21



Early Years – How To Make Hot Chocolate – Week Beginning 8.2.21




The Government have set up the Oak National Academy  online to help all families with remote learning. Please visit:

The Oak National Academy


All the activities and ideas below are intended to be fairly general and could work well for children of various ages and abilities.

The children from Years 1-6 are used to working on timetables where they complete English and Maths activities in the morning. The usual timetable also asks the children to work on their reading/phonics and their times tables in the morning. In the afternoon the children focus on topic activities linked to Science, History etc. The children also take part in Active 15 each day- this is good to get the body and the mind moving.


English Activities

The first suggestion is reading.  A little bit every day goes a long way and this can include:

  • Adults reading to children
  • Children reading to adults
  • Sharing a book with a sibling

Listening to stories is also a brilliant way to share stories. The World Book Day Website,https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/ has many different audiobooks available until the end of March, which you can listen to for free.

Remember that books don’t necessarily have to be school books and indeed children can read a wide range of other things too – magazines, websites, whatever they are interested in.  Your child could complete tasks such as:

  • Draw and describe a character from a book (using the clues in the text)
  • Predict what will happen next and why
  • Draw a map of the setting from a story

You could also do some writing.

Some ideas for writing activities are:

  • Do some cooking and write a sentence to describe how it tastes
  • Look through some photos of an old trip out or holiday and write a sentence about it
  • Write a story inspired by one of the settings on the website Pobble 365 
  • Draw a picture of your family and add labels to it

Speech and Language

There are speech and language activities here that could help at home



Maths Activities



Some other ideas for maths activities are:

  • Play games that use maths skills
  • Go into the garden and  find different shapes
  • Practise number bonds to 10 or 20
  • Go on a number hunt around your house



Try finding some fun games to play online (use the list below to help you find some good websites)



Here are a few experiments that you might like to try:

Colour mixing


Firework in a glass


Lava Lamp






Other things to keep you busy…

  • Do some physical activity for at least 30 minutes (if you are feeling well enough)
  • Make some lego cars – which runs fastest down a ramp? How can you make them quicker?  How can you make the test fair?
  • Do some interesting art – use some toys to make a bigger picture. Can you make a picture out of lego?  Can you make a picture out of toy cars?  Or pencils?
  • Take pictures of interesting things from interesting angles. Can your family guess what they are?
  • Do some real-life drawing – pick four different objects and see how accurately you can draw them. Take your time and observe carefully!
  • Draw a map/plan of a new school – what would it need to have? How would you fit it all together?
  • What’s the biggest tower you can make from scrap paper or card?
  • Can you help cook dinner or bake a cake?
  • Make some boats to float in your bath – what materials work best? Why?
  • Try some learning outside, by helping with gardening; using RSPB bird identifiers and doing a tally for what garden birds you can spot; try some of the Woodland Trust’s activities on http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/categorymenu/?cat=activities


There are also many useful free educational resources available on the Internet.

Starting on Monday 11th January, each week day on CBBC there will be a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as Our School and Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.
Bitesize Daily primary  will also air every day on BBC Red Button as well as episodes being available on demand on BBC iPlayer.


Scholastic Resource Bank have put together a range of FREE home learning packs for Early Years, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 children to help parents and teachers prepare for all eventualities. Download your free resource backs below:

Other interesting links to explore…







We will publicise any other good resources on the school Twitter site: @HowesCoventry (no login needed) and on our Facebook page. Please email any photos or news to [email protected] and with your permission we will share them via social media. We would really like to see any project work (pictures, models, writing, drama) linked to your project packs.


The following project packs were created during the lockdown which began in March 2020. Please feel free to try these activities.


Nursery- People Who Help Us

Job Matching Worksheet

Pencil Control Sheet

Counting Sheet

Count & Colour Sheet 


Nursery – Nursery Rhymes

Playdough Recipe

Matching Farm Animal

Five Little Ducks

Five Speckled Frogs

Make a Clock

Pencil control

I’m a Little Teapot

Counting Sheep

Matching Words


Early Years Scholastic Pack



Reception- People Who Help Us

Match job to place

Counting to 20

Doctors’ Prescription Pad

Clock Face 


Reception- Fairy Tales

Number lines

Phase 2 Sound Mat

Phase 2 and 3 Sound Mat

Letter Formation

Counting on a Fairy Tale Addition Adventure

Space Addition

Goat Stick Puppets

Goat Masks

Billy Goats Gruff Story

Billy Goats Gruff Pictures

Science – Growing Grass

Jack and the Beanstalk story

Life Cycle of a Bean

Magic beans – counting to 20

Jack and the Beanstalk writing activity

Jack and the Beanstalk reading activity

Hansel and Gretel story

Hansel and Gretel Reading Activity

Instructions and dice for Hansel and Gretel game

Hansel and Gretel board game

Hansel and Gretel story writing activity


Early Years Scholastic Pack