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Nursery home learning

Please use the play menu below for activities that will support your child's development whilst they're self-isolating at home. We hope you will share your child's home learning with us too.  Simply email photos to: eyfsworkshare@wellington.towerhamlets.sch.uk
Don't forget to include your child's name and class as the email subject. 


Learning At Home

Other ideas for learning at home...

 Keep the balloon up

Can you

  • blow up some balloons
  • keep batting the balloon into the air
  • don't let the  balloons don’t touch the ground!
  • make it more fun and turn it into a game or competition

Physical movement is very important for good health and development so exercise every day

Story time

Can you

  • re-tell a traditional tale, acting it out using toys (Can you remember Goldilocks?)
  • make a poster or make tickets and ask your family to come and watch
  • film it on a device and watch back with your family

Make a sandwich with a grown up

Can you

  • butter the bread?
  • place the filling on carefully?
  • cut your sandwich in half?


Make some play-dough

Can you get a bowl and mix in

  • one cup of flour
  • half a cup of salt
  • half a cup of water

You can add one or two drops of food colouring if you want to.

This video shows you how to make play-dough:



Help with the washing up


Box Modelling

Can you

  • collect empty boxes and containers
  • make a model
  • decorate your model


Read a story


Make a Den

Can you

  • collect cushions and blankets
  • make a den
  • go inside it and play


Peg out some washing


Set the table for your family

Playing shops

Can you

  • get some food and set up a shop in the kitchen or living room
  • price each item using paper tags (numbers to 10)
  • take it in turns to buy items from the shop
  • pay with either real money or make your own paper coins.

Use this opportunity to talk about healthy eating too

Measuring and counting

Can you

  • find plastic containers such as yogurt pots, milk bottles, cups
  • find a pan and put it in your kitchen sink
  • use the different pots to fill the pan, count how many pots it takes to fill it up e.g. how many yogurt pots?, how may cups?
  • use words like "full", "empty", "half", "more", "less"

Make a scrap book

Can you

  • make a book by folding a piece of paper in half
  • find pictures, numbers and words and letters in old news papers and magazines
  • cut them out and stick them into your book
  • share your scrap book with someone in your family and talk about what you have stuck inside

You could make scrap books of different things e.g. an animal scrap book, a number scrap book, a colour scrap book

Measuring hands

Can you

  • on paper, draw around the hands of people in your family
  • cut the hands out

Put them in order from biggest to smallest


Help to tidy and clean


Make a cress family

You need cress seed and empty egg shells or yogurt pots

Can you

  • draw a face on a yogurt post or egg shell
  • put wet tissue/cotton wool into the yogurt pot or egg shell
  • sprinkle on some cress seeds
  • put them on a window sill to grow


Dance with your family


Play Kim’s Game

Play this game with lots of people from your family

Can you

  • collect 7 objects from around the home
  • get a small towel or scarf
  • show your family your 7 objects
  • hide them with the towel or scarf
  • secretly take one object away
  • show your family the 6 objects that are left
  • can they guess what you have taken


Pair up socks

Can you

  • collect the socks that have been washed
  • match them up
  • give them out to your family

Sorting Washing

Can you

  • Help your parent to empty the washing machine
  • Sort the washing items by colour
  • Count the clothes as you take them out