Fairlight Primary & Nursery School

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We will be uploading new and exciting learning activities for you to try at home!  Please check the site every Monday and Thursday for updates! 



Reception Home Learning

Welcome to Reception's Learning at Home page!

We hope you are all safe and well and looking after each other.

On this page you will find ideas of how you can support your child at home. We have included our time table for those of you wanting some structure to your day but remember that this is what happens in a classroom at school, with teachers,support staff and peers. We do not expect you to replicate this at home! We are all living in different situations at home and only you know what suits you and your family best.


Please remember, this is guidance only. You know what your child is capable of and how much they need to feel stimulated each day!

Try and read with your child as regularly as you can. This includes reading to them as well as listening to them read (there is a great free website as the bottom of the page!)

If you can, try some of the phonics and maths ideas as this will ensure that the children are rehearsing and remembering what they have learnt in school ready for when we return.


However, the other VERY important part of an Early Years Curriculum is..........................PLAY!

In the Early Years we know that children learn best through play and whilst it may not look like learning to you, rest assured they are learning all of the time!


Lego / duplo = developing fine motor control as they manipulate the pieces to build and take apart

Painting/drawing = developing creative ideas through colour mixing and exploring with different movements

Role Play/Small world = developing language associated with stories and real life. They use connectives such as 'then, next'

Riding a bike/scooter/walking = developing gross motor movements and being able to move with control


If you would like to contact us or have photos that you would like to share on our page please email workathome@fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Take care of yourselves and each other.



Hello From Miss Palmer and Miss Ferber!

Photo Gallery

What great learning Turtles!

Home Learning

Thursday 4th June


Write (or ask a grown up to) these words on post it notes or small pieces of paper and hide them around your home.

When you find them, read the words and then underline the digraph or trigraph.

boat, soap, light, night, coil, boil, tear, fear.


For the next few days keep a diary.

Write a sentence about what you have been doing at home.

Remember to use a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.


Look at money. Show the children some coins.

Do they know the value of the coins?

eg 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p?

Set up a pretend shop and price objects up to 10p.

Which coins could the children use to pay for an item marked at 3p?

eg 1p, 1p, 1p or 1p, 2p

This is relatively new to the children so just have fun and play shops!


Have you seen the music video that the staff have done to make you smile?

Why not try dancing to the same song? You can copy the moves here:- 



Monday 1st June

Hey Turtles! Hope you had a great weekend!


Can you find the odd word out?





















Have a go at writing these tricky words.

be      are      they      you

Adult to write down each word. Discuss the letters required for each phoneme, using letters names. Trace the shape of each letter. Cover the word and ask your child to have at writing it.


Introduce estimation. Explain that when we estimate we use an educated guess to find a value that is close to the correct answer.

Have a look in the kitchen cupboards. Can your child estimate how much pasta / rice / cereal there is? Can they record this in an answer?

Cut out three different sized circles (e.g. small, medium, big). Ask your child how many toys (e.g. Lego blocks) they think can fit into the small circle. Will this be more or less than the big circle? Can they explain their reasoning?


Read or watch ‘I’ll wait Mr Panda’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-hXNikfA0c

Can you write a recipe that Mr Panda might like to bake? Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.


Read or watch ‘I’ll wait Mr Panda’ again.

Can you design something that will help the penguin to transport his gift home?

Think about what materials you could use.



Useful Resources







Collins Big Cat are offering free ebook access to parents and children.

The books start at Pink level and are read aloud to support the children.

Click on the lion picture for the link or go to Collins Connect 

and click on the Teacher portal and enter: 

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20! 

Big Cat HomepageConverting







 Art    Whole School Challenge   


Music     https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/eyfs-early-years-music/zhm7wty/   


International Children's Library     Books in a variety of languages

Understanding Coronavirus    A story illustrated by Axel Sheffler to explain the Coronavirus to children

Previous Learning Ideas Can Be Found Here