Years R, 1 & 2

Our approach is to give children and parents working at home lots of ideas, suggestions and opportunities to learn.  But we have no expectation that specific tasks are completed.  We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone and feel the most important thing is that children and families are safe and happy.  It is likely that schools will be closed for some time and so you need to establish a routine and expectations of your children that are sustainable.  Please do what you can when you can and don't put undue pressure on yourself or your children.  Teachers will continue to set work and make suggestions but these are simply opportunities for children.

From Su and Faye.

Learning ideas for this week:

Week commencing: 23rd March


1. Follow the live phonics (sounds) lessons!

Reception & Year 1 = Set 1 and 2

Year 2 = Set, 1,2&3

2. Write a daily diary. Draw a picture and write some sentences to go with it. Don't forget to spell the tricky words correctly using the list below. Use your sounds for other words. Not forgetting capital letters and full stops!




Daily mathletics!


If you would like a routine to follow then Twinkl are offering daily activities ideas. Just follow this link:


Alternatively have a look at our menus below for other fun ideas to fill you 

Optional  formal learning

for Year 2. - MATHS

Week commencing: 23rd March

Optional  formal learning

for Year 2 - ENGLISH

Week commencing: 23rd March

Other fun ideas!!

100 free activity, game and craft ideas!

Ice Building 

Ice cubes make brilliant building blocks for constructing icehouses, igloos and fairy gardens. 

Get your child to pour different colours of juices into an ice cube tray, or add berries, chopped herbs or small flowers to each section. Then let them experiment with building different structures with the frozen cubes. Take photos of what they make to preserve them for posterity. 

Egg Box Garden 

Children love planting seeds and tending to them as they grow, and egg boxes make perfect mini gardens for green-fingered kids. 

Fill each cup with a little compost then add some seeds: fast-growing ones like grass or cress are ideal. 

In early summer, try planting a sunflower seed in each section, and see which grows tallest or has the biggest blooms: if you want to plant them out, just tear the bottom off the carton. 

Footprint Fun

 There’s so much that you and your child can do with footprints. 

Try gathering up a selection of shoes from around the house, and look at what sort of footprint they would make. Stand in a shallow tray of water then walk along the garden path, comparing the different sizes and shapes of the footprints. Have a go at walking backwards, jumping or hopping and see how that changes them. ‘You can also explore other types of footprint made by birds or animals. Try scattering bird seed in a patch of soft mud, and see if you collect any prints.’ 

French learning ideas

Check out some fun body percussion on YouTube!

Music learning ideas  

Berrynarbor VC Primary 


Nr Ilfracombe


 EX34 9SE


 01271 883493

West Down School 

West Down 

Nr Ilfracombe


EX34 8NF


 01271 863461