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Winnall Primary School

Yellow- Early Years

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Safari Craft Ideas

HANDA'S SURPRISE Picture Book Animation

All About Me


Funnybones - Narrated Classic Storybook

Come Outside - Soap

Come Outside - Toothpaste

Poppin' Bubbles - The Champiverse | GoNoodle

Baby Shark - Moose Tube | GoNoodle

Squish the Fish | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

3 Little Pigs | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure (Trailer)

Toys and Bears


Home Learning Grid

Teddy Bears Picnic Ideas

Bear Craft Ideas

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear by Martin Waddell (Animated)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Fairy Tales - Full Story

Where's My Teddy? - Children's Story

The Very Cranky Bear

'The Bear Under The Stairs' by Helen Cooper ❤ Read by Karen Salter Poole ❤🦋✨




The Rainbow Fish (HQ)

sharing a shell by julia donaldson

Commotion In The Ocean by Giles Andreae

Miss Freeman reads 'There's an octopus under my bed'


[Special Effects] The Rainbow Fish | Read Aloud Books for Children

Bright Stanley, read by Hywel

Come Outside - Fish




Home Learning Grid

Back Down to Earth with a Bump PowerPoint Story


Foil Moon Craft


Information PowerPoints


Aliens Love Underpants w/Words, EFX & Music

Max Goes to the Moon Reading

Q Pootle 5 - Pootle Saves the Day | Oopsy and Ray are in Trouble!

Whatever Next

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

Space Themed Food


Planet Earth Biscuits

The Little Red Hen


Home Learning Grid - 8th June

The Little Red Hen PowerPoint Story PART 1

The Little Red Hen Story PowerPoint PART 2

Come Outside - Bread

Letter Writing Templates

Story Map Example

The Little Red Hen | Fairy Tale for Kids

The Little Red Hen #ReadAlong StoryBook Video For Kids Ages 2-7




Home Learning Grid- Plants

How to Make a Paper Flower Bouquet | Mothers Day Craft

Tree Template for Seasonal Work

Sunflower Life Cycle PowerPoint


Come Outside - Bulbs

Mabel's Magical Garden

Fran's Flower


Castles, Knights and Dragons


Home Learning Grid

Dragon Craft Ideas

Castles for Kids

Craft Ideas

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris

The Dragon Story

The paper bag princess told by Robert Munsch

Princess and the dragon - Kids Stories - LearnEnglish Kids British Council

Lynnie and the Gentle Dragon - a magical children's book


Craft Ideas

Christopher's Bicycle

Home Learning Grid

The Messy Magpie | Twinkl Originals Children's Book Reading

How-to Grow a Vegetable Garden from Kitchen Scraps

Bird House Project

Recycled Bird Feeder

Maths Learning


Number Pairs to 10

Knowing all the number pairs to 10 is very useful for all future calculating. 

Use your own 10 fingers to help. How many fingers are up? How many fingers are down?  


Number Pairs to 10

At school we use two-sided counters (1 side yellow and 1 side red). The children count out 10 counters and throw them up. When they land, they count how many have landed red and how many are yellow. We always remind the children that they still have 10 each time.

We also use pegs and a hanger (something you may have at home).

You can also flip the hanger around to find a second number bond e.g. 7 pegs on the left and 3 or the right make 10. Spin the hanger and you now have 3 pegs on the left and 7 on the right.



The children like to discover that if you know one thing then you actually know two! Smart maths.

If you have some of these plastic eggs laying around from Easter then matching up the numbered halves to make 10 is a fun little activity.



Christopher's Caterpillars 

Christopher's Caterpillars (Scanned in Story/Paper copy)

Come Outside - SNAILS


Christopher Nibble

Come Outside - Dandelions

Auntie Mabel finds some dandelions growing in her garden and tells the story of how they came to be there.

Secret Writing

How to Look After a Guinea Pig

Try to collect a dandelion at every stage of development

Collect some dandelions and measure how long they are



My Playdough Recipe

(Go on, be brave!)

I use a baking cup measure but you could use a mug if you don't have one.

I usually double, triple or, on one occasion, quadruple up this recipe but it never seems enough for yellow class cheeky

1 cup flour

1 cup water

teaspoons cream of tartar (I think it is a little crumbly without this but I'm sure it still works)

1/3 cup salt

1 tablespoon oil

Food colouring (or essential oils, glitter, coffee etc...)

I throw this all in a pan on a medium heat and stir until it all starts clumping together and it almost looks like playdough.

I tip it out, let it cool for a minute or two and then give it a knead. I usually put it straight in the tub ready for school as I like to think that the heat and trapped moisture with keep it extra supple.




Handwriting Powerpoint- Click on the pencil to see the correct sequence of movements for each letter



I have found some great websites that are well worth a visit this week.  smiley Instantly access 35000 high quality books Burn off some energy with kids dance 

Search for 'cosmic kids yoga' and YouTube will help you stretch  blush Watch feeding time! Click 'Elevenses' and listen to an audio book everyday Find 50 great activities for early years children to do at home for maths and literacy games Choose phase 2 and phase 3 activities



Please visit to find a great collection of stories read by celebrities.


I love A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton.

What is your favourite?




What a great idea if you still have stabilisers

Word Building

A lovely idea if you are missing a loved one

Phonics Frisbee 

Throw the paper plate, catch it, read a word and pass it on. 

Simple, cheap and fun.

You could swap the words for numbers or letter sounds that need revising.

Spring Painting Ideas




Such an easy idea






Twinkl is a great site that we use regularly in class to help us plan and prepare work and activities.

Twinkl have offered one month of their ultimate membership for free and that includes thousands and thousands of great activities and resources including some fantastic stories in the 'originals' section.

For free access go to and enter the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS



New Twinkl Go Activities Added

I have selected some games for you to use from Twinkl Go.

Simply search Twinkl Go Login ( and you will be asked for a code.

Yellow class code is TR6048

I have added 20+ activities that can be found at the bottom of the screen.



Early Year Home Learning Workbook





Phonics Sessions

There is quite a lot in each session but you do not have to cover it all in one go. I have just organised it this way to group together a range of resources to support each sound.

The children have been taught the sounds in order up to /oi/. We were planning on finishing phase 3 by the Easter holidays.

After Easter we would have spent the next half term revisiting the sounds, reading and writing them in words and simple sentences.

The PowerPoints and videos are the easiest way to keep phonics in your child's life!



Phase 3 Phonics

Session 1 /ch/

Session 1: /ch/ Powerpoint story and activities

Session 1: Try reading these /ch/ words. Remember dashes show more than one letter making only one sound

Session 1&2: Alphablocks /ch/ and /sh/

Session 1: /ch/ extra words (some nonsense words)

Session 1: /ch/ Parent information sheet





Session 2: /sh/


These animated PowerPoints are well worth a look. They can guide you through the sounds, make sure your pronunciation is correct and help with formation and blending. 

Session 2: /sh/ Powerpoint story and activities

Session 2: /sh/ Some activities to support the teaching of /sh/

Session 3: Parent information sheet





Session 3: /th/


/th/ can be a little tricky. It actually makes two sounds. Firstly put your top teeth on your tongue and blow air through as in 'think'. This is known as unvoiced.

Next, with your teeth still on your tongue, buzz your voice through as in 'then'. This is known as voiced.

The children will need to know both and when reading words they will need to try both.

Session 3: /th/ Unvoiced PowerPoint story and activities

Session 3: /th/ Unvoiced parent information sheet

Session 3: /th/ Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /th/ sound

Session 3: /th/ Use the sound buttons to help you know when you are reading single letters digraphs (two letters)

Session 3: /th/ Can you match the correct picture to each word?

Session 3: /th/ voiced PowerPoint story and activities

Session 3: /th/ voiced activity

Session 3: /th/ voiced parent information sheet





Session 4: /ng/ This is usually found at the end of words such as long, sing and king

Session 4: /ng/ PowerPoint story and activities

Session 4: /ng/ Alphablocks - Word Magic "TH-I-NG Song

Session 4: /ng/ Sentence match

Session 4: /ng/ Parent Information Sheet

Revision. A read and race sheet to revisit the last few sounds





Session 5: /ai/

Session 5: /ai/ Video clip

Session 5: /ai/ PowerPoint story and activities

Session 5: /ai/ Pictures

Session 5 /ai/ Balloon popping PowerPoint game to encourage children to read words containing /ai/

Session 5: /ai/ Snail Trail Board Game

Session 5: /ai/ Hide and Seek Activity

Session 5: /ai/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 6: /ee/

Session 6: /ee/ PowerPoint story and activities

Session 6: /ee/ Alphablocks : Sleep

Please note this video also includes the alternative /ea/ which is not covered until Y1 and phase 5 of our phonics teaching program

Session 6: /ee/ Can you read these /ee/ words?

Session 6: /ee/ Collect the Cheese Game

Session 6: /ee/ A board game to help consolidate /ai/ and /ee/

Session 6: /ee/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 7: /igh/


/igh/ can sometimes be a tricky sound to learn. It is the first time we have three letters making one sound. This is called a trigraph.

Sound buttons really help when reading words with digraphs and trigraphs because it shows the children when they have to read individual letters and when they have to bunch them together. They always enjoy trying to read each letter (incorrectly on purpose) and hearing how funny the word would sound when they don't use phonics correctly. 

Session 7: /igh/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 7: /igh/ Cut and Stick Activity

Session 7: /igh/ Roll and Read Game

Session 7: /igh/ Can you read these /igh/ words?

Session 7: /igh/ Geraldine the Giraffe learns /igh/

Session 7: /igh/ I can read worksheet Match the pictures to the correct words

Session 7: /igh/ Phoneme Spotter Story

Session 7: /igh/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 8: /oa/

Session 8: /oa/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 8: /oa/ Treasure Hunt Activity

Session 8: /oa/ Boat Craft Activity

Session 8: /oa/ Words and Blending

Session 8: /oa/ Can you read these /oa/ words?

Session 8: /oa/ Real or not real worksheet

Session 8: /oa/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 9: Long /oo/

Session 9: Long /oo/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 9: Long /oo/ Phonics - Over The Moon With OO | Alphablocks

Session 9: Long /oo/ Word Reveal PowerPoint Activity

Session 9: Long /oo/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 10: Short /oo/

Session 10: Short /oo/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 10: Short /oo/ Activity

Session 10: Short /oo/ Can you read these words?

Session 10: Short /oo/ Parent Information Sheet

Long and Short /oo/ Roll and Read





Session 11: /ar/

Session 11: /ar/ PowerPoint Story and Activity

Session 11: /ar/ Writing Activity

Session 11: /ar/ Caption Matching

Session 11: /ar/ Board Game

Session 11: /ar/ Alphablocks Series 3 - Card

Session 11: /ar/ | Phonics Phase 3

Session 11: /ar/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 12: /or/

Session 12: /or/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 12: /or/ CVC Words with the /or/ Sound Phonics

Session 12: /or/ Worksheet

Session 12: /or/ Can you read these words? (Some of them are nonsense words)

Session 12: /or/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 13: /ur/

Session 13: /ur/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 13: /ur/ Phase 3 Phonics | ur Digraph

Session 13: /ur/ Board Game

Session 13: /ur/ Fill Sam's Purse Game

Session 13: /ur/ Purse Activity Sheet

Session 13: /ur/ Can you read these words?

Session 13: /ur/ I Can Read Cut and Stick Activity

Session 13: /ur/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 14: /ow/

Session 14 /ow/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 14: /ow/

Session 14: /ow/ Phoneme Spotter

Session 14: /ow/ Game

Session 14: /ow/ Activity

Session 14: /ow/ I can read cut and stick activity

Session 14: /ow/ Read and Reveal Word Cards

Session 14: /ow/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 15: /oi/

Session 15: /oi/ PowerPoint Story and Activities

Session 15: /oi Can you read these words?

Session 15: /oi/ Alphablocks - Word Magic "J-OI-N" & "C-OI-N "

Session 15: /oi/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 16: /ear/

Alphablocks - Word Magic "EAR" & "H-EAR

Session 16: /ear/ Powerpoint Story and Activities

Session 16: /ear/ Game

Session 16: /ear/ Worksheet

Session 16: /ear/ Can you read these words?

Session 16: /ear/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 17: /air/

Session 17: /air/

Session 17: /air/ Powerpoint Story and Activities

Session 17: /air/ Real and Nonsense Words

Session 17: /air/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 18: /ure/

Session 18: /ure/

Session 18: /ure/ Powerpoint Story and Activities

Session 19: /ure/ Can you read these words?

Session 18: /ure/ Phoneme Spotter

Session 18: /ure/ Game

Session 18: /ure/ Parent Information Sheet





Session 19: /er/

Session 19: /er/ Powerpoint Story and Activities

Session 19: /er/ Game

Session 19: /er/ Parent Information Sheet