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EYFS Days 1-2 activities

If your child is isolating, here are a range of activities to do with your child. Please upload responses onto Tapestry each day. This could be a video clip engaged in a play activity, a photograph of them playful learning or it could be a screen shot of a piece of writing they have completed that day for example.

Alongside the ideas below, the EYFS team will post specific activities relevant to the time that your child is off school because they are self-isolating.

Each morning, encourage your child to send a few words either by audio or a quick video clip to say good morning and how they are feeling to their class teacher. This is to be uploaded on to Tapestry and will act as their daily registration. 

Ongoing activities:


Daily reading:  Share a story with a family member.  Discuss what you can see in the pictures and make predications about what you think is going to happen next. If the story is a familiar story ask your child to change the ending of the story or ask them what they think would happen if for example, Cinderella did not loose her shoe? If reading a book above their current reading level ask them to spot sounds and digraphs that they know and read familiar words. In their own reading books encourage them to take their time to sound out new and unfamiliar words and discuss their understanding of these words. 


Developing gross motor skills: Challenge yourself to do a physical activity for a minute (star jumps, laps of the garden, throwing and catching a ball).  Count how many you can do.  Do it for another minute and see if you can beat the first score. 

You might want to do a cosmic yoga adventure or practice your balls skills with some throwing and catching. Skittles is a great game that you could use empty bottles and a rolled up pair of socks, to practise precision in throwing but also some maths in the point scoring. 


Phonic knowledge: This term we have been learning the digraphs and trigraphs oo, ow, ee, ur, ai, or, oa, er, igh, air, oi, ear and ure.  Practise reading and writing these sounds.  Using some of your favourite books, see if you can find words that contain the different sounds.  As a challenge see if you can create some word cards matching the sound to their monsters.


Developing fine motor skills: We are now really working on our pencil control and letter formation.  Pick a letter family and practise writing the letters.  Think about where to start each letter and try not to make them too big.  Remember don't give up until you are proud of each one.

Letter families








Artistic development: We are learning about space this term.  Using objects around the house, design your own space rocket.  You might also want to draw or paint the planet that your rocket is going to fly to.


Mathematical development: Find three different things to count every day.  Practise writing your numerals 0-9.  Practise creating your own addition number stories using your toys e.g. I have 3 red cars and 4 blue cars so I have 7 cars altogether.


Explore the world around you by going on a shape hunt.  


Understanding the World:  Our best way to learn about the past is to talk to our family.  Interview a grandparent or your mum or dad and find out what school was like when they were a child, what was their favourite game, what things have changed as they grew up?  Maybe ask if they have interactive whiteboards in their classrooms, or where they able to facetime their