Cherrywood Community Primary School


Home Learning 

If you find yourself in a situation where your child needs to isolate e.g. they are showing symptoms and you are waiting to get them tested or to find out about results, please use these learning materials to support.  

Unlike other year groups, Year R's home learning is slightly different due to their age and how they learn when they are in school. Instead of set planning, this page will give you an idea of what key skills you can practice whilst your child is at home. If your child has to isolate for a length of time, Mrs Butler will send you out a tapestry message which will explain your child's targets, how to work on them, and also phonics videos to watch whilst they are off school. 

If you need any other support or resources please write Mrs Butler a message on tapestry. 

Reading at Home

Learning to read is one of the most important skills that children need to develop so that they can access learning and be well prepared for the next stage in their learning journey. 


If you find yourself learning from home, it is important to go over all the sounds the children have learnt already, using the laminated Speed Sound 1 card and their little green book of sounds. Mrs Butler will also send home the new sounds they are learning via tapestry so you can practice these too. As well as the sounds, it is really important to practice their blending skills which will be included in the videos sent out to you. 


Below is the sound mat electronically: 

Reading books

Oxford Owl has produced a range of ebooks that are available for you to read at home.  You will need to sign up for a free account and then you will have access to a wide range of reading material.


Learning about number

It is also important for your child to practice recognising their numbers 1 - 10 and counting objects. In school, we use numberblocks to learn about each number. It's a great site with lots of videos that can be watched at home:










Another great site for maths games is "Top marks"


Number work you can do at home: 

  • Practice recognising numbers 1 - 10
  • Play dice games - practice recognising dice faces
  • Counting objects accurately, making sure they understand the total amount of objects counted


Below is a useful video about learning to count:

Learning to Count | Teach Your Child to Count

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Learning to write

It is important that while children are at home they are doing some form of writing or mark making each day.

Here are the rhymes we use in school to practice our letter formation. The children should be practising a few different letters each day using these rhymes: 


It is important for the children to also be sounding out words to write. Here is a video on how we teach children to sound out words:

Parent video: Spelling