Ideas for Little Acorns' Home Learning

It is proven that young children learn best when learning through play. However, technology has a super part to play in our world - more so than ever, so here are some recommended websites or apps to grab the interest of your Reception child.

Lots of free reading resources for the whole primary age range.

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Supports our phonics teaching. Children love it.

Fully decodable comics available at

Aimed at EYFS and KS1.

Listening activities for younger children 

Maths Shed/Spelling Shed: and complementary site  Some nice games and activities to support spellings.

Short videos to help keep your children active (also available as a channel on Youtube). All ages. Fun and active.

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional. Suitable for all.

Lots of activities to earn a Blue Peter Badge! If you have a stamp and a nearby post box. All ages.

Activities and quizzes for enquiring minds. Suitable for all.

Downloadable workbooks.The books contain work from all different subject areas.

Available for free for at least one month to support learning from home. All curriculum areas, all ages.

All sorts of engaging educational videos.

Lots of games and activities.

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location! Supports our work on the Woodland Trust Green Tree Award. Suitable for all ages.

A good page to follow on Facebook for some good, free, art ideas. All ages.

Support and advice for children and family to support their mental health.

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