Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

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School Closure Learning Activities


Hello Amazing Acorns and families,


We hope you are keeping safe and well whilst school is closed. We miss you all!


We will update this page every Friday with new learning activities for you. Please click on the stars below for the F1 (Nursery) and F2 (Reception) activities.


We have already heard about some of your fantastic home learning from your emails and Tapestry Observations. We would love to start a 'Gallery' of your home learning, so please attach photos if you can and are happy for them to go on the website! Our email address is 


Please remember that you can go online and complete tasks on 'Purple Mash' too at You should all have your codes in your learning packs, but please email us on the address above if you don't and we'll send them to you!



We have also been busy this week, including learning at home with our own families. We have found some great online activities that we thought we'd share with you...


PE with Joe Wicks 

 'The Body Coach' is teaching a PE session designed for children and families to complete in their house with no equipment. It's great fun and has had us huffing and puffing this week! It's live on You Tube at 9am every morning.


Dough Disco and Wiggle while you Squiggle

These activities are great for developing fine motor and early writing skills. They were developed by an EYFS Teacher called Shonette Bason-Wood and are loved by teachers everywhere! Shonette is teaching a daily dough disco session on her 'Spread the Happiness TV' channel on You Tube. All you need is playdough/ plasticine and some music! There is a link to making homemade playdough below.


Shonette has also thought of a list for 100 things to do indoors. We've tried some of them already. Can you have a go?


During the last week of school, we were stressing the importance of washing hands to beat the germs. We used the following song, which the children really enjoyed.


We frequently share messages with your children about Online Safety and you might find the stories of Smartie the Penguin useful, especially at this time when children will be accessing online learning. The EYFS story teaches children what to so if something pops up on the computer they are not sure of.


Also we like to use Phonics Play and you can now access this at home with these details:

Username: march20

Password: home


Twinkl is a great website that teachers use for activities which you can now access at home for free:



We will continue to add online learning activities as we find them. Please let us know if you find any too!



Please remember that children learn so much through their play. Construction activities, such as lego or Knex develop children's fine motor skills (which in turn helps their writing) and problem solving and design skills. Imaginative play such as playing with dolls or other toys supports children's language development, creative development and helps them to make sense of the world around them by acting out familiar scenarios. Board games are fantastic for developing Maths skills.

Homemade Playdough Recipe

100 things to do indoors!

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