Home Learning


Please find some useful information sheets below which you can download

to assist you when creating a learning rich environment at home:


Yawning Yoga

5 yoga poses to help your child go to sleep

Bedtime Routine

Why is a good bedtime routine so important? How long should my child sleep? Ideas to include in your bedtime routine.

Sharing Stories

How sharing stories links into the different areas of the early years foundation stage

Making Music shakers

Support your Childs communication and listening skills by making a music shaker together.

Play dough Mathematics

Support your child in developing early maths skills through play dough.

Pumpkin Carving

Support your child during the Halloween season when carving pumpkin tips and useful information


ABC have introduced very basic Makaton signing to encourage inclusion.

It promotes awareness and educates children, making them aware of other childrens needs and allowing them to communicate effectively.

Devising informal actions and signs to go with known songs and rhymes can help your child meet some of the developmental goals set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage profile, e.g.. the EYFS goal which states that a child 'listens with enjoyment to stories, songs, rhymes and poems, sustains attentive listening and responds with relevant comments, questions or actions'.

Please download an example of how to use makaton when singing the five little ducks here.

and additional information about how makaton can support your child here.

Jolly Phonics

At ABC we use the Jolly Phonics learning program to introduce and develop initial speech sounds in a fun and engaging way. 

What is Jolly Phonics?

Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centered approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers.

Letter Sound Order

The sounds are taught in a specific order (not alphabetically). This enables children to begin building words as early as possible.

How does Jolly Phonics work?

Using a synthetic phonics approach, Jolly Phonics teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing. The program continues through school enabling the teaching of essential grammar, spelling and punctuation skills.

Please download the Jolly Phonics songs here to become familiar with the songs and support your child at home.