Early Years daily timetables – Week 1
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We have created these EYFS daily home-learning timetables to help your children (aged 3-5 years) stay engaged and entertained from 9am–3.15pm!

Early Years member-only timetables

Each timetable includes an hour’s learning on the core subjects of English and Maths, with sessions for other curriculum coverage and time for reading, breaks, snacks and daily exercise. Of course, EYFS children will require more parental support but the activities are designed for self-led learning as much as possible.

Note: If any of these activities take less time than allocated, allow EYFS children free play opportunities for the remainder of the session, eg. playing with their toys, drawing, dressing up, etc.


1. Monday
2. Tuesday
3. Wednesday
4. Thursday
5. Friday


Time: Subject: Notes:
9.00-9.30 PE Outcome/purpose
Continuous exercise for 30 minutes.

Make a list of different movements and decide which ones you want your child to focus on.

Create an obstacle course that utilises your chosen movements; for example, crawling under a table, slithering across a sheet, stepping on and off a mat, walking along a piece of string or rope.

You could also display these action station cards around the course to encourage your child to try different movements.
9.30-10.30 Maths
Quick Practice – Patterns and Symmetry
Learn about patterns and symmetry.

Download the Quick Practice – Patterns and Symmetry pack. Work through the pack with your child.
10.30-11.00 Break Pop out for your daily walk or exercise! Don’t forget to wash your hands!
11.00-11.30 Reading Outcome/purpose
To read for 30 minutes.

Snuggle up with a book! Let your child choose a story book and read it to them.

After you have read the book, ask your child questions about the story. Such as:
‘What was your favourite part of the story? Why?’
‘Who did you like the most in the story? Who did you like the least?’

Recreate the story with your child using puppets, toys or pictures.
11.30-12.30 Understanding the World
'Sort and recycle' poster
To raise your child’s awareness of the need to conserve resources and protect the environment.

Download the poster Sort and Recycle.

Ask your child to point to objects on the poster that can be used to ‘put things in’ (e.g. boxes, bottles, jars etc.) and introduce the word ‘container’.

Which would be the most suitable container for washing-up liquid or tea bags? Can your child say why?

Look at the cardboard boxes on the poster. Do you have any cardboard boxes in your recycling?

Suggest recycling a selection of boxes and use them to create model buildings.

(Activity based on Sort and Recycle – Activities)
12.30-1.30 Lunch If you have a garden or balcony, try to get some fresh air after lunch. Don’t forget to wash your hands!
1.30-2.30 Language and Communication
Talk about... insects
Your child can express themselves effectively and respond to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.

Use these discussion cards to start a discussion with your child about insects.
2.30-3.15 Expressive Arts and Design
Salt-dough recipe
To make salt-dough models.

With your child, follow this recipe to make salt-dough.

Encourage your child to use their imagination to make different shapes and objects with the salt-dough.
For example, they could make a model of their favourite animal or a character from a book they have read. (Or one of the insects you learned about earlier!)
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