Welcome to Yealand C of E Primary School Little Owls page.

Little Owls is an exciting place where children in Nursery learn alongside our Reception Children in Robin class. Mrs Kathryn Brown & Mrs Katie Berry are our Early Years Leader and Nursery is supported by Miss Heather Scott & Mrs Emma Marshall.


Our EYFS Setting is fully integrated within our school. The children take part in lots of exciting outdoor and indoor activities that are planned using the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. See our 4 year topic cycle for more information.

Little Owls Curriculum

The school subscribes to Purplemash, Mathletics and Teach Your Monster to Read and all children are issued with personal log ins. These exciting resources are used by teachers to set homework and support learning taking place in school. The sites are protected and children’s details are not shared.
Access the sites here

Purplemash https://www.purplemash.com/login/

Mathletics http://uk.mathletics.com/

Teach Your Monster to Read. https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Read all of our stories and up to date information from our posts below. They are updated regularly with events and pictures so keep coming back.

How you can help at home

As a setting we use Tapestry which is an online learning journal. All Parents/carers are given personal log ins so they can see all of the amazing things their children get up to at Yealand C of E Primary School. We also encourage our parents/carers to share observations of their children doing things at home so we can share these pictures and videos in class.

As a setting we take part in a new government scheme called Chat, Play, Read. The scheme is aimed to help parents play at home with their children and at the same time improve your child’s early literacy skills. The following link shows you 3 videos explaining each stage in the Chat, Play, Read. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovNfiLgmaPY https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

We encourage our parents/carers to do 3 simple things with the children that they care for; Chat, Play, Read. The following link takes you to a website with all the developmental stages and shows you some examples of how this can be used at home according to your child’s age.


Recommended Apps for 2-5 year olds

We know that phones or tablets are part of many families everyday lives and children love to use them, but its not always easy to know which apps and games can benefit your child’s learning. Below are some recommended apps that good educational value.

CBeebies Storytime

CBeebies Storytime is filled with free interactive story books and bedtime stories for young children and is a great way to enjoy reading with your little one. The library is always growing, with amazing stories featuring all the CBeebies’ favourites.

Age: 0-5

Platform: Apple, Android, Amazon

CBeebies Playtime Island

CBeebies Playtime Island contains a wide range of fun and educational games to help children understand the world around them and support the development of core skills. Children can play along with all of CBeebies’ most popular characters.

Age: 0-5

Platform: Apple, Android, Amazon

Lingumi – Kids’ English

Lingumi provides a course focused on spoken and communicative English. The app provides sets of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help the child grow their grammar and get them speaking their first words.

Age: 2-5

Platform: Apple, Android

Recommended Online Educational Resources to support learning at home in case of any Local Lockdown.

We have recently brought together a range of online educational resources to support children at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

Communication, Language and Literacy

  • BookTrust – a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction, family activities are included in the ‘home time’ section.
  • Love Reading 4 Kids a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction (age 3+).
  • Rising Starsbooks and reading resources available online, registration required (age 4+).
  • The Children’s Poetry Archive an archive of spoken poetry recordings, children can listen to poems read out loud (age 4+).

Physical Development


  • Cbeebies Help Your Child With Maths videos for numeracy development with fun activities that can be applied to everyday life and play, and for children aged 3+, online activities with Numberblocks.
  • Nrich – a range of activities, some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range (age 3+).
  • Top Marks a range of interactive maths games categorised by age group (age 3+).

Useful Links

Please click on the picture to see the relevant documents.

If you haven’t managed to look at this document yet it is definitely worth a read, albeit a long one! It explains how you can help or enhance your child with their learning. There are some fantastic ideas which you can do at home.

Time to talk Warwickshire is a great website with some good activities to do at home.

Small talk.org is a website with good quality DVD books and linked activities to do at home.

This is a government campaign to improve home learning from birth to 5. The site has lots of activities and ideas that you can do at home with your child. The website is set out into the various developmental stages. Please come and see us so we can tell you where your child is.