01934 520461
St Anne's Church Academy, 1 Scot Elm Drive, West Wick, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7JU
little learners short header

Home Learning Environment


The home is the single most significant environmental factor in enabling children to develop the trust, attitude and skills that will help them to learn and engage positively with the world. A good home learning environment provides the love, security, stimulation, encouragement and opportunities that help children to flourish- a process that begins at birth, if not before.

What do you mean by Home Learning?

The home learning environment incorporates everything children experience at home in the context of their family and community. Try to engage in meaningful activities that encourage thinking and talking to stretch your child’s mind as part of everyday life. This can enhance children’s development significantly.

Here are some ideas;

❏ Reading, sharing books and going to the library (have you visited the toy library at St Anne’s @West Wick?)
❏ Going out on visits (see your local Children’s Centre for a variety of groups)
❏ Playing with print (letters and numbers) (perhaps add some foam letters to bath time)
❏ Singing songs and nursery rhymes (perhaps create a list with your child of songs you can sing together)
❏ Drawing and painting (making meaningful marks) and playing with friends (water and paintbrushes on a dry fence is a great fun way to make marks)

Lending Library

In each classroom you will find a lending library for the children.  Families are encouraged to borrow a book to enjoy sharing at home before returning it to the basket the following week (or at their next session).  Book reviews can also be completed to encourage further discussion around the story.


Take Home Bears

In each classroom you will find a take home bear for the children to take turns to share with their families. Benji Bear (pictured below) is our newest recruit and is excited about learning with our Little Learners on their very own adventures! Each bear has its own diary for families to record what they have been up to, this is shared at group time when the bear is returned to Nursery.



Its so wonderful to see what the children have been learning at home so be sure to share any new significant learning and events on your child’s Tapestry account for them to share with their key person.


Christmas Nativity songs 

As we begin to practice this years nativity with the children, please do help the children to learn the songs at home too! Most of the songs should already be familiar to you but there is a copy of the lyrics available for you to download below.

Little Learners Nativity songs 2019

Mary, Mary 


Twinkle, Twinkle