Home Learning


Our team  have been developing lots of exciting ideas to help your child learn at home.  We will be adding to these, so please remember to check back regularly.

We also share lots of home learning information on our Twitter page @HazeldeneFamC       

We would love to receive photos of the children learning at home. You can share these through Twitter @HazeldeneFamC or e-mail: schoolmail@hazeldene.e-renfrew.sch.uk  (please reduce the size of photos if e-mailing).   With your permission, we would be delighted to share the photos so their friends can see them.

Our staff made a short video for our children and families during  the first lockdown. You can access it here. 

Learning Ideas Added October 21

Parent ideas Autumn

Autumn 2021

Learning Ideas Added September 2021

Activities for Home

Maths week 2021

Helping your child at home in maths

Parent Ideas for Maths at Home

Dug’s Discovery Den

Learning Ideas Added 8th July, 2021

Abstract Painting

Alphabet Activities

Ice cream Maths

Junk modelling

My cat likes to hide in boxes – Story Time


Learning Ideas Added 1st July, 2021:

Natural paint brushes

Superhero Activities

Superhero Bubble Forcefield


Learning Ideas Added Week Beginning 15th February:


Frieda shows us how to Make a Parachute:


Miss Cooke Reads Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes for Pancake Tuesday:


Chinese New Year Celebrations

Chinese Paper Fan

Colour Hunt

Floating and Sinking

Glad Game

Leaf Threading

Lego Tic-Tac-Toe

Make a Parachute

Mindfulness Puddle Pondering

Mixing Colours

Monkey Puzzle

Mud Glorious Mud

Number Recognition

Nursery Rhyme Sticks

Pancake Day

Picture This – Orienteering

Puddle Play

Rhyming Games

Shopping List

Storytelling Games


Talent Show at Home

Volcano Experiment

Writing Letters with Cars


Learning Ideas Added Week Beginning 8th February:

Story of the Week –  Mrs. Riddell reads My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes:


Frieda’s Den Making Video:



Baking Soda Mosaic

Bonding Bags

Build a Story Den 

Challenge of the Week – Make Breakfast

Chinese Drum

Chinese Lanterns

Chinese New Year

Dinosaur Bones

Eco Schools Make your own Mini Ocean

Emotion Dolls

Erda Eco Elf

Fun Name Writing

Healthy Snack Dice Game

Maths with a Giant Panda

Months of the Year

Promoting Independence and Confidence

Rain Cloud in a Jar

Robot Directions Game

Send a Card to a Friend

Shark in the Park on a Windy Day

Snowman Sounds

Story Telling Ideas

Valentine Treats

Yoga Visualisation


Learning Ideas Added Week Beginning 1st February:

Rory’s Dad read the story in French:



3D Shapes in the Environment

Animal Facts

Barrier Games

Challenge of the Week 1st Feb 21

Cold Winter Days

Colour Scavenger Hunt

Counting Colours

Doughnut Apples

Easy DIY Birdfeeder

Eco Schools Children Can Make a World of a Difference

Exploring Symmetry

Fun with Food – Cutting Skills

Good Morning Little Snowdrop

Healthy Mini Pizza Faces

Invisible Writing

It’s an Ant’s Life

Languages Week

Loose Parts

Magic Milk

Make a Bag

Make a Lava Lamp video

Morning Yoga

Playdough Disco

Science Centre Experiments

Song of the Week – Days of the Week

Song Sticks

Sorting and Counting

Sound of the Week – S

Spider Drive

Story of the Week The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Target Numbers

Ziplock Bag Writing


Learning Ideas Added  Week Beginning  25 January 2021:

Burns Celebrations

Children’s Shortbread Recipe

Cock-a-leekie Soup recipe

Eco Schools Big Garden Birdwatch

Fun Things to do About Scotland

Make a Rainbow

Make Your Own Tartan

Mealtime Fun – Making a Menu

Missing Numbers Game

Numbers Everywhere

Pheasant Bird in My Garden

Physical Activity Numbers game

Robert Burns – Tam O’Shanter

Scottish Songs and Rhymes

Shooglie Wooglie

Song of the Week Katie Bairdie

Story of the Week – Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie


Big Garden Birdwatch:




Learning Ideas Added  Week Beginning 18 January 2021:

Suggested Timetable 18 Jan 21

As long as my arm

Bear Hunt 2

Bread Rolls

Building Shapes and Counting their Sides

Counting with Beads

Early Literacy skills – Writing

Eco Schools Wildlife Week 2

Fun with Shapes

Healthy Vegetable People

Ice Lanterns

Indoor Obstacle Course

Keeping Fit with the help of Patterns

Letter of the Day

Make a Happy Box

National Aquarium Live Learning and Stories

Number Hunt in Jelly

Patterns 2

Shapes in the Environment

Song of the Week – Teddy Bear, Turn Around

Story of the Week – Stickman




Learning Ideas Added 11 January 2021:

Mrs. McIlroy has made a video to help the children practise sorting and counting. Here is Part 1 of the video:

Part 2 sorting and counting:

Part 3 sorting and counting:


Part 4 sorting and counting:

Part 5 sorting and counting:



Baking cupcakes

Build a Tower Numeracy Game

Counting Colours Ice Sculptures

Counting Plates

Counting up to 30 with a Calculator

Dinosaur Swamp Sensory Writing

Eco School Wildlife week 1

Frozen water balloon experiment

Going on a Bear Hunt

How to make a bird feeder

Ice Paints

Importance of Using Fingers in Maths

Initial sounds game

Letters and Sounds games

Little Jackie Jack Frost

Making Ice Boats

Making Playdough Monsters

Making Toy Binoculars

Number of the Day Hunt


Promoting Positivity

Rainbow Snack

Recognising small quantities without counting

Rhyming Pairs

Salt Dough Letters

Sharing and Making Books

Song of the Week 11 Jan 21 – Snowman

Story of the Week – Peter Rabbit

We’ll build a jolly snowman

Winter Scavenger Hunt

Winter Walk Keeping Active


100 things to do before you’re 12



Learning ideas added December 2020:

Fun Christmas Games to help young children learn French

Hazeldene Christmas Bake Off recipe

Parent ideas Christmas

Christmas writing cards

Scotland Learns parent-carer-winter-edition-dec-2020


Learning ideas added November:

Parent Ideas Story Telling

Parent Ideas Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhyme sort cards

Some Traditional Nursery Rhymes

Scotland Learns Home Learning Ideas

Road Safety Curriculum for Excellence 2019-20-booklet

Ziggy Toolkit – November 2020

Ziggy’s Song

Parent Ideas Road Safety


Learning ideas added week beginning 22nd June:

Did you know?  Fuel and Cars

Fun Facts about Dinosaurs

National Smile Month week 5

Shape Hunt

Song of the Week

Story of the Week


Learning ideas added week beginning 15th June:

Challenge of the Week – Dishes

Colour Scavenger Hunt

Eco Home School – Dandelion Activity


National Smile Month week 4

Rhyming pairs

Song of the Week – Sleeping Bunnies

STEM home learning Balloon Fun   (see Tweet below)

STEM home learning Paddle Boats    (see Tweet below)

STEM  home learning Minibeasts & Bubble Snakes

STEM week at Hazeldene

Story of the Week – What Pet Should I Get


Learning ideas added week beginning 8th June:

Challenge of the Week Scavenger Hunt

I Spy Bags – Literacy

Hand Patterns – Art and Design

Lava Lamps – Science

Movie Maker – Technologies

National Smile Month week 3

Patterns – Numeracy and Maths

Story of the Week – I Don’t Want Curly Hair

STEM week at Hazeldene

STEM home learning Part 1

Walking Water Experiment.- Sciences

Mrs. McIlroy has shared an exciting Science Experiment for STEM Week. Why not try this at home?


Learning ideas added week beginning 1st June:

Bugs and Bottle Tops Activity

Challenge of the week- Making your own bed

Health and Wellbeing – fruit kebabs

Let’s Get Creative for Virtual Sports Day

Literacy and numeracy – environmental print and numbers

National Smile Month week 2

Obstacle Course

Recycle week Eco- Committee

Story of the Week – My No No, No Day! 

Virtual Sports Day


Learning ideas added week beginning 25th May:



Cheerios bird feeder

Eco Home School Week 3 Planting

Garden Play Box

Hidden letters

Imaginary Play

Make a Pattern

National Smile Month 25 May

Sensory bags

Song of the week – I Dig My Garden

Story of the week – Going on a Bear Hunt


Learning ideas added week beginning 18th May:

Cake pops

Eco Home School –  Week 2 Water

Fruit Smoothies

Fun with Shapes

Ice Garden

Let’s Talk- Feelings & Emotions

Literacy – Loose Parts Name

Mud Painting

Numeracy – Dominoes, Dice and Cards

Outdoor Classroom Day

Song of the week –  Water week song

Story of the Week


Learning ideas added week beginning 11th May:

Eco Litter week

Handmade Clock

Hiding and Finding Numbers

Ideas for developing writing skills

Ideas for developing reading skills

Song of the week – Litter week song

Sorting and Matching


Learning ideas added week beginning 4th May:

Breakfast learning

Home learning with nature part two

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Lunchtime Learning

Missing Number


Numeracy, Literacy & Health and Well-being

Song of the week  – Tiny Caterpillar

Suggested Timetable for Learning at Home



Activities for Home Learning 1

Activities for Home  Learning 2

Activities for Home Learning 3

Activities for Home Learning 4


Creativity at Home – with young children

Developing literacy and numeracy at home – Mrs. McIlroy

Easter Learning Experiences

Easter Scavenger Hunt 

Egg challenge

Emergent writing info for parents

ERC Learning at Home Guidance for Parents and Carers

ERC WeblinksforschoolsApril2020

Family Learning cards homelink bags

Family Learning Walk Rouken Glen

Health and Wellbeing Update 1

Health and Wellbeing Update 2

Health and Wellbeing Update 3

Health and Wellbeing Update 4

Health and Wellbeing Update 5

Health and Wellbeing Update 6

Health and Wellbeing Update 7

Ice ice baby workbook

Ice cream recipe

LEGO challenge

Let’s Play Ideas for Parents April 3

Link to Parent Club information and ideas for home learning

Number game – matching numerals to dots


Spring Learning – Having Fun with Nature

The Importance of Talking and Listening with Your Child

Time Capsule


Our Nursery Rhyme  take home packs are very popular.  We have uploaded the files here so you can print out and make your own at home. Some of them do not require to be printed:

Fun with Rhymes at Home instructions

Nursery rhyme set 1

Nursery rhyme set 2

Nursery Rhyme Task Cards 1

Nursery Rhyme Task Cards 2

Nursery Rhyme Buckle My Shoe

 Baa Baa Black Sheep recipe

Hey Diddle Diddle musical dominoes

 Hickory Dickory Dock clock

Humpty Dumpty prediction sheet

Incy Wincey ladybird counters

Incy Wincey sunflowers baseboard 

Jack Horner Fruits pictograph

 Mary Mary butterflies

Mary Mary poppies baseboard

 Once I caught Fish cards

Once I caught fish game

Pat-a-Cake biscuit recipe

Rub a Dub Dub price tags

 Rub a Dub Dub shops baseboards

 Rub a Dub Dub shops sorting cards  baker

 Rub a Dub Dub shops sorting cards Butcher

 Rub a Dub Dub shops sorting cards clothes

Rub a Dub Dub shops sorting cards Greengrocer

Rub a Dub Dub shops sorting cards Music

Rub a Dub Dub shops sorting cards Sports

 Wee Willie Winkie time sequencing cards


Kerry’s Story

Unfortunately we have had to delete this due to copyright issues with the story. Kerry will record another story soon.


Mrs. Fagan’s Story

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

The Three Bears Rap

To download a copy of the words of the song, click the above link.

Charlotte T’s story

Click on the link above Charlotte’s photo to download a PowerPoint with the recorded story, Monkey Puzzle.

A bedtime story from Emma:

Shannon reads A Squash and a Squeeze:

Miss Cooke’s Fairy Tea Party:

Mrs. Riddell recorded a favourite song for the children:

Mrs. Bolton-McIlroy has recorded a favourite story for the children. This can be accessed on our Twitter page:

Part 2 of the story:

Learn and Grow Together

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