Friday 22nd January 2021- Year 1 Home Learning

Good morning Year 1!

We hope that you enjoyed the ‘Castle Jobs’ theme this week. There are certainly jobs that we would definitely not want to do, especially being a gong farmer where we would have to clean out the smelly garderobes!

The photos, have been great and we have loved seeing you read in crazy (but safe) places! Have a look on the gallery, on the blog, to see where your friends have been reading.

We have been amazed by the creativity and imagination from you (and adults at home) shown in the different challenges. If you decide to do a challenge in a different way to suit you and in a way that inspires you more, that is fine! 

During our Google Meets on Monday morning, we will be doing some fun tasks. Please make sure that you bring with you paper and pens so that you can join in.

Have a great weekend!

Here is your learning for today:

PHONICS: Phase 3 or 4 revision online games

Follow the links below (with an adult to check) to enjoy these fun online games and resources. We are currently recapping phase 3 sounds. However, if you need further practise with individual letter sounds, phase 2 would be best. If you want to be challenged, phase 4 would be a good place to start with some help from parents. 



In a castle, there would be a cook and kitchen staff. They would be responsible for giving people their food every day.

With an adult, follow the link below to learn about what food could be found in a castle. After reading, do the ‘Castle Quiz’ to see what you have learned.

Look at the list of castle food below:

  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • bread
  • meat
  • fish
  • oats
  • herbs and spices
  • honey

Can you find any ‘Castle Food’ in your kitchen?

CASTLE CHALLENGE 2:  Castle flatbread

Besides using bread just for food, medieval people often used it as their plates: known as trenchers, these were breads that were cut into thick flat slices. … Once the meal was finished, the bread could then be eaten, or, if you were wealthy or generous enough, was given to the poor or to animals.

  • Use your maths skills to measure the ingredients and read the numbers on the scales to follow the Castle Flatbread recipe attached. After cooking, serve to the family members in your house.
  • Draw a picture or take photos to add to your castle scrapbook.

READING: Oxford Reading Owl has a fantastic selection of Oxford Reading books for the children to read at their level.

  1. Follow the link:
  2. Click on ‘Browse E-books’
  3. Click on ‘free e-book library’. 
  4. Choose a book
  5. You can be more specific in your book search and type by selecting browse by age or browse by series.

As well as listening to the children read, it also benefits them to hear adults read and discuss the story together.

For further learning ideas whilst working at home, please have a look at the link below.

Time for a laugh with a cracking castle joke!

Q: What do you call a dragon who can juggle knights?
A: Talon-ted.

Have a fantastic day and a lovely weekend!

The Year 1 Team