Thursday 14th January- Year 1 Home Learning

Good morning Year One! You are all displaying the Kelvedon values and the six R’s (Reasoning, Resourceful, Resilient, Reflective, Risk-taking, Responsible) whilst working at home. Keep up the fantastic work and don’t forget to keep adding to your scrapbooks! We are so proud of you all! Here is your learning for today:


Castle Challenge 1

English- Have a look at this video of Miss Catchpole reading the story of ‘Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Big Adventure’.

Part One

Part Two

In the story, Sir Charlie Stinky Socks goes on his very own adventure as a knight who needs to save the day as he enters the tall tower with a pointy roof. We would like you to go on your very own adventure, around the house and take pictures along the way, to create the story of you saving the day. Alternatively, you may want to draw some pictures of what you saw instead, in order to create your story.

Remember that every story must have a beginning, a middle and an end!

Put your pictures in order so that you can see the sequence of the story. You can use the comic strip template below to support you with the structure of your story if you like.

(Please note, we are just looking for pictures of the story and for you to be able to discuss the story, you do not need to write out the story as well.)

Castle Challenge 2

Art and Design- Your challenge is create a front cover that sums up who you are within your story . We are looking for fun, bright and colourful creations, such as the example below.


Have a think about what letter your name starts with and see if you can add two adjectives (describing words) alongside your name to create your character name. This method is called alliteration.

Here are some examples to inspire you:

The Mystical Memorable Miss Catchpole

The Magical Magnetic Miss Baker

The Mighty Messy Mr Ladlow

Castle Challenge 3


Have a look at the links below to practise your subtraction skills online. (Adult supervision is advised to ensure the suitablity of all online resources for e-safety reasons)

  • Helicopter Rescue- Click on the ‘count on and back’ section to practise taking away from different amounts. Start by selecting ‘1-10’ and then once you’re feeling more confident, continue to challenge yourself by selecting a larger number range.

  • Mental Maths Train- Take a ride on the Mental Maths Train to practise your taking away skills, be sure to click on the takeaway symbol before you start the game.

Super Challenge

  • Try to complete as many of these subtraction missing number sentences, within the time limit.


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 castle-cracking joke!

Q: What do Knights say to each other when they go to sleep?

A: Knighty Knight!

Don’t forget that today is the last day to send in your pictures for the year one gallery, ready for the post this afternoon!

Have a great day and stay safe.

The Year One Team