Thursday 7th January 2021-Year 1 Home Learning Tasks

Good morning Castle Conquerors.

Thank you for sending us photos of your home learning. It is lovely for us to see the fun that you are having at home. If you need help with any of the tasks, please ask an adult, at home, to email us and we will support you in any way that we can.

You have got another fun packed day of learning. Here are your challenges for today:

PHONICS: Phase 3 revision online games

Please continue to familiarise with these 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. 


Castle Challenge 1: Castle Number Hunt!

Neatly, write 10 numbers, of your choice, between 1 and 50 on pieces of paper.

Ask an adult to hide them around your castle (house) then go on a number hunt to find them all.

Stick the numbers that you have found in the correct order in your castle scrapbook, starting from the smallest number.

Simplify: Choose numbers between 1 and 20

Challenge further: Choose numbers between 1 and 100 or 1 and 200

Top tip: When ordering look at each number and think about how many tens it has and how many ones.

Castle Challenge 2: Answer the question!

Watch the video below to help you understand what a question mark is and when we would use it.

Challenge 1:

Using neat writing, write 3 to 5 questions in your castle scrap book about what you would like to find out about castles.

For example: How many castles are in England?

Challenge 2: With help from an adult, use the internet to find and discuss the answers to your questions.

Super challenge: Write the answers to your questions that you have found.

Top tip: A good way to start a question is to use the word How and the 5W’S – Who, What, When Where, Why

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.

DAILY EXERCISE: As well as having fun in the garden, going for a walk or bike ride (when it isn’t raining) for daily exercise, you can find some other fun routines for the children to follow by searching for the following on your internet browser (Remember, an adult must always check these first):

  1. Wake Up, Shake Up Lazytown
  2. Cosmic Kids Yoga.
  3. Joe Wicks Daily PE lessons.
  4. Andy’s Wild Workouts
  5. GoNoodle (YouTube videos)

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: Why did the dragon stop eating knights?
A: He was tired of canned food!

Have a fantastic day!

The Year 1 Team