Wednesday 6th January 2021-Year 1 Home Learning Tasks

Good morning Castle Conquerors. We hope that you had a successful day yesterday with your castle challenges. Please remember to send us photos of your learning to the Year 1 email address ( All emails will be replied to individually which children usually enjoy receiving!

We would like to showcase some of your photos that you send us every Friday on the blog for your classmates to see. If you would not like us to do this, please send us an email using the same Year 1 email address as shown above,

We have another exciting day today with lots of fun activities that you can add to your castle scrapbook in writing, pictures or photos.

PHONICS: Phase 3 revision online games

Please spend some time, today and tomorrow, 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.  

Phonics Play: (Phase 2 simple sounds, Phase 3 revision sounds, phase 4 challenge sounds)

Phonics Bloom:

Letters and Sounds free Resources:


Challenge 1: How high can you go?

Ask an adult to draw an outline of a castle on an A4 piece of paper.

  • Fill the inside of the shape with numbers trying your best to form the numbers correctly and neatly.
  • What is the highest number you can write to?

Super challenge:

  • Choose 2 numbers at a time from the ones you have written to add together to make even bigger numbers.
  • What is the largest number you can make by adding 2 numbers?

Challenge 2: In order for your journey to begin, you need to create your very own castle using a resource of your choice.

Resource ideas:

  • Recycling/ Junk Modelling- cardboard boxes, wrapping paper tubes, tubs, cartons
  • Lego/Duplo
  • Wooden Blocks
  • Paper Mache
  • Use household items

Don’t forget all of the important parts of a castle. Have another look at this video to remind yourself of the different parts that you learnt yesterday.

Challenge 3: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!

Hunt the bear on the castle grounds by following the Cosmic Kids Yoga routine below.


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.

In addition to listening to the children read, it also benefits them to hear adults read and discussing and enjoying 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: What is the most frustrating thing for dragons when knights give them birthday parties?
A: Blowing out the candles!

Have a fantastic day!

The Year 1 Team