Friday 5th February 2021- Year 1 Home Learning

Good morning Year 1!

WOW, you have had a busy week! Don’t forget to have a look at the photo gallery on the Year 1 page to see what some of your friends have been up to. Today, have a think about what makes you happy and try to do a little bit more of that (checking with an adult first). Have a great day and a fabulous weekend.

Here is your learning for today:

PHONICS: Alphabet Pairs

  1. Follow the link below to sing and dance to the Alphabet song below.

2. Write out the letters of the alphabet in upper case letters (capital) and lower case letters (small) on separate pieces of paper or card (or kindly ask an adult to write them if you need that extra bit of help).

  1. Jumble the letters up.
  2. Match the upper case and lower case letters together.
  3. Put them in alphabetical order.


CASTLE CHALLENGE 1: Cinderella story.

Have a look on the Year 1 blog page to listen to Miss Catchpole read Cinderella And The Beanstalk story. For the original Cinderella story, follow the link below. How are the two stories different?

After listening/watching,

  • Talk about the different characters in the story
  • Talk about what happens at the beginning, middle and end of the story.
  • What was the problem in the story?
  • How did it get solved?

CASTLE CHALLENGE 2:  Disney Land Cinderella Castle.

Today, you are going to travel to Orlando in America to visit one of the most beautiful Fairy Tale castles in the world.

  1. Have a look at the videos below, to see the Cinderella castle during the day and see the beautiful firework show at night.

Disney Cinderella Castle in the day time

Fireworks at the Disney Cinderella Castle

2. Draw and decorate a Cinderella castle using different 2D shapes. Look at the pictures below for inspiration:

CASTLE CHALLENGE 3: Real Life Fairy Tale Castles

  1. Follow the link below to have a look at some REAL LIFE fairy tale castles around the world.

Castle around the world

Which is your favourite?

Where are they?

What do they look like?


After travelling the world, you must be very hungry! Follow the recipe attached below to make some delicious fairy cakes!

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.

Have a fantastic day and a great weekend!

The Year 1 Team