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YEAR 1 2019 - 2020

Ms Challenor

Miss Jackson

enlightenedMs Challenor’s email: helenchallenor@castleprimary.co.uk
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Spring Term 2021
As we cannot yet be in class together physically during this latest lockdown period, our website will once again be our virtual 'hub' to share each of our learning journeys. I will share learning activities with you on our webpages weekly. I can't wait to add your documents, images and photos to our galleries - so  keep checking to see your and your friends' successes!
Keep safe, keep calm and keep going
Ms Challenor
Home Learning - Monday 18th January 2021


Each week, aim to complete:

  1. Set Home Learning (see below), especially the Core Maths and English
  2. Reading – read as much as you can, but at least 3 times this week!
  3. Complete Education City Classwork (and have a go at the many other activities if you like!)
  4. CGP workbook set pages
  5. Practice your times tables and number facts

Be helpful, kind and patient for your adults at home! They will appreciate it. smiley



CGP Book Pages - Year 1

Phonics Buster - Pages 1 & 2

Maths - Page 28 (Money)



CGP Book Pages - Year 2

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling - Page 3 (Verbs)

Maths Reasoning  - Page 32 (Money - first page)


Core English Resources

This week we are focusing on past tense verbs (Grammar) and adding the suffix +ed to make them (spelling). We are also starting to read the funny and entertaining story 'On the Way Home' by Jill Murphy.  We will be creating our own page of the story too!



English links/downloads - click to access

English Tutorial : Monday 18th Jan (+ed Verbs)

English Tutorial: Tuesday 19th Jan (Ms C reads 'On the Way Home')

English Tutorial: Wednesday 20th Jan (Planning the next part of the story!)

English Tutorial: Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd Jan (Writing the next part of the story! 3 parts)


English Daily Lesson Packs for Monday to Friday (PDF Files):    Beginning     Ready     Challenge

English Daily Lesson Packs for Monday to Friday (Word Docs):    Beginning     Ready     Challenge



Core Maths Resources
From Monday to Thursday, we will be learning all about money! On Friday, we will be carrying on our work with 2D shapes.
Keep practicing counting forwards/backwards to 100, the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and your bonds of 10 and 20!
Maths links/downloads - click to access

Maths Tutorial Video (Monday 18th Jan) Click here

Maths Tutorial Video (Wednesday 20th Jan) Click here

Maths Daily Lesson Packs for Monday to Friday (PDF Files):    Beginning     Ready     Challenge

Maths Daily Lesson Packs for Monday to Friday (Word Docs):    Beginning     Ready     Challenge



LI: to understand about selfish behaviour and learn ways to act that show we care about other people.

Watch the video of The Selfish Little Red Hen (click here)

Then have a go at making a 'Helping Hand Hen' (click here for instructions).


LI: What materials could I use to build a wall?
Investigate building a mini wall from 5 different materials. Which ones are most suitable? Which are least?
  • Asking and answering Scientific Questions
  • Observing closely
  • Using Scientific vocabulary
LI: Learn facts about the continent Australasia
Australasia, also sometimes called 'Oceania' or simply 'Australia', is one of the 7 continents.



Art & Design Technology (DT)
LI: Create a symmetrical snowflake using 2D shapes
Use the shapes provided, or draw around and cut out your own. You could even use aluminium foil instead of paper for a metallic effect!

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Castle Primary School and Nursery

Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire, ST7 4NE

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Main Contact: Miss J Mason

Tel: 01782 433218