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Monday 1st

Happy Monday Castle Class. We've reached Week 5 of Home Learning already!

We hope you had a nice weekend!

Thank you to everyone who sent me their work last week- please keep sending it! Some of you might reach 50 Dojo points and get your second certificate this week surprise laugh

Today's tasks are as follows.


Our zoom link has been emailed to you on Sunday evening.

See you at 9am and 1:45pm today! :)


REMINDER: KS1 Gospel Assembly is at 11:15 today with Mrs. Huotari on Zoom.

The access link has been sent to you via email. We'd love for you to join us.



Recapping letter sounds: Please recap your letter sounds and actions every day.

You can use the videos below to help you.

Monster Phonics Pure Speech Sounds:

Phase 2 Tricky Word Song:


Daily Zoom session: Our sound this week is 'ai'. This is an Angry Red A sound. We will be reading Monster Phonics' version of Hansel and Gretel today, matching some ai words to pictures, and writing the ai sound.


NEW! Follow up activity: Play Spooky Sounds on ICT Games. Choose ch, ai, oo, and ur to practice.



Make a set of ai flashcards- aim tail nail rain paid rail mail train snail. 

Make sure you sound each word out. Can you hear the start, middle, and end sound? Use your sound mat to help you find the letter that matches the sound.

Then use them to play a miming game. Take turns to pick a card, keep this secret but mime the word for your partner to guess. Both parent and child can take turns miming and guessing.


Handwriting: Today we will review last week's handwriting letters: c a o d and g

Hand warm-up:

Practice writing the letters in cursive at the back of your exercise book- please date it!

See here for Letter Formation Guide Video playlist (videos in alphabetical order).

Please have ready to show Miss Hunt during our 1:45 Zoom Call.



Please read with your child every day.

Today's Phonics Play Decodable Comic Book: I can spot

Accessible here:


Optional: Teach Your Monster to Read – Reading game. Please complete one island/ gate per day.

Our Log in link:


Look at this website for other free books you can read:

You will need to set up a free account with Oxford Owl using your email address to access this content.



Today we start our new phase called 'Growing 6, 7 and 8'.


Please follow this link and watch Session 1: Which shows 6? Composition of 6.

Then complete the activity:

Please take photographs during practical activities and send them and any exercise book work via email to Miss Hunt.


Afternoon Activities:

  • Science Monday!

This week’s investigation is a Rainbow Science Experiment! Details can be found in the PDF Document below. Please take photographs of your investigation and email them to Miss Hunt. The best science experiment will get this week's Science Award from our Science Lead Mrs. Marten!

Monday 1st Resources: