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Caythorpe Primary School

Inspiring the future


Year 1 and 2

Ms Riches

Diary Dates

Monday 22nd June - School Sports Week

Thursday 25th June - Rainbow Sports Day - see emails and  "news"  for more details 

Home Learning

Update 31.05.20 - As we enter the phase of the wider opening of schools for pupils we will continue to update our class pages with learning packs for those school remains closed for and those wishing to continue home learning. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or need anything. Printed learning packs will be ready by Friday 5th of June for collection.

Great resources available at Padlet. KS1 have Sergio the Spider to hopefully keep them entertained and the KS2 topic for the first half of the term is Pirates and Explorers although many of them were one and the same (as they will find out)!

E-Bug - 13.05.20 - online games and resources to support children's understanding of the Corona Virus and how germs and viruses spread; including the importance of hand washing and respiratory hygiene. These resources will support children's transition back into school.

NEW - 01.05.20 - Helping a young child write - helpful tips for writing with young children

NEW - 01.05.20 - Helping a young child read - helpful tips for reading with young children

New 04.05.20 - Padlet - Cross Curricular Materials for Summer Term - Lots of resources here from phonics, maths, spelling booklets and an "Amazing Lincolnshire Education pack".

Downloadable packs - updated 15.05.20

We have endeavoured to compile work for your child to continue their studies at home. In the download section at the bottom of the page are maths and English pack for each week. If you are unable to download zip files you can find the work here also. 

Click the link for top tips on how to use the packs at home and home learning generally.

We have also aimed to include a wider range fun and challenging activities including Lego, sporting, science and personal challenges. We would love to here of some which have been completed. get in touch via twitter or our Caythorpe Primary Facebook page.

We understand the challenges faced with home learning with many parents still working from home. There are activities children can complete independently but everyone is different. If you decide your child isn't going to engage in a structured program spend time playing, baking or painting a picture. 

Fancy a live cook-a-long? Cook along with Theo -  TUNE IN EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY AT 4PM  - Visit the web-page for an ingredient list.

Love camping? You can always join in at home!

24.04.20 - Listen to David Walliam's books for FREE! The daily treat is called Elevenses, and children and grown-ups can tune in every morning at 11am - and it's all free.

NEW! Homework - New Summer term homework grid available to download below!

Updated 07.05.20! BBC Bitesize daily lessons. 

You'll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more. Schedule of lessons   

NEW! Oak Academy Online lessons - These are excellent!

There are two options for using these resources.

Either you can follow a set plan of lessons across a range of subjects – for this, click the Schedule option.

Or you can access particular lessons in certain subjects – for this, click the Subject option below. If choosing the subject option, your teacher will let you know which lessons you need to do and when.

Internet Safety

UPDATED 24.04.20 Clink this link to access online home learning packs. This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, new home activity packs, including reward charts, will be released with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.

You can also find more information in the download section at the bottom of the page including the DFE helpline and appendix to our Safeguarding policy regarding COVID19 ( available to download below).

NEW - 13.05.20 - Video Lessons available at Childnet - Six easy-to-follow videos to work through together with children aged 6-9 years old. Each video has:

  • simple, clear online safety advice specifically tailored for children aged 6-9 years old,
  • 10-15 minutes of fun activities, games and discussion points,
  • narration from an experienced member of the Childnet education team,
  • optional follow-up activities to extend children's learning.

Please note: due to the format of this resource and to encourage meaningful discussion, we would strongly advise that children watch the video lessons together with an adult.

Science (Updated 01.06.20)

Some fabulous learning projects  These contains  projects  based around eight different themes, which cover many aspects of the National Curriculum. They aim to provide a broad and balanced learning experience for your children, whilst learning at home. Themes are designed to be followed in order, but can also be used out of sequence. The same themes are available for all ages of children within a primary school, so families can learn using the same theme at the same time.

Starters for STEM are ten activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. These activities are easy-to-resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them. There are now 11 weeks available via the link.


NEW 08.05.20 - What to do if your child says "I hate Maths!" A helpful video

NCETM video lessons - Fractions - These short videos are intended to provide primary school pupils with interactive lessons while they are at home. Most lessons at 15-20 minutes long. Perhaps complete one a day - New lessons will be added each week

Weekly units of work - These units from White Rose the publishers of our scheme of work for maths - 

Update 02.06.20 - Download the current week's sheets below.

Year 1 -

Year 2 -

Below are weekly packs to download for Maths and English - each contains learning reminders, practice sheets (green for mild are easier, red for hot are more challenging) and an "I'm stuck!" to have a go with a grown up!

Get moving with the Super Movers - and learn times table facts at the same time!

Reading and Phonics

NEW - 29.04.20 - Letters and Sounds have uploaded phonics sessions -  Reception at 10am, Year 1s at 10.30 and  "Learning to blend" at 11am- these follow in the same order as we teach at school. You can also access the videos which have already been perviously uploaded so no need to watch them "live".


Tune daily phonics lessons - Subscribe and turn on the notifications to never miss a daily Read Write Inc. Phonics lesson.
Speed Sounds Set 1 - 9.30 am
Speed Sounds Set 2 – 10.00 am
Speed Sounds Set 3 – 10.30 am

Free access to lots of phonics/spelling games and activities -

Username: march20
Password: home


Changes within Living Memory

The aim of this pack is to introduce children to the concept of living memory as a chronological term and the disciplinary concepts of continuity and change, evidence and similarity and difference. All evidence can be gathered by speaking to family members over the phone, e-mail or via Skype. 

The findings of the enquiry can be presented in whichever way suits your child best - be that using PowerPoint, a non-chronological report or drawing.


     The charanga scheme of work we use in school has produced units for learning at home. Log in using your username and password - If you have misplaced your login details, please contact your teacher.

NEW - 29.04.20 - Young Voices have now created YV at HOME. YV at HOME is a platform to bring you lots of fun music and movement sessions all for free, that children, parents and teachers can access and enjoy from your safe place. Expect interactive tutorials, demonstrations and performances all suitable for adults and children. Some live workshops in the past (still available on YV Youtube channel ‘YVTV’) have included: instrument lessons, dance sessions, write your own freestyle rap sessions, sing alongs and beatbox workshops! Join in with future live YV at HOME sessions by following Young Voices on Facebook. Song lyrics and sheet music for instruments is also available to download on their website

Learn   "Caythorpe Sing it Video".Makaton for our "Caythorpe Sing it Video".


Feeling creative? Try a challenge - Why not post your creation on our twitter/facebook page?

PSHCE and Well-Being

New 31.05.20- Please see below five factsheets for parents and practitioners with the aim of providing information by using trauma awareness about children's and adult's emotional behaviour: You may access the full Rockpool website via the link.

  • Factsheet 1: Being Safe
  • One way of acknowledging your child’s distress is to be open about the fears and anxieties that are around at the moment.  Giving them information about what is happening and helping then feel safe is the most important thing you can do. This link takes you to a version of a free book by the author of the Gruffalo which explains the virus and on the back page are links to lots of other resources.  
  • This is a link for older children on Flight/Fight and feeling anxious.
  •  This is a link for younger children.
  • This link takes you to a really nice video that the whole family can watch – you can even make the ‘Glitter jars’ if you have the right stuff.
  • The following fact sheets have other useful links to helpful videos and activities.
  • Factsheet 2: Keeping Connected
  • Factsheet 3: Understanding Resilience
  • Factsheet 4: A Nurturing Environment
  • Factsheet 5: Understanding Emotions and Healthy Relationships


NEW - 13.05.20 - Free parent resources supporting your child's well being through Corona Virus. From the Clear Sky - a children's charity. Play & Creative Arts Therapy creates a safe environment for children who are having difficulties to explore and express themselves through the language of play.

New - 29.04.20 - One of the most important ways to keep mentally healthy is to have routine and structure, and to maintain a healthy sleep pattern. The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) have produced a series of checklists to help parents and children manage their routines. Download the "supporting home learning routines" document to help plan your day. All the EEF materials to support home learning can be found here.

NEW - 28.04.20 - My Hero is You - How kids can fight Covid story to download below


Are you being active for the recommended 60 minutes a day? Download this amazing Physical Activity Recording Sheet to record your activities and for lots of ideas to keep active even when it's raining outside. Why not post your activities on our twitter page?

  • Oti Mabuse, Strictly come Dancing star has created Disney themed dance lessons live from 11:30 each day. All of her videos are available to watch on Youtube.
  • Obstacle course – Challenge yourself! Create an obstacle course outside using items around the home/garden and time yourself. 
  • CGS Outread are posting a challenge a day via twitter - give one a go and tweet your attempt for a Sports Values Sticker - Caythorpe already have "Passion"
  • Keep fit with Joe Wicks - PE with Joe - Daily workouts at 9.00, Monday to Friday. 

Dates for your Diary

Friday 22nd May - Half Term Holiday

Monday 1st June - Provisional reopening of school for YR, Y1 and Y6

Thursday 25th June - Neverland assembly and cake sale - Postponed


At Caythorpe we are proud of our personalised curriculum with many opportunities to enrich learning experiences. Please see our curriculum pages which lists experiences we believe children should complete to achieve their Caythorpe Passport to learning.


Year 2 children will go swimming at Sleaford Leisure Centre in the Spring term. Being able to swim is a vital life skill. All children are expected to be able to swim at least 25m using a range of swimming stokes effectively by the end of key stage 2.

Please can your child keep a named PE kit in school all week (dark shorts and/or jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt and trainers or plimsolls.) If the weather is fine, PE may take place outdoors so please make sure your child has an outdoor kit. Please can you also ensure that all items of school clothing are named to prevent any mix-ups at the end of the day.


All Y1 and Y2 children have homework books and tasks to complete. Below is a link to this term's tasks. We would like the children to complete at least four tasks per term. If homework is brought in on a Friday it will be shared with the rest of the class. We would also like children to practise their weekly spellings.


Home learning update: To access an accelerated reader quiz - click this link

Children benefit hugely from reading every day. Please can you try to read as often as possible with your children and check and sign their reading diaries.

Times Table Rockstars and NUMBOTS

Daily arithmetic practise is vital too. Become a Rok God or Goddess, challenge your friends to a rock slam and watch out for tournaments set by your class teachers!

Home learning update: We now have access to Numbots - access using TTRS logins and passwords.


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