Castlefort Junior Mixed and Infant School

Inspiring Bright Futures Together

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Mrs Gemma Harrison

Year 1 Teacher



Hello! I’m Gemma Harrison and I teach Year 1 at Castlefort.  We like to learn through practical and fun activities. Glitter is our favourite resource in Art! We are at the very start of Infants so we are working hard to improve our independent learning.


We enjoy our Creative Curriculum topics each half term. Our topics are; 

Autumn 1 - Bright lights, big city!

Autumn 2 - Memory box

Spring 1 - Weather Experts 

Spring 2 - Oceans and Seas

Summer 1 and 2 - Dinosaur Planet

Image result for big cats  Image result for woodland



Homework Ideas

To help the children continue their learning at home, they can carry out these activities. It would be fantastic if the children could bring in any extra work they do at home and it will be displayed in the classroom with the rest of our work. Plus, they will earn bonus ILP and the points add up to prizes! Other bonus homework ideas are listed on the front page of your child's homework book.

  • Take your family for a woodland walk near your home. Take photographs of interesting flowers or trees to show your friends at school. 
  • Have fun building a den with your friends or family! 
  • Write a 'Who am I?' riddle for family and friends to solve. Write clues about a woodland animal, plant or tree. 


Useful Websites

Below is a list of useful websites to help the children’s learning in all areas of the curriculum: This website contains lots of games to develop numeracy and literacy skills   This website contains games and electronic resources for all areas of the curriculum  This website contains games and activities for all areas of the KS1 curriculum. This website contains current news stories that have been written for children. This website is usually used in class for 'News of the Week' on Wednesday mornings. This website contains mathematics games and activities. You can also find a link for English activities too.