Normanton Common Primary Academy

Working Together to Inspire and Achieve

01924 890 576

Castleford Road, Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 1QU


I hope you and your family are keeping safe and well.  I am very proud of all the hard work you and your children are doing at home.  If you would like to email photos of any of the activities your child has completed at home then we can share them on the class page.  I would be delighted to see them.  Please email these to 

Alternatively if you have any queries or questions, please contact Mrs Garside using the above email address.  This will be checked daily and I aim to respond within 24 hours.

Stay safe

Mrs Garside

Here is  a guide for home learning - please feel free to use and adapt it as suits your child.

Daily English, Maths and Science lessons are set - log in to to access these activities.

Every weekday at 9am, BBC Bitesize will be bringing you new things to do, videos and fun stuff to learn - get involved here.  



We want our children to continue learning to read and have familiar routines during this difficult time for families.                                                           

Lessons will commence from 1st June. Click here to access the Read Write Inc. YouTube channel and Speed Sounds lesson schedule for the half term.


Read Write Inc. Spelling                                                 

Log in to Oxford Owl here.  

Look for the 'My class login' button at the top of the page, which looks like this:                                            

Using the details below children can log-in to home: Hepworth  Login =  normanton3  Password = phonics



As lots of children are working on the computer, keeping them safe is really important. Please use the information and resources below to promote safety to your child. 


ThinkUKnow have created a page to support parents and young people online. The site includes home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities support children's understanding of online safety at a time.

Learning about online safety at home (ThinkUKnow) - Link

Be SMART - Childnet

Childnet have released six new easy-to-follow videos for parents and children to work through together. The 10 - 15 minute videos offer simple, clear online safety advice using fun activities, games and discussion. There are optional follow-up activities to extend children's learning.

Online Safety Video Lessons - Link


This week is the Mental Health Awareness week and their theme is: kindness. The charity, place2be, have decided to take part and have developed some great resources. We would like the children to continue their learning about Florence Nightingale, who is undoubtedly a symbol of kindness.

KS1 Kindness Week

'Throw kindness around like confetti'.

  1. Visit Miss Steer's YouTube channel and enjoy some of her BEAST mode mindfulness videos. 
  2. Make a place2be kindness cup and present it to someone who has done something kind. 
  3. place2be kindness cup colouring / place2be kindness certificate.
  4. Write a special thank you note to someone who has done something nice for you. 
  5. Create a hand print kindness heart with your family.
  6. Make a list of things that you could do to be kind. 
  7. Draw a picture of yourself - write a description all about you and your good qualities. 
  8. Send a smile - take a photo of yourself smiling (it's the simplest form of kindness) and send it to your family, friends and/or teacher (email address is above).
  9. Kindness bingo - complete four acts of kindness in a row to win...could you even get a full house?!
  10. Make a kindness chain - write each act of kindness you do on a strip of paper and make the longest paper chain you can. 
  11. Write a story using this template - Year 1s' use the 1 or 2 star sheet. 
  12. Write a postcard to a friend, neighbour or someone at your local care home to brighten their day. You could add a picture of something that could make them smile. 
  13. Talk to someone about what you have done that has made you feel proud. Listen to this song by M People - how does it make you feel?
  14. Give a 'kindness card' to someone who has made you smile.  


Florence Nightingale:

  1. Research and then create a fact file about Florence Nightingale. 
  2. Complete the Florence Nightingale wordsearch
  3. Read 'The Lady with the Lamp' poem - now, try to write your own!
  4. Learn about Florence Nightingale through this informative video.
  5. Think about the newly opened 'Nightingale' hospitals - write about why they were named that, their importance, etc. 
  6. Read and act out this play script (get your family involved!)
  7. Hospital improvements. 
  8. Compare modern day and Victorian hospitals. 
  9. Florence Nightingale comprehension questions. 
  10. Florence Nightingale themed colouring sheets. 
  11. Timeline of Florence's life.


Our Maths teaching is based around the ‘White Rose’ Maths scheme of work. Below is a link that will provide the children with short videos on maths topics and a small worksheet that they can attempt. We have also included some links to great maths based websites. 

White Rose Maths - Home learning


Top Marks

Oxford Owl - Maths


Your child has been sent home with a seed, planting pot and seed diary.  Please help your child sew the seed and complete the diary to record observations of the seed as it grows.  We have included a ruler so your child can measure the growth of the seed.

Crickweb - a great Science based website.

Chester Zoo live - we are so lucky to be able to see some fascinating creatures up close, thanks to Chester Zoo and their videos.



These daily Lego challenges will allow your child to be creative and solve problems - take a photo of their creations and tweet it into us.

Any type of building block will work - we hope you enjoy!

Lego Challenge



We recommend that you aim for at least one hour of physical activity per week.  Please find below different ways and ideas on how to stay active at home. 

We have tried where possible to use as little equipment as possible. Also to progress the children's knowledge and understanding of PE we have created some PE theory lessons.  

The Body Coach - PE lessons

Active at Home 

At Home - Learning and Movement

Create your own skeleton

Example of a healthy plate

 Monthly PE Calendar at Home    

Theory lesson - Guide sheet

Keeping Clean  

Empty Food Group plate