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Home Learning

Please use the following information and website links for your home learning whilst off from school. Education city homework tasks and activities will be updated every Saturday morning.


End of year message to all children in year 5 (17th July 2020)



Good afternoon everyone,


So, here we are writing you one final message at the end of a very unusual academic year, which feels like a bit of an anti-climax. It feels very strange that we will no longer be your teachers in September, but the time we did have together was very memorable and enjoyable. We have no doubt that you will all love year six with your new teachers: Mr Loneragen and Mrs Metherell, who we know are very excited to meet you - it'll be a super final year for you all at Castle Primary. 

When we return in September, please do come and visit your old classroom to say hello - it'll be great to see some friendly faces. 

Over the past few months we have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the perseverance and effort that has gone into your home learning - we know it has not been easy. We have enjoyed seeing lots of fun and creative pieces of work posted on Seesaw and the school website. In addition to this, we have loved being able to reconnect with a lot of you on Zoom calls, as well as phone calls on a couple of occasions. 

Don't forget that over the summer holidays there will be some activity packs that'll be available for you all to do on the class page on the school website. There is also the PE initiative of 'Trek to Tokyo' to follow and complete, which will keep you all active. Finally there is the Summer book reading scheme, which is available, again on Seesaw and the year 5 class page on the website. 

We wish you a very enjoyable and sunny summer holiday and will look forward to seeing you all around and about school in September. 


Take care and relax,


Mrs Barker and Mr Banner (17/07/2020)


This weeks home learning project -
Hamilton Trust - Maths day by day lessons
Hamilton Trust - English day by day lessons:




Foundation subjects:





PE (click me)

Aim to keep up your fitness by exercising everyday, indoors as well as outdoors. If you have a Fitbit or device that measures steps, try keeping your daily step goal above 10,000 steps. PE sessions by Joe Wicks 'The Body Coach' at 9 am every day.

Physical activity interactive links (click me)

'Trek to Tokyo'

To commemorate the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which have been postponed until 2021, Hampshire SGOs would like to challenge families to keep active by engaging in the ‘Trek to Tokyo’. This is a 6-week challenge for the summer holidays, asking pupils to complete daily physical activities and creative challenges throughout the week.

Pupils can earn miles for each activity completed and record daily miles on a chart as they Trek towards Tokyo. Each week, a new booklet can be downloaded from the Energise Me website


Bronze, Silver and Gold Certificates will be awarded when you reach certain milestones en route!

You can share your activities on the following social media platforms:












A record sheet will be sent out and an example of what to expect in the next couple of days so keep an eye out! Below is the link to the launch video to have a look at.



Lots of e-books and ideas for parents when reading with your children.

Summer reading challenge:

This summer, there will be as usual a summer reading challenge ran by the Portchester Library.

Please watch the launch video below:

Launch video (click me)


If you would like to sign up, please find the link below:

Sign up link (click me)

The Great Indoors and Outdoors
Click me   Click the link for activities that can be completed indoors and outdoors at home.


Puzzles (click me) 

Soduku, word searches and crosswords, which can be complete without printing on a tablet or laptop

Important Information

P.E. days:  Monday - gymnastics (indoors) and Friday - tennis (outdoor)
Please also have your games kit in school at all times as the changing weather may affect the days we can go outside.


Spellings  – 30 minutes per week. Test on Friday, homework due Friday.

Education city - 30 minutes per week. Set on Saturday and due on Friday