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‘Through God’s love, we are the rich soil where
roots grow and seeds flourish.’ Luke 8:4-15

Enabling children to flourish and succeed


As mentioned, reading is part of this year’s homework along with weekly spellings which will both help with the end of year phonics screen check. Children will need to practise spellings weekly. Your child has a spelling book with their spellings listed and the quiz date will be on a Tuesday. Please do not use the book to practise in. Your child will also have a login card to a website called Spelling Shed which years 1-6 use. There are various games on there to help your child learn in an alternative way if you prefer. If your child gets most of the spellings correct, they will receive 1 house point.


Busy Things will have a variety of games set on ‘Favourites’ where they can practise reading, spelling and maths learning which we have covered in class. These will be updated once we have covered more content and logins will be given out soon. If you require further homework, our class page will have objectives listed in the homework section which will provide some ideas of things you can do with your child at home to help cover skills taught in the classroom. Practical games, interaction/talking with adults and practising skills using the ideas given on the class page benefit children in Year 1, therefore worksheets will not be given out as part of homework. 


Skills in English

- Write all capital and lowercase letters correctly

- Read and write phase 2 and 3 tricky words from the word mat

- Blend and segment sounds when reading and writing

- Blend and segment sounds ck, sh, ch, th, ng, wh, ai, ay, a-e, ea, ee, e, ea, y in words

- Begin to write short sentences remembering the next word in the sentence

- Add capital letters and full stops in the correct places in sentences


Skills in Maths

- Form the digits 0 - 9 correctly from the correct starting points

- Read and recognise the numbers 0 - 10

- Recognise numbers as words 

- Count on from any number using numbers up to 10

- Count backwards from any number using numbers up to 10

- 1 more/1 less than any number up to 10 (can use a written number line for this or objects to practically add/take away from an amount)

- Add 2 amounts together accurately to find the whole (answer) e.g. 5 + 3 = _____

- Subtract 2 amounts together accurately to find what is left e.g. 8 - 2 = _____

- Recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes


Learning from other areas of the Curriculum:

- Discuss seasons in our country and what happens in each season

- Draw a picture to show each season

- Look at seasons around the world in other countries and compare to the UK

- Talk to others about what happens during Remembrance

- Make a poppy and bring it in!

- Look at maps and find the countries England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland

- Identify mountains, rivers and lakes on a map

- Look at famous landmarks in each of the 4 countries of the UK

- Look at features found on the coast

- Practise simple stitching to join two pieces of material together


If your child wants to share with the class what they have been working on at home, we are more than happy to show this when we have a few spare minutes. They can bring the work into school and we can put it in our basket ready to show others! Please note we do not show toys brought into school - these should be kept at home.