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Please click on the link below which will take you to a handwriting site we use in school. Please focus on 'continuous cursive beginners' and 'capitals beginners' to practise forming letters correctly.

END OF YEAR 1!

We are fast approaching the end of the academic year and therefore there will be no more homework set for the next 2 weeks. Instead, I would like the children to continue with their spellings and reading and they are more than welcome to continue with the games set on BusyThings. 

 

I would like to thank you all for your continued support with your child's learning this year and I hope you all have a relaxed summer holiday!

Friday 17th June - Wednesday 22nd June

This week for homework I would like the children to log onto Busy Things, go onto assignments and complete the fractions quiz about finding fractions of shapes! We have learnt about this recently in class and needs recapping. Please read the questions and answer options out to your child but encourage them to complete this independently. Please remind your child to think carefully about what a half and quarter look like on shapes. 1 house point will be awarded for most of the answers answered correctly. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+, I would also like them to log onto Busy Things but find the game number jump. Your child needs to work out the correct combination of numbers to reach the fruit. Please encourage your child to choose a number and then count the empty bars to find out what the other number is to make the total to get to the fruit. 1 house point will be awarded for this game played. 

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

 

IT IS TRIP DAY ON THURSDAY TO TWYCROSS ZOO SO PLEASE MAKE SURE THE INFORMATION ON THE LETTER HAS BEEN READ.

Friday 10th June - Wednesday 15th June

It has been lovely to see the children back into routine after half-term! They have been really responsible by walking in by themselves in the morning - please continue to encourage this over the next few weeks. For homework this week, I would like all children to log onto Busy Things, click onto assignments and complete the Science task which is to sort objects into the materials they are made from. We have learnt about this in Science this week and a few objects we found around the classroom were tricky to identify! 1 house point will be awarded for most objects sorted correctly.

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

Friday 27th May - Wednesday 8th June

We hope that you all have a restful break over half-term! There are some small tasks to complete each day over the holiday. It is really important that children continue to keep up with their reading, in particular, reading a variety of real and alien words. To help with this, please log onto Busy Things, click on favourites each day and complete the following games for a short period of time. All games have been updated to reflect the sounds and spelling patterns we have covered this year. We will be focusing on alien and real words after half-term, therefore it would be ideal for children to practise this beforehand. 

 

Monday: Buried Treasure

Tuesday: Read and Feed

Wednesday: Read the caption

Thursday: Phase 2, 3 and 4 compound cutting

Friday: Sound sling

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, their tasks are listed below.

Monday: Buried Treasure

Tuesday: Read and feed

Wednesday: Read the caption

Thursday: Tidy Up!

Friday: Letter box

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

 

After half-term, we would like the children to begin walking into the classroom on their own from the silver gate in preparation for Year 2. If you need to talk to a member of staff please do come and see us, however if your child is ready to walk on their own in the mornings only, please encourage this!

 

Photos from Sports Day will also be in the star labelled 'Photos' for you all to view and enjoy!

Friday 13th May - Wednesday 18th May

This week for homework, all children will need to log onto Busy Things, click on assignments and complete labelling parts of a plant which we have been learning about over the last 2 weeks in Science. Children have told us stories about how they have grown or planted their own plants which has been great to hear! Perhaps they can label the parts of a plant on a real plant at home over the weekend? 1 house point will be awarded for most labels labelled correctly. Please help your child to read the labels if needed and complete independently.

 

After they have completed this, there is a gardener's game to see how well your child can look after plants! The levels get harder and faster as they have to keep up with growing and watering flowers as well as keeping bugs away!

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

Friday 6th May - Wednesday 11th May

Thank you for all the continent facts for homework - they are great! For homework this week, I would like your child to log onto Busy Things, go onto favourites and find the book 'Here We Are'. We have read this story before and it is all about how amazing the world is! The book only shows a few pages. Please read this to your child or some of your children may be able to read this by themselves. Afterwards, click onto assignments and there is a quiz based on the pages read. This homework is to help build up reading comprehension. You may need to read the questions and answer options for your child to listen to and then choose one. 1 house point will be awarded for most questions answered correctly. Please remind your child to look at the pictures and find any clues/words to help them. Please encourage your child to complete this independently.

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, please also log onto Busy Things, find favourites and find the game read and feed. I have changed the words and sounds to what we have covered so far, so they will get harder as more sentences are completed correctly. 1 house point will be awarded for this game played. 

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

Friday 29th April - Wednesday 4th May

The children have been really intrigued with continents around the world this week! For homework, all children will be given an A5 piece of paper where they will write their own fact about a continent. It could be about the weather, animals or land for example. Please navigate to one of the links below for your child to choose a continent. An adult may need to help with forming a sentence for your child to write their favourite fact and put it into their own words. Please encourage your child to use the sentence starters 'In...' or 'There are...' rather than copy writing. They will need reminding about capital letters for names, places and at the start of the sentence, finger spaces, full stops and neat handwriting. They can draw a matching picture too. Their facts will be displayed outside of our classroom for others to read! 1 house point will be awarded for those that are handed in. 

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

Friday 8th April - Wednesday 27th April

We can't believe it is already time for our Easter holidays! The Year 1 children have worked extremely hard not only in their school work, but also following the school rules, showing the school values, learning to get along with each other and demonstrating a lot of maturity over the last few months! We think they all deserve a well-earned rest! 

 

Therefore, homework will be quite short over the Easter holidays. Please see below...

 

- Please continue to read - we don't want all the hard work being reversed and it is important to keep up with this as much as possible over the holidays - remember, reading a book such as a library book or a book above their ability is just as important as it is when they read to you!

 

- Please continue with spellings - we are seeing increasing accuracy of spellings in writing as children become familiar with different spelling patterns.

 

- Please continue revisiting numbers to 50 which can easily be done when children are around different environments.

 

- We will be learning about the continents after Easter and some background knowledge beforehand may help children to gain a better understanding. Please follow the link to a youtube song we will be watching in class - WARNING - it is very catchy and you will probably end up singing along with it too! Secondly, if you have time, please see the 2nd link to a website where children can explore each continent in detail. Although the words may be a little too hard for your child to read, you can read some parts of information to them but it is beneficial if they can read the continent names, see landmarks and the animals which belong there too!

 

I will be unavailable to answer to emails or questions over the Easter holidays so if you do have any questions please ask me before Friday or wait until we return. I wish you all a safe and happy Easter, and we look forward to seeing the children after the holidays refreshed for the last term of Year 1!

Friday 1st April - Wednesday 6th April

For homework this week, I would like the children to log into Busy Things, click on favourites and find the game 'Monster Cannon' again. It seems like there may have been a problem loading the game so I have added it on again and fingers crossed it will work this time! Your child needs to switch between the alternate sounds which are represented by the same letter and decide which one fits the word. Each time they need to read the whole word and decide which one sounds correct. 1 house point will be awarded for this game played. This will also help your child to switch between the correct sounds when reading their book.

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to also log into Busy Things, click on favourites and find the game 'Word Chains' as this wasn't completed last week. Your child needs to find the correct sound to swap to change the word into a new word. Encourage them to listen to the word carefully and listen to the new word which needs changing. 1 house point will be awarded for this game played.

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

Friday 25th March - Wednesday 30th March

For homework this week, I would like the children to log into Busy Things, click on favourites and find the game 'Monster Cannon'. Your child needs to switch between the alternate sounds which are represented by the same letter and decide which one fits the word. Each time they need to read the whole word and decide which one sounds correct. 1 house point will be awarded for this game played. This will also help your child to switch between the correct sounds when reading their book.

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to also log into Busy Things, click on favourites and find the game 'Word Chains'. Your child needs to find the correct sound to swap to change the word into a new word. Encourage them to listen to the word carefully and listen to the new word which needs changing. 1 house point will be awarded for this game played.

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

Friday 18th March - Wednesday 23rd March

For homework this week, I would like the children to log into Busy Things, click on assignments and complete the task which is to order objects from lightest to the heaviest. It is a good idea to talk about the objects first with your child, discuss their weight and then let your child order as independently as possible. 1 housepoint will be awarded for most pictures ordered correctly. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to also complete the same task on Busy Things. 1 house point will be awarded for most of the answers answered correctly. 

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

Friday 11th March - Wednesday 16th March

For homework this week, I would like the children to log into Busy Things, click on assignments and complete the quiz which is all about length and height! Children need to use their learning from the week to answer the questions. Please encourage them to take their time and NOT RUSH  selecting their answers. An adult may be needed to read the words on the screen. 1 house point will be awarded for most of the answers answered correctly. 

 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to also complete the same quiz on Busy Things which has been made slightly easier to understand. 1 house point will be awarded for most of the answers answered correctly. 

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

Friday 4th March - Wednesday 9th March

For homework this week, I would like the children to log into Busy Things, click on assignments and complete the task set which is to sort out the 5s numbers from other numbers. We have been practising our 2s and 5s most days before we start our Math lessons and we have improved so much! Your child needs to identify the 5s numbers and put them in the group labelled 'multiples of 5'. At this stage they do not need to know the word 'multiple'. All the other numbers which aren't 5s numbers need to go into the other group. It may be a good idea to encourage your child to count in 5s beforehand and/or write out the 5s numbers up to 60 (if they can go beyond that - great!). We have also discussed how the 5s numbers end in a 5 or a 0. Please let your child complete this as independently as possible. 1 house point will be awarded for most of the 5s numbers sorted correctly.

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to also log into Busy Things, click onto favourites and find the game 'Read the caption'. Your child needs to segment and blend the sounds in the word and complete the action using the pictures provided on the screen. 1 house point will be awarded for this game played.

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

Friday 25th February - Wednesday 2nd March

Thank you for the contributions given so far for our D&T project this half-term! We can't wait to start next week! For homework this week, I would like the children to log into Busy Things, click on assignments and complete the task set which is to sort out the 2s numbers from other numbers. We have been learning how to count in 2s this week and your child needs to identify the 2s numbers and put them in the group labelled 'multiples of 2'. At this stage they do not need to know the word 'multiple'. All the other numbers which aren't 2s numbers need to go into the other group. It may be a good idea to encourage your child to count in 2s beforehand and/or write out the 2s numbers up to 24 (if they can go beyond that - great!). We have also discussed how the 2s numbers skip a number in between. Please let your child complete this as independently as possible. 1 house point will be awarded for most of the 2s numbers sorted correctly.

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to also log into Busy Things, click onto favourites and find the game 'Shape up'. Your child needs to carefully trace over the shapes and when completed it will turn into an animated picture! Please discuss the shapes your child is tracing over by talking about shape names, sides and corners. 1 house point will be awarded for this game played. 

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

 

Friday 11th February - Wednesday 23rd February

Over the half-term, I would like the children to begin collecting materials for our next D&T project where we will be making mini areas to create a mini playground! We would like things like unwanted pieces of card or cardboard, tubes (not toilet roll tubes), unused and unwanted straws, unwanted string and cardboard boxes which are easy to cut and assemble too. Please bring these in after half-term if you are able to.

 

To continue with our learning about numbers to 50, I would like children to use the link to navigate to a game called 'Paint the Squares' (apologies for this not being provided for an earlier homework!) Choose 1-50 and then choose a puzzle down the left hand side. The puzzles get harder the further down you go so please choose a puzzle your child is comfortable with. Your child needs to work out the missing numbers using their knowledge of numbers and then reveal the squares to see if they are correct! No house points are awarded for this, however it is important that children keep up with some type of number work as we have found this tricky this half-term.

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, they can also access the same link but choose grid 1-10 or 1-20 instead and choose the appropriate puzzles on there.

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. When reading, children need to practise the skill of answering questions based on what they have read which is called reading comprehension. Please start asking your children questions like who, what, when, where and why after reading a couple of pages. Children need to practise predicting what might happen next as well as recall what has happened before reading. If it is a non-fiction book they are reading, your child needs to be able to understand the vocabulary in the glossary as well as recall any facts they have learnt.

 

Finally, have a safe and relaxed half-term!

Friday 4th February - Wednesday 9th February

For homework this week I would like the children to log onto Busy Things, click onto favourites and find the game The Gingerbread Man: Sequencing. I would like them to watch the video clips and then sequence the pictures in order. This links with the story we have covered and by the end of year 1 children should be able to sequence pictures or events from a story in order. 1 house point will be awarded for this completed. 

 

The second part of the homework is to practise counting forwards and backwards from a number within 50. If your child is finding recognising or writing the numbers tricky, then please use the link below to navigate to a number grid where your child can practise recognising numbers you are giving them to find. Say a number within 50 and encourage your child to write the next 5 numbers forwards or backwards. They can write this on spare paper. Children have found this concept in Maths tricky this week; especially when they have to cross a tens number (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50), e.g. 32 - 31, 30, 29, 28, 27 or 37 - 38, 39, 40, 41, 42.

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Please keep your child's reading book for a few days if they found it tricky to read. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, your child needs to complete the same sequencing homework as mentioned above. 

Friday 29th January - Wednesday 2nd February

For homework this week I would like the children to log onto Busy Things, click onto favourites and find the game rollercoaster - ordering. Your child will need to order the numbers given in different ways either starting with the greatest number or smallest number first. As we have just started numbers to 50, this will really help your child to recognise the numbers but also begin to order them. 1 housepoint will be awarded for this game played.

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Please keep your child's reading book for a few days if they found it tricky to read. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, your child needs to log onto Busy Things, click onto favourites and also find the game rollercoaster - ordering. Your child will need to order the numbers given in different ways either starting with the greatest number or smallest number first. As we have just started work on numbers to 20, this will really help your child to recognise the numbers but also begin to order them. 1 housepoint will be awarded for this game played.

Friday 21st January - Wednesday 26th January

For homework this week I would like the children to log onto Busy Things, click onto assignments and find 'Copy the picture'. The last 2 weeks in Art we have been looking at different types of lines and created pictures with string (see the pictures on the photos section!). I would like the children to practise drawing the sun as shown on the screen using the different types of lines provided. I understand they may have to use their finger if they are using a device, however this should help them with pencil control when we do our Art work in the next few weeks. Their picture should look similar to the one shown on the screen. Once finished, they need to press the save button, save it in 'My Files', type the file name as whatever it is they have drawn and press 'Save'. 1 house point will be awarded for pictures which look similar to the one shown.

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Please keep your child's reading book for a few days if they found it tricky to read. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, your child needs to log onto Busy Things, click onto assignments and find the game 'Patchwork animals'. Your child needs to choose a picture and practise colouring within the lines. Once finished, they need to press the save button, save it in 'My Files', type the file name as whatever it is they have drawn and press 'Save'. They can choose up to 3 pictures to practise colouring. 1 house point will be awarded for pictures which have been coloured within the lines.

Friday 14th January - Wednesday 19th January

For homework this week I would like the children to log onto Busy Things, click onto favourites and find the game 'Splash dash: addition and subtraction'. Children need to answer addition and subtraction questions up to 20. Your child can write out their own number line starting from 0 up to 20 to help them add or subtract. The stars they achieve at the end of the game contributes to a leaderboard with other schools and it would be fantastic to see our school in the top 10! 1 house point will be awarded for this game played.

 

Please continue with spellings and reading. Please keep your child's reading book for a few days if they found it tricky to read. Re-reading texts helps children with fluency when reading. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, your child needs to log onto Busy Things, click onto favourites and find the game 'Read the caption.' Your child needs to read the sentence and complete the action using the objects on the screen. 1 housepoint will be awarded for this game played. 

 

Please check the star on the class page labelled 'Class information' as library dates have been updated. Please could you collect a medium to small-sized box so that we can make and decorate a gingerbread house during our golden time over the next few weeks. (cereal box, shoe box, delivery package box, etc.)

Friday 7th January - Wednesday 12th January

A very happy new year to all returning back to school! We have had a great week back and are getting used to school routines once again! 

 

For homework this week, I would like the children to log onto Busy Things and go onto assignments to complete their homework. This week in Geography, we had an introduction into the United Kingdom and the 4 countries which made up the UK. The children found this quite hard to understand, therefore completing this should help reinforce the learning further. Children need to label the country first and then find the matching flag. It might help if you prompt your child using these questions...

- Where is (country name)? Your child can then find the label (with support for reading if needed).

- What is the matching flag? (Your child can then find the matching picture).

Please use the Geography UK knowledge organiser to look at the learning beforehand or use it alongside completing homework. 1 house point will be awarded for most countries and flags labelled correctly.

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to also log onto Busy Things, go onto favourites and find the game 'Rollercoaster - More or less?'. Your child will need to identify numbers which are smaller or greater. Using objects to physically compare the numbers at home will help your child to understand this concept. 1 house point will be awarded for this game played. 

 

Please continue with spellings and reading the reading book provided at least 2-3 times before changing it. As the books will be getting lengthier, it is beneficial that children build up pace and fluency when reading by re-reading texts. 

Friday 17th December - Wednesday 5th January

CHRISTMAS HOMEWORK!

 

Over the Christmas holidays, there are a few tasks to complete so that children do not forget their learning when they return to school.

 

- Read your reading book three times from start to end during the holidays

- Phase 5 flashcards have been provided for your child to recap every time they read

- Practise your spellings

- Year 1 group: go onto Busy Things, find favourites and play the games 'Make a Caption' and 'Word Robot'. These games will allow your child to put words in the correct order and make up their own sentences which we have been practising and will continue to practise in our English lessons after Christmas. There is also a Christmas addition and subtraction game to practise solving number sentences.

- Year 1+ group: go onto Busy Things, find favourites and play the games 'Tidy Up' and 'Read and Feed'. These games will allow your child to identify words to initial sounds as well as practise segmenting and blending cvc words. 

- Revisit numbers to 20 (counting forwards and backwards, one more and one less, and reading and writing numbers to 20 in words and numerals).

- Allowing your child to write freely about something they have done in the holidays will also help with maintaining pencil control, forming letters and developing writing stamina.

 

Thank you for all your help and support so far this year. I hope you have a safe and relaxing break and we will see you in 2022! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday 10th December - Wednesday 15th December

For homework this week,  I would like your child to continue to recap the sounds we have covered using the flashcards provided above.

 

I would like your child to log onto Busy Things, go onto favourites and find the new game called digging for gold. I have updated a few sounds and I thought it would be a good idea for the children to practise reading words with alternative sounds to see which one sounds right. This has also been our focus over the last few weeks. 1 house point will be awarded for this game played.

 

Please continue with spellings. Children have been given their new spellings for the week which are also on Spelling Shed.

 

Please continue with reading. If your child has found the book a little tricky to read, please keep it and re-read 2-3 times. It is really beneficial for children to re-read books to build up their fluency when reading words. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to log onto Busy Things, go onto favourites and find the new game called number tracing. I would like your child to practise recalling the numbers and forming them correctly. The tracing line is locked onto the line so your child can follow the line accurately. 1 house point will be awarded for this game played.

Friday 3rd December - Wednesday 8th December

For homework this week,  I would like your child to continue to recap the sounds we have covered using the flashcards provided above.

 

I would like your child to log onto Busy Things, go onto assignments and complete labelling the woodpecker. In Science this week, we have learnt about describing animals using special scientific words as they don't have the same body parts and features on their body as humans. Your child may need help reading the words but please let them label as independently as possible. Once submitted, I will mark it and 1 house point will be awarded for most animal parts labelled correctly. 

 

Please continue with spellings. Children have been given their new spellings for the week which are also on Spelling Shed.

 

Please continue with reading. If your child has found the book a little tricky to read, please keep it and re-read 2-3 times. It is really beneficial for children to re-read books to build up their fluency when reading words. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, they will also be completing the same homework as above this week.

Friday 26th November - Wednesday 1st December

For homework this week,  I would like your child to continue to recap the sounds we have covered using the flashcards provided above.

 

I would like your child to log onto Busy Things, go onto favourites, and play the game 'Feed the Monkey'. This will help your child to become familiar with numbers 10 to 20 which we will be moving onto next week. Your child will have to correctly count the amount needed and practise saying/counting/recognising the numbers. 1 house point will be awarded for this game being played.

 

Please continue with spellings. Children have been given their new spellings for the week which are also on Spelling Shed.

 

Please continue with reading. If your child has found the book a little tricky to read, please keep it and re-read 2-3 times. It is really beneficial for children to re-read books to build up their fluency when reading words. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to practise recalling their sounds by using the flashcards on Busy Things and then going onto assignments to complete putting the numbers in order which have been represented as pictures starting with the lowest to the highest. Please let your child complete this as independently as possible. Once submitted, I will be able to see how well they have done and 1 house point will be awarded for most pictures ordered correctly. They can then find the games 'Treehouse' and 'Feed the Monkey' which will help your child to practise counting up to 9.

Friday 19th November - Wednesday 24th November

For homework this week,  I would like your child to continue to recap the sounds we have covered using the flashcards provided above.

 

I would like your child to log onto Busy Things, go onto assignments, and complete the Maths homework which is to label 3D shapes which we have been looking at this week. The only ones they will need help with is hemisphere and prism. It might be a good idea to recap the 3D shapes by using the flashcards on Busy Things. They will have to sit with an adult to do this to ensure they know which ones they are getting right and wrong. When completing homework, please help with reading only and allow your child to complete as  independently as possible. Once submitted, I will be able to see how well they have done and 1 house point will be awarded for most shapes sorted correctly. 

 

Please continue with spellings. Children have been given their new spellings for the week which are also on Spelling Shed.

 

Please continue with reading. If your child has found the book a little tricky to read, please keep it and re-read 2-3 times. It is really beneficial for children to re-read books to build up their fluency when reading words. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to practise recalling their sounds by using the flashcards on Busy Things and then going onto assignments to complete putting the numbers in order starting with the lowest to the highest. Please let your child complete this as independently as possible. Once submitted, I will be able to see how well they have done and 1 house point will be awarded for most numbers labelled correctly. They can then find the games 'Treehouse' and 'Feed the Monkey' which will help your child to practise counting up to 9.

Friday 12th November - Wednesday 17th November

For homework this week,  I would like your child to continue to recap the sounds we have covered using the flashcards provided above.

 

I would like your child to log onto Busy Things, go onto assignments, and complete the Science homework. This week we have looked at Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores. Please recap the vocabulary using the knowledge organiser first and then your child will need to sort the animals out according to what they eat. You may need to help your child by discussing what each animal eats. Once submitted, I will be able to see how well they have done and 1 house point will be awarded for most animals sorted correctly. 

 

Please continue with spellings. Children have been given their new spellings for the week which are also on Spelling Shed.

 

Please continue with reading. If your child has found the book a little tricky to read, please keep it and re-read 2-3 times. It is really beneficial for children to re-read books to build up their fluency when reading words. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to practise recalling their sounds by using the flashcards on Busy Things and then having a go at labelling the body parts to recap our learning from last half term which can be found in assignments. Support will be needed to read the words, however your child should be able to point to where it needs to go. Once submitted, I will be able to see how well they have done and 1 house point will be awarded for most body parts labelled correctly.

Friday 5th November - Wednesday 10th November

For homework this week,  I would like your child to use the flashcards/words provided at the top to recap phase 5 sounds we have covered so far. Your child needs to say the sound and then read the matching word. If they are finding it hard to recall the sound, please help them to read the word and then repeat the sound afterwards. 

 

They then need to find the game on Busy Things called 'Baseball Bash' which revisits alternative sounds we have been learning in Letters and Sounds. Your child needs to find the matching sound to the monster. They can then practise this further by playing 'Cat Splat' where your child will have to read and find words which have the matching sounds. 1 house point will be awarded for these games.

 

Please continue with spellings. Children have been given their new spellings for the week which are also on Spelling Shed.

 

Please continue with reading. If your child has found the book a little tricky to read, please keep it and re-read 2-3 times. It is really beneficial for children to re-read books to build up their fluency when reading words. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to practise recalling their sounds by using the flashcards on Busy Things and then having a go at 'Feed the Monster' on Busy Things where they will practise blending sounds together and choose the matching picture. 1 house point will be awarded for this game played.

 

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Friday 29th October - Wednesday 3rd October

For homework this week, I would like the children to look at their Science knowledge organiser which can be found in the star on our class page labelled 'Knowledge Organiser.' The one to focus on is 'Animal and their needs.' This is our new Science topic this half-term and children need to be able to understand all of the information on these knowledge organisers in year 1. This week the children have found the animal group names tricky to understand so please look at these words in the vocabulary section...

Amphibian

Mammal

Reptile

The children will need to know the meaning of these words and/or think of a few animals which belong to the animal groups. Please spend time explaining the meaning and researching animals. On Wednesday's Science lesson, the children will have a short quiz where they write the definition for each of the animal groups and/or draw a picture to show animals which belong to those animal groups. 1 house point will be awarded for correct definitions and/or matching animal pictures.

 

Please continue with spellings. Children have been given their new spellings for the week which are also on Spelling Shed.

 

Please continue with reading. If your child has found the book a little tricky to read, please keep it and re-read 2-3 times. It is really beneficial for children to re-read books to build up their fluency when reading words. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to also have a go at the Science homework and continue with their reading. I would also like them to go onto Busy Things and practise number recognition and counting this week. The games to look for are 'Read the number 1-10' which needs to be completed with an adult and 'Balloon tree' which is all about number recognition and counting carefully. 1 house point will be awarded for those games played and any correct parts completed on the Science quiz.

Friday 15th October - Wednesday 27th October

For homework this week, I would like the children to log onto Busy Things and find the game 'Islands - how many?' in 'Favourites'. This game allows children to practise adding 2 amounts together which we have been practising this week. 1 house point will be rewarded after half-term for this game.

 

Please also continue to practise spellings ready for after half-term. 

 

Please also continue to practise the reading games on Busy Things as we have started phase 5 sounds and children need to practise reading them in words. These have been updated. 

 

There is a tricky word mat provided at the top of this page for you to practise reading phase 3 and 4 tricky words. We have practised spelling the words 'said' and 'so'. 

 

If your child is in the Year 1+ group, I would like them to practise the games 'Feed the monster' and 'Letter box'. I have added more sounds for the children to recognise and blend together. 1 house point will be rewarded for these games played.

 

The children have worked incredibly hard this half-term and we are already so proud to see the progress they are making! We hope you all have a safe and happy half-term! See you soon! 

Friday 8th October - Friday 27th October

For homework this week, I would like your child to try logging onto Spelling Shed with the logins provided at the start of the year. If there are any problems we can solve this before half-term. As this is the first time, spellings will be available from Friday until after half-term but on a normal school week spellings will be listed for 1 week. Children can practise their spellings by playing the games and the words in the games will be their spelling quiz which they will be tested on in class every Wednesday. Words will be called out in a random order on the day. Children can also practise their spellings on spare paper if they find this a better way. Please DO NOT write in the spelling books as these are only used for a list of spellings each week to use with your child and for their spelling test to be shown to you from class. If children get a majority of the spellings correct, they will get 1 house point on Friday. 

 

Please continue to use the flashcards on BusyThings to recap sounds. Children need to pronounce the sounds they see and then click on the screen to hear the sound. If it matches they can press the tick and move on and if not they will have to practise pronouncing the sounds correctly before moving on.

 

If you are in the Year 1+ group, I would like children to practise the reading games which can be found in 'Favourites' when logged in. Children should be able to sound out the sounds as well as read some simple words too. I will be able to track who has played the game and 1 house point will be rewarded next Wednesday.

Friday 1st October - Wednesday 6th October

For homework this week, I would like your child to log onto Busy Things, head towards 'Favourites' and find the game 'Tree Keys'. Your child can play this game multiple times during the week and it will help to build up the speed of recognising the keys on the keyboard when we have our ICT lessons every Friday. The amount of keys to recognise will get harder throughout the game.  I will be able to track who has played the game and 1 house point will be rewarded next Wednesday.

 

Please continue to use the flashcards on BusyThings to recap sounds. Children need to pronounce the sounds they see and then click on the screen to hear the sound. If it matches they can press the tick and move on and if not they will have to practise pronouncing the sounds correctly before moving on.

 

If you are in the Year 1+ group, I would like children to practise the game 'Feed the Monkey' which can be found in 'Favourites' when logged in. This time, your child will have increased numbers to work with. Your child will need to listen to the instruction and feed the monkey with the correct food.  I will be able to track who has played the game and 1 house point will be rewarded next Wednesday.

Friday 24th September - Wednesday 29th September

For homework this week, I would like your child to log onto Busy Things, head towards 'Favourites' and find the game 'Islands - More or fewer?'. Your child can play this game multiple times during the week and it will help to embed our learning from this week in Maths to do with more and less and greater than and fewer than. Children need to become used to the vocabulary used in Maths and this game will help reinforce this.  I will be able to track who has played the game and 1 house point will be rewarded next Wednesday.

 

Please continue to use the flashcards on BusyThings labelled 'L&S sets 2 & 3 recall' to practise the sounds at home. Children need to pronounce the sounds they see and then click on the screen to hear the sound. If it matches they can press the tick and move on and if not they will have to practise pronouncing the sounds correctly before moving on.

 

If you are in the Year 1+ group, I would like children to practise the game 'Action Time' again which can be found in 'Favourites' when logged in. Your child will need to watch carefully and count the actions the man makes. Then they will need to choose the matching number.  I will be able to track who has played the game and 1 house point will be rewarded next Wednesday.

Friday 17th September - Wednesday 22nd September

For homework this week, I would like your child to log onto Busy Things, head towards 'Favourites' and find the game 'Read and Feed'. Your child can play this game multiple times during the week and it encourages segmenting and blending. All children need to practise blending sounds together more confidently. The game will get progressively harder as more words are matched correctly to the pictures. I will be able to track who has played the game and 1 house point will be rewarded next Wednesday.

 

Please use the flashcards on BusyThings labelled 'L&S sets 2 & 3 recall' to practise the sounds at home. Children need to pronounce the sounds they see and then click on the screen to hear the sound. If it matches they can press the tick and move on and if not they will have to practise pronouncing the sounds correctly before moving on.

 

If you are in the Year 1+ group, I would like children to practise the game 'Action Time' which can be found in 'Favourites' when logged in. Your child will need to watch carefully and count the actions the man makes. Then they will need to choose the matching number.  I will be able to track who has played the game and 1 house point will be rewarded next Wednesday.

Friday 10th September - Wednesday 15th September

For homework this week, I would like your child to label parts of the body as we have been looking at this in Science. When you have logged in, click on 'Assignments' and you should see the homework appear. Please let your child complete this as independently as possible and only help them with reading. I will mark homework once the hand in date is over and 1 house point will be awarded for most body parts labelled correctly. 

 

Please also practise verbally asking your child 1 more and 1 less than a given number up to 10 as this needs revisiting. Children can use objects at home to help them if needed. For example, what is 1 more than 5? What is 1 less than 8?

 

Please use the flashcards on BusyThings labelled 'L&S sets 2 & 3 recall' to practise the sounds at home. Children need to pronounce the sounds they see and then click on the screen to hear the sound. If it matches they can press the tick and move on and if not they will have to practise pronouncing the sounds correctly before moving on.

 

If you are in the Year 1+ group, I would like children to practise the game 'Feed the Monkey' which can be found in 'Favourites' when logged in. Practise giving the monkey a certain number of food items which will help with counting. I will be able to monitor the game being played and 1 house point will be awarded. 

Friday 3rd September - Wednesday 8th September

For homework this week, I would like your child to log into Busy Things using their login information provided on the letter. An adult can help if needed. Once logged in, they need to click on the Year 1 button and they will see 'Favourites'. On this page you should be able to see a range of Maths and English games which I have added. I will change this throughout the year depending on the learning taking place. I would like your child to have a go at accessing these games to refresh the skills. I will be able to monitor games played and 1 house point will be rewarded for login and accessing games.

 

When I set a specific homework, this will be shown in the button called 'Assignments'.

 

If you have any problems please let me know.

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