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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.

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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