In Year 1 it is expected that the children read at least 5 times a week at home. This should be recorded in their reading diary and returned to school each day along with the books in the book bag. Your child's reading total will be updated each week for their reading awards. Books will be changed on a Monday and any books read will be changed. Your child will receive 3 books each week.
Homework is set once a week on a Friday and due back the following Wednesday. This consists of spellings, maths facts and discussing some set vocabulary.
Each week your child will regularly receive about 5 words to learn to spell on a "Look, Cover, Write Check" sheet. This will help with their reading and writing.
This will include a range of activities to practice mental maths skills. There will be some recording on the sheet for things to do and oral practice. It is really important for your child to become fluent in number facts. Remember, the key is to practice little but often.
In the first Autumn half term we are focusing on
- Counting back from 20.
- Counting forwards to 30 from any given number.
- Counting to 100 starting at 1.
- Saying one more and one less to 10.
- Saying one more and one less to 20.
- Knowing number bonds to 5.
It is very easy to assume that your child knows some of these things but just pause and listen carefully - they need to be able to do this independently!
Home learning suggestions linked to our topics are sent out for the half term. 1 of these activities should be completed by the end of the half term/topic. Please see the sheets for exact dates.