Friday 14th February
Over this half term you have got the choice of either doing a maths activity or an English one.
English: Our topic next term is going to be 'Explorers', so I would like you to go on your own adventure and tell me about all the things you saw, heard, touched or smelt. This might be a trip to the park or even in your garden.
Maths: I would like you to practice your number bonds to 10, show me different ways of showing them. For example, with your socks or grapes.
Home learning tasks are issued every other Friday and are due the following Wednesday. The tasks and any necessary resources are stuck into a book which must be in school every Friday. Sometimes home learning tasks should be recorded in the book and at other times it will be more beneficial to do practical activities with your child to consolidate skills learned in school. Please keep the book safe and make sure any work done in it is neat and tidy. Please write in pencils only, thank you.
Every child has a Reading Record and a reading book from their colour band. Please read with your child as often as you can, but at least three times each week. Regular reading practice is essential in helping children develop confidence and competence with reading. Each time you have read with your child please record this in the Reading Record and remember to write if you finish a book so that we know to change it for a new one! As soon as the children need their book to be changed they should place their reading book inside their Reading Record and place both together in the tray by the classroom door at the start of the day. Please help your child by reminding them to do this if you have read together.
By the end of Year One children should be able to read and spell the first 100 high-frequency words. Some of these words can be sounded out such as ‘at’ and others, such as ‘was’, cannot. Those that cannot be sounded out are called ‘tricky words’. The way you practise these words is up to you – you may like to make it fun by writing the words in chalk, paint, shaving foam or even typing them on the computer.