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Year 1



Weekly homework checklist:

  1. Spellings - see below for new spellings each week.
  2. Numbots - Can you reach your 10 minute weekly goal? 
  3. Learn your number bonds target number.

        Your sheet will tell you what level you are on.

   4. Read at least 5 times per week.

   5. Creative Showcase Thursday 9th February.  Please bring work in ready for this date.


Coats, Hats, Scarves and Gloves

  • Please name all items of clothing.
  • Teach your child how to put on their coat and gloves.
  • Remind your child to look after their belongings.


Djembe Drumming for year 1 will start this week on Friday 27th January.


Gardening and Cooking

Monday 6th Feb – 1P Gardening and Cooking

Tuesday 7th Feb – 1H Gardening and Cooking

Thursday 9th Feb – 1F Gardening and Cooking

Friday 10th Feb – 1S Gardening and Cooking


If you would like to support cooking lesson as a parent volunteer, please talk to your child's teacher and sign the volunteer pack which can be found HERE. Please return this to the main office. If you have signed this before, you do not need to sign again.


Class Assemblies

Friday 10th February - 1H 9am

Friday 24th February - 1F 9am

Friday 3rd March - 1P 9am

Friday 10th March - 1S 9am



School will provide a healthy snack each day. Children do not need to bring snacks from home. 



We would like to request that passwords for Purple Mash and Numbots are not changed at home. Teachers have a copy of all pupil log ins and passwords for use during lessons. 


It would be great if children can practice their computer keyboard and mouse skills at home: finding the letters of the alphabet, making a capital letter, # and @ symbols. 


Click on the LINK, if you would like to see what cursive handwriting looks like in Y1. You can also download worksheets for extra practice at home.


What books does my child have in their bookbag?

1. Blue phonics book-this should be kept in the bookbag every day as it is used during the daily phonics lesson. 

2. Pink Reading Challenge book- this should be brought to school only if the child has completed a Reading Challenge linked to one of our Recommended Reading books. Show your work to the teacher and you can colour in a box on the class chart. When you have coloured in 5 boxes, if you will get your first certificate!

3. Library book- this is changed fortnightly. 


4. RWI Phonics book(s) used during phonics lessons daily.  See more information below by clicking on 'Guidance on how to support your child's reading'. 


5. Recommended Reading book- this is changed weekly in class. The list of the books can be found in your child's reading record.

How should reading be recorded?

Please read and record every day.

What can my child complete as a 'Reading Challenge Task'?

    Supporting your child's reading at home


    Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum

    Home learning

    Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise.  Our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:


    • Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week. Complete your child’s reading record each time they read. Remember it doesn’t always have to be their school book. Reading records and reading books should be sent into school daily. Teachers will have a look at these to check regular reading is taking place at home.
    • Learning spelling patterns linked to Year Group  expectations ready for use in dictation towards the end of every week. These spellings will be on year group notice boards and should be practised at home.
    • Half-termly creative home learning will be set at the start of each half term and will celebrated and fed back on during our creative home learning showcases.


    You will be able to see your child’s progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.
















          Weekly Spellings


          WB: 30.1.23

          Spelling rule: Past tense - just add 'ed'.

          help – helped 

          jump – jumped 

          look – looked 

          ask – asked 

          enjoy - enjoyed 


          WB: 6.1.23

          Using k for the /k/ sound. The /k/ sound is spelt as k rather than c before e, i and y.










          Children will bring home their reading book, linked to the phonics or book band they have been assessed at. They also have the choice to select a recommended reading book or library book to share at home with you. This book should be read by an adult to the children.

          Once the children have read a book, it would be great if they could complete one of the activities of their choice outlined in their reading records. Children should complete one activity for each book.


          5  activities = Bronze Award

          10 activities = Silver Award

          15 activities = Gold Award

          All books = Platinum Award

          • Find our Recommended Reading lists here (scroll to the bottom)




          Numbots is a program that can be found here. It is useful for developing number bonds, addition and subtraction. Passwords will be stuck in reading planners and then families will be able to access the website at home. We recommend children to spend 3 minutes a day practising. 



          Living in the Wider World

          Children will think about what makes them special, how they are different and similar to other children in the class. They will think about the people who can help keep them safe. They will identify how to keep safe at home, at school and on the road. 


          Specialist subjects

          Number Bond Challenge

          Every Thursday children will be given  a Number Bond Challenge to complete within two minutes. They will begin with Number Bonds to 5. If children complete the challenge successfully, they will move to the next challenge the following week.

          Contact Details and Useful Links