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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Learning at Home

The home learning to take place in Year One is as follows:

Daily Homework

The most important home work is sharing a book with your child daily. If your child reads at home please make sure that you record this in the home learning diary as children are collecting stickers each time they read. A full book mark will mean a visit to Mrs Lagares and a special treat! Some children have already started collecting their prizes.

Weekly Homework

Spellings – Tricky words/Common Exception Words

Some words just need to be learnt by heart as you can’t use phonological knowledge to spell them. Please make sure that you are spending time each week to practise at least 3 words. This will give your child so much confidence when writing. We will be re-testing these words half termly and feeding back on their progress. These words were handed out at parents evening. 

Phonics activities

In addition to this, we are sending home weekly optional phonics activities for your child to complete at home. These activities are ones we know are well liked by the children, and are often fun games they can play with siblings! The children have actually been requesting to take home more phonics activities, but as always there is absolutely no pressure to hand them in, or have them completed by a certain date although we always welcome seeing the children's hard work! Reading at home still takes priority, these activities are just an additional challenge.

Mental Maths

Year 1 – children should know the number bonds to 10 by heart, for example 1 + 9 =10, 2+8 =10 Challenge – do you know all the numbers that make 20?

Here are some number bond games you could use at home:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=number+bonds+to+10

http://www.ictgames.com/numberFacts.htm