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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. 

Your child will be given a login for our new spelling programme 'Spelling shed'. We will upload 5 spellings every week. These will range from common exception words, phonics related words or topic words.

Your child will be given a tricky word train to start Year 1 (a red one) once your child is able to read and spell these words out of and in a context they will then move onto the next. Please help you child with reading and spelling these every week.


We will be sending home the weekly phonics sounds that we have covered in school, along with any tricky (red) words that can be practise. These can be practised in any way you wish. Some fun ideas are as follow:

rainbow writing - writing each letter in a different colour

pyramid writing - h




Your child can continue to use the 'Teach your monster to read' app which is a great game for fun phonics learning.

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:

We have subscribed to Numbots. Please use this weekly to practise the Year 1 basic skills. These are timed challenges so as your child becomes quicker, new levels will open.