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Our Lady Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Catholic
Primary School

Year 1

 Y1 Homework - week beginning 21st January 2019

R.E. - The 7 Sacraments

I R.E. we are learning about the 7 sacraments.  We will be soon be talking about Baptism and would like for you to bring in a photo of your child when they were baptised by Wednesday next week.  If you have not been baptised, please do some research into this sacrament by next week.

Please hand in on Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Spellings - Please see attached.

 

Homework Information

  • Homework is given every Friday. Please note that homework is not optional.  All homework must be completed with care taken on presentation and handed in on time.  However, if your child is unable to carry out a piece of homework due to illness or any other extenuating circumstance, please let us know.
  • One piece of homework will be set around the core subjects/topic each Friday to be completed in the Homework Books. This must be handed in the following Wednesday.
  • Spellings and tables will also be sent home on a Friday in the spellings/tables book. These should be practised and learnt, ready to be tested towards the end of the following week.
  • Reading is an integral part of our homework policy, and children should read for approx. 15mins every evening with supervision.  Reading must be recorded in the reading record book for us to keep track of the books the children read at home, at school (during guided reading sessions with the teacher) and their progress through the year. Reading books and reading record books should be in book bags every day.

Year One are learning about....

English

In English we are working on a contemporary fiction unit. We have been reading the storyThe Last Noo Noo and drawing upon this to inspire our own writing. When writing we are now extending our sentences using conjunctions, noun phrases and exciting openers! When we write at home please help us by making sure we are spelling the high frequency words correctly and using full stops in the right places. 

We have started our new handwriting scheme called 'Pen Pals' and the teachers are already seeing a big improvement! Please make sure you practice at home and always model the correct letter formation. We are not expected to join up until we are in Year Two. 

https://www.cambridge.org/files/9215/4290/3519/Penpals_Alphabet_Upper__Lower_A3_poster.pdf

Maths

We have been busy in maths practicing addition and subtraction using different objects. We all now need to be forming our numbers the right way round and be able to recognise numbers to 100. We have also been exploring money and the known value of coins. We have been making different amounts using 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p. 

Please see our calculation policy to support your child with this at home.

Phonics

Please practice the sounds from phase 2-5 every day with your child as well as alien words. 

Here is a link to Phonics Play - a great website to practise reading real and pseudo (alien) words.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

RE

This half terms unit in R.E is about Sacramental People. We will be looking at the different sacraments especially the Sacrament of Reconciliation  and the place and value of celebrations in family, school and parish. We will explore the different signs and symbols used by the Church.


Useful Links 

We are currently learning a new wake and shake song in the mornings. If you would like to practice this at home and do it at the weekends please feel free!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gUbdNbu6ak


Websites for learning

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.smartkids.co.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml

https://www.educationcity.com/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/


Y1 Long Term Plan 2018/2019

Please see pdf below.