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Our Lady Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Catholic
Primary School

Year 1

 Y1 Homework

 

 

 

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 will be looking at the story Traction Man is here! We will be using this as a stimulus for lots of writing, description and drama! We will be focusing a lot on our phonics, spelling and handwriting to make sure we are ready for Year 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

In maths we are going to be exploring the value of tens and ones. We will be using this to add and subtract. We will be continuing our 'Problem Solving Friday!' where each Friday the children will focus on applying their understanding of the week by solving word problems. 

Every child has a 'mymaths' log in. Please encourage your child to use this weekly to improve their skills! https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

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

 


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.