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Our Lady Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Catholic
Primary School

Year 1

 Y1 Homework - week beginning 25th March 2019

Spellings - Please see attached.


English/Art- 2 week homework


Our next unit in English is all around fairy tales. We would like you to choose your favourite fairy tale (it could be any!) and produce a piece of art work inspired by this. It could be a drawing/painting/3D house/castle. It is totally up to you!

Please hand in on Wednesday 3rd April 2019




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....


In English we are writing stories inspired by well known fairy tales. We will be exploring story structure, noun phrases, conjunctions and openers. We will also be working hard at home to create art work inspired by our favourite fairy tale. 

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.


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.

Every child has a 'mymaths' log in. Please encourage your child to use this weekly to improve their skills!


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.


Our unit for this half term will be all about Lent. We will be learning about Lent through Bible stories about The Last Supper, Ash Wednesday and Palm Sunday. We will be thinking about our community and how we celebrate the life of Jesus in school, at home and in the wider Parish community. 


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!

Websites for learning

Y1 Long Term Plan 2018/2019

Please see pdf below.