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Our Lady Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Catholic
Primary School

Year 1

 Y1 Homework Information

  • Homework is given every Friday in homework books. Please note that homework is not optional. Homework is due in on the following Wednesday.
  • The homework task will work on rotation, one week R.E, then English, then Maths.
  • Spelling tests will start for Y1 children after the October half term.


We follow the ‘Little Wandle’ scheme for phonics teaching. 
We usually teach four new sounds a week and have a review lesson on a Friday. In year 1, children learn learn alternative graphemes for sounds introduced in Phases 2 and 3.
For example, ‘sh’ phoneme has these different graphemes to make the sound:

Children will be matched to a reading practise book based on their phonics level which they will keep for a week. In school, the children read the same book 2-3 times a week. The first time we work on decoding (sounding out) the words, the second time we work on prosody which is reading with expression – making the book sound more interesting with our story-teller voice and the third time we look at comprehension.
Please try and read this book with your child at home 3x a week.
Reading books and records should be in book bags every day.
It is important to also share other books together to develop vocabulary and foster a love of reading.

Recommended Reads 


Every child has a 'My Maths' log in. This can be found on the inside cover of their reading records. Please encourage your child to use this to improve their skills!


In year 1 we try to secure correct letter formation. Please practise letters at home with your child, especially when completing homework activities.