Since returning back to school, our focus has centred around wellbeing and settling back into school life. However, should you wish to, there is now an optional Homework Menu below for you to choose activities from. It will be updated it each term to reflect our learning and topics in class. 

We are not currently sending home Homework Books. If you would like to share your child's work, I'd love to see it! Please email it to me on a Wednesday and we can then share and celebrate their wonderful efforts in class.


We will continue to change pupils' phonics reading books once children have been heard read their book four times. Reading for Pleasure books can be changed as often as needed. We would strongly encourage that children are heard read at home every day and read to every night. Being able to read fluently and having good comprehension skills will ensure that children make the best possible progress as they continue on their journeys through school. Developing their vocabulary through reading will also accelerate your child's progress so we can get them back on track after the disruptions of the past 18 months.

There are also books available to read on Oxford Owl - I will add books each week which will match what we have been focussing on in school.  If you would like to read a book more than once, please do not click on the finished book option after reading a book as you will not be able to access it again. Rereading texts is important for fluency and for developing expression and pace, so please encourage your child to read their books, either real or virtual, more than once and ideally 4 times. This may seem like a lot, but rereading books is a National Curriculum objective, and it will have a significant impact on your child's progress.


We are using a new phonics scheme called Essential Letters and Sounds. They advocate teaching not testing, so we will not be sending home spellings to learn. Instead, the focus will be on high-quality systematic phonics teaching. Should you wish to look at spellings at home, the Common Exception Words for Years 1 is a list of words from the National Curriculum that all KS1 pupils need to be able to read and spell by the time they leave Year 1.


We will set an optional maths homework menu over the coming weeks, however in the meantime, if you wanted to focus on maths at home I would encourage you to look the following.

  • Counting to 20 forwards and backwards.
  • Reading and writing numbers to 20 in numerals and in words ( e.g. 5 five) 
  • Ordering and writing the days of the week and months of the year
  • Counting in 2s,5s &10s
  • Time: telling time to the hour and half past 

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