Year 1 Homework

Homework this year will take three forms:

1. Spellings

Weekly spellings will be sent home in the children’s bookbags by Thursday each week and spelling tests will take place on Tuesdays. Spelling lists will also be regularly added to the website – see below. Children often find learning spellings a little challenging initially so if you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to contact me and we can discuss options. 

2. Enrichment Tasks

In KS1 all children will be provided with a list of enrichment tasks for the half term. These tasks have been designed to allow the children to take on homework that they will find fun and motivating and children can complete these at any time. In the current climate, we are avoiding items being brought backwards and forwards to school therefore we ask that children post their complete homework onto Seesaw to allow us to provide feedback. All log in details were provided at the end of last year, but if you would like any support with this please do not hesitate to drop me an email.

3. Reading

All children are provided with reading books, pitched at their own level, on a regular basis. We ask that parents read with their children at home as often as possible (we recommend little and often, ideally at least 3 times per week) as this can make a massive difference to your child’s progress. Each child is provided with their own reading record for you to record any notes in. These are checked on a regular basis by staff, however if there is a more pressing issue please speak with me directly. If at any time you are not able to access physical books you may also wish to use the free ebooks here:

Always remember

  • It is absolutely fine to help your child with homework and we ask you to note on the homework how much support, if any, you have given your child.
  • If you are unsure about any aspect of the homework then please do not hesitate to approach us.

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