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Each week your child will be set homework to support them to consolidate their learning at home. Children should complete these tasks on the paper provided or within their homework books. Children will be awarded Dojo's and raffle tickets for completing these activities.
Every week children will also bring home:
- Fred's Friday Phonics Challenge - to recap sounds learnt in school and to practise applying this sound to spell.
- Book Bag Book- to practise reading this 3 times to develop their fleuncy and accuracy of word reading.
- A Book Club book- to enjoy and read for pleasure.
Reading At Home
A reading record can be found in your child’s book bag. It should be completed at least 3 times per week (by an adult) to record your child's reading at home.
Your child's book bag book will be changed to reflect the sounds that your child knows and stories your child reads in school. We send book bag books home which directly link to the Read Write Inc stories we have enjoyed together in school.
Other useful books that are recommended for Year 1 children are listed upon our "50 Recommended Reads". Many of these books are available to loan from our school Library, Airedale Library or will be sent home each week with our Reading Mascot. These texts would be perfect for a bedtime story.
As reading is so important in your child's early education, we reccomend that all children and parents sign up for a free reading account on Oxford Owl.
The website provides you with access to many online e-books that your child can read for enjoyment at home.
Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
If you have a favourite story that you like to read you may also find these read aloud by the author on YouTube.
Useful websites for home learning
Below are some useful websites that you can access to support your child’s learning at home.
Phonics Play: www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Oxford Owl: www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Top Marks: www.topmarks.co.uk
Another useful website packed with great resources is: https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups
Please click below to see our wonderful topics that we learn about in Year 1.
In Spring Term 2 our topic is: All Creatures Great & Small
Please click on the links below for more information about the learning we will cover.
Important dates for your diary:
Friday 9th February 2024: School closes for February half term
Monday 19th February 2024: School reopens for Spring term 2
Tuesday 27th February 2024 @ 2.30pm- Y1 Phonics Screening Parent Event
Wednesday 6th March- Year 1 The Deep Visit
Thursday 7th March- World Book Day 2024- Parents invited into school from 9.15-10am
Friday 22nd March 2024- School closes for Easter holidays