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Year 1 Spellings Homework Helper

Year 1 2016-17 Homework

Welcome to Year 1's homework timetable.


Reading Book (10 minutes)

Spelling practice - look, say, cover, write and check


Spelling practice - look, say, cover, write and check

Counting to 100 forwards and backwards.  Number bonds to 20 practice. 

Ask your child to count as many objects as they can find - this could be at home, in the car or even on the way to school! If you feel your child is confident you could challenge your child further by giving them a number to count up or down from. Number bonds are simply pairs of numbers that make up a given number. For more information on number bonds, you can look here http://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-number-bonds 


Handwriting and spelling practice - look, say, cover, write and check

Reading Book (10 minutes)


Reading Book (10 minutes)

Spelling practice - look, say, cover, write and check

These spellings will be tested on a Friday. If your child is feeling confident in spelling these words, can they use these in a sentence? To further extend your child, they could include some tricky words in their sentences. 


Reading Book (10 minutes)

Topic Project

This topic project is an opportunity for the children to share our class topic with parents. Please choose 2 projects to complete. Children can decide how they would like to present their topic work - pictures, drawings, magazine clippings, using the computer to present their work, painting etc. 

Topic projects

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

This document outlines the key objectives that children in Year 1 are expected to achieve by the end of the year. I hope you find this useful when working with your child at home but please do ask if you have any questions. 

Information about phonics

Throughout Year 1, children will be focusing on Phase 5 of the school's Letters and Sounds phonics scheme.  They will be taught to recognise and use alternative ways of pronouncing the graphemes and spelling the phonemes already taught.

Children will use alternative ways of pronouncing the graphemes (e.g. the ‘c’ in coat and city). Children will also be taught to recognise an increasing number of high frequency words automatically and knowledge and skills of phonics will be the prime approach to reading and spelling.

If you would like to practice some phonic sounds with your child at home, you can use the phonics sound mats below to help them improve.

Year 1 - Maths Prompt Sheet

(what is being covered in class)

Maths practice tests

Literacy Homework Helper covers the ins and outs of reading, writing and spelling as they are taught in the primary national curriculum. Whether you are trying to help with a specific piece of homework, your child has a problem with a topic they’ve covered at school, or you just want to give an extra boost at home to their literacy learning, this resource is designed for you to be able to quickly find relevant information for you and practical ideas and activities to help your child from Reception to Year 6, under the three distinct umbrellas of reading, writing and spelling.


The Reading section focuses on the following areas:
• Understanding different types of texts including fiction, non-fiction and poetry
• Syntax
• Context
• Vowels and consonants
• Sounding out words/phonics
The book also has tips for reluctant and dyslexic readers, as well as seven sure-fire ways to turn your child in to a bookworm.


To help your child with their writing at home you’ll find practical explanations and examples covering:
• Sentences
• Connectives
• Phonemes
• Phonics
• Punctuation
• Plurals
• Prefixes and suffixes
• Syllables
• Tenses: present, past and future
• Handwriting


Spelling well is the foundation of both confident writing and enjoyable reading. Understand everything your child needs to know in the following sections:
• Using phonics to spell
• Understanding spelling patterns
• Roots and word families
• Strategies for spelling new, unfamiliar or difficult words

Whether your child is in Reception and just starting to learn about phonics, in Year 3 and learning about prefixes and suffixes or in Year 6 and needs to refresh their understanding of tenses, this comprehensive book will arm you with the knowledge you need to support your child’s learning at home.

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