Reading at home has a big impact on your child's learning. Please try to listen to your child read every day. Not only do we want them to be able to read the text fluently but also we want them to be able to answer simple questions about what they have read. Reading the same book several times will develop both their fluency and also their understanding of what the have read. We ask you to ensure your child brings their reading books to school on a Friday for quarantine over the weekend. New books will be given out on the following Monday. In addition to the books sent home you can find additional books to read on the 'Reading Buddy' website at the link below. You were sent log in details in September but do contact your teacher if you need another copy.
We track the words that the children can read and spell so that we know their 'next steps'. Click on the link below to see the words in the order they are taught. We may have asked you to practise some of these words for reading when we spoke to you on parents evening.
The children have all been given a spelling book. In this book is the list of the words that you child must be able to spell by the end of Year 1. The words your child already knows are highlighted. Please help your child to learn a few more words each week. There is a target in the front of the book to work towards. Some ideas on fun ways to learn spellings can be found below.
Each child in Year 1 has a personal login for ‘Lexia’. A very sophisticated package which has proven results in moving children on quickly in reading and spelling. Please use this as often as possible. The children are familiar with it as we are already using it in school.
Maths homework is set weekly using MyMaths. A letter has been given to each child explaining how to access MyMaths and giving them their unique login. If you need any help just ask.
We have recently been given access to NumBots. Children can now use this at home to support their mathematical development. A letter has been given to each child explaining how to access NumBots and giving them their unique login. If you need any help just ask.