Within this pack is a homework sheet for your child. Each child should complete at least one activity from each row. The stars indicate the level of challenge each task offers. If you would like to complete more than 1, please do so.
Children should be reading for 15 minutes every day. Your child will come home with 3 reading books from school. When your child has read these, please read similar texts with your child. There are comprehension questions that you may ask your child to check if they are understanding.
There is an exercise book within the pack for you to complete writing tasks. There are suggested tasks on the star sheet, but feel free to write a diary about what they are doing, or other written activities. We have included phonics sheets for children, as they would use these in the classroom to support them when writing.
Please count with your child in 2s, 5s and 10s. Children should also be practising their number bonds – that is, two numbers that go together to make 10. Within this pack is a page of youtube videos and websites to support in their maths learning. Our next topic will also be time, and the star activities link to this.
For maths, it would be incredibly useful if children could practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. This will support children with their times tables as they move into year 2.
Youtube has lots of videos to make counting fun. Below are some examples:
Please support your children to know their number bonds. There are number bond sheets in the homework pack that model the knowledge children need. Verbally explaining number bonds to children would help support children, for example, say a number, see if your child can say the corresponding number.
The mathletics website is available to all children, and the logins were stuck into the back of your child’s diary at the beginning of the academic year. Please feel free to access this resource.
We have already looked at addition, subtraction, and multiplication, but recapping this knowledge is still important. There are lots of resources to support this, such as on twinkl, on mathletics, and on youtube.
Within this pack are 100 high frequency words. These are words that children need to be able to read and write by the end of year 1. Please practise these words with your child. If they know them well, mix the order up to check children are still able to understand and write them.
In this pack there are a mixture of sheets and resources to help you with the above learning and the challenges set on the star sheet. There is also a list of websites and apps that can be used at home to support in phonics, reading, maths, and any additional resources you may need.
Some of the websites that teachers use are currently offering parents the opportunity to use their games and resources for free in light of the current situation. There are also other websites that offer helpful games and resources to support children’s learning. Some useful websites for you may be:
This website offers a number of phonics games, and a variety of other reading activities. Year 1 have finished phase 5 teaching, so all games and phases should be applicable to your child. We would encourage children to use their phonics sounds, and to ‘robot’ the words, before blending together to read the words.
Twinkl is a useful website, full of resources, worksheets, games and ideas to support children in their learning.
Nessy states that it is a helpful resources for teaching children with dyslexia, but we have found it to be beneficial for all children. In school, we have been using it for the reading and spelling program that it offers.
Teach Your Monster to Read
This is a website that allows children to create an alien, and teach it to read through a story telling narrative, and using games. It starts at the very beginning of learning phonics, but does build up to more difficult content as the children progress.
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