Remember on your way to school…
Monday Book bag, reading diary, water bottle and full indoor PE kit (Y1C)
Tuesday Book bag, reading diary and water bottle and full indoor PE kit (Y1K) full outdoor PE Kit (Y1C)
Wednesday Homework, book bag, reading diary, water bottle and wearing full outdoor PE kit (Y1K)
*HAND-IN day for Homework, reading diaries and book bags*
Thursday Book bag, reading diary and water bottle
Friday Book bag, reading diary and water bottle
Below are some of the key skills that you can work on to support your child throughout Year 1. We will send home weekly homework each Friday in your child’s homework bag. Please return homework in this bag each Wednesday to show their success and to earn Dojo points.
Reading regularly will develop a love of books and your child’s skills as a reader. We recommend reading at least three times each week. Each day you indicate in their diary that your child has read, this means they race along our Reading Racetrack. Three or more days reading per week earn Dojo Points. Every read your child does will count towards their own reading race track. Every child has a special rocket and their aim is to reach 250+ reads, which is the Governors’ Award by the end of the school year. 50 reads will earn them a Bronze Award, 100 reads will earn them a Silver Award and 200 reads will earn them a Gold Award.
Maths homework will be sent home every week. This will often practise a skill that has been taught previously. Homework earns Dojo Points.
Number facts are an important skill to keep practising throughout Year 1. Our end of year target is for most children to be able to recall addition and subtraction facts for numbers up to 20 (such as 7+3=10, 10-3=7, 1+4=5, 5-4=1, 16+2=18). We also need to practise counting on and back to 100 in ones, then twos, fives and tens.
Homework club is held each week for children who have not had the opportunity to complete and hand in Maths homework or have not read at least twice at home.
Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays (Y1C) and Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Y1K).
Children need to bring to school their full outdoor kit on these days and for health and safety reasons should have long hair tied and earring removed. Correct kit earns Dojo Points. The kit should include:
Sweatshirt or zipped jacket
Jogging trousers or leggings
Trainers or pumps.
T-shirt and shorts can be worn on warmer days