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Homework is sent home each Friday and should be returned by Wednesday morning so that it can be marked.


Home readers are sent home each day.


1 piece of maths, 1 piece of literacy (both are differentiated) and the activities will usually be linked to the work we have been doing in class. This gives you the opportunity to discuss with your child what they have been learning about.

Weekly Spellings:

A list of words linked to the work your child is doing in phonics will be sent home each week to learn. Your child should also write two sentences to help them practise their sentence writing skills.


If you have any questions or queries about homework please do pop in and have a word or write a note in your child's blue home school book.



Year 1 have PE every Tuesday so please ensure the P.E. kit is at school.  Please make sure all kit is named. Long hair will need to be tied up. PE kits will be sent home half termly for washing. 


Blue Home School Book: 

This is great way to communicate.  Please keep the book in your child's school bag/back pack.  Your child should put the blue book in the classroom tray each morning when it will be checked to see if there is a message from you. A member of the Year 1 team will respond to your note as soon as possible.


Reading Record:

Please sign alongside the title of your child's home reader in the purple reading record to indicate that your child can read the book (or tell the book's story if it is a picture book) fluently and confidently. Your signature tells us that the book can be changed. We usually expect daily reading at home but please let us know with a note in the reading record if a book needs to be kept for a second day. You may think your child's reading will benefit from another go or they may have really enjoyed the book and want to read it again!



Your child will have the opportunity to choose a book from our school library every Thursday. Books should be returned to the green box in the library before another is chosen.


Forest School:

We embrace the opportunity to take our learning outside as often as we can and Forest School is no exception - we go out in all weathers! Please provide wellies, a waterproof coat and trousers which can be pulled on over the top of your child's school uniform. If the weather is particularly cold, joggers, a hat and gloves will also be useful. Please make sure all items are named.


Fruit, milk and water:

We provide fresh fruit every day except the first day back of each new term. You may wish to provide your child with alternative fruit if you wish. Please note that we do not encourage snacking on crisps, biscuits, cakes, etc. This is because we are encouraging the children to follow a healthy lifestyle so the children have their fruit at playtime followed by a drink of milk or water at 11am. Lunch follows shortly after 12 noon. We find that children who have eaten bigger snacks are then not hungry for their lunch. The children are allowed access to their water bottle when ever they feel thirsty and are reminded to have a drink at regular intervals throughout the day.  Please make sure water bottles are clearly named.