Home learning tasks are issued each Friday and are due the following Friday. The tasks and any necessary resources are stuck into a book which must be in school every Friday. Sometimes home learning tasks should be recorded in the book and at other times it will be more beneficial to do practical activities with your child to consolidate skills learned in school. Please keep the book safe and make sure any work done in it is neat and tidy. Please write in pencils only, thank you.
Every child has a Reading Record and a reading book from their colour band. Please read with your child as often as you can, but at least three times each week. Regular reading practise is essential in helping children develop confidence and competence with reading. Book changing is now done by adults in school. Each time you read with your child please record this in the Reading Record and remember to write if you finish a book so that we know to change it for a new one! As soon as the children need their book to be changed they should place their reading book inside their Reading Record and place both together in the tray by the classroom door at the start of the day. Please help your child by reminding them to do this if you have read together.
By the end of Year One children should be able to read and spell the first 100 high-frequency words. Some of these words can be sounded out such as ‘at’ and others, such as ‘was’, cannot. Those that cannot be sounded out are called ‘tricky words’. Today your child is bringing home a bookmark of the first set of high-frequency words they should practise reading and spelling. High frequency word reading and spelling is assessed in school each half term so please practise these words regularly as on-going home learning. The way you practise these words is up to you – you may like to make it fun by writing the words in chalk, paint, shaving foam or even typing them on the computer.
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