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Basic Skills Book

Homework should be completed in the Basic Skills Book. The book needs to be taken home and brought back to school each day.


Homework is given out on a Monday and needs to be returned to school by Friday.


Reading regularly at home is vital to ensure your child can read to the expected standard.

The children in Y1 are expected to read to a parent/carer at home every night for at least 10 minutes. The parent/carer then records in the home reading record that their child has read. Every night a child reads at home and it is recorded in their home reading record, they can enter into the reading raffle, which is drawn daily to win a prize.


The children are given 4 new spellings weekly that they are expected to practise in their Basic Skills book using th look, copy, cover, write and check method. They are also tested on 2 'mystery' words that the children haven't learnt that week. Then children should then write the 4 spellings in sentences.

The spelling Challenge takes place on a Friday.

The children are also expected to read and spell all the Y1 Common Exception Words. These are words that don't follow a  spelling rule.


In Y1 pupils are expected to know how to count in multiples of 2, 5, and 10 - practising daily by chanting will help your child greatly.

Maths homework is sent home weekly and should be completed in the Basic Skills book.  The children are given a variety of maths questions which consolidates and embeds the knowledge and skills the children have acquired during the week.


In daily Letters and Sounds sessions we learn how to read and spell the Phase 5 words. We practise segmenting and blending the sounds to make the word.

Here are websites of phonics games you can play at home.