In class one children are expected to read a minimum of three times a week. Children benefit from reading little and often, reading for 5-10 minutes each day will support their progress in reading. If a children read the minimum of three times a week they are rewarded with a class dojo point.
FS2 have a set of tricky words on a key ring so the children can practise at home. They start with level two in the Autumn term, progressing onto level three in the Spring term and level four in the Summer term. These match the phonics teaching the children access in school. The children should learn to read and write these.
Year 1 children are given a new set of words each half term. These are attached to a key ring so the children can practise at home easily. The words are inline with their phonics teaching and include year 1 common exception words. The children should learn to read and write these.
All phonemes (sounds) learned at school are shared on class dojo weekly along with some examples to practise at home. Children are also given a reading book that matches the phonics teaching from that week.
Children all have access to numbots. This should be accessed regularly to practise basic maths skills; place value, addition, subtraction and more.
Year 1 are allocated a piece of maths homework each week. This can be something they have covered during the week, a gap in learning or something the children need more practise on. The children should also access 'Times Table Rockstars' regularly. In year 1 the children will learn their 10's, 2's and 5 times tables. For more information on this please contact Mrs Martin.