Useful Information and Weekly Home Learning
Here you will find general information about how Year 1/2 operates.
- All children need to have a PE kit in school (including trainers) every day
- Reading books will be changed once a week and should always be kept in book bags so children can read their book in school
- Spelling home learning will be collected on Fridays
- Reading records will be checked on Fridays
Children need to have the following items in school with them every day
- Coat with their name in
- Jumper/cardigan with their name in
- Named water bottle
- Book bag containing their school reading book
There are usually two school trips per year. They are normally at the start and end of the academic year and cost around £20.
Weekly Home Learning
Weekly Spelling Home Learning
Children have a blue spelling book to practise their spellings in at home. In the front of the book is a list of activity suggestions to help make learning spellings fun! If your child does spellings through a practical activity like writing them in chalk on the pavement, you can write a note in the home learning book to tell the teacher which words your child has been practising or stick in a photo. Children should practise 5 words per week that they do not know how to spell yet. They should work their way through the lists over the course of the year. Year 1 children start on list 1. Teachers will write in books which list year 2 children should start on. Please let your child’s teacher know when year 2 children have completed the lists, year 1 children usually take the whole year to learn words thoroughly.
Weekly Maths Home Learning
Children will bring home 1 maths sheet for each half term. The sheet will be split into about 6 activities that reflect what is being taught in school each week. Children should hand their sheet in to their teacher towards the end of the half term. It is very important that children practise maths practically at home. Activities such as counting aloud forwards and backwards in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s (3s as well for year 2), singing maths songs, playing shop with real money, telling the time, weighing and measuring really help children’s understanding of maths.
Home Learning Projects
In the topics section of the year 1/2 page are listed ideas for projects and activities children can do at home to support and extend their learning in school. It is a great opportunity for them to follow their interests and get creative! Home learning projects can be brought into school any day of the week and we love to see them!