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Phonics Screening Check Information

Homework in Year 1

In Year 1 learning to read is very important. Your child will be given a reading book and reading record. Please try to read regularly (at least 4 times a week) with your child. We aim to change books regularly and are happy for you to comment in reading records about all books shared with your child. Children should be encouraged to read and discuss the stories and texts they read. Asking and answering questions, predicting endings and suggesting other characters and alternative events help to encourage children to engage with the texts and motivate them to invent their own stories and ideas.


In the back of the reading record you will see a reward chart. More reading = house points and little prizes!! In the reading record you will also find information about phonics and your child's login for Bug Club online books. These online books are accessible on most computers, tablets and smartphones. If you have trouble logging in please check you have the correct school code and have allowed popups for the site. 


To support reading your child will also be given High Frequency Words and common exception (words that cannot be sounded out) words to be practised.  The words should be learnt so that your child can read them confidently and once they can read them they should practise writing them, checking the spelling carefully.


Talk homework is given regularly to support thinking skills and philosophy.  Please talk to your child about the questions posed. If you or your child wishes to comment please do.


Occasionally you child will be asked to practise maths skills or carry our research connected to the topics studied. 


If you have any queries about reading  or homework please talk to us or arrange an appointment via the office. 





PE is timetabled for Monday and Thursday but we may need to be flexible so your child should have their PE kit in school at all times.


Weather permitting we will do some sessions outside so please ensure that your child has suitable footwear - plimsols or trainers - included in their kit. Earrings need to be removed or tape provided to cover them.