Year 1 Homework

14 July 2017

Posted on Thursday 13 July 2017 by Mrs Valentine

This week’s homework is creative and is due Thursday 20 July:

I can reflect on my time in Year One. 

As the school year draws to a close, it’s important to reflect back on all that we’ve learned – not only on things that we’ve learned in the classroom but also outside of the classroom.

It’d be really great to see some really creative ideas for our final homework of Year 1! Possible ideas could be:

  • a collage of photographs and pictures from throughout the year
  • an interview with your child – maybe family members could help!
  • a before and after picture detailing the changes your child has encountered
  • a poem using the months of the year to focus on changes and experiences

Please ensure your child completes their homework and hands it in on Thursday. 



07 July 2017

Posted on Thursday 06 July 2017 by Mrs Taylor

This week’s whole school homework involves completing the pupil health questionnaire sent home with your child/children.

 I can share my views about health.

Pupil voice is an important part of our school and this annual questionnaire provides pupil views on some of our key health issues.

Please support your child to complete the health questionnaire by discussing these issues.

The questionnaire should be returned to your class teacher by Thursday 13 July.

30 June 2017

Posted on Thursday 29 June 2017 by Mrs Valentine

This week’s homework is talk time and is due Thursday 06 July:

Was Beegu brave? When have you been brave?

In English, we’ve been reading Beegu by Alexis Deacon. This is a great book about a lost creature exploring alone, left by a spacecraft. (Read the story on-line.)

This book is super for this time of year as it helps children understand what it’s like to feel unsure or apprehensive – like transitioning into a new class!

Your child needs to think about Beegu and whether they think Beegu has been brave. To extend your conversation, discuss a time when people at home have been brave – it could be when there’s been an accident, perhaps when someone has been lost or maybe when you’ve taken on a challenge bravely!


23 June 2017

Posted on Saturday 24 June 2017 by Mrs Valentine

This week’s homework is creative and is due Thursday 29 June:

I can show what I’ve learned about food. 

This is a great homework for your child to show what they know about food. They may want to:

  • show their knowledge of the Eat-well plate
  • write a recipe
  • design some food packaging for a new product of their own
  • cook a dish of their own!

Please ensure your child hands their homework in each Thursday. Frequently, children are late at bringing it into school. If you’re unsure about this, please speak to me or read our school homework guide in your child’s book.

16 June 2016

Posted on Friday 16 June 2017 by Mrs Valentine

This week’s homework is talk time and is due Thursday 22 June:

Why is food important to you? 

This question links to our class topic and will allow for lots of chat in your household!

  • Perhaps certain foods are eaten at certain occasions? 
  • Maybe some foods have significant meaning? 
  • What does food do for our bodies? 
  • Which foods are a favourite in your house?

To equip your child with things to say during our homework review next week, have your child take notes of your discussion, draw pictures, or both!


19 May 2017

Posted on Friday 19 May 2017 by Mrs Valentine

This week’s spellings continue to focus on split digraphs.

Is your child spotting these types of words in their daily reading? 

When I read with your child, I often cover up a split digraph word, warn your child that one is coming up – just so that they’re ready! Then, when we continue reading, they’re already on the lookout for words which have a split digraph!

19 May 2017

Posted on Thursday 18 May 2017 by Mrs Taylor

For all children in Year 1 – Year 6, the homework this week is creative and is due in on Thursday 25 May. In preparation for our whole school themed week next week, Staying Safe, children should consider the following question by showing what they already know.

How can I keep safe?

Children should think about the situations where they need to keep safe and who might help them to stay safe. This could be done in any creative way.

  • A story
  • A poem
  • Instructions
  • A comic strip
  • An advert
  • An interview
  • A game
  • Scenarios

…or any other creative ideas!

The homework will be reviewed as part of the themed week learning.

05 May 2017

Posted on Sunday 07 May 2017 by Mrs Valentine

This week’s homework is creative and is due Thursday 11 May:

I can plant a seed.

Your child has been given tomato seeds to plant! Your child should know what they’ll need to do in order for the seeds to germinate and grow. You could help your child’s scientific understanding by asking some questions:

  • where will you put the pot?
  • how often will you water it?
  • what will happen first?

24 March 2017

Posted on Friday 24 March 2017 by Mrs Valentine

This week’s homework is practice makes perfect and is due Thursday 30 March:

I can tell the time. 

We’ve been learning to tell the time and your child’s homework is a good chance to practise this important life skill.

Your child needs to write the o’clock or half past time or draw the hands on the clock face of a time they choose. In addition to this, they’ll need to have a go at calculating time.

We’ll also be spending our maths lessons next week consolidating, reasoning and problem solving using our skills to do with time.

17 March 2017

Posted on Sunday 19 March 2017 by Mrs Valentine

This week’s homework is practice makes perfect and is due Thursday 23 March:

I can combine words to make a sentence. 

This type of homework has already been set this year, but it’s an important skill (and one which is included in termly tests we carried out) to practise.

Your child is required to unscramble the mixed up sentences. They will know that they need to look for clues to help them:

  • which word begins with a capital letter – that will be the beginning of the sentence 
  • which word has a full stop/question mark/exclamation mark after it – that will be the end of the sentence 

On the back, your child needs to show their understanding of what a noun is: a thing or an object they can see, or hear, or touch.

How do your child’s answers measure up? Check below…