Year 1 Homework

13 May 2011

Posted on Thursday 12 May 2011 by Mr Roundtree

Around the country, it’s Walk to School week next week.  To promote the event, there are two activities for chidren throughout school to have a go at…

First, all children should complete the creative homework, due in on Wednesday 18 May 2011: I can persuade someone to walk to school.  Children could create a poster, write a newspaper article, write a poem, or an even more creative idea of their own!

Second, as a bit of fun, there’s an extra homework activity – and this one comes with a prize!  Watch the walking to school video – it’s been on the site for a few months now, but have you spotted Wally?!

Children have taken home a map to mark where Wally is.  Younger children have been given a map which shows the route the stars of the video take as they walk to school.  To make it more of a challenge, older children have no route shown on their map!  Along the way, you can just about spot where Wally is, but look closely as he might be around more than once…

This should be returned by Friday 20 May.  Correct entries will be put into the hat with winners selected at random.  Good luck!

06 May 2011

Posted on Friday 06 May 2011 by

Your homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect.

I can solve a subtraction sum.

In class we are working on improving our subtraction skills.

I have given your child a subtraction activity sheet which needs to be completed by Wednesday 11 May.

28 April 2011

Posted on Friday 29 April 2011 by

The homework this week is Talk Time and is due in Wednesday 04 May.

I know about the Royal Wedding.

You and your child could discuss:

  • Different aspects of the wedding, such as all the outfits, the trees in Westminster, the balcony
  • Whether you enjoyed watching it or not

21 April 2011

Posted on Sunday 24 April 2011 by

This week’s homework is creativeI know what a light source is.

We have started our new mini-topic Light and Dark. What do the children know?

They could produce a:

  • Poster
  • Draw a picture
  • Write some sentences
  • Make a list of light sources
  • Take some photographs

Please don’t feel you have to stick to these if you have something even more creative!

This homework is due on Wednesday 27 April.

It’s the Easter holidays…

Posted on Friday 01 April 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there is no homework, in line with our Homework Policy.

Don’t forget about all the learning your child can do at home:

  • Easter-themed Maths with mini-eggs (think about estimating, counting, sorting, adding, subtracting, sharing…)
  • nature walks – look out for lambs and other signs of Spring
  • swimming practice – the holidays are a perfect time to spend an afternoon at the local swimming baths!
  • reading – take your child and a friend to the library or to a charity shop to find a gripping read
  • lots of Talk Time discussions – by now, you’ll be familiar with Talk Time homework, so why not make up a few topics of your own?
  • don’t forget to practise times tables, number bonds and handwriting

We’ve got information and top tips to help you support your child in our Learn More section.

25 March 2011

Posted on Friday 25 March 2011 by

Homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect.

Children have a worksheet in their homework books to complete. The worksheet will reinforce phonics that we have learnt about in class.

Homework is due in on Wednesday 30 March 2011.

18 March 2011

Posted on Friday 18 March 2011 by

The homework this week is Talk timeand is due in Wednesday 23 March.

I can talk about why I should feel ‘good to be me’.

In keeping with this half-term’s SEAL theme of being ‘good to be me’, your child should discuss all the ways that they should feel good about themselves.

They should also talk about why their friends should feel good about themselves.

11 March 2011

Posted on Thursday 10 March 2011 by

This week’s homework is creative. It is due in on Wednesday 16 March.

I know what instructions are.

You could find examples, produce your own instructions by writing them or using diagrams or come up with your own idea!

04 March 2011

Posted on Thursday 03 March 2011 by

The homework this week is Talk Time and is due on Wednesday 09 March.

Do animals belong in the circus?

Tips for great Talk Time homework are:

  • Turn the TV off!
  • Get a few adults together if possible to join in.
  • Ask the adults to go first.
  • Use some words you don’t think your child uses/knows and explain their meanings.
  • Put a comment in their homework book.

I look forward to hearing children’s opinions.

It’s half term…

Posted on Thursday 17 February 2011 by Mr Roundtree

It’s half-term holidays next week, so there are no homework tasks or spellings next week.

Of course, regular practice and learning can still happen: reading each day, swimming, tables practice, trips to the library, walks around Roundhay Park… All will help your child have a happy and healthy holiday!