16 September 2016
This week, your child is continuing to practise spelling tricky words. A wordsearch has been given to your child in their homework book to help them spot the words they’re learning.
A short quiz on these spellings will be on Friday 23 September.
09 September 2016
For the next two weeks, our spellings will focus upon tricky words in our phonics learning.
Your child will have been given a list of six spellings to practise and learn:
Use the spelling ideas in your child’s homework book to help convert these words to memory.
Your child will be quizzed on these words two weeks today.
Have a happy and healthy holiday
It’s the summer holidays at last, so there are no homework or spelling activities. Enjoy the holidays instead!
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15 July 2016
These are the last spellings of the year! They focus on certain rules we have learnt: -ed, -ing, -er, -s and -es endings.
All children in Year 1 have the same spellings.
08 July 2016
01 July 2016
As you know, we have had to close school on Friday 01 July – Shadwell Lane had its water turned off. For that reason, and because two classes are out of school today, there hasn’t been chance to set homework or spellings for this week.
Even though there is no set homework or spellings, please remember there are lots of things that the children can be doing to reflect on their learning from this week.
Again, I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the school closure.
24 June 2016
17 June 2016
Red and yellow group:
These are more words where phonics doesn’t help a whole lot to spell them. Please help your child to hear and understand the difference between where and were.
I will ask you any ten spellings of the days of the week and the months of the year.
10 June 2016
Yellow and Red group: I have chosen eight ‘common exception words’ as your spellings this week. These are words which don’t follow the usual rules of phonics.
Green group: I will be asking you any ten words from the following list of ‘common exception words’.
Summer Half Term
In line with our Homework Policy, there are no homework tasks or spellings to learn next week because it’s the Summer half-term holiday. Of course, there are plenty of ways to help your child continue learning: get reading, go places, talk lots!
Have a happy and healthy holiday.