As children are getting very good at the 100 high frequency words, we will now move on to practicing and perfecting the spellings of the Year 1 common exception words. I have included the 100 words below for your reference, but I will also send a sheet home in books bags. Please practice these little and often, and try to use them in sentences to aid children's memory. As before a spelling test will be taken every half term to assess your child's progress. We will test children on the new 100 words next week and send an updated list home to you, showing those they are able to spell to inform which words you practice at home.
Homework is the same format every week. It is set on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. It is hoped that your child will:
- Read their book a minimum of 3 times a week.
This is evidenced in their yellow reading record. Children earn Reading Rocket prizes for every 10 times they read. If your child is not yet reading, then sharing and discussing a book with them is equally as valuable. Please ensure your child's yellow reading record is in their bags on Wednesdays to enable us to check their number of reads. Books will be changed on a Tuesday.
- Complete a class blog entry.
In response to a blog post from the class teacher, children are invited to respond with a relevant comment below.
Children will be set a challenge of a minimum of 50 questions on Sumdog relevant to our in class learning. It is very important that your child completes this independently as data is used for planning and assessment purposes.
After an initial assessment, three of the Year 1 high frequency word that your child needs to work on are sent home for them to practice. They have to be able to spell the words independently in their writing to be classed as secure, using the words in context in sentences will help with this. Blue books are not checked. Spellings will not be checked weekly, but a half termly assessment will inform us of your child's progress, which will be related to parents.
If your child has not completed their homework by Wednesday, then they will be invited by text message on Wednesday evening to attend Thursday lunchtime Homework Club where they can catch up on tasks they may not have had chance to complete during the week.