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Reading remains the most important part of your child’s homework and they will be expected to read regularly at home. All children have a ‘free choice’ book which they bring home everyday, plus another book which is appropriate to their ability.
Please find opportunities to read with your child and write comments in their Reading Record book each time your child brings it home. If time is short and you cannot write a comment it is still helpful if you can write the title of the book and the date it was shared.
It is expected that children in Year 1 read for at least 5-10 minutes each night.
a recommended list of books attached.
Number Bonds and Multiplication
Children also need constant support with learning their number bonds and multiplication facts.
Please find opportunities to ask questions relating to these areas, this will support them with their Mental Maths.
In addition, your child will also receive the following:
Spellings as appropriate
Either a maths activity or a literacy activity each week
Sometimes the homework may be talk/think homework and may not have a written outcome.
At the beginning or end of term, the frequency and quantity of homework may differ due to other events and activities taking place.
Other ways to support your child
Take your child to the library and help them choose suitable books;
Provide the right environment in which they can do their homework;
Ensure the time is right for homework – they are not too tired, too busy, etc.
If you require any further information, please feel free to discuss the matter with your child’s class teacher.
Reading Records - What to write in the records
To help create a love of books it is important to try and write something positive about the book your child has brought to you. For example, ‘The pictures were lovely’, ‘The ending was really funny’, etc.
Comments about your child’s approach to reading or sharing the book need to be encouraging. For example, ‘Great reading, you really used the pictures to help you’, or ‘I liked the way you worked out that word by using your sounds’, or ‘I liked the way you read that again when it didn’t sound quite right’. The sorts of comments you make will depend to a large extent on your child’s stage of development and so will change overtime.
www.bugclub.co.uk School ID is 6xpl and the reading records will have your child’s username and password
This list is intended to be a guide to books suitable for children in Year 1. The list covers a range of genres. Some of the texts are more difficult to read than others and care should be taken when choosing the books for enjoyment and ability. Please discuss the books your child reads and remember that although a book might be difficult for your child to read, he/she will probably still enjoy having it read by an adult.
Jez Alborough Where’s My Teddy? My Friend Bear
Allan Ahlberg Funnybones, The Jolly Postman
A.H Benjamin What If?
Quentin Blake Mrs Armitage on Wheels, Mister Magnolia
Tony Bonning Another Fine Mess
Tony Bradman Not Like This, Like That
John Burningham Whatayamean, Avocado Baby
Lauren Child Charlie and Lola
Lynley Dodd Hairy Maclary
Micheal Forman Cat in the Manger
Julia Donaldson Stick Man, Gruffalo, Squash and Squeeze, The Smartest Giant in Town
Toby Forward Once Upon an Everyday
Minnie Grey The Princess and the Pea
Mary Hoffman Amazing
Judith Kerr The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Shirley Hughes The Lion and the Uniform, The Trouble with Jack
Deborah King Bear’s Dream
Gillian Liu How do you Feel?
Michael Morpurgo The Silver Swan
Jill Murphy The Large Family Collection
Judith Nicholls Billywise
Julie Sykes I Don’t want to go to Bed
Jon Scieszka The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Aleksei Tolstoy The Gigantic Turnip
Martin Waddell A Kitten Called Moonlight
Judy Waite The Stray Kitten