Please read with your child for at least 15 minutes a day. Please discuss your child’s book with them to help them to understand what they have read; comprehension is a key skill alongside fluency.
If you love reading as much as we do, then you may get through quite a few! Here are a few websites recommending more great books to read in Year 1.
During the first few weeks, one of the things we are going to focus on is number formation. Can you practise at home? Make sure your child starts at the top of the number like it is shown on this sheet.
By the end of year one, children should be able to confident spelling these common exception words. Please practise them at home a little and often.
Handwriting at home
You can support your child's handwriting development by regularly practicing letter formation at home. We use a cursive join in Year 1 and place importance on correct pencil grip. The website below can be used to model correct formation as well as having downloadable worksheets for home practice; it compliments the way we teach handwriting in school. Please select the tab that models 'Continuous Cursive.'