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Our PSHE for Summer term

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Homework for both Year 1 and 2 will consist of: 

  • Spelling practice - Please learn to spell and read the weekly spellings at home. Spellings follow the Monster Phonics Scheme and we learn the sounds in class each week. Spelling tests will be on Mondays and scores will be written in children's spelling books.
  • How Monster Phonics Works | Monster Phonics
  • Reading – Reading at home is extremely important for children’s fluency, comprehension and love of reading. Please read at least five times and week and record it in children’s reading diaries. Books will be changed at least twice weekly when diaries have been signed to say that children have read. Children who have read 5 times a week will receive a house token to put towards their house's points. 
  • Reading Record Books 8"x 6½" (203x165mm) Yellow - Paper Plus
  • Education City - As a school, we have a subscription to Education City. As we move into new units in maths, I will release work that corresponds to each new unit. I will also release phonics/reading activities regularly. I will post on the blog to tell you when new activities are available. The website can be accessed here: https://www.educationcity.com/ or via the downloaded app.
  • Classbased Education City #parenthub — Sutton School
  • Big Maths - Each child has a Big Maths login. Please support your child to log in weekly and complete the maths test that is on the website. They are fun, interactive and easy to use. We website can be accessed here: https://www.bigmaths.com/
  • Big Maths | Mastery and Fluency in Small, Simple Steps

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In June, Year 1 will take part in a Phonics Screening Check. They will be required to read 20 real and 20 psuedo words containing the sounds that we have been learning in school. Please use the activities below to help your child at home. Monster Phonics also have a range of phonics games available: https://monsterphonics.com/games/ and free worksheets/wordsearches that children could complete at home: https://monsterphonics.com/free-phonics-worksheets/


Phonics resources

White Rose Maths 

How best to help your child at home? Why not support their mathematics journey by accessing their learning through these Home workbooks. Simply click on the link and work though the questions with your child. Revision at the end of a unit is always beneficial as to is some pre-teaching, showing them the next unit they will be learning about in school can boost confidence as well as subject knowledge. 

Summer term maths work can be found on the following link. Simply choose Year 2 or Year 1 and scroll through to the Summer term.

Maths to do at home

Spring Term Year 2

1. Division

2. Statistics

3. Shape


Spring Term Year 1

1. Addition and Subtraction

2. Place Value

3. Length and Height


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