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Homework is an important part of a child's learning. It helps to consolidate what is being taught and promotes independence and organisation. We appreciate your support in ensuring your child's homework tasks are completed. We will set formal homework once we are happy the children have settled.  


Reading: We encourage you to read each night with your child or as frequently as possible. Your child will be sent home with two reading books per week based on their assessed book band level. Please record when you have read with your child in their reading record and return this to school. It is VITAL that your child's reading book and record is in their book bag each day to ensure that a teacher/teaching assistant/additional adult can read with them at least once a week. 


Read Write Inc:

We have now organised a RWInc subscription to support children’s fluency, expression and comprehension. Your child will be given a personal login to access an assigned book each week.  Your child's login will be stuck in the front of their reading record.  With this login the children can access the oxford owl reading books and their RWInc book as an assigned 'homework'.  Once they have read the assigned RWInc book, they can then click 'I've finished the ebook'. This will show your teacher what they have completed at home. The book your child will be reading is the book they are reading in school during RWInc. We would like the children to re-read the book where possible and use the book as advised, including completing the comprehension questions. This will support the children on their reading journey. Books will be set on a Tuesday for 1 week.  Thank you for your continued support.


Spelling: Common exception words/tricky words to be practiced throughout the week. We will begin to test the children on these words when we introduce spelling tests.


Maths: Children need regular practise counting forwards and backwards, identifying one more and one less than a number and being able to write numbers in words. This term we will be focusing on numbers 0-10, including addition and subtraction. Please support your child in consolidating this knowledge wherever possible. 


Developing Independence: As your child becomes more settled in Year 1, it is important to continue promoting their own independence and responsibility. This includes ensuring that they can carry their own book bag into school, hang up their own coat and put away their water bottles as well as ensuring they remember this at the end of each school day. In order to support your child with this, please label your child's belongings to ensure they do not go missing. 


Show and Tell

Your child has brought home a letter about show and tell. This is a great speaking and listening opportunity. Please see the letter for details.


Please refer to the Year 1 page on this website to talk with your child about our current Year 1 learning and curriculum. Many thanks for your continued support. 

At Springfield we care, learn and achieve together