Homework

Welcome to the Newts Homework Page. 
On this page, you will some some useful information about how to support your child at home.
You can work on any of the key, Year 1 skills detailed below by reading the supporting documents. 
We welcome your questions about any of the information on this page.
 
 
Summer 1 
 
Reading
 
Please read with your child as often as you can. We love to read your comments in their Home Reading Record. 
 
 
Spellings 
 
Please help your child to practise their weekly spellings in their pink book. Please return the book to school each Wednesday. 
 
 
 
Maths
 
Please help your child to complete their weekly maths homework in their book.  Please return the book to school each Wednesday. 
What are KIRFs?
 
Key Instant Recall Facts are practised every day in school, in every year group. Each year group has their own specific set of KIRFs which children need to learn and practise.
 
In Newts, we work on these facts at the start of every maths lesson, for 10 minutes.
 
For more details of the Year 1 KIRFs, please open the PowerPoint below. 
 
If you have any questions, please ask a member of the Year 1 Team.
Cursive Handwriting
 
We begin our cursive handwriting journey as soon as the children arrive in Year 1. Children work on their handwriting most days and learn how to form each letter of the alphabet before beginning to join.
 
Please watch the PowerPoint below which shows how each letter is formed.