Year 1 Spelling

It’s the Easter holidays…

…so we have no set homework or spellings, in line with our Homework Policy.

That doesn’t mean we expect your child not to be developing their skills in reading, writing and maths!

Your child should be reading daily – this could be fiction, factual books, a comic or newspaper, and could include being read to at bedtime, too.

It would be good to practise basic skills in writing by writing a letter or email to a relative, perhaps recounting a day-trip or reviewing a film your child watched.

We’re finding quite a few children are ‘squashing their sentences’ such as I went to Leeds City Museum it was really interesting which is wrong.  It would be much better with punctuation to separate or a word to join:

  • I went to Leeds City Museum. It was really interesting. (A comma isn’t strong enough to separate two sentences.)
  • I went to Leeds City Museum – it was really interesting.
  • I went to Leeds City Museum; it was really interesting.
  • I went to Leeds City Museum and it was really interesting.
  • I went to Leeds City Museum which was really interesting.

Finally, to improve calculation skills, please keep practising mental number facts which your child must know:

  • number bonds (two numbers which add up to 10, 20 and 100 eg 3+7, 13+7, 30+70) – these facts should be known by children in Y1 – Y2
  • times tables (up to 12×12) and the division facts with your child – children in Y2 should have rapid recall of x2, x 5 and x 10 at least

We know we mention these ‘basics’ a lot, but that’s because they involve practice, practice and more practice – we practise a lot at school, but your child will need to practise at home, too, if they are to truly succeed.

Learn more about current expectations for reading, writing and maths.  However, do be aware that a new National Curriculum comes into effect from September, meaning these expectations have been raised and so many aspects of learning now feature in younger age groups.

28 March 2014

Red Group

Yellow Group

Green Group

sound

delay

feelings

ouch

today

sticks

loud

spray

fetch

play

take

because

day

tail

Tuesday

stay

pain

wheel

 

strain

window

 

lake

people

   

blanket

   

posters

Here are this week’s spellings.  There will be a spelling test on Friday 04 April 2014.

 

21 March 2014

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Yellow Group

Green Group

looking

looked

nouns -  the school

twisting

asked

              Wednesday

floating

called

              happiness

raining

screamed

    they

scrunching

shouted

                    verbs – to smile

thinking

could

    to be

 

should

         to sneak

 

would

          adjectives – scruffy
   

  dirty

   

      friendly

Here are this week’s spellings.  There will be a spelling test on Friday 28 March.

 

14 March 2014

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Yellow Group

Green Group

went

came

taste – tasting

said

snake

take – taking

then

amaze

come – coming

this

escape

put – putting

will

made

clap – clapping

that

game

snap – snapping

 

Mr

sit – sitting

 

Mrs

lady – ladies

   

carry – carried

   

hurry – hurried

Here are this week’s spellings.  There will be a spelling test on Friday 21 March 2014.

 

07 March 2014

Here are this week’s spellings.  There will be a spelling test on Friday 14 March 2014.

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Yellow Group

Green Group

my

melting

I have – I’ve

her

shampoo

I will – I’ll

toast

handstand

I am – I’m

paint

football

I did – I’d

fright

shelter

cannot – can’t

stairs

helper

will not – won’t

sandpit

did not – didn’t

chimpanzee

could not – couldn’t

would not – wouldn’t

should not – shouldn’t

28 February 2014

Red Group

Yellow Group

Green Group

were

pure

everyone

there

impure

everything

little

sure

everybody

one

unsure

everywhere

they

mature

anywhere

all

nature

anything

 

cure

sometimes

 

adventure

anyone

   

noone

   

someone

Here are this week’s spellings.  There will be a spelling test on Friday 07 March.

  • Is there a  word in the green list that might not be a compound word? 
  • Can you think of a synonym which is a compound word?

 

It’s half-term…

It’s the half-term, so in line with our current homework policy, there are no homework tasks or spellings to learn.

However, please make sure you’re reading lots with your child – we’re finding children are reading less than they need to if they are to gain fluency and understanding.  You could take your child to a local library, hunt down an old favourite to re-visit, plan a story book for each bedtime over the holiday, read more about a favourite subject on the internet, buy a comic or magazine… And, so they have good role models, make sure your child sees you read, too!

Our current homework policy will be reviewed soon.  A small number of you have told us you’re not entirely happy with it – it would be really helpful if you tell us more about what you’d like.  Send us an email or speak with Mrs Weekes or me about this.  Thank you.

 

07 February 2014

Red Group

Yellow Group

Green Group

hammer

burn

happy

rabbit

sister

unhappy

duckling

purse

tie

jacket

hammer

untie

window

germ

like

rocket

burst

dislike

 

dinner

fortunate

 

church

unfortunate

   

allow

   

disallow

Here are this week’s spellings.  There will be a spelling test on Friday 14 February 2014.

Don’t forget, there will be no spellings sent home over the half term holiday but you can still be looking at words and spellings while you are out and about!

 

31 January 2014

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Yellow Group

Green Group

spoon

church

thoughtful

brush

turn

fearless

think

injury

joyful

brush

burn

tearful

you

nurse

grateful

was

burst

thoughtless

 

purse

hopeless

 

surf

careful

   

careless

   

meaningful

Here are this week’s spellings. There will be a spelling test on Friday 07 February.

 

24 January 2014

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Yellow Group

Green Group

hand

hair

biggest

grip

fair

bigger

span

chair

safer

trap

air

safest

scot

pair

jollier

flip

lair

jolliest

 

stairs

merrier

 

 

merriest

   

greater

   

greatest

Here are this week’s spellings.  There will be a spelling test on Friday 31 January.

Some children don’t seem to be learning their spellings.  Please remember that it is part of the children’s homework and needs to be done.  Five minutes every day will help the children to learn the spellings and be able to apply them in their writing.