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Year 1

Weekly Homework

To be returned to school on Tuesday 20th September 2022


Children are tasked with completing 'Maths Skills Check 1'. During the autumn term, the children are expected to complete section A but can challenge themselves to answer the questions in section B and C.


We ask that children read to a parent at least 5 times a week. If the children manage this, you will receive an additional sticker on your behaviour chart.
Don’t forget to sign and date the reading record book and record the number of pages read.

It is really important that the children are asked a mixture of questions by parents/carers. For now, try to focus on retrieval questions and make sure you practice scanning the text to find the answer.


Your child may receive specific sounds to practise at home. Also, please look out for sight words in your child's reading folder. These are the words that your child needs to practise reading by sight rather than sounding out.

Half-Termly Homework

For our topic homework this half term, the children can choose from the following tasks. You only need to complete one.


  • Create puppets to retell the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’ These could be made out of paper, wooden spoons, cardboard… anything you have at home
  • Go on a plant hunt around your garden or local area. How many different ones can you find? Can you label the parts of the plant? Do you know the name of the plant
  • Build the Giant’s Castle from Jack and the Beanstalk. This could be made from lego, junk modelling, cake…
  • Draw a map of your street and local area. Label key parts and include a key if you can.
  • Plant a seed or bean (in the first week!) and record a diary of how it grows over the half term. This could be photos or drawing pictures. How can you help it to grow?
  • Collect different types of leaves and natural materials and make Andy Goldsworthy inspired art with them


We would like the children to bring their half-termly homework into school by Thursday 20th October. We will be looking to display the children’s homework in the hall and provide parents/carers the opportunity to view it at the end of the school day.