Manorfield Primary School

 

 

KS1 Home Learning

Year 1

Home learning in year 1 consists reading, writing, spelling, maths and project tasks. We set home learning tasks for pupils to give them an opportunity to practice the skills, which they have learnt in school. Home learning is not for teaching new skills and we aim to only set learning which the children should be able to do independently.

Reading

We expect all children to read at home every day. This can be independent but reading aloud and reading with an adult is just as important in developing our pupils as confident readers, who enjoy reading. Reading books are sent home three days a week, Monday Wednesday and Friday. This reading can be alongside any other reading, whether using a library book, a book from home or another book from school. Children progress most effectively in their reading if they practice reading out loud every day.

Spelling

There are 100 high frequency words that children are expected to know by the end of year 1. Each week the children focus on 5 words in class.  Learning read and write these words help the children with both their reading and writing work.

Projects

Each IPC topic we cover includes a range of curriculum subjects including reading, writing, and maths as well as art, geography science and history. IPC home learning projects will be sent out each half-term and are linked to the year 1 theme. These project tasks will provide opportunities for creativity and will involve some choices to suit your child’s interests.

 

Year 2

Home learning in year 2 also consists of a focus on reading, writing, spelling, maths and project tasks. We set home learning tasks for pupils to give them an opportunity to practice the skills, which they have learnt in school. Home learning is not for teaching new skills and we aim to only set learning which the children should be able to do independently.

Spelling

There are 200 high frequency words that children in year 2 should know how to write and read. Each week, children will be given 10 new words to learn. These will be taken directly from the National Curriculum for your year 2, unless there are spellings from previous years, which they still need to learn. As an extra challenge, children will be encouraged to apply these spellings into sentences.

Reading

We expect all children to read at home every day. This can be independent but reading aloud and reading with an adult is just as important in developing our pupils as confident readers, who enjoy reading.  Reading books are sent home three days a week and your child’s reading record is checked once a week in class.

Project

Each IPC topic we cover include a range of curriculum subjects including art, geography science and history. IPC home learning projects will be set each half-term and are linked to the year 2 theme. These project tasks will provide opportunities for creativity and will involve some choices to suit your child’s interests.

Maths

In school the Year 2 children focus on their; 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Pupils will be set challenges to recall timetables facts in sequential and random orders.

Sample SAT’s papers

In the spring term the children will start to take home SAT's sample papers, there are maths, reading and grammar focuses. Class teachers will let you know when they will share the sample papers during that term.