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St John's Road, Driffield
East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 6RS

01377 253094

driffield.infants@eastriding.gov.uk

Driffield Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Infant School

Learning through Friendship and Fun

Homework Autumn 2017

Foundation homework

Phonics -.

Practise letter sounds learnt so far using the small letter cards and suggested words.

Read home book  (please sign when you have heard your child read)

Maths - 

Play counting games.Counting anything you see when outside or in the home! We are starting with 0-10 then 10-20. Count by touch so the counting is accurate.

Science - Go for an autumn walk, what can you find (remember most berries are for birdies!!).  Find out about the fruit and vegetables that farmers are harvesting at this time of year.

Summer term 2017

19th - 23rd June

Maths - 

Money is a great tool for adding and subtracting. Ask an adult for some coins. Can you count in 2's, 5's and 10's? 

http://www.ictgames.com/payForIt/index.html - this is a really good game for using coins. If level 1 is too easy try a higher level. 

Reading - 

Please try and read at least one book from your active learn account - remember to answer the bug questions too. 

 

5th - 9th June

Foundation

Maths - http://www.ictgames.com/100hunt2.html 

Have a go on this game and see how fast you can find the numbers on the 100 square. 

 

Year 1 maths - 

http://www.ictgames.com/funkymum20.html

If you are using a tablet please go to ictgames.com to see which games can be used via the app. 

 

All

Our topic is "What comes out of an egg"

With all this wet weather we have seen lots of snails and they come out of tiny eggs. Can you find out some information about snails and bring your fascinating facts to school - did you know that a snail has one foot but no legs!!

22nd - 26th May

Foundation

Maths - Lets hope the weather stays warm and sunny. If you are in your paddling pool ask an adult for some empty containers and estimate which will hold the most/least water.

Ask an adult if you have a measuring tape. Can you measure the length of everyone's hands in the house and compare?

Phonics - can you practise spelling the phase 3 words -

he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, her

Keep reading books on the Active learn site - log in details at front of reading record book.

measuring hands using cubes and string.
measuring hands using cubes and string.

Year 1 homework

Maths

Ask an adult to fill a measuring jug to various levels - see if you can read the scale.

Practise games on active learn account.

Can you use a tape measure to see how long your hands, feet, arms etc are?

Phonics

Practise spelling the phase four words -

went, just, help, said, like, so, some, come, were, what.

ALL

If you go to the beach have an explore in the rock pools and see what lives there.

If you go on holiday see if you can find out an interesting fact about where you are.

Most importantly - have a brilliant time!

 

15th - 19th May

ALL

Please keep writing and researching about dinosaurs - we love seeing your work! Look in books, look on the internet, watch a programme on TV.

 

Enjoying learning dino facts.
Enjoying learning dino facts.

8th - 12th May

Foundation homework.

Topic/literacy - Mr.Sirr has said if you write a question for him about Maude he will answer you. Can you think of a good question to ask and write it down.

Find out about a dinosaur. Write an interesting fact and try and draw the dinosaur. Bring it to school to share with the class.

Maths - Write your numbers to 20. Practice counting up and backwards to and from 20. Can you tell an adult one more or less than a given number to 20.

 

Year 1 homework

Topic/literacy

Over the next few weeks can you make a little book about dinosaur facts? Draw the dinosaur and write 2-3 sentences about them.

Maths - Read and write numbers to 100. Can you tell an adult one more or less than a given number. Practice remembering your doubles - 1+1=2, 2+2=4 all the way up to 10+10=20.

 

Please don't forget to use your Active learn account. Your log in details are at the front of your reading record book.

2nd - 5th May

This week the children have made and tested scrambled egg and egg bread. Can you make one of these at home with the help of a grown up?

In maths we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes. Can you find some of the shapes you know around the house or outside?

 

25th - 28th April

Tour de Yorkshire!!

Can you draw your bike and label it?

Can you make a course for your bike to go on?

Can you tell an adult about the race?

Keep on reading your books on Active Learn account and practise your tricky words.

Easter Holidays.

The topic next term is all about eggs and what comes out of them. See if you can make a list of things that emerge from eggs and find fascinating facts and pictures.

Don't forget to keep using your Active Learn account to read and practise maths games. 

 

27th - 31st March

All children.

Following our trip to Bempton write a fact about a Gannet or a Fulmar. Maybe you could find out something else about seabirds.

 

Maths - the children have been using the terms greater than and less than to compare 2 numbers. Try to use the crocodile mouth to show which is the greater numbers. Year 1 should be using numbers up to 100.

20th - 24th March

Foundation - 

Maths :- Count various amounts of coins up to 20p. 

Can you find different ways to make 10p? Can you show a grown up how to make 7p? 

Phonics - 

This week we learnt the graphemes ow (as in brown cow) and oi. Can you spot some of those words in your reading books?

Practise writing - he, me, be, we, are, you, was, my, she & all.

 

Year 1.

 Maths :- Count various amounts of coins up to 50p. 

Can you find different ways to make 20p? Can you show a grown up how to make 17p?

Phonics - Practise spelling your tricky words = said, have, like, so, do, some , come, little.

ALL - make a note of which birds visit your garden or yard. 

6th - 12th March

Foundation

Maths :- 

This week children compare and order numbers to 20. We check that children can match a numeral to 20 with the same number of objects in a set. Children estimate numbers of objects and images and begin to understand that teen numbers are ten plus some more. Practise some of the maths games on your Active learn account.

Have a look at the following link for ideas of games you can play with your child:

Celebrating Maths Project ages 4-5

This is the book we gave out at the Parents' Maths Workshop

Helping your child with Maths

 

Literacy - 

Read some of the books in your Active Learn Bug Club. 

Practise all your letter sounds but really focus on sh, ch, th,ng,nk,ai,ee,oa,oo,ar & or.

 

Year 1

Maths - 

Practise estimating groups of objects to 20. Use the excellent estimating game on your active learn account.

 Literacy

Practise spelling the tricky words - said, so, have, like, was, you, some, come & there.

Read some of your bug club books and answer the buggy questions! 

27th - 5th March

All - 

Maths

We have been looking at 3D shapes this week. Can you find things around your home or outside that are cubes, cuboids, cones, cylinders, pyramids and spheres? 

Science -

Spring is here and the signs are all around us! Make a list or draw some of the things you can see.

18th - 26th February - Half Term Holidays

It is important you keep up with your reading, letter sounds and tricky words over the holiday. But even more importantly is for you to enjoy the break, get outside and explore, be helpful at home and get along with your brothers and sisters.

If you go out for the day or go on holiday, take a photo and bring it into school and tell your class about it. 

If you have time, do some baking! Help the adult weigh out the ingredients.

13th - 17th February

Foundation homework

Practise spelling the, to, I, go & no.

Keep reading at home and also practise your sound mat and phase 3 words.

Ask an adult to cut out a square, a circle, a triangle and a rectangle. Can you fold the shapes to show the line of symmetry?

Year 1 homework

Practise writing - said, went, so & from.

Read some books on Bug Club and answer the buggy questions.

6th - 10th February

Foundation homework

Recap the letter sounds s a t p i n m g d o c k ck e u r h b f ff l ll ss j v x y zz qu sh .

Read through Phase 2 and 3 high frequency words a, at, as, an, if, in, is, it, of off, on, can, dad, had, back, and, get, big, him, his, not, got, up, mum, but, put will.

Practise writing your name. Try to write your surname too!

Use your Bug Club account! 

Year 1 homework.

Practise counting 1-100. Can you say 1 more or less for a number to 20?

Practise forming all your letters - lower and upper case.

30th - 3rd February

ALL :-

As part of the Big Bird Watch can you see what visitors you have in your garden or when you are out and about. Make a list of the types of birds you see. Can you put seed or fat balls out for the birds? Remember Blackbirds like to feed from the floor so remember them too (watch out for cats though!)

 

Foundation - 

Phonics - keep practising your phase 2 & 3 tricky words with an adult.

Next week it is the letters qu & sh. 

Maths - if you have some, ask an adult to play dominoes with you.

Use your Abacus games on the Active Learn site.

 

 

Year 1 homework

Phonics -  Spell CVC word incl.ph2 and ph3 graphemes . Read ph2 and 3 tricky words.  Spell the, to, I, no, go,

Maths - Practise writing your doubles and number bonds to 10 (9+1, 8+2, 7+3 etc)

23- 27th January

Foundation homework

Phonics - practise words - a, at, as, an, if, in, is, it, of off, on, can, dad had, back, and, get, big, him, his, not, got, up, mum, but, put, will.

Can you use some of them in a sentence?

Practise your letter formation with an adult.

 

Maths - 

Practise counting 0-20 and back again.

Use ictgames.com  - counting and recognising numbers - counting caterpillar.

Try 1-10 to start with and then 1-20. Ask an adult to help you.

Matching numerals and objects.
Matching numerals and objects.

Year 1 homework

Phonics - 

Practise reading your words

Phase 2 High frequency - a, at, as, an, if, in, is, it, of off, on, can, dad, had, back, and, get, big, him, his, not, got, up, mum, but, put

Phase 3 High frequency - will this, that, then, them with see, look, for, too, her, now, down, her

Try writing these words. Look at them , cover them, write them and then check.

 

Maths - 

Count in 10's up to 100 and back again.

Use ictgames.com - more and less - wabbit words. Ask an adult to help you.

16th - 20th January

Foundation homework

Phonics - 

Practise reading and writing your new tricky words.

Sound out cvc words to an adult such as hen, mat, fox etc 

sounding out cvc words and using our robot arms to help.
sounding out cvc words and using our robot arms to help.

Maths - 

Order numbers 0-20. Can you write the numbers? Can you put an amount of objects to the correct number? 

Year 1 homework

Phonics - 

Practise the "air" sound. Can you read and write hair, pair, chair.

Practise the "ure" sound. Can you read and write cure, pure, sure.

Maths - 

Count in 10s to 100 and back again.

Use ictgames.com "save the whale" to practise number bonds to 10.

 

All children - please use your Bug Club page to read books and play the Abacus maths games.

9th - 13th January 2017

Foundation homework

phonics - 

This week we will be learning the letter sounds j, v, w and x.

Can you find things in the house that start with these letters? Can you practise writing them?

Practise reading the tricky words he, me, we, be.

maths - 

Ask an adult to show you some coins. Are they the same size, colour ? What numbers can you see on them? 

 

Year 1 homework

phonics - 

This week we will be learning the digraphs er and ear. Practise the ones we have learnt so far  ai, ee, oa, ow, oi .

Practise reading and writing the tricky words will, this, them, then, with.

maths - 

Ask an adult to give you some coins. Look at the number on the coins. Can you add 2 coins together such as 5p + 5p ? 

21st Nov - 4th December

Foundation homework

Phonics

Read and write cvc words such as car, jug, sun, mat - can you use your tricky words to see if you can make sentences too? 

Maths 

Keep playing the games on your Bug club site. Practise reading and writing numbers to 20. Tell an adult the number before and after numbers to 20 - what's 1 more than 13? What's 1 less than 10?

 

Year 1 homework

Phonics.

Learn to spell your tricky words.

Can you write a letter to Santa?

Maths

How many different ways can you make 10? 

2+8, 6+4, 12-2 etc

14th - 20th November

Foundation homework

Phonics

Practise all sounds learnt so far.

Practise writing your name and letter sounds learnt so far.

 

Maths

This week we have been ordering lengths - find objects at home or people in your house to order. Can you use your hands to see how long someone is?

 

using hands to see how long our friends are.
using hands to see how long our friends are.

comparing heights.
comparing heights.

Year 1 homework.

phonics

Write and spell your phase 3 tricky words.

Read and answer questions on Bugclub.

 

Maths

Order the lengths of objects.

Use a measuring jug to find the capacity if different containers.

7th - 13th November

Foundation homework

Phonics :-

Practise reading f,ff,l,ll words and writing the letters.

Access your Bugclub reading.

Maths :-

We have been looking at length this week, see if you can order some objects from around the house.

You have 2 new games on your Abacus account - order the aliens 1-20! 

 

Year 1 homework.

Phonics :-

Practise your phase 3 sounds.

Read some books on Bugclub and answer the bug questions.

Write about your trip to Elmswell.

Maths :-

Access your Abacus games.

ALL - TO PRACTISE SINGING "AWAY IN A MANGER"

31st October - 6th November

Foundation Homework

Phonics :-

Practise all your letter sounds and see if you can write some of them too.

Practise writing your name.

Maths :-

See if you can count to 20.

Practise counting back from 10 - 0.

See if you can write the numbers 0-10.

 

Year 1 Homework.

This week you learnt all about Divali with Krishna. Tell an adult about the festival of light. See if you can write a sentence or draw a picture about what you did.

Complete at least 2 books on your Bugclub and answer the questions on each page.

17th - 30th October

Please use your Bugclub account to read books and maths games. Remember if you go into your library section you can play the games again. There are also great games on ictgames.com.

Foundation homework

Phonics -

Practise all your letter sounds we have learnt so far. 

Read some books on Bugclub.

Practise writing your name.

Maths - 

Match objects to numerals.

Count and recognise numbers to 13.

 

Year 1 homework

Phonics - 

Keep reading over the holidays.

Practise your letter sounds

Try build up CVC words and write them.

Maths -

Recognise all numbers to 20 and write them.

Tell an adult one more or less than a given number to 20.

Use your Bugclub account to play number games.

 

Writing CVC words.
Writing CVC words.

 

Foundation homework

Phonics -.

Practise letter sounds learnt so far using the small letter cars and suggested words

Read home book and use bugclub for extra reading. (please sign when you have heard your child)

Maths - 

Use your bugclub log in to access maths games.

Science - Go for an autumn walk, what can you find (remember most berries are for birdies!!).  Find out about the fruit and vegetables that farmers are harvesting at this time of year.

 

 

Foundation Reading Homework

This week your child has brought home a Lilac reading book and a reading record. You should also have received a letter explaining the way we use the reading record and the purpose of a lilac reading book. Once you have shared this book with your child at home please sign and date in the reading record so that we know your child is reading at home. Every Monday and Friday we will change your child's reading book if you have signed the reading record. You may also like to comment in the record as to how well your child did and anything else you feel is important for us to know regarding their reading.