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Wednesday 21st October 2020

Half term homework

I have tried not to set too much homework over half term, as the children are tired and have worked extremely hard over Autumn 1! They have earned a rest!


The children will come home with their reading books on Friday. Please continue to read both books a few times each and ask comprehension questions. If you would like extra books, you can log on to the Oxford Owl website, where you can choose from a range of books within your child’s colour range. Please see the link below and a reminder of the username and password.

My class log in:

Username - harrisyear1

Password - harris1


**Once logged on, go to - Read Write Inc. e-book library. Select your child's reading book colour, there will be a range of additional books for your child to read. **


Purple Mash

The children have all been given NEW Purple Mash log ins. Their main homework over half term, is to learn to log in to Purple Mash independently – this includes remembering their username and password. Please can you support your child in logging in and help them to gain independence.

Once they are logged in, I have set a couple of tasks to be completed over half term. They can also explore the website and familiarise themselves with games they enjoy.


Below are some ideas if you are looking for more for your child to do (these are optional and just to give some ideas if you wish to do some extra work):

  • Have a few goes on Hit the Button over half term, it is really helping you in class!
  • Count! Count in 1s to 100, forwards and backwards, starting from any number (not just 1 or 100).
  • Keep counting in 2s, 5s and 10s – what an improvement you have already made!
  • Can you recognise and write numbers 20 -50?
  • Can you remember the sounds you have learned this half term and write some words? Please note, not all children will have done all of the following sounds. (th, ch, sh, qu, ng, nk, ay, ee, igh, ow (as in snow and as in cow), oo (as in moon and as in book), ar, or, air, ir, ou, oy, ea, oi, a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, aw, are, ur, er, ai, oa, ew, ire).
  • Make up a simple sentence, say the sentence, hold the sentence in your head and then write the sentence. Remember full stops and capital letters!
  • If you struggle to write on the line, practise writing words on the line with correct letter formation.


I hope you all have a wonderful half term. Get lots of sleep Year 1, Autumn 2 is going to be a busy one!


Mrs Graingersmiley