At Krishna Avanti Primary School we expect the children to come to school and work hard. As long as they do that they should be able to go home and do a little homework each week (up to one hour) and enjoy being a child – playing and learning other things through play! Some children do of course really enjoy writing and doing mathematics and other ‘academic’ things and in these instances, they may wish to spend hours and hours studying and doing homework.
If your child has worked hard at school, any homework given that takes more than one hour may be left (if you so wish). In addition to the homework, children will have spellings to learn, books to read and times-tables to learn.
Homework will be given as Flipped Learning. Teachers will set Flipped Learning tasks, as required, on Google Classroom, rather than on a set day of the week. Flipped Learning allows for children to investigate a specific objective prior to the lesson in school.
In Year 1 there is a list of recommended words taken from the National Curriculum which they should be confident in spelling by the end of the year. Please help you child learn these words. Once children have learnt spelling them, they can write sentences with them.
Reading books will be changed once a week. Your child will bring two books to read over the week. Please ensure that your child’s reading record is signed in order for their books to be changed. Children will usually be heard read by a member of staff. Reading books will still need to be in school everyday.
Physical education is a statutory subject in the National Curriculum and children well enough to be at school are well enough to take part in physical education.
Requests for children to be excused from physical education will never be given. Physical education, like all subjects, will be appropriately adapted for the needs of all children, regardless of permanent or temporary abilities and injuries.
All children must change for physical education and remove jewellery for the lessons. If the child is unable to remove jewellery themselves, do not wear it on physical education days.
Physical Education and Yoga for Doves
Tuesday: Indoor physical education kit (with a tracksuit over to keep warm through the day).
Friday: Outdoor physical education kit (and yoga)
Physical Education and Yoga for Parrots
Wednesday: Indoor physical education kit (with a tracksuit over to keep warm through the day).
Due to the National Phonic screening test your child will under take in June. It is important that your child knows all the sounds and can read real and nonsense words up to phase 5. Please talk to your class teacher for further information or help.
Below is a link to make your own phonics screening tests in less than a minute.
It is free to register with an email.
Choose which graphemes your child is struggling on
Print read and have fun!
To help your child at home have a go at using the following websites
Mr Thorne does Phonics. Mr Thorne has many videos to teach children about new sounds in a fun way.
We will be learning how to keep safe when using the internet at home and at school. Click on the link below to reinforce this at home with your child by watching the video clips of Kara and the smart crew.
This is a video clip from the DfES Letters and Sounds Programme (2007) used to teach children to read in many schools. This clip shows children learning how to blend sounds to make CVC words. Sound buttons are shown (dots under each phoneme) to help children discriminate between the individual sounds.
AlphablocksPlay along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet.
Phonic songs-listen to the songs and learn your sounds