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Home Learning
Year 1 Spellings 
This week we have learned some tricky word spellings and learned about split digraphs,
u_e, ire, are      
(We do call these 'split diagraphs' with the children, and NOT 'Magic e,' although it is the same thing!)
Please practise these spellings at home every day. There are some ideas for spelling activities and games included in your child's home learning folder. (Please note, some spellings are revision ones from previous weeks).
SPELLINGS: Test on Monday 9th November  


Year 1 Maths
By Wednesday each week your child will be bringing home their home learning booklet. This will have a Maths activity based on what we are doing in class.   Sometimes their home learning will be a practical  activity that is posted on Tapestry, so please make sure you check on Tapestry weekly.   
When home learning booklets are used, they will be due in on MONDAY so the new sheets can be added and we can share what you have been doing at home.
Mrs Legg & Miss Amor’s Phonics Group
Spelling Test on Monday 14th December 
This week we are learning when to use oi / oy, and when to use er / ur in words.
We have also been revising qu  as sometimes we have been mixing it up with the letter p in reading and writing!
General rule:  use  oi   in the middle of words, and   oy at the end.
                       use  ur   in the middle of (longer) words, and  er at the end.
(There are always exceptions to the rule, and lots of little sub-rules!  We are learning the Best-Guess strategy to help us when we are spelling words independently). 
  1.      quick
  2.      quest
  3.      burn
  4.      helper
  5.      curl
  6.      faster
  7.      toy
  8.      boing
  9.      soil
  10.      boy
Reception Sound Passports
Each week your child will bring home their Sound Passports with sounds and key words they have been learning.   Please revise these with your children and make sure they are returned to school every MONDAY ready for the next week's sounds to be added.  
As well as learning to recognise and read the letters and digraphs/trigraphs, it is also an important focus on letter formation.
There will be times when it is necessary to pause and revisit some sounds, so please don't worry if there are some weeks when new sounds have not been added.