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Winscombe Primary School

Year 1

Hello Year 1 & parents! Below are some ideas for today's activities. The spellings are for today, over half term and beyond as they are so important in developing your writing. We know all families will find themselves in different circumstances today so please do as much as you can but above all, look after yourselves. I am on Dojo if you need me. Have a happy, safe, restful half term break and Mrs Stevens & I will see you soon.


Today and over half term please practise the spellings that will be sent via class Dojo. These are individual lists following an assessment this week in school. The words are taken from National Curriculum lists of words that children must be able to spell by the end of Year 1. Please practise them regularly as that is the key to embedding the spelling. The lists we're sending home are not all of the words, they are only the set from phase 2-4, there are more to come!


We suggest you practise using  the LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK method:


LOOK - this is the most important step, what does the word look like? How many letters? Any ascenders/descenders etc. build a visual memory of the word. This is important as a lot of these words do not sound out.

SAY - say it out loud, you may want to change how you say it to help remember or notice any letters that have an odd sound e.g. was is said wos.

COVER - cover the word up - no cheating!

WRITE - write the word

CHECK - check it letter by letter


Then repeat the process so that you have it correct 3 times, if you get it wrong then it doesn't count in your 3!

Start with 3 words first, once you can do those then add another one but don't stop practising the ones you know. Keep adding until you have 5 words if spelling is tricky for you or a max of 10 words if you find it easier. From then on when you add a new one to practise drop one you can do really well. Mums & dads please check your child can use the word in a sentence verbally too.



We have been working on numbers to 50. Children need to be able to count to 50 and know what one more or one less than any number up to 50 is (we will be moving on 100 soon). The activity below will help them. It is the one most children brought home in their bag yesterday but you can download it below if you need to.



PE & Music

On Friday afternoons we usually have PE & Music  so this afternoon we suggest you put on your favourite  sing-along and either crank up the volume and dance until you drop or try some yoga or aerobics if you have room! If mum or dad need a more peaceful atmosphere then why not try some home baking alongside that sing-along mix and give yourselves a workout stirring those mixtures.