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Belmont Primary School, Belmont Road, Chiswick, London W4 5UL

Belmont Primary School

Belmont Primary School

  • 'Belmont has always struck the right balance between academia and learning for life.'
    Parent
  • 'A school that doesn't just excel at the academics but provides so much more, whether its music lessons and the lunchtime choir, or the 350 spaces in clubs each week, the football and netball teams or the shows that raise the roof of the top hall.'
    Parent Governor
  • 'The children are really fortunate to have such wonderful opportunities which is why they love Belmont and which makes it such an amazing school.'
    Parent
  • 'All adults in the school model very high expectations of themselves and of others. They show outstanding levels of care and concern for the personal development and well-being of each individual pupil.'
    Ofsted 2007
  • 'Moving on to secondary school, I will miss the teachers at Belmont, the great sense of a hard working community, my friends and the netball team.'
    Lara
  • 'On my first day at Belmont everyone was so welcoming and I made friends straight away'.
    Freya
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Year One Notice Board

 

Notices

Just to remind you again, that we would really appreciate it if all adults could move back/stand to the side during drop off and pick up. We have had incidents where children have not been able to follow their class line due to adults blocking their way. The teaching assistants are available to take messages. 

 

Bread stick or rice cake donations would be greatly appreciated.

 

Please can you remember to label all your children's clothing. We have had lots of occasions recently where children have lost items of clothing and have been unable to find them as they have not had their name written on them.

 

  

Calendar/ Key dates

Saturday 25th November - Belmont Christmas Fair

Wednesday 20th December - Last day of Autumn Term

 

School Diary

 

Letters

 

 

Home Learning

Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings.

 

Reading

Children are expected to read at home regularly (at least 10 - 15 minutes daily) and to discuss their reading with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension.  Reading Record books must be brought into school every Monday to be checked. It may be that the Reading Record is checked more than once during the week.  Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to.  Also children may borrow books from the Infant Library. We encourage the children to share their library book with an adult at home as well.

 

Helping your child with reading 2017-18

Nurturing young readers

Reading with your child in Key Stage 1

 

 

Key words/ Spelling 

Please practise reading and writing your spellings. Make sure that you know the meaning of each word. There is a Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet below that you can use to help you. Please also make sure that your children practice how to spell their surnames as well as using capital and lowercase letters correctly in their name.

 

This week’s spellings:

 

Each week in Year 1 we will be giving out a small list of key words for you to practise with your child. The children will need to be able to read and spell these words. Try to make learning the words fun and encourage them to recognise each word. Once they become more confident, they should be using the words to write a sentence, e.g. I like to play on the computer.

 

- where

- love

- come

- some

- one

- once

 

Please note that we will be testing the children on the spellings.

 

Look Say Cover Write Check

Ideas to help with spelling

 

 

 

Number Facts and Times Tables

 

It would be useful if the children could be given opportunities at home to practice the following key maths skills: number formation, number recognition up to 100, counting forwards and backwards, recognising one more or one less of a given number, adding and subtracting single and two digit numbers, and doubles up to 20.

 

You may like to view the whole school times tables challenge through the link below. Please note that Year 1 will not be completing these challenges until these skills have been taught.

 

Times tables challenge

Maths Curriculum Grid Year 1

 

 

Creative Home Learning

This term our Creative Home Learning is connected to our topic, From A to B.

 

Autumn Creative Home Learning

 

Learning this week:

English

The children will be completing a standardised reading assessment.

It will be anti-bullying week. We will be reading books such as "Willy and Hugh" and "We Three Friends" as stimulus for discussion and activities.  Focus: What is a good friend? What is bullying (cyber, physical, verbal)? Being bullied or being mean? Being a bystander. What to do about bullying. Our feelings.

 

Maths

Measuring length and height with non-standard units of measurement.

The children will be learning comparative language associated with measurement such as tallest/shortest, taller than/shorter than.

They will be ordering objects.

They will be using and making non-standard units of measurement.

 

Learning next week:

English

The children will be looking at The Three Billy Goats Gruff story.

We will be thinking of nouns and adjectives which link to the characters and the story.

We will write a character description and will be writing in speech bubbles.

We will also be revisiting independently writing instructions for how to make a jam sandwich. It may be useful if the children could practice doing this at home too.

 

Maths

 The children will be looking at money.

We will be identifying all the different coins and ordering them by value.

We will be working out the totals of different combinations of coins.

We will make target amounts using different coins and where possible using the least amount of coins. 

 

Year 1 Learning Tree

 

Welcome Letter