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Last updated 14.10.21 


In English lessons next week, we will be following instructions for how to make our own jam sandwiches. We will be using a small amount of jam but if you would rather your child did not have any jam, please let us know. We will provide the ingredients for the children. 

We will be going to the Library on Wednesdays from now on. Your child will be bringing home a book of their choice to share with you. This book is a reading for pleasure book and is different from the phonics reading book they will bring home at a later date. 

Home learning

Home learning has begun. Please login to Google Classroom to see the Maths assignment that has been set. 


Please find below the link to the slides for the Year 1 Home School Partnership video. The video can be found on the Stream page in Google Classroom using your child's login details.

  Home School Partnership Slides

  • Class Reps

Cherries - Kristina Engesaeth (Zachary's mum) and Oriana Volpe (Viviana's mum) 

Pears - Hale Aslan (Kaan's mum)

If you would like to support the class reps please let them and your class teacher know. Many thanks. 

Class Book Lists

As part of our focus on reading in school, we would like to develop the lending library of books within each class. This will enable the children to foster a passion and love of reading at Belmont and ensure that they have access to high quality texts.

Please find links to two book lists that have a variety of books we would love to have in class.  Once a book has been donated to the class we will add it to the list of books purchased.  Please check this list to ensure that the book that you would like to donate is one that we don't already have.

Year 1 Reading Book Checklist

Book Chat Poster

Book Chat Guide


The above link will need you to filter by Year 1. There are also links on this website to other lists of Non-Fiction and Topic books that the children would also enjoy.  Again, just remember to filter the list to Year 1.

These books will be stamped to show who has generously donated them and shared with all the class.


  • Snacks for Morning Playtime

Fruit will continue to be offered to the children.

Your child will be able to bring in their own named snack box with a small snack inside - please ensure there are no nut or sesame products.

Please tell your child that they must not share their snacks with their friends and we will remind them again in school. Thank you.


  • Water bottles

Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle to school each day, as the weather begins to get a little warmer.

  • PE Lessons

This year, children should come to school in their PE kit on the days they have PE to minimise the things we are bringing into school. See the timetable below for the days of the week where we are having PE. 

Cherries - Monday (indoor PE) and Tuesday (outdoor PE) 

Pears - Monday (indoor PE) and Tuesday (outdoor PE)


  • Books for Year 1

Here is a list of 50 books that are recommended reads for Year 1. We are collecting the books on this list so if you have any that are no longer wanted, please send them into school. 

50 Reads for Year 1


Our Autumn Topic  is From A to B.  

The below list is part of an initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school.  We thought it would be helpful to share this list with you so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic.  If your child speaks a different language at home, it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language.     


Autumn Learning Tree


Knowledge Organisers

Further information about the learning in history, geography and RE is available on our new Knowledge Organisers. These are available on Pears and Cherries.


  • Home Learning

Please check the 'Home Learning' table below for suggestions about how to support your children's learning at home. 

Maths Home Learning 

From now on we are introducing a weekly maths activity / task to be completed at home. This will available from Thursday to be completed by the following Thursday. The task is available on Google Classroom. 

Calendar/ Key dates

W.C. 04.10.21 - Walk to School Week

W.C. 25.10.21 - HALF TERM 

01.11.21 - Autumn Term 2 begins


Please see attached a link to the Belmont handwriting guidelines to enable you to support your children practising letter formation at home. 

Belmont Handwriting Guidelines

You may find the following link useful. It shows animations of how each cursive letter can be formed. Clicking on an individual letter opens that letter in a full size screen.

Cursive letter formation 

  • Phonics

If you are not confident with supporting your children to use phonics in their reading, please see the link below. It allows you to see the written representation and hear the sounds made by all the different single letters or groups of letters (digraphs and trigraphs). Please bear in mind that there will always be some exceptions and that phonics will not work for every single word. You may find other areas of the website useful too.

Oxford Owl - Phonics sounds 

  • Maths

The website on the link below provides a whole range of activities that will help support and consolidate the learning that the children will do in class. They are also great fun and the children really enjoy them too. They cover lots of Maths areas such as ordering, place value, addition, subtraction etc.

Topmarks Maths activities 



Home Learning:


15-20 minutes daily.

Ensure that your child is using their phonic strategies to read unfamiliar words and always ask some questions to check their understanding when they have read the book.

Key words/ Spelling 

Please can you begin to look at the Year 1 Common Exception Words with your child to ensure that they can read and spell them correctly.  Also it would be helpful if you could make sure that your children practice how to spell their surnames as well as using capital and lowercase letters correctly in their first name.


Please continue to revisit the Y1 Common Exception Words to ensure that your child can read them and spell them correctly.

Common exception words Y1 & Y2


Please check Google Classroom each week for the  Maths task that has been set. 

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, spelling number words up to 20, 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.


Optional extra maths...

Please login to MyMaths if you want to do any extra maths at home. 

You can always access the 'Practice' tab with progress/booster tasks. 


Creative Home Learning Project

Details will be on Google Classroom from Friday 8th October.

Creative Home Learning to be submitted by Friday 3rd December.

General Routines:

Monday Indoor PE Children need a full Belmont PE kit that is labelled
Tuesday Outdoor PE  Children need a full Belmont PE kit that is labelled


For further information about Home Learning and ideas on how to support your child please click here


Learning this week:





Learning next week:

Instruction Writing 

Maths Subtraction