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Belmont Primary School

  • 'Belmont has always struck the right balance between academia and learning for life.'
  • '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.'
  • '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.'
  • 'On my first day at Belmont everyone was so welcoming and I made friends straight away'.
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Year One Notice Board




Please can you remember to look at our notes below for reading. We have noticed that some children are not changing their reading books on a regular basis. We cannot emphasise enough the importance that children read regularly at home and change their reading books on a regular basis.


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.


 Calendar/ Key dates

30th January - parent's evening

2nd February - Golden Hinde Trip

5th February - parent's evening



School Diary





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.


Creative Home Learning 




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:

 We have been learning and practising how to write number words. Please practise the correct spelling at home and ensure children are pronouncing the words correctly, for example, children often pronounce 'thirteen' as 'thirty'.























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




Learning this week:


Continuing with Jack and the Beanstalk.

 - Retelling the story using story maps and actions

 - Looking at the structure of traditional tales

 - Beginning to write the Jack and the Beanstalk story



Writing and solving addition and subtraction number sentences.

To know numbers bonds and use these to make addition and subtraction number sentences. For example:

           6 + 4 = 10

          4 + 6 = 10

          10 - 4 = 6

          10 - 6 = 4

Begin to understand subtraction as 'difference' between two numbers.

Problem solving activities, including missing number problems: 10 - __ = 3


Learning next week:


Continuing to write our Jack and the Beanstalk stories

Reading the story Rosie's Walk 

Creating story maps for the Rosie's Walk story

Retelling Rosie's Walk using pictures and sentences




To know numbers bonds and use these to make addition and subtraction number sentences. For example:

           6 + 4 = 10

          4 + 6 = 10

          10 - 4 = 6

          10 - 6 = 4

Using these for addition and subtraction facts of  20. E.g. 20 - 16 = 4

Problems involving doubling and halving.

Worded addition and subtraction problems.  


Spring Learning Tree