Year 1 Homework

Homework at Benhurst Primary School

At Benhurst Primary School, homework activities are a vital part of our home/school partnership and all children are expected to take part in a variety of homework tasks to enhance and support learning work in class.

Our homework is designed to:

  • Consolidate and reinforce basic skills and knowledge, especially in English and Maths.
  • Provide opportunities for parents and children to work in partnership and to share and enjoy learning experiences.
  • Ensure consistency of approach throughout the schools
  • Provide opportunities as children get older to develop skills of independent learning.  This is particularly important in Year 5 and 6 as they prepare for their journey towards secondary school.

Week Beginning: 13th January 2020

English Learning: Senses Poems

Maths Learning: Addition and subtraction within 20

Topic Learning: Splendid Skies


Reading is fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and gives you a greater chance to succeed. 

It is paramount that you support your child by hearing them at least four times a week and completing their Reading Record. Thank you!


Spelling and spelling accuracy is a fundamental element of being a successful writer.  To be able to spell words quickly and with fluency will support children to be the best that they can be.  We follow a specific spelling scheme called Spell Zoo to support our delivery of the English curriculum. Spelling homework will be set weekly.  The spellings set follow the spelling patterns covered in class learning and include common exception words in KS1 and tricky words in KS2. 

It is important that you support your child to learn, practice and remember these spellings.  Thank you!

Group 1Group 2Group 3
1. rain
2. pain
3. stain
4. main
5. snail
6. coin
7. boil
8. soil
9. coil
Plus tricky words:
be   he  she  we   me        
1. rain
2. pain

Plus tricky words
be he she we me

Maths at KS1

The children will be set a range of mathematical facts across the school year to support their learning.  The Maths facts set link to different areas of the Maths curriculum and give children to opportunity to practice and apply skills developed in class.  This will help the children to be quick, confident mathematicians.

It is important that you support your child to learn, practice and remember these Maths facts.  Thank you!

Group 1Group 2Group 3
Children to practise reading and writing
numbers as numerals
Children to practise reading and writing
numbers as numerals
Children to practise reading and writing
numbers as numerals

Project Homework

Our creative, topic-based curriculum is studied in both Key Stage 1 and 2 and is inspired by the Cornerstones for Education curriculum. Each of the topics studied is based upon an exciting theme and teachers help learners to choose how they want to approach learning about a new topic. All of our topics focus on developing knowledge and skills through a series of creative ideas. Engaging learning, developing learning, innovating ideas and expressing opinions and ideas are the foundations to our topic-based approach.

To support our curriculum, children and parents are invited to choose from the range of options in the attached letter regarding fun, interesting and engaging project ideas.  Children may choose to complete as many of the suggested homework ideas as they would like!

Please send into class any home learning completed so that we can celebrate the ways the children have continued their learning journey outside of school.  Children will be awarded a certificate upon the completion of their projects.


Additional information on our learning this week

We are learning lots about wind this week. Please watch and read weather forecasts to help with your child’s learning.
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