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Homework- Year 1 7.10.13


Year 1: Week beginning Monday 7th October
This will be our last week of looking at stories set in familiar places. The children will plan their own story set in the countryside and then we will write this up. We will focus on what makes our writing interesting and exciting to read. For example, we hope the children use capital letters, full stops and maybe even some descriptive language! We can’t wait to read the final stories. Can you draw a picture to go with your story? You can then bring it in and stick in with your story.

In maths we will work on subtraction. We will solve real life problems using our knowledge of subtraction and we will practise setting out our sums.
From Thursday we will be looking at 2d shapes, focusing on properties. The children will be sorting shapes based on their properties e.g. number of sides, corners and so on. Try this game at home by following the link: – focus on the medium level.

We will continue to look at the extended family in our topic work. This will include grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. If possible talk to your child about the different activities you do with the extended family and help your child to complete the family tree on the attached sheet. The finished sheet will be stuck in your child’s topic book.

The Lord Mayor of York’s Christmas card competition.
The Lord Mayor has invited children from York schools to design her official Christmas card for this year. Therefore, if you are a budding artist or like being creative have a go at drawing a picture with a winter or Christmas theme. More details of the competition, the entry forms and collection box can be found outside class 4. We hope to see lots of lovely designs and it would be great to have a winner from Park Grove.

If you haven’t had the chance yet please go to and have a look at our class blog. Please leave a comment; I love to read your comments (parents too!).

Mrs Horner

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