Dear Parents, welcome to the Year 1 Page.

Please remember every day your child must bring:

* Water bottle: Clearly labelled with their name

* Hat: Clearly labelled with their name

* Pencil case: Must have a pencil, rubber, pencil crayon and pencil sharpener.

* Folders: Homework Folder should be brought to school every day with Planner and Guided Reading Book and Reading Record. Library, ICT, Arabic Folder, Islamic Folder and Qatar History folders only need to be brought to school on the specific day. Please see your child's class timetable to ensure folders are brought to school on the correct day.

* Reading Record and Guided Reading book: Please read with your child each night and write a comment in their Reading Record.


Weekly note:

All topics that will be taught in Term 2 are available on the Year 1 Term 2 Curriculum Letter:

Parents are welcome to look at the Term 1 Newsletter showing the work covered in Term 1.

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English Homework
Complete pages 6-7 in Comprehension Workbook 1 (workbook has been placed in your child's homework folder) and the following worksheet:

Please choose one Weekend News template and write about the weekend.

Maths Homework

Science Homework

Waterproof/ Not waterproof activity. There are 2 pages available, however choose the 1 which best suits your child. 1) Please find objects in your home that are either waterproof/ not waterproof. Allow children to investigate by putting an object into water.
  • If the object absorbs water, it is not waterproof.
  • If the object does not absorb water, it is waterproof.
2) Children can then draw a picture of the object in the appropriate box depending on the result. Encourage your children to label the objects and write the material each object is made from.

Transparent/Opaque activity. 1) Please find objects in your home that are either transparent or opaque. Allow children to investigate by shining a torch through the object (If you do not have a torch light you can hold the object up to the window in daylight).

  • If you can see the light through the object, is it translucent.
  • If you cannot see the light through the object, it is opaque.
2) Children can then draw a picture of the object in the appropriate box depending on the result. Encourage your children to label the objects and write the material each object is made from.


Please practise spellings in the following document to prepare for upcoming spelling test on Thursday

Parents are welcome to use these links for children to practise the Phase Two and Phase Three sounds. Parents may print out the Phase Two and Three flash cards to encourage children to recognise and say the sounds. Visit Letters and Sounds for more sounds, words, sentences to practise if you feel it is necessary for your child.

You can also practice these tricky words and high frequency words at home.


For additional, optional learning the children have access to a great interactive website called Active Learn. They can log on at home using a tablet or computer and complete different activities like reading stories, maths games and phonics games.
This is an optional activity that you can use and is not part of their homework.
You can find their website access codes inside their planner.
The school code is twkc.
The best internet browser to use is Google Chrome and please check that the 'pop up blocker' is switched off.

Please use the link to access the site.
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If you struggle with your English sounds please click on this link to help you hear and say the sounds...
Once on the page, scroll down to 'Say the Sounds'...
Say the Sound
Say the Sound

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Reading books – this year we will be using our new reading program ‘Bug Club’ as well as our other reading scheme… Please use this to practice your comprehension skills ready for the end of term reading assessment.
Log onto your Active Learn account and you find your Bug Club reading book. Try and read every day so you can improve and learn more English… Bug Club Active Learn
When you see the little bug click on him to find some questions about what you are reading…
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Useful games for assessments

Below are some links that you may find useful to use at home with your child/children. It is entirely up to you if you access these sites or not; they are simply there for extra activities to undertake at home. Please don't forget to use Education City too!! Enjoy!
English sites
ICT Games Maths and LiteracyPhonics PlayStar FallOxford Owl Reading Galactic Phonics Letters and SoundsPhonics Games

Maths Sites
BBC Maths Woodlands Junior School Top MarksPrimary Maths Games Primary Resources (see Year 1 resources) ABCya Maths and Literacy

Science Sites
Cricket Web for Science activities
BBC Science Key Stage 1
Top Marks for 'Ourselves' Science Topic

Children can also practise their English language skills at home, by listening to any English cartoons/shows available on Youtube. 'Alphablocks' is a fun show, that supports Phonics learning; 'Numerjacks' teaches number skills.
Thank you for your support at home.


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Please ensure your child comes in full school uniform each day.

On P.E days children should come to school in their PE clothes.


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