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HadlowPrimary School

Happiness, Progress, Success

Home Learning Resources

Welcome to the Plum Class Home learning page, below are some helpful tips for supporting your child with both reading and their home learning this term.


Read Everyday

Ensure that you are reading with your child everyday. Children are learning all the time. Read everything with them, street signs, food labels, magazines, story books, non fiction books. There are opportunities to read everywhere. When you read with them or to them, they are picking up sounds, high frequency words and expression.  Please ensure you encourage a love of reading. 


Ask Questions

When you are reading with your child, make sure you ask them questions to check their understanding. Who is their favourite character? What do they think will happen next? What has happened so far? 


Read a Range of Books

Don't be afraid of chapter books, even in year one, you can choose a chapter book and read it aloud to your child each day. Encourage them to read simple words and sentences, some books without pictures are the most exciting!



Phonics are a key tool in helping children to decode and recognise words. Get the children to sound out and then blend the words together. Not sure of the Phonics sounds as parents? That's ok, use the video link included to help. I will also include the different phonics sound mats for phases 2-5 below. Get the children to teach you the phonics sounds. If you need further support with this contact me on I will be happy to help. 

100 High Frequency Words

Phase 2-5 Phonemes

Pre Cursive Handwriting

Practicing scissor skills

Below are the recommended reading lists for years 1 and 2. Explore them for inspiration. 

Home Learning Term 1


Each of the activities this term are for the children to show me what they know and to extend their current understanding. 



If your child is confident counting to 20, move on to counting up to 30 and beyond. You can also try practicing writing the numbers as numerals and ensuring that the numbers are written the right way round. With your support from home we can ensure that the children flourish in class. 



Knowing the alphabet is vital in year 1, practice as much as you can at home to help make it memorable for your child. Write it down. Can your child recognise capital and lowercase letters? Quiz them. 

Can they use their knowledge of phonics to help them write a short sentence? Can they use a capital letter an a full stop? 

Hadlow Primary School

Hadlow, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0EH