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Number Lines

See below for number lines to 20 and 30

Number formation

Please see sheet for correct number formation.


Here are some resources to support your child's writing. There is such a lot to think about when we are learning to write - letter shapes, spelling - using phonics and our tricky words, capital letters, finger spaces and full stops...

Please find below 

Letter formation mat - shows correct formation of lower and upper case letters. 

Phonics mats - Showing the letters we use to write different sounds. There are some notes added to give detail to some of the sounds. When children spell in year 1 they are encouraged to use sounds that they know, the word may not be spelt 'correctly' but if we can read it phonetically that's brilliant. For example - if a child is writing pizza - they may write - peetser - this is ok - pizza is not a word we would expect them to be able to spell - so they are using the sounds p-ee-t-s-er. Also the children are taught  to write the same sound in different ways - as an example - the ai sound (like rain) using ai (rain) ay (play) or a-e (cake) and it is challenging to remember all the options and know which to pick! Encourage them to use their phonics to help their 'spelling'.

Tricky Word Spellings - There are some words that children can't spell using their phonics - for example - the / said / some - we encourage them to try and remember these spellings. This spelling mat will help them find a word they need. The tricky words are also the words that appear on our word walls for reading so your child can use these too.

Finger Spacers - Cut out the superhero, children can place after each word to help leave spaces.

100 Square

Use the hundred square to help reading and writing numbers to 100. Ask children to find given numbers, read random numbers or write given numbers. Use to practise counting to 100. Children can practise starting to count from different numbers. If they are confident practise counting backwards. You can colour in numbers on the hundred square to help practise counting in 2s 10s and 5s. 


Word Walls

The words on the word wall are words that children can't read using their phonics, so we teach them to recognise the whole word. Being able to read these words by sight will really help your child's reading. 

Encourage them to be able to read the words in a random order - sometimes children can learn them by heart in the order on the wall! 

Praise them for spotting and reading these words in their reading books.