Westbury Park Primary School

Westbury Park School

How to help your Year One child

Reading at home with an adult is an important part of a child's development. Please read with your child at home - for advice click here.

The activities we have suggested below have been specifically designed for parents and children to share together, rather than being a solitary task that the child might just as well be doing in class – or on the moon!

If these activities are to really help your child and fully advance their learning, then  they  needs draw upon the situation and resources of the home. This means that school-learning is transferred to real-life contexts.

Please participate in their homework by following this simple advice:

• Do pick a good time to do the activities – preferably not in a rush, and NOT when their favourite TV programme is on.

• Allow your child to take the lead, only assisting if they are unsure or need something read out or explained.

• Read the notes on the sheet – often the activity is focussed on one specific skill and other skills are less important, and do not need to be fussed over!

• Be positive! Praise is much more effective as a stimulus to hard work and good learning than criticism.

Thank you for helping your child. You and we will see the benefits.


Homework activities


Adding to nine

Bingo for learning

Christmas maths

Count the clocks

Hand and Foot

How long are we?

How many egg cups?

Make a track

Missing spoons

Rocket launch

Sharing seven

Telephone keypad

Calculation Policy - http://westburyparkschool.co.uk/Year-Pages/Curriculum/


Body parts

Bonfire bangers

Bossy boots

Favourite book

If I've said it once

Learning letters

Name game

Pack it in

Rhyme Time

Sounds good

Starry Winter Nights

That's Mine


Websites with information about helping your child to learn

The Book Trust

Oxford Owl - Phonics made easy