At Stanford Infant School, we view home learning as being any supported or independent activity undertaken outside of curriculum time which reinforces, extends or enriches current learning. It provides opportunities for parents/carers to be involved in their child’s learning and enables children to practise and consolidate skills. We welcome your support with any home learning activities; please ask your child’s teacher if you require any further information or support.

High Frequency/Common Exception Words 

Here are the words your children are learning to read and write over time:


First 100 Words

Year 1 

Year 1 Common Exception Words

Year 2

Year 2 Common Exception Words

To enable our children to feel confident in spelling all of the Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words, Year 2 will be starting to send home words to learn at home. There will be a few words sent out on SchoolPing every Friday (starting 23.10.20) and we would appreciate it if you could spend some time helping your children learn them. Then the following Friday, we will be giving the children a dictated sentence that has those words in it. Sometimes, words may be repeated because they come up in our dictated sentences more than once.
Thank you very much for your support.
  Sent to families Dictated sentence  
Week 1 23.10.20 6.11.20 once there was a
Week 2 6.11.20 13.11.20 he friend by school
Week 3 13.11.20 20.11.20 one they were so the
Week 4 20.11.20 27.11.20 I some of the here said 
Week 5 27.11.20 4.12.20 do you he put his 
Week 6 4.12.20 11.12.20 was so love of she said 
Week 7 11.12.20 18.12.20 my says our house be full of  
Week 8 18.12.20 8.1.21 where is your today said  
Week 9 8.1.21 15.1.21 are we to ask to come
Week 10 15.1.21 22.1.21 no he has to go push the
Week 11 22.1.21 29.1.21 pull the me 
Week 12 29.1.21 5.2.21 he was here said 
Week 13 5.2.21 12.2.21 we come here they said 
Week 14 12.2.21 26.2.21 some kind people Mr Mrs were parents to a child
Week 15 26.2.21 5.3.21 they she was most beautiful child the whole loved to clothes
Years 1 and 2 Maths

Progression in single digit addition facts information for parents/carers – please click on the image to view the progression document

The following sheet details the number facts that children should be fluent in by the time they leave Year 2. The facts are split into Year 1 and Year 2 depending on the mental strategy the children need to use in order to solve the calculations. Fluency is a key part of the mathematics curriculum and children are encouraged to practise and become confident in using mental strategies.

In Years 1 and 2 the children will be taught these addition facts throughout the year. Although many children will be able to solve these using counting strategies they are only considered fluent if they can quickly recall the answers by solving them mentally.

Maths Fluency Grid

Children in Year 2 have Home Learning Grids to complement their Learning Journeys: