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 practice 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.

Top 20 Books

Reception Top 20 Books

Year 1 Top 20 Books 

Year 2 Top 20 Books

Tricky Words/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.
Sent out to families
Week 1 5.11.21 today one of my friend was school me
Week 2 12.11.21 we house our I said to come do you
Week 3 19.11.21 I push to pull says is
Week 4 26.11.21 to go me they ask where friend his there be
Week 5 3.12.21 said she here put some friend your has
Week 6 10.12.21 by no full was a there once
Week 1 17.12.21 some kind people Mr Mrs were parents to a child
Week 2 7.1.22 they she was most beautiful child the whole loved to clothes
Week 3 14.1.22 one father because she loved to after school a
Week 4 21.1.22 they was the floor father said you push door be move to where we
Week 5 28.1.22 they pas the plant were grass by path water
Week 6 4.2.22 they to everybody the a was behind father said you climb
Week 7 11.2.22 be to break your said father
Week 8 25.2.22 I old said father because he to prove could do
Week 9 4.3.22 pass by hour they were both the
Week 10 11.3.22 was wild we were fast even to climb said
Week 11 18.3.22 they were the only people today was pretty
Week 12 25.3.22 eye behind both to who could be
Week 13 1.4.22 was eye full of gold the great find
Week 14 8.4.22 cold she was of money
Week 15 29.4.22 father told to hold they the
Week 16 6.5.22 we could steak sugar the poor children said father
Week 17 13.5.22 could sure everybody my class any they Christmas said
Week 18 20.5.22 could people improve many mind every child should be
Week 19 27.5.22 after half they to the a house again where would be busy last of
Week 20 10.6.22 was to a bath of the past
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 practice 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: