Home Page

Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Homework & Reading

Homework sheets are given out every Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday

We have sent each of the children home with a red homework book which they can use to complete any written tasks or handwriting inside, please take a photograph and attach to your Dojo portfolio.


We encourage the children to complete their homework as independently as possible as work set consolidate their learning activities during the week however, discussions with an adult may necessary.

Additional activities to complete each week

  • Supersonics Phonic Friends sheet - please practise both saying the sounds and writing the sounds/ forming the letters. Our children really need to practise this as they find it tricky to write sentences independently - a skill which in year 1 we need to do daily.
  • Join in with Dough Disco on the link below.  Dough Disco is very important in Year 1 and we do it every day to help with our fine motor skills.  It would be great to see any photos/ videos of you and your families at the Dough Disco on your child's Dojo portfolio.

Reading Books

Children in Year 1 Yellow will read to an adult in school at least once a week therefore, it is essential for your child to bring their reading book and reading record into school every day please.


We ask for you to read each evening for 5 minutes, reading books will not be changed if the children's reading records have not been sign at least 3 times throughout the week.


Don't forget to share different types of books at home too - fairytales, comics, books in your home language or fact books. It all counts!