Trinity Primary School
Nurturing Hearts and Minds
Welcome to Year One
1B - Miss Bradley
1M - Miss McCarthy
1HS - Mrs Hodges and Mrs Silcox
Summer Term 2023
We will continue to encourage the children to immerse themselves in reading good quality texts for pleasure. This term, we will again be asking the children to read five times per week to an adult at home. We would be grateful if you could discuss the text and illustrations with your child to develop their comprehension of the books. Children will continue bringing home 4 reading books comprising of books from the school Bug Club scheme and books linked to the phonics sessions taught within school. Books will be changed on a Wednesday. Please support your child by signing their reading records each time they read to an adult. If five signatures are recorded each week, your child will be awarded a raffle ticket which goes towards the end of term reading raffle.
Little Red Riding Hood loves to visit her Granny’s cottage in the forest. Her mother warns her to go straight to Granny’s, but when she meets a charming, grey wolf, she doesn’t see the harm in stopping for a chat.
This term we will be exploring the tale of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ by Lari Don. The story provides plenty of mystery and opens a world of imagination for our children. The story will lead us on some cross-curricular adventures through the conservation area and through to the kitchen where we will be making some treats for Red to take to Granny. We will be continuing to encourage the children to include capital letters, full stops, correct letter formation and finger spaces in their writing. We will also be supporting the children to independently develop their writing by continuing to include key features such as onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, alliteration, adjectives, conjunctions and different sentence types.
This term we will be continuing to develop our understanding of Place Value and Addition and Subtraction within 50.
Within maths lessons, we will be sorting objects, counting objects, representing objects, counting forwards and backwards, counting one more and one less and comparing and ordering numbers.
This term we will be identifying garden plants and wild flowers. We will be focusing on the different parts of a flower and their functions.
P.E. and Swimming
1HS will be swimming on a Wednesday in the first half of the Spring Term.
P.E kits are required to be worn to school on the day of your child’s P.E. lesson. The school P.E. kit consists of plain black shorts or joggers, a black sweatshirt or hoody and white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers. Please ensure that if your child wears earrings to school, these are either removed by the child themselves or taped up with tape provided from home.
P.E. takes place on a Wednesday and a Thursday. Year 1 will need to wear their PE kits on a Wednesday for their indoor session if they are not swimming. If your child’s class is swimming on the Wednesday, they will need to come in school uniform and bring their swimming kit each week. On a Thursday, all three classes need to come to school in their P.E. kits.
We are very fortunate to have access to a swimming pool at Trinity, and in Year 1 we feel that it is very important that children take advantage of this resource. Each class will swim for a whole half term to allow for longer swimming sessions. Each class will split into 2 groups and swim every week for one half term during PPA sessions. It is very important, therefore, that the children remember to bring their swimming kits to every session. All children must have an appropriate swimming kit and swimming hat. If, for any reason, your child is unable to take part in P.E. or swimming, a signed letter must be provided.