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Year 1

Welcome to Year One

Class Teachers

1B - Miss Bradley

1M - Miss McCarthy

1HS - Mrs Hodges and Mrs Silcox

Teaching Assistants

Spring 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.


Once there was a boy who, one day, found himself stuck on the moon, and he was not alone…

This term we will be exploring the story ‘The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers. The story provides plenty of adventure and opens a world of imagination for our children. 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 and different sentence types.


This term we will be continuing to develop our understanding of Addition and Subtraction and we will be working on Place Value 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 looking at Everyday Materials.  We will be naming and identifying everyday materials and investigating sustainability and durability and learning what different objects are made out.

P.E. and Swimming

1B 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.