Welcome to Year One
Our class teachers
1B - Miss Bradley
1M - Miss McCarthy
1R - Miss Richards
and our Teaching Assistants...
We encourage children to read their school reading books at least twice with you before it is changed at school. Children will bring home 2 reading books; one will be from the school Bug Club scheme and the second book will be linked to the phonics sessions taught within school. Books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please support your child by signing their reading records each time they read to an adult. If five signatures are recorded by Friday each week, your child will be awarded a raffle ticket which goes towards the end of term reading raffle. It would be fantastic if you could, whenever possible, discuss what they are reading.
This half term we will be focusing on London and looking at the famous landmarks. We will be reading the book, Katie in London by James Mayhew. We will be looking at describing what we can see in and around London and also writing a postcard about our adventure as we explore different parts of London.
In the Autumn Term of Year 1 we will be starting our work looking at Number and place value. Children in Year 1 will practise counting and use concrete resources to support their understanding of numbers. We will then progress onto addition and subtraction, including simple number facts and number bonds to 10.
This term we will be introducing animals including humans, looking at parts of the body and the different senses we use. We will also begin by looking at the different seasons and seasonal change starting with Autumn.
P.E. and Swimming
1B will be swimming on a Wednesday in the Autumn 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.