1B - Miss Bradley
1M - Miss McCarthy
1F - Miss Flower
The expectation continues this term for the children to read five times a week which is vital in supporting your child to develop reading skills and fluency as well as practising their phonic knowledge to decode words and spot sounds they have learnt. Please ensure you sign their reading diary when your child has read as they will be checked throughout the week. Asking your child questions about what they have read helps them to understand what they have read and also develop their comprehension skills. Some questions you could ask are:
Who are the characters in the story?
Where is the story set? Castle? House? Farm? Forest?
What might happen next?
Why did x feel sad/happy/confused/scared?
What happened at the beginning? Middle? End?
This half term starts with our theme 'Outer space' and texts that link including the book 'Beegu' by Alexis Deacon. Books your child might like to read which are our favourites include 'Man on the Moon' by Simon Bartram and 'Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy.
We have an unexpected spaceship crash landing with Beegu onboard and our special visitor a police officer who has come to help us investigate the scene and write our police report. We will then continue our English lessons around our key text for the duration of the first half term including a visit from the Explorer Dome to explore and investigate space further. We can't wait!
The second half of the term is around the theme 'Away with the wind' and will focus around a Literacy Shed clip about a little boy and the adventures he has with his Grandad one sunny day. We will be exploring the skies and travelling around the United Kingdom to make links with Geography, and looking at the history of flying machines.
In the spring term in Year 1 we have been focused on addition and subtraction calculations, in particular using number lines, pictorial representations, counters and numicon to find missing numbers in these calculations for example __ + 17 = 20.
We have also been balancing addition and subtraction equations using our number bonds to 10 and 20 knowledge for example __ + 7 = 5 + 5
Our daily basic skills lessons is focused on quick recall of number facts including number bonds to 10, halving and doubling numbers and counting in multiples of two, five and ten.
This term we will be looking at Materials.
P.E. and swimming
P.E.kits are required to be in school every day. Kits consist of black shorts, white t-shirts (with or without the school logo) and trainers. For outdoors, in the winter, plain black or grey jogging trousers and fleece top.
We are very fortunate to have access to weekly swimming for Year 1 at Trinity, and we feel that it is very important that children take advantage of this resource. It is very important, therefore, that the children remember to bring their swimming kits to every session. If, for any reason, your child is unable to take part in P.E. or swimming, a signed letter must be provided.
Key information for the term -
Each class will be swimming 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. 1B will be swimming first on a Wednesday morning until October half term. All children must have an appropriate swimming kit and swimming hat.
P.E. will be every Thursday afternoon, outdoor with your child's class teacher and every Wednesday morning, indoor with Mr Moore.
Your child will be given a set of common tricky words (star words) to learn to read/write and these will be checked weekly. These help support reading and writing therefore it is vital that your child practices so that they are able to sight read and then spell these words.