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.
In the Spring Term of Year 1 we will be working on addition and subtraction skills. The children will begin adding numbers by counting on from a given number and then moving on to finding number bonds up to 20. This will lead onto subtracting within 20 and exploring addition and subtraction fact families in preparation for comparing calculations.
We will begin the Spring Term looking at different materials and their properties. Which materials are waterproof? Which materials are transparent? Then we will focus on how we can group different materials based on the properties we have identified. Alongside learning about materials, we will also continue observing seasonal change and different weather patterns throughout each season.
In the second half of the Spring Term we will look at plants. We will learn about the structure of plants and trees and build our own model of a flower labelling each part and discussing the function. We will also enjoy a walk around the school grounds identifying individual trees and the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees.
P.E. and Swimming
1R 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.