Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School


This Week: 
 We have continued looking at different People who help us. We have been focusing on the Police and discussing the role they play in our community. The children all enjoyed the visit from the Police, asked lots of interesting questions and have fully engaged in our role play police station. . We have also continued to look at number bonds to 10 which has been a real success! Children have been finding different ways of making 10 and have been using the numicon to visualise this.  We have introduced our new independent writing challenge books. Which encourages the children to 'have a go' at writing on their own. At the end of the week those children who have written independently are entered into a balloon. 
Next week our focus will be on firefighters-thinking about their role in our community and the way they help us. We will be paying a visit to the local fire station on Tuesday morning. If anyone is willing to help please let your class teacher know. I think the children are getting quite excited about the visit. If you have any information or story books please can you bring these in to share with the class. The children will continue to  engage in lots of role play 'fire station' activities inside and outside. 
In maths we will be focusing on writing numbers to 20 and also introducing 10's and 1's. 'what does the 1 actually stand for in the number 15? We will also been looking at number patterns, counting up in 2's, 5's and 10's. 
We will be making, fire engines using different shapes, making fire engine biscuits and also continuing to learn many songs about people who help us! 
Please can you continue to listen to your child read and also read to your children! 
If you have any books related to our theme next week "Firefighters"  please can you bring these in to share. 
Please can you discuss with your children the different jobs that firefighters do in our local community.
We will also be discussing how to be safe at home and also will reiterate what we do when there is a fire in school. 
Please continue with all the tricky words and encourage your children to start reading and writing these. 
Phonics : We will be continuing our daily phonics sessions focusing on initial sounds, digraphs (2 sounds together) and tricky words.
Tricky words: -   to, the, and, a, I, in, said, he, of, it, was, you, they, on she, is, at, his, but, that, with, all, we, can, are, up, had, my, her.



PE lessons will be on a Tuesday (Owls) and Wednesdays (Robins) so please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school and that it is fully named.  All children will need black shorts and plimsoles.



Please can you fill in week 1, 2 and 3 on the lunchtime grid. Making sure you discuss this first with your child.  Could you remind them each morning to what they are having, thank you!

If you child is having a pack lunch please can this be a healthy lunch following our new school rules. Also all lunch boxes must be named. Due to nut allergies please do not bring peanut butter sandwiches.



We would just like to reiterate the importance of communication between parents and ourselves.  If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to talk to one of the team or to email your class teacher.


School Information:

Please note that school starts at 8:45am and finishes at 3:15. If children are not in when the register is taken they will be marked late or absent. 

You will receive invitations to join parentmail over the next few weeks, after which payments for the class fund (£13) etc. can be made online. Each child has an individual parent mail account.