Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

YEAR 1

What Have We Achieved This Week:
 
This week, we are continuing to learn about the 'The Jolly Postman'. We have been writing letters to Hobgoblin Supplies persuading them to invent new objects for The Fairy Tale Characters ,  and writing a letter of advice from The Giant to Jack.  

In maths, we have been continuing to develop our addition skills using a range of different strategies. We are starting to understand the relationship between addition and subtraction and will be moving onto subtraction next week. 

In PE we are continuing with dance and multiskills.

In Art, we are planning and constructing 3D castles in line with our new topic.

For our History topic, we are looking at maps and this week we have been drawing four journey from the school gate to our classrooms using symbols. 

In RE we will learn about Jewish celebrations. We have been learning about the celebration of Rosh Hashanah.

In Science, we are learning about materials. This week we continued to explore materials and sorted them into different categories. 

Homework:
Phonics Please  practise the speed sounds at home with your child.  
Mathletics Homework-  Please ensure that this has been completed by Wednesday. Please also note that children should only do the specific tasks set each week; they should not be completing all the other ones for the unit. Thank you.
 High Frequency words  To support both reading and spelling of the first 100 high frequency words, we will be sending home a list, together with ten words at a time. These are to use at home to play games with and practise reading/writing. When your child can use these words written in a simple sentence we will provide them with the next ten. We will test the children and send new words home every 2-3 weeks.
Reading In Year 1, our aim is to ensure that your child sight reads with confidence, enjoyment and understanding. Your child’s reading is assessed regularly to ensure that they are reading at an appropriate level to their ability. We have a Guided Reading session every day in class which will help the children to develop their comprehension skills and expression. Please do listen to your child read every night and encourage them to read other books and reading material other than in the school reading scheme. Mrs Lyons and Mrs Mills will be in charge of monitoring and changing books on a Monday. Please communicate anything of note about your child’s reading in their reading record.
Literacy  We are starting English homework this week, please find a homework book in your child's book bag with the weekly task.  'Write some sentences to describe the Big Bad Wolf from  the story Little Red Riding Hood.'  The homework is due on Thursday 25th January 2018 
Notices: 
 
Number practise
 
We are finding this year that children are reversing their numbers. It is common for them at this stage to reverse 3,5 and 7, however, we are finding that this is happening with most numbers. Please practise forming the numbers correctly at home. Make it fun- children could paint them/carve numbers into flour with their finger, make numbers out of pasta and most importantly, write them. Thank you for your support.
 

Letter recognition

To support your child's reading and writing, you could practise the alphabet at home saying both the letter names and the phoneme (sound) that they make, both in and out of order. they also need to learn how to form both the capital letter and the lower case and understand the difference between the two. If you need any help with this, just ask.

Keyrings
 
Please ensure that your child has only one keyring on their bookbag. This will enable all trays to fit properly. Thank you.
 

Snacks

Please ensure that if you provide your child with a snack for before an after school club, that it is healthy. We are a healthy school and wish to promote this at all times of the day. Snacks should be raw fruit and vegetables.

Drop off and pick up times safety

Please can we remind you to say your goodbyes at the outside door before the children enter their classroom. At pick up time if your child has left something behind, please wait until all the children have left the room before sending your child back in. 

Simba, Narla and Mole

To encourage excellent behaviour, each week, a child who has shown excellent behaviour will have the privilege of taking home our class mascots. If you are given them for the weekend, we would love to know what they get up to with you. You could for example, take a picture/do a drawing/make a comic/write a diary, which we can then display.  Enjoy being creative with them! 

Uniform

Please ensure that your child comes to school in the correct school uniform at all times and that it is all clearly named.  (There are always mountains of lost property at the end of each term). No jewellery or nail varnish should be worn to school except for possibly a watch and/or stud earrings and it is important that long hair is tied back.

PE

P.E. lessons will be on Wednesdays  and Fridays mornings for both Foxes and Moles. The children are expected to keep their labelled P.E. kit (shorts, t-shirt in team colour and plimsolls) in school at all times. Should they have a club after school, we require them to bring a different change of clothes.

Staff Email for Sonia Heale (Foxes class teacher) Sonia.heale@holytrinity.merton.sch.uk