Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

YEAR 1

What Have We Achieved This Week:
 
We have had a great first week back after the Easter holidays. It has been lovely to have some of the children sharing their holiday news with the class.  Please do keep sending in photos!
 
This week we have begun to read our new book 'The Dark', by Lemony Snicket. We have been exploring the front cover and making predictions about the story. We have been working on our describing skills, covering adjectives, similes and even some onomatopoeia! The children acted out parts of the story and created their own dances in response to music.
 
In Maths we have been weighing and measuring, and comparing different amounts using key mathematical language. 
 
 
Homework:
Phonics Please  practise the speed sounds at home with your child.  
 
Literacy homework (due Thursday):
Please continue practising reading and writing over the holidays. Encourage your child to practise writing their high-frequency and common exception words, as well as letter formation. 
 
Maths homework (due Wednesday):
Please complete 2 activities this week - 'Comparing volume' and 'Everyday mass'.
 
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.
 
 
Notices: 
 
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 Moley

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.