Year 1 have had a very exciting and busy 2 weeks in English. We have been designing cakes for Mr Kipling! Our product research teams collected data on favourite cake choices and in all 3 classes Rainbow Cake won the most votes. To end our unit we have baked, decorated and of course eaten our cakes. The children confirmed that they were “heavenly”, “delicious”, “scrumptious” and “divine”. Unfortunately parents we have eaten it all but I am sure you will be able to see how amazing they are from these photos!
1S, 1C and 1O all had an amazing time at Brockholes. We had lots of fun building dens, fire making, toasting marshmallows, playing hide and seek ninja’s, making tree cookies, mud painting, mini-beast hunting and lots more!
Friday challenge homework will be either English or Maths linked to what your child has been doing in class that week.
If your child wants an extra challenge then they can complete a challenge (1 per week) from the topic grid. If you have misplaced this grid a copy can be found under the ‘Term Overview’ tab.
We ask that all homework is handed in by the following Tuesday so that we can look at it and get it back to you by Friday.
Your child will bring two reading books home every week to read and enjoy at home.
Your child will have a guided read at least once a week in school. Please ensure that your child brings in their books everyday so that if the opportunity arises they can have an extra guided read session.
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit: black shorts, pumps and purple PE top, in school every day.
As mentioned in the curriculum meeting- please encourage your child to develop their independence in getting dressed. You can also help by ensuring that your child has an easy uniform to get changed from- no tights, easy buttons etc
Please also remember that earrings MUST be removed or covered for PE days.
Monday- 1O PE.
Tuesday- 1C PE.
Wednesday- 1S and 1O PE
Thursday- 1S and 1C PE
Friday challenge homework will be sent home each Friday, related to either English or Maths. We would like your child to return it by the following Tuesday.
Every half term, Year 1 will also receive a topic homework grid. The topic homework grid focuses on activities which can be completed together at home or as a family. Whilst it is not essential that all of these are completed, we ask that your child should aim to complete some of the activities throughout the half term to reinforce their learning across the curriculum. We understand that family life can be busy and hectic, and we look forward to your child completing as much of the topic homework as you find manageable.
Your child’s reading books will be changed once a week following on from their Guided reading session in school. The day on which their book will be changed is dependent on which reading group they are in.
Your child will take home 2 books each week. If they complete them, we would ask you to read through them together, talk about the book and ask them questions about the text they have read in more depth to encourage their comprehension skills.
It is really important that you read with and listen to your child read every day. Research shows that children who read at home to an adult on a daily basis make more progress in school. We believe that quality reading is better than quantity and that a good 10 minutes of reading with your child is more effective than trying to make them read for 30 minutes after a long day at school!
1S have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays
1C have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays
1O have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays
Please ensure that your child has their full PE bag in school all of the time and that all of their kit is FULLY LABELLED with their FULL NAME.
We sometimes need our PE kits for other curriculum activities which may be on a different day to our set PE days.
Trinity is a Christian school and a caring environment in which each individual is valued and special and is encouraged to reach their full potential while enjoying life in all its fullness.