01394 284130 office@trimley.net
General information
The Celts- Class 1C- Mrs Taylor and Mrs Allen

TA- Mrs Middleton

The Greeks- Class 1G- Miss Smith

TA- Mrs McKenzie


PE Arrangements for Autumn Term

PE lessons will take place on Wednesday mornings for 1C and Friday mornings for 1G . Your child will need a white T-shirt, black shorts or joggers and plimsoles which will need to be kept in a named drawstring PE bag. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should be removed.

Why not try some of these activities at home? Little and often!


As Readers and Writers why not ……..

Enjoy reading and sharing lots of books!  Read, read and read again!!! 

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World Book World Book online have made their entire collection (3,000 ebooks and audiobooks) free for children to access at home. They have books available for all ages – stories and reference books.  

Ask and answer questions about your book.

Write a simple book review.  

Practise the words in your word pouch.

Practise your Spellings! Why not visit this online site – you can create your very own lists of words!  Then play a variety of games to practise your spellings!




Visit the website Phonics Play, which has ensured that everyone can access lots of great Phonics games and activities.  Click on the link to find out more.



Why not try searching for these phonic videos too on Youtube- 

Kids vs Life  – (click on their phonics playlist to watch their sounds)

Mr T’s Phonics


As Mathematicians why not …..


* Practise counting in 2s,  5s and 10s.  Visit You Tube and search for ‘Have Fun Teaching, Count in ….’ OR ‘Silly Schools Songs Count in ….’ OR Numberock – all these have great number songs that you sing and dance along too!


Ensure you know your number bonds of 10 and 20 off by heart.


Continue to practise our BMBT and CLIC scores with Mrs Allen.


Take part in our AWESOME Maths sessions.


Why not visit ‘Hit the Button’ to practise your Maths!




We also like to use a variety of games on Top Marks.






As Researchers why not ……


Complete your Brilliant Beginning Project for our next theme, which will be ‘Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside’!

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All our learning will  link with this theme.  Discover more about  seasides, coasts and what can be found there.  We were delighted with your previous Brilliant Beginning Projects! So  we would like to challenge you to  record some information or facts about our new, exciting theme.

We would suggest a ‘collection of simple ideas’.  These can be presented however you like  –  lists, PowerPoint presentation, photographs, pictures, poster, or any ideas you have too.  Don’t forget to make your work eye-catching  – why not use bright paper, felt tips, or images printed from the Internet! The choice is yours!  Remember to include your name too!  You may choose to do more than one of these suggestions!

You might like to use the following ideas:-


* An alphabetical list of seaside objects  – use alliteration too!

* Draw or write about a trip to the Seaside

* Visit the Seaside  –  Photograph what you see! Label your photos.

* Find a story where ‘The Seaside’ is the main theme – Write about your favourite part.  Draw and colour a picture.

* Choose a Seaside creature and create a  ‘Did you know . . . ‘ poster

* Favourite songs or rhymes about The Beach.

* Create some Seaside Artwork

* Any other ideas you have too!


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As Athletes:-

Don’t forget to exercise!!

We love Jack Hartman ‘Count and Exercise’ songs and dances – why not search for these on YouTube.

We also love Cosmic Kids Yoga – Search for this on YouTube and be taken on some great Yoga Stories! 

Why not take part in the daily Joe Wicks challenges too?  Click on the link below!


Go Noodle have a variety of videos to exercise to including Yoga, dance tutorials and our favourite- Fresh Start Fitness. Search ‘GoNoodle’ on YouTube to find a variety of videos or visit the website and create your own account for free – 


Go outside and have some races with your family.

Play games and sports too!


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We love to hear that you have been learning at home.

Use the internet to search for number songs  that we sing in class.

Try searching for…

Jack Hartman

Have Fun Teaching

Tiny Tunes


Silly School Songs

Singing Walrus

Scratch Garden

Year 1's Learning Journey at Home

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We are very aware of what an unusual and challenging time we find ourselves in.  Here are some top tips to remember when Learning at Home!

Work around YOUR routine – make challenges for your children achievable and manageable.

Lower your expectations and be realistic – little and often is perfect!

If possible, try and stick to a simple routine each day.

Mix it up – vary the subjects and learning.

Enjoy your time together and praise the positives.

Screen time is good – there are some great websites that offer super ideas and activities.

bbc.co.uk./teach – Provides live lessons – turn your living room into a classroom!

Super Movers is another great link – get fit and moving while learning at the same time!


Don’t forget bbc i-player and cbeebies too!


Learning at Home Packs

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We have provided you with ‘Learning at  Home’ Packs. These contain a blank booklet for you to record any of your learning experiences (if you would like to) as well as a list of suggested ideas and projects you might like to try over the next few weeks!

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 Why not try the links we’ve mentioned under each subject? We also like to use You Tube. Search for ‘Jack Hartman’ – songs and raps for many subjects and topics. Search for NumberRock – loads of great songs to help with Maths. Search for Have Fun Teaching, Count in ….. or Silly Schools Songs Count in ….. Perfect songs to learn counting forwards and backwards. We also like BBC Bitesize – some great educationial clips here too. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p


Another great website is ictgames. com

So many super activities to help with Reading, Spelling and Maths!


We also like to use the website Twinkl – loads of great ideas for every curriculum year group.



Life Skills

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With so much for our children to learn in today’s high-tech world, it’s all too easy for them to miss out on practical life skills too!  Here are a few ideas you might like to incorporate into your Learning at Home time!

Planting seeds, gardening, sewing, tying shoe laces, washing and drying up, wrapping a gift, hammering a nail, DIY, painting, writing a letter , preparing a simple meal, folding clothes, making the bed …… and so many more …..



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English Curriculum for the Spring Term. As Resilient Readers, we will be sharing a
variety of texts about ‘Food’. We will
look at simple recipes. As Writers, we
will make our own instructional texts about different types of food. After half term, we will be focussing on
‘Stories from other Cultures’. We will
develop our storytelling skills using Pie Corbett’s words and actions. We will
continue to learn to read and write our sounds.
Please help your child to practise these by using the phoneme mat in the
back of their Reading Record and continue to practise the words in their Word
Pouch. A Library Book and Reading Book
will be sent home weekly. Weekly Spellings,
Maths and English homework challenges will continue. Your
help and support with reading and spelling is invaluable. Our
English curriculum SFA (Success for All) will continue. This skills-based curriculum helps to develop
the children’s reading and comprehension skills, basic grammar, phonics and spelling,
and encourages co-operative learning.

Don’t forget to complete
the Reading Challenge every week! We
challenge you to read for five minutes, five times a week at home! Come on Year One! We haven’t topped the leader board yet!s. Don't forget to practice your word pouches regularly!

Maths Curriculum for the Spring Term. Read,
write and order numbers up to 20 and beyond. As part of our Inspire Maths
scheme, we will continue to practise correct number formation, and solve
addition and subtraction problems involving numbers up to 20 and beyond. Problems will be represented with numbers and
symbols (+, - and =). We’ll investigate
2D/3D shapes and their properties, and practise our measuring skills by
comparing different lengths and measuring with non-standard units of
measure. Please help your child to learn
the addition and subtraction ‘Learn-Its’ for this term. We will continue to carry out ‘BMBT’ &
CLIC challenges, trying to improve our score each week! You may like to help
your child to practise the number facts at home too! Don’t forget to practise your number pouch

Spelling challenges will be sent home weekly. You might like to practice these words with your child so that they are confident during their spelling challenge. We will also practice these words regularly in school too. IT IS NOT ESSENTIAL THAT THEY GET THEM ALL CORRECT ALL THE TIME. IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAT YOUR CHILD CAN APPLY THESE SPELLING RULES TO THEIR WRITING ALL THE TIME. We need to learn to spell all the Year 1 Common Exception Words (CEWs) by the end of the summer term. These words will be displayed in our classrooms and removed once we have all learnt them all by heart. Termly updates will be sent home so you can see how your child is progressing.
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Year 1 Bulletins
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The language of BAD

(Bad is good!)

We want to be challenged at Trimley St Mary.


We have been using the language of BAD to extend our learning.  We have been taking on challenges to show if we are brave, (paddling) adventurous (snorkeling) or daring (diving)!


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Marvellous Me!! 

Watch out for ‘Marvellous Me’ messages from your child’s teachers. We LOVE Marvellous Me at Trimley St Mary – it’s a fantastic way to encourage, praise and celebrate successes and achievements in school. 

Take the time to talk with your child about their learning! Because …… everyone’s a SUPERHERO!!


Parent Helpers Welcome!


We welcome parents into school, to help our children to improve their reading skills. If you are able to spare a morning or an afternoon, on a regular basis, please let your child’s teacher know. We are very appreciative of your additional support, and it makes a huge difference to the children’s learning. We would love you to come and join us! Tea and coffee provided too!


Reading Challenge


Don’t forget to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week!


Your reading Challenge Slip must be returned on MONDAY MORNING so the ‘scores on the doors’ can be collated by class teachers during registration and sent to the school office.


Come on Year 1! A KS1 class has never topped the leader board! We need 75% of our classes to read to meet Mrs Ashford’s challenge. Class Prizes available too. Keep reading!!