Welcome to Trimley St Mary Primary School 01394 284130 office@trimley.net
General information
The Celts- Class 1C- Mrs Taylor and Mrs Allen

TA- Miss Crisp & Miss Lewis

The Greeks- Class 1G- Miss Hickling

TA- Miss Braden

PE Arrangements for the Autumn term:

PE lessons will take place every other Tuesday afternoon and every Wednesday morning for 1C.  It will be every other Tuesday afternoon 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.

Year 1 Maths Curriculum Autumn Term

We will continue to follow our exciting ‘Inspire Maths Curriculum’. As Mathematicians, we will read, write and order numbers up to 100 and beyond. We will practise solving addition and subtraction problems involving numbers up to 20 and beyond and represent our work with numbers, pictures and symbols. We will practise adding and subtracting on a number line. We will practise telling the time, recognising o’clock and half past. We will investigate and compare different masses and capacities. Please help your child to learn the remaining addition ‘Learn-Its’ for this term so that they can continue to beat their ‘Big Maths, Beat That’ score! We will continue to send home CLIC challenges to improve calculation skills.


Year 1 English Curriculum Summer Term

As Readers, we will be exploring a variety of texts about ‘The Seaside’. We will find information in non-fiction books, learning how to use the contents & index pages. As Writers, we will use ‘story telling’ language & actions to retell and create our own stories, using ‘story bags’. Seaside Poems will be discussed and we will write our own poems. We will continue to learn to read and write our sounds. Your child will continue to bring home a Library Book and Reading Book weekly. Your help and support with reading is invaluable. Remember to ask them lots of questions about the books they read too! Weekly Maths and English homework challenges will continue, as well as weekly spellings. 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, basic grammar, phonics and spelling, and encourages co-operative learning. We will use Resilient Reader and Legends of Literacy strategies to improve our reading and grammar skills. 

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!

Year 1 Spellings

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Spelling challenges will be sent home weekly.  You might like to practise these words with your child so that they are confident during their spelling challenge.  We will also practise 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 Common Exception Words (CEWs) by the end of Year One.  These words will be displayed in our classrooms and removed once we have all learn them off by heart.  Termly updates will be sent home, so you can see how our child is progressing with this target!

Year 1's Learning Journey



 Week beginning Monday 14th September 2021

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Welcome back! We are starting our brand new topic this term, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’! We are so excited to be in year 1 and learning all about ‘ourselves’.  Check here every week to see what we are learning about! 

Here is what we are learning this week…  

As Magnificent Mathematicians we will…  

– consolidating our number knowledge to 10.

– learning to count accurately using equipment.

– use equipment to compare sets of objects.

– Use vocabulary like ‘greater than’ ‘ less then’ ‘fewer than’ and ‘the same as’. 

Practise our BMBT and CLIC challenges with Mrs Allen and try to improve our scores. Why not visit ‘Hit the Button’ to practise your Maths! 


 Hit the Button Maths game (yr 1-6) | Nailsworth CofE Primary School

 We love this game – a fun way to practise number facts!  


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



As Wonderful Writers we will … 

 – Continue to practise our cursive letter formation  

– use our phonics knowledge to help us write labels for our bodies.

– use sentence building grids to help us write sentences about our bodies.

– Write sentences that begin with a CL and end with a FS, trying to remember finger spaces between our words.  

– use our sounds to help us write sentences independently . 

Here are some songs to help: 

Wide Open world of Adjectives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWB8rTg0jzQ  

– Practise writing and spelling our CEWs during ‘scrabbled eggs’.  

Some people call Common Exception Words ‘Tricky words’: Here is a song to help you remember some of them: 



As grammar experts we will …  

– Continue to sing our MC Grammar raps to learn about different classes of words. 


Identify nouns are a person, place or thing. You might like to sing Mc Grammar’s noun song to remind you 



– Identify adjectives as words which modify or describe a noun. You might like to sing Mc Grammar’s adjective song to remind you 


– Identify a variety of nouns and adjectives linked to famous artwork of waves

As Resilient Readers will …  

– Remember to complete our Reading Challenge we challenge you to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week!  Complete and return your Reading Challenge slip every Monday! 

– Recap the sounds we have learnt so far in Phonics.  

– Practise segmenting and blending sounds to read words during our ‘shared read’ sessions.

– Practise reading our topic words  

– Tap and clap our topic words to help us read them  

– Read and learn different sounds during phonics sessions  

– Practise reading our Year 1 Common Exception Words  

Here is an alphabet song practising both the letter name and sound you can sing:  



 As Super Scientists we will … 

– Tap and clap key Scientific words linked to our topic. 

– Think about what we already know about ‘Ourselves’.

– Discuss the different parts of the body.

– Identify and label the different parts of the body. 

Here  are some Science songs you might like to sing:  

This is Me!: 


Forces can Push or Pull song: 


The Science Song: 



 As Awesome Athletes we will …  

– Discuss the importance of warming our bodies up  

– start to practise running races 

– Listen carefully to instructions from adults  

At school we love using Just Dance Kids and Cosmic Kids Yoga to keep fit. Both of these can be found on Youtube.  


As Computing Experts we will..  

– Follow instructions and use the iPads carefully 

– Think about Internet safety and why it is so important while we are using the iPads 

– Practise logging on to our Purple Mash accounts. 


  As Amazing Artists we will … 

– look carefully at our bodies

– use our painting skills to paint our bodies

– use our skills to create line drawings of our bodies on the easel


 As Religious Learners we will … 

– learn about Christianity  

– explore parable and the importance of them to Christians 

– think about the meaning behind parables

– discuss what the parables mean


Don’t forget to keep practising your Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Spellings.  (These words can be found in the back of your Homework Books).




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!




















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Year 1 Bulletins

Year 1 Autumn Curriculum


As Readers we will be reading and discussing a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts about ‘Our Bodies and Ourselves’. After half term, we will be focussing on ‘Houses, Homes and other Buildings in our Locality’. In order to improve our reading and writing skills, we will continue to learn to read and write our sounds. As Writers, we will be writing labels, lists and captions and making books about ourselves. We will look at the structure of non-fiction books and make simple information books with headings. We will continue to practise our handwriting, using our cursive font, and try to form all our letters correctly, with a correct pencil grip. Your child will bring home a Library Book and Reading Book weekly. Children will continue to practise words in their word pouches too. Your help and support with reading is invaluable. The English curriculum SFA (Success for All) will be used to develop the children’s reading and comprehension skills, basic grammar and spelling. It celebrates co-operative learning. Weekly spellings will be sent home and then be tested in our weekly spelling challenges. Don’t forget to complete the weekly Reading Challenge – 5 minutes reading, 5 times a week!

Internet Safety


In Year 1 we have been learning  about how to stay safe online. The internet and online technology is a fantastic way to complete our learning, stay in contact with family and friends and play games. We know we must ALWAYS ask an adult before we go on the internet and that our grown-ups at home and school can help keep us safe online. We have learnt there are SMART rules we need to follow to keep us safe online.

S = Safe. We must keep personal information to ourselves, never post or tell someone online your full name, home address or school. Remember personal information can also be seen in the pictures you share.

M = Meet. We have discussed only talking to people you already know online and making sure an adult knows who you are talking to. Always tell an adult if someone you speak to online asks you to meet them. If an adult is concerned they can report this straight away on www.thinkuknow.co.uk 

A = Accepting. Before you click on or open something think very carefully and check with an adult as you never know what it might lead to.

R = Reliable. Unfortunately no-one owns the internet, no-one decides what can be put online and therefore you cannot trust everything you see and read online. Some things might be out of date, incorrect or not entirely true. Speak to a grown-up to check information online and check other websites too. There are lots of great websites we use at school to help with our learning such as:

T = Tell. We learnt that we must speak to an adult before going online. If anything online worries, upsets or confuses you, you must tell an adult at home or school. 

There are lots of resources online to discuss internet safety with your child. Here are some links to website you might like to use:


Marvellous Me!!

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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!!



Reading Challenge

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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 2!  A KS1 class has never topped the leader board!  We need 75% of our classes to read to meet Mrs Ashford’s challenge.  Earn your Reading Challenge Reward Stamp! Class prizes and house points available too.  Keep reading!!


The Language of BAD

(Bad is good!)

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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)!


At present, Parent Helpers will not be able to come into school.  However, when this changes we will let you know, as in the past …. 

Parent Helpers Welcome!

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We have welcomed parents into school in the past, to help our children to improve their reading skills.  When the current situation changes, 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!   Thanks for your continued support.

Year 1 Summer Curriculum