This is the end of Year 1, TRIS, 2010-11. Let's keep in touch! Leave us comments here to tell us what you're doing, where you are, and to say hello to each other from our different countries.
And very best wishes from Mr. Kohll and Miss Lulu.
Mr. Kohll and Miss Lulu will be living in Leeds from now on! Here's a picture of Leeds.

August - have a good holiday!

So, how is everyone? I hope that everyone is having a wonderful holiday! Here in Britain the weather is quite cold, and we had a lot of rain lately. The weather is very nice today, though.
Miss Lulu and I have made a new friend near our home! Can you guess who she is? Here's a clue: she's very big, black and hairy, and she loves eating apples!
Click on the picture to see our new friend.

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And click above to see a video of her.
Miss Lulu and I hope you area ALL having a great time in Korea, China, Europe, Australia or wherever else you are!

Important Reminder: all parents are invited to school on Tuesday afternoon (starting at 1.10) to discuss their children with Mr. Kohll and Miss Lucey. We hope you can come!

We are getting near the end of the school year, but we still have lots of fun things to learn and do!
In English, we will continue to learn about rhymes and English poetry. Here is a game for you to practice rhymes with:
In Maths this week we will learn about counting, addition, subtraction and number patterns. Here is a game for you to practice. It's not difficult, but you have to answer quickly to get a high score!

This week in Art we will learn to make sculptures out of paper!

Have a good week!


Fun on Thursday


Thursday was a great day! We had a birthday party for Cool (who had a cake that he kindly shared with the whole class, Nursery and Reception, Year 2, Year 3 and the teachers!). After that we learned about making sculptures out of soap. Then in the afternoon Year 1 children all went to Miss Stannard to learn about Year 2, and prepare for going there next year.
We will do a lot of learning, of course, and have lots of fun!
In English lessons we will continue to learn about poetry. Mr. Kohll'c class will make poems based on "How much is that doggy in the window?" which we read on Friday.

In Maths, we will learn about doubling, halving and multiplication. You can practice multiplying using this game.

In Science, we will learn about measuring how far we can hear sounds, and in Art we will be making more beautiful sculptures.
Here is the Sculpture game we played last week, Lots of children asked for it, and I hope you enjoy it!
A lot of great things have happened in Year 1 this week!
In English, we read and performed poems.
In Maths, we learned about directions.
In Science, we conducted experiments with sound.
And in Art, we made sculptures using clay (actually, dough; Miss Lulu knows how to make Chinese dumplings). We also made a giant stone sculpture using a computer.
In Assembly, Lily played the piano, and some Year 1 children got Silver Certificates, for 100 House Points.
And to celebrate Children's Day and Sports Day, the children had a swimming lesson on races and fun.

Science Experiments

Making body sounds - fingers, mouths...

Sculptures in Art lessons

Harry makes an online sculpture.

Our Stone Sculpture

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Lily playing the piano in Assembly.

Fun Swimming


English: Poems

In English, we will learn about Poetry. Here is a game to help you. You can learn about rhyme, alliteration and rhythm.

Maths: Time

This week we will learn about telling the time in Maths lessons. Here is a game to help you.

Art: Sculpture

News in Year 1:

* The new song for this week.
* We're all going to have lots of fun at the Extravaganza on Friday. Remember, non-school uniform day!
* Harry's birthday party, Saturday 4th june, at the Mom and Kids Cafe!
Here is the news from Year 1!
First, next week will be a lot of fun. On Friday the third of June, there is the School Extravaganza - an afternoon of fantastic fun, with loads of games, barbecues, balloons and more!
Then, on Saturday the 4th of June, everyone in Year 1 is invited to Harry's birthday party - at the Mom and Kids Cafe11.30 - 1.30 pm (call Harry's mother on 13323498353 if you have any questions).


From now on, the TRIS Newsletters will be on the TRIS website. Click here, or go to, to see them - in English, Chinese, Japanese or Korean. There is an article in there about Woo Bin and his fantastic sports record on Sports Day (although everyone in Year 1 did really well. Except possibly Mr. Kohll!)

Photos from this week

Woo Bin, with his trophy.
We had a visit from Nursery class. They showed us their face paintings!


This week...


I hope you all had a good weekend! Mr. Kohll and Miss Lulu went to Beijing, where they visited the Beijing Zoo. Click on the picture to see the photos and videos!
Has anyone in Year 1 been to a zoo before? Why not leave a comment about it?

This week, we will be learning many exciting things. Here are a few of them:
Money maths will help you to learn more about addition, subtraction, doubling and halving. It will also help to prepare you for learning about decimals in Year 2 and Year 3. Remember, Fun To Save is an excellent game to learn about money maths.

In Science, we will learn more about sound. Click here to see our song for this week, which teaches children about instruments in an orchestra. It will also help their reading!


Sports Day!


The Primary Sports Day was a great success, on the 18th of May 2011. Click on the pictures to see photos and videos.
Sports Day is on Wednesday! All parents welcome to come. Don't forget to bring a hat, or an umbrella in case of strong sunshine!
I hope you all had a good weekend! Here is a photo of Grace catching fish. What did the rest of Year 1 do?
This week, we will continue to learn about stories from other cultures and with repeating patterns in Literacy; we will learn about measuring and weighing in Numeracy; in Science, we will learn about the sounds made by musical instruments, and in PSHE we will learn about making good and bad choices.
Can all children please bring in their library books on Tuesday? We won't go to the library on Wednesday because of Sports Day events.