Mrs Amos and Mrs McGlone/Miss Greeves Mrs Bate and Mrs Brown
Donaldson Class 1A Hargreaves Class 1B
Welcome to Year 1's class page
Welcome to Year 1. We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning and fun. Here is some information that we hope you will find useful for this term, please make an appointment or email us should you have any other questions.
CORONAVIRUS - HOME LEARNING INFORMATION
Hello to the amazing Year 1s.
We have officially come to the end of the term - what a strange one it has been! 🤪
Thank you so much for all your hard work over the term, whether it’s been working remotely at home or at school (because your family member is a fantastic key worker!) We are very proud of you ALL for working so hard and keeping in touch with us. 👍🏻☺️
We would like to wish you (and your families) a very HAPPY EASTER 🐣 and look forward to getting back in contact with you on Monday 20th April.
If you are looking for something to do, there are still a number of items on Seesaw and the webpage for you to do BUT we would really like you to relax and have some time for you. Play games, go for your daily walk or bike ride, read books, role play fun days, help mum and dad and have fun!
Don’t forget to check out the Kingsnorth School channel on YouTube for stories by staff.
Happy Easter, take care, look out for each other, remember those please and thank yous, keep smiling and have fun!
Mrs Amos and Mrs Bate x
Our school is now closed. Only children of Key workers who have no other means of childcare are to attend.
Please find information below about your child's learning in Year 1 this term. Please also refer to main school page for further links or the Year R page for other resources.
WE ARE NOW ON SEESAW - Please see text sent 26.03.20. Go to https://app.seesaw.me on a computer, or install the seesaw class app on an iOS or Android device. Choose 'I'm a student' and type in the letters given to you via email. Please email email@example.com to request a code.
MATHS We are working on weight and capacity before returning to place value and addition/subtraction. Please refer to the link below for assistance and free resources
In Literacy, we are focusing on spelling the high frequency words (red words) and using conjunctions. Please use the Twinkl link below to look for activities and resources for this, ensuring that the focus is on Year 1 aged work. e.g. search 'year 1 High frequency words'
Support for writing -
READING - Below is a link to support reading at home. There are over 100 online books, some are read aloud. Please continue to enjoy sharing books together and encourage your child to talk about stories, characters, settings and plots.
A kingsnorth CEP Youtube page - Watch Mrs Savage, and others, read a story
ACCELERATED READER - For those children who are on Accelerated Reader, please use the link below to enable your child to continue to take quizzes whilst they are not at school.
To find books in your child's reading range, please use this book finder:
PHONICS - Please visit the Oxford Owl website https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ where you can find the following resources to help support your child's reading development:
- 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. Phonics Storybooks
- 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets
- 28 Ditty practice sheets
- Parent information booklets
- 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows
These will be added over the coming days/weeks to the At Home section of Oxford Owl for parents (so no subscription needed).
At the bottom of the page is a link to Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc daily phonics sessions on Facebook and Youtube.
We have added some multisyllabic and Alien (pseudo) words to the attachments below for you to use as flashcards with your child. Please DO NOT encourage your child to write alien words - they are just for sounding out.
The link below will provide support for reading and phonics, should the school close.
The video below gives a demonstration on how to teach complex sounds
An attachment below will provide some foundation subject ideas and activities.
PE - The amount of daily physical activity for children in KS1 is 60 minutes. We have added some links below of some relevant websites that can help with ideas to support this
http://www.bodycoach.com Live daily every morning on youtube
Wellbeing - Please see information from YoungMinds about talking to children with anxieties in this difficult time.
Hand washing song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg
PSHE - Some free resources from Jigsaw our PSHE programme of study.
Taken from the website - A Jigsaw gift for families - Expecting that children and families are likely to be spending more time than usual together at home in the coming weeks, we would like to offer Jigsaw schools some of our Jigsaw Families Programme materials for free.
You are welcome to share these with your families with Jigsaw’s compliments. We hope they can share the stories (audio files) and the Calm Me times (audio files) from two of the sessions. These stories align with the Jigsaw PSHE Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me Puzzles and are suitable for children aged 5+.
Please share the link:
The Password: home (in lowercase)
Keep in touch with us - feel free to send any pieces of work you wish to share, funny stories, jokes or something that has made you smile, to our email address - firstname.lastname@example.org.
It would be great to be able to share some if the jokes on here with everyone! Keep smiling - keep safe
PLEASE take great care and look after yourselves
Our email address are on the bottom of the termly newsletters
The Year 1 team
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- Always wash your hands when you get home or into work/school
- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
If you suspect you have symptoms:
- try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly people over 70, or those with long-term health conditions
- ask friends, family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines but leave them outside
- sleep alone, if possible
- regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
- drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol, to help with your symptoms
- do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)
- do not leave your home, for example to go for a walk, to school or to public places
Maths – In Maths we follow the White Rose hub schemes of learning.
This term we will be looking at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and measurement. Children will be given opportunities to measure suing both standard and non-standard units. To help at home you could use websites such as
to help the children to practise counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s. You can also find activities on these websites for practising measuring length, height, weight and volume.
English – We follow Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc
We have now started our new Read, Write Inc groups. These will run from Monday to Thursday each week. On a Friday, the children will practise the skills they have learnt in an extended piece of writing. This term we will be continuing to focus on using conjunctions in sentences, including and, because, but and so. We will also be continuing to use adjectives to make their writing more exciting. To help at home you could
- Practise the RWInc sounds
- Encourage your child to read shorter words speedily
- Listen to your child read daily
- Practise correct letter formation
- Talk to your child about any new vocabulary you come across in books
RE - In RE we follow the Understanding Christianity scheme
This term we will be continuing to learn about Christianity. The big question is 'Why is Easter important to Christians?'. we will be exploring the idea of salvation and how Jesus was sent to save God's people.
This term we will be focusing on net and wall games and gymnastics. Each term we will complete a block of PE lessons every afternoon for one week It is really important that your child has correct PE uniform including outdoor PE wear.
Dark tracksuit or jogging bottoms
Dark sweatshirt/school fleece (No hoodies)
Earrings may not be worn during PE lessons. Please remove before school unless your child is able to remove them, themselves.
These are the dates of our block weeks for terms 5 and 6:
Week beginning 20/04/20
Week beginning 22/06/20
Our topic this term is using simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds. We will be studying maps, photographs and map keys, whilst also learning about the use of a compass.
In science this term we will be learning about classifying animals including humans. We will learn the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates and will sort animals into the 6 main groups.