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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year 1


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Mrs Amos and Mrs Downes                                                                        Mrs Bate and Mrs Brown

Welcome to Year 1's class page

As we come towards the end of the school year, we will be busy learning about lots of exciting new things. We have a visit from a firefighter who is coming to teach us all about fire safety. Speaking of safety, please can you ensure that your child has a sun hat and water bottle in school everyday as we will be doing lots of outside learning and want everyone to stay safe in the sun.

Maths – In Maths we follow the White Rose hub schemes of learning.

This term we will be looking at place value within 100, learning to read, write, make and compare these numbers. We will also be looking at money, naming the coins and  learning how to add and subtract amounts of money We will also learn how to find a half and a quarter of objects and of numbers. At home you could

  • practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s
  • do simple addition and subtraction to 20
  • do addition of a multiple of 10 to a 1 or 2 digit number
  • get your child to help you add coins together to pay for items in a shop

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English – We follow Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc

See the source imageWe are so proud of how well the children are doing with their reading and we really appreciate all the reading taking place at home. Please continue to do this daily as it really does make such a big difference. It is so important that the children are confident in their sound knowledge and we practise this everyday in school. If you would like a copy of the sounds learnt in RWInc, please ask any Year 1 member of staff and we will be happy to provide you with one. Please continue to practise reading and spelling the list of Year 1 common exception words sent home previously. If you are unable to locate your copy, please let us know and we will provide you with another one. All children will complete the phonics screening check this term and results will be sent to parents alongside their school reports.

RE - In RE we follow the Understanding Christianity scheme

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This term we will be continuing to learn about Judaism. We are lucky enough tho be having a visit from a Rabbi, who is going to bring in lots of the things we have learned about and show us how they are used.



Physical Education 

This term we will be focusing on athletics and sending and receiving. We will be learning how to throw, hop and jump with balance and control. We will also learn how to run at a steady pace. In addition to this we will learn how to dribble, pass and receive a ball accurately. PE continues to be on a Friday and our block PE week is the week beginning Monday 24th June.

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This term our topic is location near and far. We will be locating rainforests around the world and learn about the different layers. We will also learn where in the world our food comes from. We will also compare houses found in different parts of the world.



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In science this term we will be practising our scientific enquiry skills to carry out investigations. We will be using a TASC wheel for the first time, to plan, do and review our investigation. We will be finding out how plants get their water and how boats float.