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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year 1

My favourite five: Julia Donaldson – Books with Baby                              

Julia Donaldson Class                                                                   Kes Gray Class
Mrs Amos                                                                                             Mrs Maund 

Donaldson Class 1A                                                                        Gray Class 1M

Year 1 support staff - Mrs Brown, Mrs Moat and Miss Kubanska

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. 

All Are Welcome eBook : Penfold, Alexandra, Kaufman, Suzanne:  Books  


Ladbrooke JMI School - Year 1  New Beginnings: A New School Year 1 – AssemblyBox

We hope you all had a happy, healthy break and are ready to continue the Year 1 learning adventure! 

Please find information below about Term 5.


How I feel about my own maths ability | My teaching journey

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

This term we will start with a close link with our Science week. Therefore, we will begin with Time. This will include telling the time - o'clock and half past, ordering the parts of the day and knowing the days of the week and months of the year.

We will then move onto Multiplication and Division. This will include repeated addition, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and sharing amounts. There will be lots of opportunities to use manipulatives to explain answers and learning, and we will continue to recap our bonds to 10, 20. 


Time                                                         Multiplication and Division





St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - English

English – We follow Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc

The children were all grouped just before the end of the term, and we will continue with Read Write Inc. These lessons will be taught daily in groups Monday to Friday. The children will then return to their own classes for a further English lesson to practice their skills. This term we will be focusing on writing non - fiction texts and using their features.

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 (lower case and capital letters)
  • Talk to your child about any new vocabulary you come across in books
  • Support them to read, use and write the red words (e.g my, saw, was, what, they)


Speeding up word reading videos

Green level -

Purple level -

Pink level -

Writing - We have started making books with children and will continue to do so this term. Children are encouraged to write facts about things they already know about. We will look at adding titles, bullet points, facts and the language used in non-fiction texts. 

 Introduction to Judaism 2023-2024 | Lappin Foundation Judaism | TheSchoolRun

RE - In RE we will start looking at another religion - Judaism.

'Who is Jewish and what do Jewish people believe?'

In RE this term we will be finding out about the Jewish faith. This will include looking at artefacts, symbols, traditions and holy places. We will be making comparisons to the Christian faith and learning about the way of life for a Jewish child. 


Physical Education 

This term we will be working on striking and fielding games and sports.  Each term we will complete a block of PE lessons every afternoon for one week. It is really important that your child has come to school ready to take part in PE on the selected days and every day of our block. If the weather is chilly, please send your child in appropriate joggers for our outside PE. However, if it becomes warm, please send in a named sunhat. 

1A - PE day = Wednesday - shorts, PE T-shirts, joggers if needed and school jumper/fleece

1M - PE day = Thursday - shorts, PE T-shirts, joggers if needed and school jumper/fleece

Earrings may not be worn during PE lessons. Please remove before school unless your child is able to remove them, themselves.

Date of our block week:

WB - 13.05.24 - OUTSIDE EVERYDAY - Please dress your child ready for PE all week

News of our sports week beginning 20th May will come via letter and email - Keep an eye out for those! 

Wider curriculum

  Primary | Music | Music Express – Collins  History | Heckmondwike Primary School  Parts of a plant | Science lessons and worksheets for children Sketching 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Tips, Techniques, and Inspiration  for Young Artists!Computing – St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Our learning this term will include - 

'What grows in my garden?'  Science 

Science (Plants) during these lessons we will be finding out about the names of different parts of plants and trees, what is needed for a plant to grow and the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees. 

'Can I use Art to express myself?' - Art

In ART we will be focusing on sketching and using our pencils to add detail and tone. 

'Can I make it on my computer?' - Computing 

During Computing (Programming) we will look at basic programming and changing fonts and pictures. 

'How can I explore and perform sounds? - Music

. In Music, we will be focusing on changing our voices and performing songs. 

'Who changed the world?' - History

For History, we will be finding out about how certain significant people changed the world. We will be comparing and researching the lives of Rosa Parks and Emily Davison. 


Primary and Secondary PSHE lessons fulfilling RSE | Jigsaw PSHE Ltd  


This term in PSHE, we are looking at the Jigsaw piece 'Relationships' -

'How can I make positive relationships?'

This will include learning about how to build positive and safe relationships with others, how to deal with challenges within our friendships and why it is important to value ourselves as well as others.

To support at home

*Please continue to talk to your child about any worries or concerns.
*Help your child to be more independent - ensure they dress themselves, pack their own bookbags and are responsible for their own things
*Practice letter and number formation when possible.
*Recall number bonds to 5 or 10 or 20
*Play games to encourage turn taking and language development.
* Clearly label all jumpers, cardigans, shoes, water bottles, coats, lunch boxes, coats etc
*Keep us informed about any changes or important events in the children lives

*Read to and listen to your child read whenever possible, daily for best results! 


SPEEDY READING FOCUS               Oxford Primary on X: "Speedy Green Word slideshows are a great way to help  with children's reading fluency, now available for all Read Write Inc.  levels on Oxford Owl for Home. Guidance

Please watch this video link to see how you can support your child with speedy reading at home:

Speeding up word reading - this link is only available for 30 days

If you are worried about your child and their speech or language development please have a look at the link for the Parents Portal on Speech and Language Link below