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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year 1

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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 start the Year 1 learning adventure! 

Please find information below about Term 1.


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

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

This term we will begin working on Place Value to 10. This will include counting forwards and backwards, finding one more and one less than,  reading, writing, building and using numbers to 10 in detail. The children will have the opportunities to use a variety of different manipulatives and resources to discover and deepen their knowledge of place value. 





St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - EnglishEnglish – 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 now 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 building sentences, using the sounds we know and correct formation of letters.

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 said, you, was, put)

What is Christianity? - BBC Bitesize Understanding Christianity R.E. and Collective Worship – The Priory CE (VA) Primary School

RE - In RE we will start looking further at Christanity and build on Year R learning- 

'What do Christians believe God is like?'

In RE this term we will be finding out about parables, forgiveness, how Christians worship God and stories within the Bible. The children will have different opportunities to learn about this faith and express their ideas and feelings about things they see, hear and experience.



Physical Education 

This term we will be working on throwing and catching.  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. As the weather is chilly, please send your child in appropriate joggers for our outside PE. 

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


Wider curriculum

  Primary | Music | Music Express – Collins UK weather and seasons - BBC Bitesize  Wave Line Drawing Images - Free Download on Freepik   Internet Safety | Calverley CE Primary School

Our learning this term will include - 

'Will it rain more in the Autumn or the Spring in th UK?'  Science and Geography

Science (Seasonal Change) during these lessons we will be learning about the 4 seasons here in the UK. Their names, months that fall in each season, weather types and ways of measuring weather. In Geography (Seasons and Weather) will learn about the weather types and their symbols, weather forecasts and parts of the UK that experience types of weather.  

'How can I draw lines, patterns and textures?' - Art

In Art, we will focus on ways of drawing lines, making patterns, experimenting with different textures and finding out about artists with these skills.  

'How can we stay safe online?' - Computing 

During Computing (Technology safety) we will look at how to stay safe when using technology and who to go to when we feel unsure.

'How can I use my voice and keep to a beat? - Music

. In Music, we will be focusing on using our voices as instruments and how to keep to a beat. 

Scientific Enquiry in the UK | children will answer mini questions in each session and deepen their thinking.

Primary and Secondary PSHE lessons fulfilling RSE | Jigsaw PSHE Ltd  


This term in PSHE, we are looking at the Jigsaw piece 'Being me in my world'  -

'Who am I and how do I fit?'

This will include learning about belonging to a team, being special and individual, rights and responsibilities of being a team, choices and consequences of behaviours. 

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
*Play games to encourage turn taking and language development.
* Clearly label all jumpers, cardigans, shoes, water bottles, coats, lunch boxes, coats etc

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



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