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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

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.

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

This term we will be looking at addition and subtraction within 20 and place value within 50.  Children must be confident using these numbers to reason and problem solve at concrete, pictorial and abstract levels. To help at home you could

  • practise correct number formation to 50
  • addition by putting a number in their head and counting on (up to 20)
  • subtraction from 20 
  • count forwards and backwards from any number within 50
  • find one more and one less than any given number within 50
  • continue to practise number bonds to 20 (e.g. 17 + 3)

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English – We follow Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc

See the source imageWe 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 focusing 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

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This term we will be continuing to learn about Christianity. The big question is 'What is the good news Jesus brings?'.



Physical Education 

This term we will be focusing on attackin and defending 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.

Indoor kit:

Black shorts

House t-shirt

Plimsolls (optional)


Outdoor kit:

Dark tracksuit or jogging bottoms

House t-shirt

Dark sweatshirt/school fleece (No hoodies)

Black trainers


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 3 and 4:

13/1/20 Attacking and defending

24/2/20 Net and wall




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Our topic this term is ‘The U.K.’ We will be learning more about the countries that make up the U.K. and some facts and information about these countries.  We are also going to be using language related to Geography: including, country, continent, North, South, East and West.




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In science this term we will be learning about changing materials. We will be doing some experiments to investigate what happens to some materials when they are heated up or submerged in water.