Year 1 - Kingfishers

Welcome to Spring Term in Year 1!


We hope you had a wonderful Christmas.


We have a term full of fun and learning planned. Some interesting and exciting things are happening already. Please read below for an outline of what you can expect.


This term we are looking forward to furthering our literacy skills through our study of a variety of rich children’s books. We will be reading some exciting books starting with 'The little Red Hen'. We will then read Jack and the beanstalk in time for our panto with the same title. Other books we will be looking at will include non-fiction books and poetry.  Through our shared reading of these texts, we will have opportunities to create our own texts. We will be working on understanding and using simple punctuation and using rich vocabulary.  We are also learning to write neatly using cursive style ( joined style) and we encourage as much writing practice as possible at home to help with their handwriting. We will also be aiming to read and accurately spell common exception words. These are words your child should be confidently writing and spelling at the end of the year. Please read as much as you can to your child, little and often being the best way to do it.


In Maths, we continue to understand different ways of doing subtraction and addition by using different methods.  We will also be learning place value, addition and subtraction, measurement of length, time, fractions, properties of shapes and money. We also continue to work on our number formation and making sure our counting is accurate. Please practice at home with your child. Any games, songs and play that involves numbers will help your child.  


We have some exciting topic lessons in all other subjects. We will continue to share these with you.


Kingfishers will be having P.E session every Thursday so please ensure that your child has their named PE kit in school at all times. It would help if you could regularly check that plimsolls still fit throughout the year. Make sure girls with long hair is tied back on PE days and no earring worn.


If you need to speak to any of the adults in class, please ask. We are available to speak to any parent or guardian after all the children have been collected so do not hesitate to approach us.


Mrs Parkin, Mrs Davidson and Mrs McBroom