Year 1 - Kingfishers

Welcome to Kingfishers.


I trust that you all had a wonderful summer and are feeling rested and ready to start school again. It has been exciting meeting the children and getting to know them.


Our autumn topic is ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ which has a lot of exciting fiction and non-fiction books to read as plenty of poetry and activities to focus on. We will be working very hard with our reading. We encourage reading at home. Little and often reading on a subject or book your child loves is the key.


In handwriting, we are going to focus on letter and number formation. We have plenty of writing exercises that work on fine and gross motor skills activities which help to strengthen our hands ready for lots of writing.


We will be doing lots of sentence writing which will link to other areas of the curriculum and the children’s experiences and interests. We will begin to write for different purposes such as instructions, lists, short stories and much more. Daily phonics will take place and children will continue to increase their knowledge of most common words in reading. 


In Maths, we will learn about counting numbers carefully and accurately, ordering numbers correctly to 20. We will learn addition and subtraction methods. We will also be learning about shape and measuring in a variety of ways. We will be using our outdoors learning area for all subjects especially Maths. We will also use the tablet to play games that help us get better with our numbers.


Our P.E session is on a 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 and that girls with long hair have it tied back on PE days. If your child wears earrings, please remove them on P.E days.


We have some exciting lessons planned in our topic subjects and science and we will continue to share these with you on this page.


If you have any questions, please ask myself or Mrs McBroom.

Mrs Parkin