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Year 1 - Kingfishers

Welcome to Year 1 - Kingfishers!




Hello everyone, our names are Miss Massey and Mrs Evans and we will be your class teachers this year. Miss Massey is also the Deputy Head teacher and on Tuesday and Wednesday each week will be in school undertaking responsibilities relating to this role whilst Mrs Evans teaches the class. Mr Keir will be our teaching assistant and he will work with us every day. We are very lucky to have lots of other grown-ups to help us this year with our learning.

Curriculum information for the half term

Please read the information below to find out what we will be learning this half term.

Class weekly newsletter

Hillshott Camp


We had an amazing time at the Hillshott Camp. The children enjoyed a range of activities throughout the morning such as: making fruit kebabs, playing camp site games, learning new songs, going on a bug hunt and snuggling up in a sleeping bag to listen to a story. We ended the morning by sitting around a real camp fire to eat our beans and kebabs!





Trip to Knebworth


Despite the rain, we had a fantastic time when we visited Knebworth Park! We particularly enjoyed meeting the life-size dinosaurs and making our way through the maze.

We were very proud of the children; they were great ambassadors for our school.









The Great Fire of London!


We had the most amazing time re-enacting The Great Fire of London. The children were so excited to see how quickly the fire spread from house to house. Thank you for helping the children to create such fantastic models. This experience has really helped to bring to life the events of 1666. 








The Didgeridoo Workshop

We had great fun on Wednesday when we had a visit from an Australian expert. We learned lots of new and exciting facts, such as the Aboriginal name for a didgeridoo is actually  'yidaki' and how and why boomerangs were traditionally used. But the most exciting part of the morning was learning how to actually play the instrument.




Our Flight to Australia


Year One had an amazing time when we took a flight to Sydney, Australia. The Barn Owls' classroom became 'Hillshott International Airport' and the Kingfishers' class was transformed into a Jumbo Jet. Have a look at all the fun we had!



Checking in with our passports.           Security checks.               The safety briefing .               


  The brace position.       The trolley run serving snacks.         The in-flight entertainment.

Walk to Norton Common


We had an amazing time on our walk to Norton Common. The children enjoyed finding homes for the Gruffalo characters and looking for signs of wildlife.We collected natural materials to use back at school to create Gruffalo collages and even drew maps of the journey we took!

The children were great ambassadors for the school and we were very proud of them.





General Information

We will open the doors every morning at 8.45am so that you have time to get ready for our exciting learning.

Please remember to bring a named PE kit and plimsolls into school.

I know we are going to have a great year together. 

Our classroom

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Picture 1 Our role play
Picture 2 Boris our class pet
Picture 3 Our computer suite

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