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Year 1 - Kingfishers

Welcome to Year 1 - Kingfishers!




Hello everyone, 

Welcome to the Kingfishers Class. On this page you will find curriculum information for this half term including details of our learning each week and general information about our class. The teacher in Kingfishers class is Mrs Anthony and the teaching assistant is Mrs Danks. Miss Smythe will teach in our class on Thursday mornings.

  • We open the classroom door at 8:50 am every day and the register is taken at 9 am.
  • We finish at 3 pm each day.
  • A reading book is sent home every night – please write down the pages that you have read in the home-school diary. We change our books on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Every child can choose a library book to bring home – these are changed on Fridays.
  • We do PE twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays and this is done outdoors whenever possible. Every child needs a full P.E. kit in school and a pair of trainers and /or plimsolls.
  • Homework will be given out on a Friday and it is due in on the following Monday.




Hillshott Sponsored Marathon

We had great fun running our sponsored marathon! Well done to all of the Kingfishers who tried their best and all ran one mile.

World Book Day

World Book Day was very different this year but still a lot of fun. We dressed up as our favourite book characters at home and at school. We had a zoom story and listened to staff recordings of stories.

Christmas Performance

Our Classroom

Please email the daily tasks, activities from the learning grid or any work that the children do to Also, please email if there is any queries or for support with specific areas of learning for your child.

General Information


When are our PE days?

Kingfishers have P.E every Monday and Wednesday


What do I need to bring to school?

Everyday children need to bring their bookbag, reading book and reading record.


Children need to bring in their homework folders by Monday and spelling folders by Friday each week.


If I have any concerns or problems who can I speak to?

Your first point of contact is your child's class teacher.  Please speak to them to arrange a mutually suitable time to discuss your concerns.  We ask if you'd like to speak to us at the end of the school day you wait for all children to be dismissed so our full attention can be given.

Parents evening are held once a term for you to discuss your child's progress.

At Hillshott Infant and Nursery school we follow the PenPals handwriting scheme. Our younger children are introduced to four main characters which help them to memorise the sequence for writing each letter correctly. The key thing to remember is that all letters start from the top
(apart from d and e).


Pattern practice and ‘play’ writing are an important part of handwriting development. Your child will be practicing letter formation in a number of exciting ways: in sand, using paint, in the air, on the interactive television screens and iPads, as well as on paper with a pencil!