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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. Mrs Rankin will teach in our class on a Thursday morning or afternoon and we also have help from Mrs Lalite, Miss Moore and Mrs Brendling.

  • We open the classroom door at 8:50 am every day and the register is taken at 9 am.
  • We finish at 3.10pm 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 Wednesday.




Learning in November

In maths this week we have been finding out about odd and even numbers.

In geography we have been investigating whereabouts in the world different toys come from.

Comparing toys

This week we brought in our own toys from home. We had great fun comparing them to toys from the past.

Mrs Danks and Mrs Anthony

Year 1 Parents Information Powerpoint

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Our Classroom and shared area

Our topic this half term is 'Toys'. 

We will be exploring different materials in Science, the History of toys in History, learning about toys from around the world in Geography, making our own board or card game in DT. In English we will be exploring a range of fiction and non fiction books around this theme.


For more information see our topic overview or medium term plans above.


We are keen for children's carers to share their own experience of toys growing up. If you have a toy from your childhood or a traditional toy that is of cultural importance to your family, please speak to Mrs Anthony as we would love to arrange for you to come into school to share this with the children. 

Above are links to documents which are always useful when supporting your child's writing. We have included a list of non-decodable words (tricky words) which are useful to practise reading by sight, as well as sound mats showing all the sounds we have been learning in Phonics lessons.

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 Wednesday 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!