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Year 1 - Kingfisher

Welcome to our class page! We hope you enjoy reading about our learning and seeing all of the fantastic things we have been getting up to! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the Kingfisher team. Thank you for your continued support. 

Miss Fisher, Mrs Head and Mrs Cornish. 

 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Year 1 have been busy baking Christmas cookies and getting in the Christmas spirit! 

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28/11/19

In Kingfisher, we have been learning how to cross the road safely and correctly. We have looked at the Green Cross Code together and safely walked across the zebra crossing at school. The children came up with fantastic rhymes and ways to remember how to cross safely. 

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Week beginning: 25/11/19

In Maths this week, we have been exploring more than one quantity through 1:1 correspondence and finding the difference. We have used this to find out 'how many more, fewer or less'. We used the cubes to estimate/measure and then to find the difference. 

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WOW day to Whipsnade Zoo! 18/11/19

What a fantastic day Year 1 have had today. For our WOW day this year, we visited Whipsnade Zoo to find out lots of information about the animals that live there. We have been learning about various animals and habitats in Science, so enjoyed extending our knowledge and learning new facts. We loved exploring for the day and seeing our favourite animals. Take a look at our brilliant pictures! 

Children In Need - 15/11/19

To support Children In Need this year, the children wore pyjamas to school and donated £1. We hope we have raised lots of money for such a worthy charity!!

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Anti-Bullying Week - 11/11/19

 

For Anti-Bullying Week, Kingfisher class had many discussions about kindness, how to be a good friend and what to do if we have a problem. 

On Tuesday, we wore odd socks to school to celebrate what makes us all unique! We had fab socks in Kingfisher class! 

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11/11/19 - Recounts

In English this week, we have been learning about the features of a recount. The children have been looking time adverbs, where to use them in their writing and sequencing them correctly. 

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WOW! What a busy first half term. The children have really settled into their new classroom and have transitioned well into Year 1. 

This half term we have been learning lots of new and exciting things.

In English, we have looked at lots of lovely stories. We have focused on 'Wolf Won't Bite' and 'Farmer Duck'. We have been writing our own stories, learning how to structure sentences and building on our vocabulary. 

In Maths this half term,  we have been looking at number bonds to 10, addition and subtraction and ordering numbers by size. The children have been learning mental strategies, as well as using the manipulatives to support their understanding. We have taken our learning outside and used practical maths where possible. 
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1. Key Information for Kingfisher Class

 

In this section you will find a quick reference guide to your class including your Forest School rotation, letters and uniform requirements. There is also a copy of the welcome booklet for your class - please do refer to it throughout the year because it contains lots of useful information about what to expect in this class, how long homework should take each week, samples of age-appropriate handwriting and more. 

The teaching staff in Kingfisher class are:

 

Miss Jade Fisher

Mrs Jo Head (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Kelly Cornish (Teaching Assistant)

The Welcome Booklet for Kingfisher class is here:

Letters for Kingfisher class can be found here: https://www.bridgewater.herts.sch.uk/year-1-letters/

You can find your child's Forest School Timetable here.

Home Learning

 

Year 1

1. Reading

2. Spelling task

3. Family Learning to include Maths, Literacy and Creative Learning Tasks

 

1. Daily 10 - minutes

2. Daily practise

3. Weekly

Year 1 Spelling List

SRE Curriculum

This year we will continue to teach the children using materials from our new Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) scheme. This new edition of ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ reflects the recent developments in SRE and the Science National Curriculum. This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.

 

All the lessons have a clear structure and are age appropriate. The lesson plans have clear aims and learning outcomes with suggested additional activities and accompanying resources:

 

Year 1: Growing and Caring for Ourselves-

 

Keeping Clean

Growing and Changing

Families and Care

Uniform requirements

A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here. In Year 1, points to note are:

 

Core school uniform No special notes for this class
Bags

1. Book bag with shoulder strap (school logo optional)

2. Drawstring PE bag (school logo optional)

PE / games

Trainers not plimsolls. Football boots may be required for some activities. 

 

 

2. What is going on in Kingfisher class in 2019/20?

 

Your class teacher will update this page at least once per term with photos and information on recent events or activities. 

 

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