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Year 1 - Kingfisher

1. Key Information for Kingfisher Class


In this section you will find a quick reference guide to your class including your Forest School and Wheelie Wednesday 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. 

Your teachers in Kingfisher class are:


Miss Katie Burrows

Mrs Jo Head

Mrs Kelly Cornish

The Welcome Booklet for Kingfisher class is here:

Letters for Kingfisher class can be found here:

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

Wheelie Wednesday

Wheelie Wednesday will continue in summer term, where there will be sessions for years 1-5.


When it is your child’s class turn they will be able to bring to school either a bike, scooter or roller skates to play on at lunchtime, supervised by staff and parent volunteers. We must insist that if they are playing on any kind of wheels at lunchtime then they must wear a cycling helmet and for skating, knee and wrist protectors.


As before, we will have to review the event week by week as the weather changes. As standard we propose that the children will be able to ride their bikes on the field whilst skating and scooting will take place on the astro.

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

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

Year 1 Spelling List

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

1. Small book bag with shoulder strap (school logo optional)

2. Drawstring PE bag (school logo optional)

Please note - Rucksacks should only be brought in for kit/equipment for lunchtime or after-school clubs.

PE / games

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



2. What is going on in Kingfisher class?


Year 1 recently visited Whipsnade zoo as part of our WOW day for our 'Amazing Animals' topic. We took part in a 'Fur, Feathers and Scales' workshop where we learned about how to group a range of animals into different categories. We were able to explore donated artefacts and some of us even touched a real snake named Sausage! In class at the moment, we are currently in the process of writing a recount, using our time words to order the events that took place throughout the day, including our favourite 'best bits'.


Below are some pictures of the fun we had!