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Kings Hill Primary School

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Year One

Welcome to Giraffe Class!

Our teacher is Miss Heard and our teaching assistants are Miss Winterbottom and Mrs Cook.


Welcome to Zebra Class!

Our teacher is Miss Chatfield  and our teaching assistants are Miss Dwyer and Mrs Austin,


Summer Term

Our topics this term are ‘down the bottom of my garden’ in Term 5 and ‘I do like to be beside the seaside’ in Term 6.

Our theme in English this term is fantasy stories. We are reading ‘The Enchanted Wood.’ This term we will be focusing on developing the children’s writing so that they are using punctuation confidently and we will also be continuing with our SPAG focusses. Within this focus we learn about using prefixes, suffixes and plurals. We also want them to be including lots of description when they are writing, talking about their feelings and using different types of connectives.

In term 6 we will be reading ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ series. There are several books within this series all with a common theme, the characters stay the same however they experience different problems along the way.

 In Maths we are continuing to look at place value, using tens and ones to partition numbers and then we will be revisiting addition and subtraction. Within this we will be using number lines to jump forwards and backwards and even progressing onto using a blank number line!

 For the next two terms we will be learning all about plants in Science, so lots of exploring our outside area, including our ‘Grand Get Out and Garden Day’ that we are very excited about.

In Geography we will be looking at our local area and thinking about how we can improve it.

In term 6 we will be starting a new design technology topic which runs alongside ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ stories. Within this topic we will be designing and making all sorts of different foods to have for a yummy picnic!

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Curriculum newsletters

Terms 1 and 2 curriculum newsletter

Terms 3 and 4 curriculum newsletter

Terms 5 and 6 curriculum newsletter

Weekly Learning Letters

Transition in to Year 1

The curriculum and learning time in Year 1 is quite different compared to Reception and we have a planned transition to make this as smooth and easy for the children. For the first half term we will mirror the learning style of Reception so your child will still have challenge time but there will more expectations with how the children record their work. The children will have different books for different subjects which is a change from Reception. As the year progresses, the lesson structure will become a little more formal in line with key stage 1 expectations.

English in Year One

Reading in Year One

Similar to Reception, children will be listened to on a weekly basis in a guided reading group. This guided reading session is timetabled to enable the children to access a different English based activity everyday e.g. a comprehension activity or a  Spelling, Punctuation and/or Grammar (SPaG) related piece of work.

Continuing from Reception, we will teach a daily, whole-class phonics session. This will be where we recap previous sounds and learn new grapheme, phoneme correspondences. In Year One there is an emphasis on the children being able to decode 'pseudo' words as well as 'real' words. This is due to the statutory assessment that takes place in June. English lessons will be based around termly 'key texts' so that the children really get to explore a variety of fiction and non-fiction books throughout the year.

Writing and SPaG in Year One

Throughout Year 1, children will have the opportunities to learn and practice the key skills of writing. By the end of Year 1 we would like all children to be able to compose an individual sentence both orally and then write them down using capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks to show when a sentence finishes. During Year 1, the children will be taught a range of spelling patterns and we would like them to start spelling these correctly in their independent work. We encourage children to make a phonetically-plausible attempt at those words they have not be taught.

Maths in Year One

Our curriculum map outlines our maths learning throughout the year. In regards to number, children will be taught to count to and across 100 in multiples of 2's, 5's and 10's as well as becoming fluent with number bonds to 20 including their related subtraction facts. During Year 1 the children will also be introduced to halves and quarters of shapes and objects and relating these to their decimal forms. In measures, children will be encouraged to use mathematical vocabulary to compare, describe and solve practical problems. They will tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw hands on the clock to show these times. They will learn to name and recognise the properties of common 3D and 2D shapes.

Have a look at what we have been learning in Year One!