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Kingstone & Thruxton Primary School

Kingstone & Thruxton Primary School

Year 1

A warm welcome to the Year 1 page!

The Year 1 Team are:

Mrs Pascoe - Class Teacher and Deputy Head of Primary

Mrs Thomson - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Talbot - Teaching Assistant



In Year 1 we provide a broad and balanced set of practical and meaningful opportunities to make learning fun and exciting for all our 30 super learners.

Our Learning Challenges

This half term we are thinking about 'Fire and Ice'.Image result for fire and ice


During the topic we will be:

  • Finding out about different materials.
  • Observing changes to materials when they are heated or cooled.
  • Finding out about the Polar Regions.
  • Making the most of the cold and wintry weather by going on frosty walks.
  • Finding out about the sun and how it helps our planet.

We will be reading some great stories including:


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Coming up this term....


Opening Minds Week is just around the corner (12th - 16th November). The theme for the week is 'Light Up The Night' and we will be taking the opportunity to find out about different way to light up the dark skies.


This will include:Image result for Trees and Stars at Night

  • Finding out about stars and space.
  • Watching a glow juggler perform.
  • Making lanterns.
  • Finding out about different types of light.

We can't wait  to have our Christmas Crafternoon on 6th December. We hope to have lots of parent volunteers to help us make all sorts of Christmas decorations and crafts. 


We are also looking forward to our visit to the Theatre on the 18th December.


Keep checking our page to see photographs of the things we have been doing.


Year 1 Information




Our reading diaries should be in school every day so they can be checked by Mrs Pascoe, Mrs Talbot or Mrs Thomson, so please feel free to add any comments or concerns. It is important that children are listened to on a daily basis, comments from the listener should be recorded in your child’s diary. 


This term the children will take part in P.E sessions on Monday and Thursday, we will be focusing on ball skills and gymnastics this half term. Please could you send your child to school with a full P.E kit each week. Please can I remind you that children should wear black shorts/joggers, pumps and a white t-shirt preferably with the school logo on it.


Year 1 will be going swimming in the  Summer Term.

Forest School

Year 1 will be very pleased to know they will be doing forest school in the Summer term. This will take place on Mondays. Children may come into school in their forest school clothes ready to begin after break. Beware they are likely to get a little muddy! In forest school children will be putting all the things we are learning into action, such as creating and using maps, birdwatching, making bird tables/feeders, mini-beast bug hotels and much more!



We set homework on Education City weekly (on Fridays), children have an updated login on the inside of their reading diaries. Please let me know if you are having any problems logging on. There is also an optional homework linked to our topics, it would be great to see you all having a go at home and bringing things in to share with your peers.