Kingstone And Thruxton Primary School


Kingstone, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 9HJ


Welcome to the Year 1 Blog!    

We are very busy preparing the Year 1 classroom for September. Have a look at the photographs below to see your new class and the things we like to do in Year 1.  


The Year 1 team wish all of the children and their families a fun-filled, happy and safe Summer holiday.

Remember to have a look on Seesaw for some Summer skills activities. 

We can't wait to see you all in September!


Our Class Blog will be updated every week to ensure that you can see what we have been getting up to and find out about upcoming events. 

On our Year 1 blog you can find out about:                                                                                    

Click on the links above to find out more.


Miss Smith and the Year 1 Team

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Week beginning 17.01.22

The infant phase at Kingstone had a very special visit this week from a Police Community Support Officer. We learned lots about the police and how they keep us safe. We got to have a look in the police van and even heard the sirens! In other parts of our learning we have been thinking about directions and have loved using the compasses to find North, South, East and West! We have been thinking about how to give directions and are beginning to look at maps. 

Next week our story is 'Mr Gumpy's Motor Car' by John Burningham

Week beginning 10.01.22

This week we have been learning all about birds! We found out what features all birds have and went bird spotting outside. We also made bird feeders for our bird friends to keep them well fed over Winter! We have loved looking at the frost and ice this week and have been wondering if it is going to snow soon! 

Next week our story is 'Mr Gumpy's Outing' by John Burningham 

Week beginning 03.01.22

We have had so much fun settling back into school and have loved seeing our friends again! This week we read 'Lets go home, Little Bear' by Martin Waddell and we did lots of thinking about the animals in our story. We wondered what kind of animals bears are and found out that they are mammals! We have now begun making our very own animal fact books that we are so excited to share with everyone once they are finished! 

Next week our story is 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'

Welcome to Spring Half-Term! 

I hope you have all had a restful and fun-filled Christmas break. We have so many exciting things planned for the New Year and I hope you're as excited as I am to get stuck in! 

Our new topic is 'Beneath my Feet' and we will be doing lots of thinking about Britain and holiday destinations. We will also be thinking about transport and how travel has changed over the years.

Week beginning 06.12.21

This week we have continued thinking about polar regions and have been learning about the explorer Robert Falcon Scott. We loved finding out about his expedition to the South Pole and were very disappointed to find out he wasn't the first to get there! We have continued thinking about journeys when using the Beebots and really enjoyed giving them instructions to follow. 

Next week our story is The Nativity

Week beginning 29.11.21

This week we have been thinking about continents and the hot and cold parts of the world. We looked at globes and atlas' and worked out where we were on a map. We have also been thinking about different materials and have been busy sorting materials based on their properties. We were able to think of lots of super describing words. 

Next week our story is 'Cuddly Dudley' by Jez Alborough

Week beginning 22.11.21

This week we have loved learning about the sun, moon and stars. We have found our non-fiction text so interesting and have been asking so many questions about space. We have been busy constructing space stations, junk modelling rockets and making moon rocks. We have particularly enjoyed researching our own interests about space and creating fact files to share our knowledge with others. 

Next week our story is 'Princess and the Pea'

Week beginning 15.11.21

This week we have been learning about minibeasts and creepy crawlies! We have loved going on bug hunts and making our worm fact files. We can tell you lots of things about what worms eat, the way they move and the different things their bodies do! We have also been busy making bug hotels and exploring the structure of insects in our tuff tray. 

Next week our story is 'Sun, Moon and Stars by Stephanie Turnball and Zoe Wray

Week beginning 08.11.21

We have had a super week after returning from our half term break. This week we did lots of thinking about Remembrance Day. We found out about why we wear a poppy and attended the Remembrance Service at school. We made our own poppies and wrote a thank you letter to the soldiers who have kept us safe.

Next week our story is 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson

Week beginning 18.10.21

This week we have been busy making our own broomsticks, wands, potions and witches hats! We have been doing lots of activities based on our story 'Room on the Broom' and have loved it all! We have also been thinking about our bodies in Science. We labelled our own bodies and looked at what we have on the inside and outside! 

Week beginning 11.10.21

This week we have loved our story Supertato! We made our own Supertatoes and helped trap the evil peas! We have also been thinking about our own super powers and what makes us special. We did lots of talking about the people who love us and what makes us unique. 

Next week our story is 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson

Week beginning 04.10.21


This week we have continued to think about woodland animals. We have been learning about animals that hibernate and nocturnal animals. We have also been really busy in the orchard picking apples. We washed them, chopped them up and used a juicer to make our own apple juice! 

Next week our story is 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra

Week beginning 27.09.21

This week we have continued learning about nocturnal animals. We looked closely at the key features of owls and even made our own out of clay! We have also begun thinking about woodland animals and habitats. 

Next week our story is...'Wide-Awake Hedgehog' by Rosie Wellesley

Week beginning 20.09.21

We have had a super week of learning. We did lots of thinking about owls and nocturnal animals. We made our own natural art collages and created lots of owl crafts!

Week beginning 13.09.21

This week we won Good Choice Gordon for our brilliant behaviour around the school! We were really excited and had lots of fun playing with him. We have had a busy week, learning, playing and having fun with each other! We particularly enjoyed our class story, 'Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?' and have been making our own lanterns and caves! 

Next week our story is 'Owl Babies' by Martin Wadell

Week beginning 06.09.21

We have settled into Year 1 so well and have had so much fun getting to know our new surroundings. It was wonderful to see each other again after the Summer holidays! This week we have spent time finding out about our interests, sharing our Summer stories and learning how to use our new resources. It has been such a super week and I know we are all looking forward to the rest of our time in Year 1.

Next week our story is 'Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?' by Martin Waddell

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