Kingstone And Thruxton Primary School

ACHIEVING SUCCESS TOGETHER

Kingstone, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 9HJ

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Welcome to the Year 1 Blog! 

   

Have a look at the photographs below to see some of the things we like to do in Year 1 at Kingstone and Thruxton! 

                                                                                 

 

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 20.06.22

 

We have been making the most of the sunshine in Year 1! We have spent lots of time outdoors building dens to protect us from the sun and making 'chocolate ice creams' in our mud kitchen to keep us cool! In our topic work we have been learning about Ellie Simmonds and thinking about the people that inspire us. We have been playing our own competitive games and have been thinking about fair play and winning/losing respectfully!

Next week our story is Kicking a Ball by Allan Ahlberg

Week beginning 13.06.22

 

This week we have been thinking about animal groups and the different things they eat. We looked at some of our favourite animals and found out if they are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. We can tell you what each of these groups eat and name some different animals in them. We did a super job or sorting the animals based on their diets. We have also been exploring shadows as part of our Art. We chose an animal and drew around their shadows. It was much trickier than we thought it would be! 

Week beginning 16.05.22

We have had a busy and fun filled week in Year 1! On Tuesday we had our 'Fairytale Fanatic Event' where the children came dressed as their favourite characters from the stories we have read this term! We had so much fun showing off our costumes and doing lots of different activities based on our books. From princess' to bears, to even a pea, we all looked brilliant in our costumes!

Week beginning 09.05.22

This week we have been exploring mandala art alongside our story 'Anansi and the Magic Pot'. The children used q tips to create their own mandala art and were really proud of the results!  

 

 

Next week our story is Jack and the Beanstalk

Week beginning 25.04.22

This week we have had so much fun reading The Magic Porridge Pot. We have been writing recipes, making our very own porridge and deciding whether we thought it was yummy or not yummy! Lots of us agreed that we enjoyed eating our porridge. We have also been getting a little messy and sticky in our tuff tray, exploring porridge outs and lots of different 'ingredients'!

Next week our story is The Magic Porridge Pot

Welcome to Summer Half-Term!

 

This half-term our topic is 'Far, Far Away' and we are going to be exploring lots of traditional tales and comparing different versions of our favourite stories. 

 

Week beginning 04.04.22

This week we had a very special visit from a park ranger! We got to meet so many of his animal friends and loved learning about them and seeing them close up. We were also busy making music in Year 1, learning how to play different instruments and using our voices to make different sounds!

 

Week beginning 28.03.22

This week we read 'The Enormous Turnip' and have been doing lots of thinking about fruit and vegetables. We have loved selling fruit and vegetables at our shop, chopping and washing vegetables and making shopping lists! 

Next week our story is Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell

Week beginning 21.03.22

This week we have been thinking about plants and have been learning about the common plants we might see in England. We took a walk around our school grounds to see which ones we could spot and were surprised by how many we found! We have also been busy preparing for Mother's Day, making cards and thinking about how we can make it extra special for our mum's! 

Next week our story is The Enormous Turnip

Week beginning 14.03.22

This week has been Science week and we have been doing lots of Science learning! We have been busy junk modelling the stages of the butterfly's life cycle, making bark art and planting seeds. We have been really interested in how seeds grow and are excited to watch our very own grow! 

Next week our story is The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Week beginning 07.03.22

This week we have been thinking about life cycles and have been learning about butterflies. We can tell you lots of information and are really looking forward to junk modelling the four stages of a butterfly's life cycle next week! We have also enjoyed spending time outdoors and have been looking for any signs of Spring. We loved collecting natural objects and spotting the first flowering plants!

 

Next week we are reading a non-fiction book called 'Life Cycle of a Butterfly'

Week beginning 28.02.22

We have had a very exciting week in Year 1! For World Book Day we received a special present. It was wrapped up and we were all wondering what it could be! When we opened it we found a copy of  'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We were all very excited to share the story, especially because we were all dressed in brightly coloured tops just like the crayons! This week we also got a visit from a wildlife specialist, who taught us so much about plants and trees!

Next week our story is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carl

Week beginning 14.02.22

This week has been 'Opening Minds' week across the school. Each term, the whole school takes part in activities and are given new and exciting opportunities that they may not usually experience in school or at home. This term our opening minds week was 'Thank you for the Music'. We had so much fun taking part in the musical workshops and listening to representatives from the Swan Orchestra! We were particularly excited about performing our dance routine to 'Footloose'!

Next week our story is 'The Very Quiet Cricket' by Eric Carl

Week beginning 07.02.22

 

This week Year 1 have been working on their co-operation skills. We have been playing lots of games where we need to work as a team. The children were fantastic at working together and sharing their ideas. We have also been so proud of our maths work this week! We have been writing our own sums and have been doing lots of problem solving. 

Week beginning 31.01.22

This week we have loved learning all about cars and how they  have changed over the years. We were excellent at comparing the old and new cars and decided it was definitely more safer to travel now! We have also been busy detectives outside, hunting for the words Fred the frog had sneakily hidden from us!

Next week our story is Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

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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