Kingstone And Thruxton Primary School


Kingstone, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 9HJ


Welcome to the Year 1 Blog!    

As our new class begin to make the transition from Reception to Year 1, you can follow their activities and fun on our new Class Blog.

On our Year 1 blog you can find out about:                                                                                    

Click on the links above to find out more.

Our blog will be updated weekly to show the super things we have been doing and to help you find out about the things that are coming up too.


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Week Beginning 18.01.21

This week we have been learning about the five different animal groups. We have been drawing animals and finding similarities and differences between them. We read The Princess and the Pea and thought about whether we would notice a pea under our mattress! 

This week we will read a different version of 'The Princess and the Pea'

Week Beginning 11.01.21

We have had such a fun week of learning! We have been making treasure maps, compasses and writing our own directions. We read the Magic Porridge Pot and even made our own porridge using our favourite ingredients! We have also been doing lots of writing about our story and thinking about odd and even numbers.

This week our story is 'The Princess and the Pea'

Week Beginning 04.01.21

This week was not quite what we had planned, but we have still had a wonderful week of learning! We have been doing lots of activities at home and it has been fantastic to see what the children have been getting up to. We have been sharing our favourite stories, going on winter walks and even made shapes using objects around the house! 

This week our story is 'The Magic Porridge Pot' retold by Rosie Dickens

Week Beginning 14.12.20

This week we have had so much fun preparing for Christmas. We had three days of Christmas crafts and were particularly excited about the edible ones! We loved our Christmas carousel in the hall where we got to play lots of games and take pictures. We are also really proud of our Nativity that we hope you all get the chance to watch and enjoy. 

Week Beginning 07.12.2020

This week we have been learning about the Nativity story. We have made our own puppets to use in our Nativity show and made some beautiful angels too. We have had lots of fun pretending to be inn keepers and telling our friends that there is no room in our inn! 

This week our story is 'Stickman' by Julia Donaldson

Week Beginning 30.11.2020

This week we have continued learning about Polar regions. We have had lots of fun making an arctic base camp and pretending to be explorers. We have also been getting festive and decorated our classroom tree. We have made lots of paper chains to decorate the room and even made one that was over eight metres long! 

This week our story is 'The Nativity'


Week Beginning 23.11.20

This week we have been learning about Antarctica. We have been doing some fantastic ice paintings and even made an Arctic camp! We have also been looking at the animals that live in Antarctica and have learned lots of penguin facts. 

This week our story is 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers

Week beginning 16.11.2020

This week have been thinking about the materials are used to make different objects. We have spent time being scientists, classifying and sorting objects by the material they are made from.

.This week our story is 'Cuddly Dudley' by  Jez Alborough

Week beginning 16.11.20

This week has been Opening Minds week and our theme was 'Making Connections'. We have had a great time solving problems, building structures, reaching out to friends and finding out how we are connected to our past.

This week our story is 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister.

Week beginning 9.11.20

This week we have been thinking about animals in Autumn and have found out lots of facts about Owls. We learned a new word to describe animals that come out at night - nocturnal.

We have also made bird feeders to put in our gardens at home and are hoping to have some photographs of the birds enjoying them.

To celebrate bonfire night we made our own fireworks and painting fireworks paintings just like the Henri Matisse did of Paris called 'Celebration Parisienne'.

Next Week

We are excited that next week is our opening minds week. Here are some reminders for our grown ups...

Monday - Poppies on sale for a small donation

Thursday- Wear an item or accessory in PURPLE for our sign-a-long song.



This week our story is 'Can't you Sleep Little Bear?' by Martin Waddell

This video clip has two Little Bear stories for you to listen to and discuss. Click on the link to take you to the story,

Week beginning 19.10.20

We have had a great week finding out about Harvest and also looking for signs of Autumn.  

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

Week beginning 12.10.20

Week beginning 5.10.20

We have had a brilliant week learning about the signs of Autumn. We have been out and about looking for leaves that are changing colour and spotting seeds and berries on the bushes and trees.

This week our story is 'Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me' by Eric Carl.

Things to remember this week... 

  • Please try to fit in a couple of Numbot sessions to practise number skills at home.   Click here for the link  to Numbots. Well done to those who have logged on this week.
  • As the weather turns a little wetter, please remember to send in wellies if you haven't already done so.


Week Beginning 28.9.20

This week our story was 'Someone Bigger' by Jonathan Emmett

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We have had great fun with our topic this week. The children have loved the story of Ginger and have enjoyed telling us about pets they have or would like to have.

We have also enjoyed cooking with apples we collected from the orchard - we made apple crumble and it was delicious! We also spent some time finding out the names of different apples. We were amazed at how different they all looked from each other.                                                              

Things to remember this week... 

We are busy collecting Autumnal objects for our Autumn table - if you go on any Autumn walks, please remember to collect a few cones, conkers or interesting leaves for our display.

  • Monday is our PE day - the children come in dressed for PE on this day (jogging bottoms if it is chilly). 
  • As the days become wetter, remember to send in wellies so that we can still make the most of the outdoors.
  • Remember to send in your child's reading book and reading diary every day.

This week our story is 'Sometimes I like to Curl up in a Ball' by Vicki Churchill.

Week beginning 21.9.20

During this week our story was...


Our Class Challenge!     

The things that the new Year 1 class love to do are...


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