Kingstone And Thruxton Primary School


Kingstone, Hereford, Herefordshire HR2 9HJ


The document below outlines what is taught in Year 1, in each subject, in each half term.

If you would like more information about our curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher who will be happy to provide more information.
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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. 

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Miss Smith and the Year 1 Team

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Week beginning 20.03.23

We had a fantastic trip to Madley Environmental Centre this week! We created natural art, identified different trees and played some lovely games in the woods! We loved being outdoors and learning new facts about plants and trees. 


Week beginning 13.03.23

This week we have continued thinking about plants. We have been making collages of plants and have labelled their different parts. We also thought about some common plants and flowers we might find around our school grounds. We were fantastic at naming lots of them! 

Next week our story is Supertato by Paul Linnet and Sue Hendra

Week beginning 06.03.23

This week we have had lots of fun in the snow! We loved spending time outside drawing in the snow and making snowmen. We thought about reasons why snow melts and the best conditions for it to stick.

Next week our story is The Enormous Turnip

Week beginning 27.02.23

This week we have been exploring seeds. We have been looking closely at flowers and the parts inside of them. We also became artists, completing observational drawings of flowers and crafted our own bunches of flowers. We planted sunflower seeds and are really excited to watch them grow! 

Next week our story is The Runaway Pea by Kjartan Poskitt and Alex Willmore

Week beginning 13.02.23

It has been a very exciting week in Year 1! This week has been 'World of Work Week' across the school where we have been thinking about different professions. We have had visits from the police, the RSPCA, Little Acorns, a farmer and a dance teacher! We have loved hearing about all of the different jobs and asking lots of questions. We have written our own job applications for the future jobs we would like after being inspired by our visitors! 

Next week our story is The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Week beginning 06.02.23

Next week our story is the non-fiction text 'Jobs People Do'. 

Week beginning 30.01.23

This week we have been thinking about the UK and the countries within it. We looked closely at some of the features of England and decided whether they are human or physical. We have also been thinking about the weather and have begun setting up a weather station outdoors. We have been busy making rain gauges and are really excited to check whether our rainfall predictions are correct! 

Next week our book is a non-fiction text about weather. 

Week beginning 23.01.23

This week we have been thinking about day and night. We were thinking about how this happens, and used a globe and torch explore this. We also made shadow puppets and had lots of fun using these! We noticed that when the torch is closer to the puppet, the shadow is bigger. We then realised our shadows must be larger when the sun is closest to the earth!

Next week our story is Lost in the Snow by Ian Beck

Week beginning 16.01.23

This week have been thinking all about space! We had lots of fun building space stations, making rockets and forming moon rocks! We thought about how the planet rotates and how this causes night and day. We also thought about the seasons and demonstrated fantastic co-operation skills when making our seasons posters. 

Next week our story is Penguins Can't Fly by Richard Byrne

Week beginning 09.01.23

This week we became weather forecasters! We have been thinking about how we can describe the weather. We have watched weather forecasts and looked at weather symbols. We did a fantastic job of reporting on the weather in Kingstone!

Next week our story is The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

Week beginning 02.01.23


We have had a fantastic week back after the Christmas holidays! We have been busy hunting for 3-D shapes in our outdoor areas, creating salt paintings and finding Winter words. Our new topic is 'Feeling Frosty' and we have loved getting to know what this will be about!

Next week our story is I Want To Be by Tony Ross

Week beginning 21.11.22

This week we went on a village walk to spot the human and physical features of Kingstone. We had lots of fun, although got a little bit muddy in the puddles! We also thought about cold places when reading our story 'Cuddly Dudley'. We loved using the globe to spot where the hot and cold parts of the world are. 

Next week our story is Oi Frog by Kes Gray

Week beginning 14.11.22

This week we have been learning about the features of our school. We went on a hunt to see what features we could spot. We have also been creating our own pooters to collect minibeasts. We had lots of fun searching around our Year 1 area and managed to find lots of different creatures!

Next week our story is Cuddly Dudley by Jez Alborough

Week beginning 07.11.22


This week we celebrated World Science Day. We had so much fun doing an experiment to see if we could make the biggest bubble in the school! It was great to get some tips from Year 2, and experiment ourselves with different measurements. We have also been learning about Kingstone and whether we live in an urban or rural area. We did lots of thinking about the area and decided it is definitely rural! 

Next week our story is Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfiser

Week beginning 17.10.22

This week we have been doing lots of thinking about measurement. We have been measuring each other using blocks to see how tall we are, deciding which containers will hold the most liquid and have been using stopwatches to measure time. We have also been thinking about Diwali and loved making rangoli suncatchers! We really enjoyed learning about how Diwali is celebrated around the world. 

Week beginning 10.10.22

This week we have been busy making lanterns to help Little Bear! We loved making them colourful and enjoyed testing them to see if they worked. We realised that if we made bigger slits in the sides, they would let out more light! 



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

Week beginning 03.10.22

This week we have been thinking about animal groups in Science. We have been learning how to group animals based on their features. We loved finding out about the different features of each animal and were really shocked that whales and dolphins are mammals! We decided to research this further and discovered some really interesting facts. 

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

Week beginning 26.09.22

This week we have loved our gymnastics lessons! We learnt how to transition between movements and how to point balance. The grownups were really impressed by our balancing skills! We have also been using the laptops in our computing lessons and can use the trackpad to draw pictures! 

Next week our story is Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Week beginning 19.09.22

This week we continued to learn about our bodies by thinking carefully about our senses. We went on a 'sense walk' and discussed the different things we could see, hear, feel and smell. We also did a taste test, where the drinks were hidden and we had to guess what each one was. We had so much fun! 

Next week we are reading non-fiction texts about our bodies and our senses. 

Week beginning 12.09.22

This week we have been thinking about our amazing bodies and all of the things we can do with them! We had so much fun drawing around our friends and labeling our different body parts. We became scientists for an afternoon and tested what we could and could not do with different parts of our bodies. We found out quickly that our toes definitely aren't as good as our fingers at using scissors!

Week beginning 05.09.22


We have had such a super start to the new academic year! We have been busy getting to know each other, catching up with friends and exploring our new classroom. This week we spent lots of time learning how to use the new things in our classroom and making lots of arts and crafts to decorate it. We have been thinking about our new school value 'co-operation' and have demonstrated brilliantly how well we can work as a team!

Next week our story is Funny Bones by Allan Ahlberg

We are so excited to welcome the children into Year 1. We hope you have had a restful and fun-filled break and are ready to hit the ground running! We have got lots of exciting things planned and can't wait to get started!

Please continue to check our blog weekly to keep updated on the things we get up to in Year 1. We will share lots of pictures, stories and information about the learning we do each week. 

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