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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 our topic is called 'Spring Into Life'.

During the topic we will be:

  • Finding out about life cycles.Image result for Spring scenery
  • Looking for signs of Spring.
  • Growing our own vegetables and plants.
  • Caring for our raised bed.
  • Finding out about Spring jobs on the farm.
  • Making observational drawing of spring plants.
  • Naming and labelling the parts of a flower.Image result for Bunnies
  • Finding out about blossom and it's importance in the life cycle of fruit trees.
  • Researching the traditions of Spring. 
  • Having pancake races.
  • Having a go at country dancing.


We will be reading some great stories including:See the source image

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Coming up this term....


Opening Minds Week is just around the corner (February). The theme for the week is 'Come to the Oscars' and we will be taking the opportunity to find out about ways to make our own puppets, animations, take photographs and celebrate lots of different media.


This will include:

  • Finding out about animations and creating our own.
  • Watching a puppet theatre performance.
  • Making puppets.


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 Tuesday and Wednesday. We will be focusing on team games and dance 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.