Kingfishers – Year 1

Welcome to Kingfishers Class Page

We are a Year 1 class

Our class teacher is Miss Parsons





Hello Kingfishers,


What a lovely time we have had over the past few weeks! From planting bulbs at Sudley House to visiting Liverpool Hope University for a fun phonics morning.


We also had a visit from a lady who came to talk to us about road safety. We think it is very important as the nights get darker to remember all of things we can do to make sure that we are seen if we are riding our bikes or scooters. Ask your child what they need for a safe journey, I know they will remember!


Bulb planting at Sudley House




Safety first!



Hello Kingfishers, 

We have reached the end of our first half-term as big Year 1 children. You have all been fantastic and I can’t wait for what is to come before Christmas. Well done!


When we return to school, our topic will be Space. We will be looking at the different planets and even aliens that love underpants! If any parents or carers have any knowledge or skills surrounding space, then please let me know. Thank you!


Have a brilliant week,

Miss Parsons


The Animal Lady Visit 








The Gruffalo Finger Puppets





Hello Kingfishers, 

What a wonderful week we have had!

We have completed lots of fun science activities for our non-curriculum day and discovered how electricity flows, how some creatures can walk on water and even how to make our very own rainbow. It was very exciting!

Next week our topic changes to The Gruffalo. We will be learning all about the characters in the story, creating a story map and creating brilliant art work.


Have a super weekend,

Miss Parsons



Making a circuit 




Investigating water tension 



Creating a rainbow


We visit our school library every Monday, please make sure your child has their reading book in school with them to ensure they can select a new one.


We now have P.E every Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has both their indoor and outdoor kit with them in school at all times, as the weather is getting colder we will be starting to wear outdoor P.E kids for any outdoor P.E sessions. The children also have a gymnastics session on a Wednesday afternoon and will be sent home in their outdoor P.E kits. Please return their kit to school the following day.


Spelling books and spellings will be given out each Monday and need to be returned to school each Friday. This will start on Monday 24th September. 

If your child already knows how to spell the words given, then please concentrate on letters being formed correctly, sitting on the line and starting each letter at the correct point.


Homework files will be given out on Friday 21st September with your child’s first piece of homework in. Each Friday your child will be given a piece of homework alternating between Maths and English which you will find on the back of the newsletter. This should be completed in pencil and be kept in their homework file. Guidelines of how to mark your child’s homework and resources to support them are at the front of your child’s file. Homework does not need to be returned to school until Wednesday 5th December. 


Enjoying a walk around our playground to keep us fit and healthy!


Measuring Autumn rainfall with our homemade rain gauge!

Hello Kingfishers!

What an exciting week we have had, from making rain gauges to creating our very own hot air balloons.

Next week we will be carrying on with our topic of Airport and will be looking at the history of flight.

After school clubs start next week and I am sure that you are all very excited!

If your child is attending Dance club, please make sure that they have a spare set of clothes to change into for the session.

Have a brilliant weekend,

Miss Parsons

Welcome back! 

We have had an amazing first week, the new Kingfishers have settled in to our new classroom and have enjoyed being in Year 1.

Next week our topic is Airport. We will be learning all about different types of air travel and even have an airport set up in our classroom!

All Bug Club books have now been changed and I am looking forward to seeing who has been reading.

Have a super weekend,

Miss Parsons


Important information for this year

  • Please bring in both outdoor and indoor P.E kits in the same bag

  • Make sure that your book bag is in everyday and your name is on all of your belongings

  • Spellings and spelling books will be given out each Monday and must be returned to school each Friday

  • Homework will be given out each Friday and must be returned to school by the following Tuesday


Topic Dates Year 1 2018-2019

I am looking forward to seeing you again in September. Have a lovely summer!

Best wishes

Miss Parsons

Purple Mash

Magic Key Adventures – Lots of fun and games while learning about words and writing.