Kingfishers – Year 1

Welcome to Kingfishers 

We are a Year 1 class.

Our class teacher is Miss Parsons


our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Jackson. 

Y1 topics 2020-21


Our current topic is: Polar Regions Y1

This is what we will be learning about this half term: Year 1 Autumn 2 2020



What a fantastic day at Elf School!

The Kingfisher elves worked very hard and completed all of their elf missions. We enjoyed elf crafts, elf tree decorating, elf dancing and we also watched Arthur Christmas.

Throughout the day, children were given prizes for acts of kindness and for being super! Well done to all of the children who won a prize. Don’t worry if you didn’t, you still have a chance to win special Christmas stickers throughout the rest of the week for being kind Kingfishers. We may even have a little visitor tomorrow – how exciting!

Well done for being fantastic elves!

See you tomorrow,

Elf Parsons, over and out!


Our Prize Winners 















Decorating tree decorations 










Hello Kingfishers,

Well done on fantastic week! We have practised our Christmas show and it is nearly time for us to perform it. You are doing so well!

Next week we continue with our Polar Regions topic, we have already learned so much. Can you remember who Ernest Shackleton is and where he went on his expedition?

On Monday I need the help of all of the Kingfisher elves. We have very important missions to do (and there may be prizes to be won!) So, Kingfisher elves – report for duty!

Have a brilliant weekend,

Miss Parsons (AKA Elf Parsons)




Newsletter – Friday 27th November 

12 Year 1 Newsletter 30.11.20


Newsletter – Friday 20th November 

11 Year 1 Newsletter 23.11.20

Hello Kingfishers,

What an exciting week we have had! Lots of practising our Christmas show (we can’t wait to perform it!)

Next week out topic changes to Polar Regions. We will be learning about lots of new and exciting things (I may even show you a picture of Bodhi in his reindeer antlers – it is very funny!)

Our homework this week is to go on a shape hunt! Go exploring in your house and/or garden and see what shapes you can find! Please do not feel you have to complete the worksheet that has been uploaded via ClassDojo, it is attached as a guide if you would like to complete it or give to you some ideas.

A letter regarding costumes went home today, if your child did not receive one, it is because their costume has been provided by school. Thank you!

Have a brilliant weekend,

Miss Parsons


Newsletter – Friday 13th November 

10 Year 1 Newsletter 16.11.20


Hello Kingfishers,

Next week it is World Nursery Rhyme Week! For homework you are to learn and perform a nursery rhyme. You can take a short video for your ClassDojo portfolio, perform to people in your household or perform it in your class.

We have had a lovely day for Children in Need. Playing Beat the Goalie was so much fun. A big thank you to Mrs Gallers who was our goalie! Thank you so much for your donations.

Next week we will be full steam ahead with our Christmas show. If your child has lines, please practise them at home. If they do not have lines, they are a dancer and will be learning it in school.

Have a brilliant weekend,

Miss Parsons


Newsletter – Friday 6th November 2020

9 Year 1 Newsletter 9.11.20


Walk to School week information

Walk To School Letter Nov 2020



Hi Kingfishers,

What a super first week back we have had. We have done lots of learning from properties of different materials to verbs. You have been amazing!

Next week we continue to learn about our All Around Us topic, as well as lots of other fun activities.

Next week is Walk to School week. We encourage all children to walk to school or park a little further away and walk the rest of the journey. Your child has been given a bookmark, they can bring this to school on Monday where they will receive a sticker for each day of walking. The winning class wins the amazing Golden Shoe award – how exciting!

As well as Walk to School week, we are support Children in Need on Friday 13th November. Your child can come in to school in sports clothes or wearing a football kit for a contribution of £1. Additionally, they can have a go of ‘Beat the Goalie’ for £1. Thank you for your support!

Homework this week is on Purple Mash. Please remember to click ‘hand in’ so that your child’s work can be marked. Thank you!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Parsons



Hello Kingfishers,

Hope you have had a super week! I have enjoyed looking at all of your Autumn pictures and can’t wait to hear about your lovely walks.







Our topic for the next 3 weeks is All Around Us.

Our PE days are still the same; Monday and Thursday each week. Your child will continue to come home in their outdoor PE kit every other week.

See you tomorrow,

Miss Parsons






Please use this link to add yourself to our class.

Once the parent account has been set up you can link your child to your account.


Our class birthday party –




And the winner is…



Autumn/Halloween hat competition – 








Newsletter – Friday 23rd October 

8 Year 1 Newsletter 2.11.20



Hello Kingfishers,

What a fantastic day we have had today! Our class birthday party was amazing and you all looked wonderful in your hats.

I hope you have a fantastic week off school and do lots of lovely activities with your families. Remember to listen to your adults and have lots of fun!

See you soon,

Miss Parsons



Newsletter – Friday 16th October

Y1 newsletter 19.10.2020


Hello Kingfishers,

What a super week to finish our Author topic!

Next week our topic is Weather. We will be looking at the weather in England and all over the world. Let’s hope for some sunshine!

On Friday we will be having a special non-curriculum day. The theme is ‘class birthday party’, how exciting! We will be making party hats, playing party games and most importantly… having FUN!

As well as that, SIPFA have arranged a Design a Hat event. All information is attached here; Design a Hat

Homework –

Our topic this week is weather.  Look at your 2Dos on Purple Mash, write a weather report for a day over the weekend using the Mash Cam.
Or you can draw a picture of the weather for a day over the weekend and a write a weather report.  Ask your grown up to send a photo of it to your teacher on Class Dojo.


Have a fantastic weekend,

Miss Parsons


Newsletter – Friday 9th October 

6 Year 1 Newsletter 12.10.20




Hi Kingfishers,

What an amazing week we have had! You have learned lots about Tom Fletcher and his books – you even became authors and created your own zig-zag book.

Next week we continue to learn about Tom Fletcher and more of his super stories.

Homework –

Homework this week is to design a new front cover for your favourite story book. Don’t forget to include the title, author and a colourful picture. You can design it using ‘Paint’ on Purple Mash or on paper then take a photo and upload it to your child’s profile on ClassDojo.

Thank you to all parents/carers for signing up to ClassDojo!

Have a super weekend,

Miss Parsons




Hello Kingfishers,

We have had a lovely start to October and have been busy bees this week. We have completed our Flight topic and will be moving on to a new topic next week. Our next topic is Author and we will be looking at Tom Fletcher. Do you know any information about him already? Have you read any of his books?

Quick reminder for parents/carers who haven’t already signed up to our class Dojo page. Please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!

Homework – 

For homework this week please practise logging into Purple Mash. Go to your ‘2do’ tab and complete the 2paint designing a rocket task. Add as much detail as possible to make it look interesting. Is your rocket in space? Is it about to set off? What would I see if I was to look out of the window of your rocket?

Have a fantastic weekend,

Miss Parsons


Newsletter – Friday 2nd October 

5 Year 1 Newsletter 5.10.20


Newsletter – Friday 25th September 2020 

4 Year 1 Newsletter 28.9.20



Hi Kingfishers,

What a lovely week we have had. We have made lots of wonderful things from robots to our very own rain gauge.

Next week is our last week of our Flight topic.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend,

Miss Parsons


A special well done to Dylan who won our Roald Dahl writing competition this week. I enjoyed reading about the picnic on the moon, it was fantastic!








Here are some of the Kingfisher robots, how fantastic are they! Well done Kingfishers! 













We made a rain gauge to measure how much rain falls in Autumn. 








Newsletter – Friday 18th September 2020 

3 Year 1 Newsletter 21.9.20



Hello Kingfishers,

Don’t forget it is our writing competition next week. I wonder what you will be writing about?

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Parsons


Newsletter – Friday 11th September 2020 

2 Year 1 Newsletter 14.9.20



Hello Kingfishers,

We have had a fantastic full week as Year 1. You have been wonderful at remembering our new class rules!

Your child will be sent home in their PE kit on a Wednesday. Please return this as soon as possible as we have PE later in the week. Thank you!

Next week we will be continuing with our Flight topic.

Have a lovely weekend and I will see you all on Monday morning.

Miss Parsons




Newsletter – Friday 4th September 2020

1 Year 1 Newsletter 7.9.20



Hi Kingfishers,

What a wonderful week we have had. We have learned all about our class bird and I was so impressed by all of the facts you already knew! It has been lovely getting to know each of you and I hope that you have enjoyed your first week as Year 1.

Our topic next week is Flight.

Have a fantastic weekend,

Miss Parsons


Our classrooms look a little different since we have returned to school, however they are still bright and colourful (and beginning to fill up with our fantastic work!) 


Listen to a special message from your class teacher.

Hi Kingfishers,

I hope that you have had a fantastic summer! I look forward to hearing all of the lovely things that you have been doing.

We return to school on Tuesday 1st September, ready for us to start our journey as Kingfishers together. I am super excited, are you?

Things in our classroom will be a little different to what it was like before we finished school. The desks are laid out differently, but don’t worry, you will still be working alongside your friends and will have free time to choose activities and have a chat. One thing that is very important is that we wash our hands regularly and make sure that we clean them properly (I think you will be fabulous at this!)

During our first week we will be learning about our class bird, do you know any facts about kingfishers that you could share?

You can find out some facts using this link –


Enjoy the rest of your time off. I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Miss Parsons


Reminders for starting Year 1 – 

  • School drop off and pick up times are now staggered to ensure the safety of all children.
  • Book bags and reading books should be sent into school each day. Your child will also have books allocated to them on Bug Club.
  • All of your child’s belongings should have their name on, this includes PE kits, book bags, coats and water bottles.
  • Our PE days are Monday and Thursday each week. Children should have both their indoor and outdoor PE kits in school at all times.



Useful websites

Bug Club –

All children have been allocated books on Bug Club to read. Childrens reading books will be collected in and there are plenty of books available on the children’s accounts on Bug Club that they can read. Their individual log in details are in the front of their reading record books.


Purple Mash –

Children all have their personal log in details in their reading record book for purple mash. The children all know how to navigate purple mash and there are lots of learning resources available.


Oddizzi –

Oddizzi is an e-learning resource and community that immerses children in the real world. There are lots of geography resources available for the children to access at home. Their log in details are in their reading record books.