Kingfishers – Year 1

Welcome to Kingfishers 


We are a Year 1 class.

Our class teacher is Miss Parsons.

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.


Twinkl –

Twinkl are taking steps to support continued learning at home, by offering the teachers and parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month and possibly longer depending on closures. Twinkl is a fantastic website which provides resources for all subjects in all age ranges. They have created packs for parents to download and share during this time.

Use code CVDTWINKLHELPS for free access.


Phonics play –

This is a site dedicated to phonics. A lot of parents already know what phonics phase their child is on, however if you do not you can select each phase and read them through with your children. You will be able to easily identify where they are working at and try and push them onto the next stage. Please make sure you consolidate their learning first before moving onto the next phase.

Phonics is just one of the many components to help children with their reading and writing. Keep on reading as much as you can with the children as this makes a huge difference.

Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe. To access the resources all you need to do is log on using the following details.

Username: march20
Password: home


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.


Mental health at home Over the next few weeks we will all experience extra pressures that will affect how we think and feel. It’s important to recognise that all of us have mental health and, just like our physical health, at this time it’s important to look after it. On page 5 of this booklet there is a checklist of little activities to complete.

Primary Schools’ Wellbeing Booklet


What a lovely first term we have had as Kingfishers!

We have learned about so much, from The Gruffalo to the Polar Regions. We have had a fantastic first term learning lots of new information and skills (and we even managed to have a little fun along the way!)

Well done to all of the children for a fantastic Christmas Show. You were amazing and should be very proud!

Thank you to all of the parents/carers for such lovely gifts, I really appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness.


We return to School on Monday 6th January. Our new topic will be learning about Jamie Garcia and why she is important. We also have a nice surprise on Friday afternoon, as we have a theatre performance of Jack and the Beanstalk to watch. Lucky us!


I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break and do lots of fun things (and some time to relax!) I look forward to hearing all of your exciting news.

Happy Christmas Kingfishers,

Miss Parsons

Things to remember – 

  • Please return your child’s indoor and outdoor PE kit, we resume PE lessons during the first week back

  • If your child has any new belongings, please write their name clearly on the label

  • Don’t forget to send your child’s reading book in with them every day! The children don’t have set days to read on, so they need it with them at all times.



Reindeer Visit




The Kingfishers enjoyed investigating and testing different materials during our Science lesson. During this lesson the children tested a range of materials for which one was the most waterproof (we were trying to keep the Lego person in the plastic cup nice and dry!)


We have been looking at the different ways that the Kingfishers travel to school. The children were able to name the least and most popular ways of travelling.

Anyone but the Parents morning

Thank you to all the family and friends that came to our Anyone but the Parents morning. The Kingfishers had lots of fun and enjoyed showing you our classroom and what we have been learning about!



Science Investigations

Using bubbles to test the speed of the wind and look at the direction it is travelling in.




This week we have continued to learn about all things Airport.

We have found out lots of information about the Wright Brothers and even tested our own paper aeroplanes. It was so much fun!

Reading books have gone home with your child this weekend. Please read with your child as regularly as possible! If you have any queries regarding your child’s reading book, write it on a post it note and pop it in their reading record! Thank you.


On Monday we have our first non-curriculum day. The theme for this day is ‘Story’. Our class will be looking at The Snail and The Whale, written by Julia Donaldson. We will be looking at why keeping the oceans clean is important for sea creatures and creating our very own whale dance. Watch this space for pictures of our fantastic day!



Our PE days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has both their indoor and outdoor PE kit with them each day, with their names in all items.



What a lovely start we have had to our year as Kingfishers!

The children have loved learning about our class bird and created kingfishers of their own to brighten up our classroom.

Keep checking our page to find out what we have been doing!


Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Parsons



Welcome to the parents and children of Kingfishers class!


School starts on Monday 2nd September at 8:50am.

Our ‘Meet the Teacher’ session is on Thursday 5th September at 2:30pm. You will find out what goes on throughout the year and also have the chance to ask any questions about Year 1.

Our first topic is learning about our class bird, The Kingfisher. We look at this topic for 1 week before moving on to learning about air travel and airports.


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


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


Best wishes

Miss Parsons


General Information

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

  • Homework is given out on a Friday. This should be marked by an adult and kept in the blue homework file. Homework is returned to school at the end of each term. We have a homework celebration each term to celebrate the hard work that the children put in at home.

  • Our PE days are Monday and Friday. The children also have gymnastics on a Wednesday afternoon and will be sent home in their PE kits. Please make sure that your child returns their PE kit the next day.

  • Reading books should be brought into school each day.


We look at a range of topics throughout the year, from Space to The Rainforest. Our topic list can be downloaded below.



Cookery sessions-Autumn term

Every Wednesday afternoon your child takes part in a Healthy Food and Nutrition session. During this session each week the class is divided in two, 15 children researching and writing about the dish they are going to make and the other half of the class making and tasting the dish. These sessions are a great way for children to understand where food comes from, how it is prepared and perhaps try ingredients for the first time. Mrs Haake and Mrs Dow lead these sessions. All ingredients will be provided by school.

We are seeking permission again from you for your child to take part in these activities during Autumn Term and will send a consent letter in September. We would appreciate it being returned as soon as possible. Many thanks.