Kingfishers – Year 1

Welcome to Kingfishers 


We are a Year 1 class.

Our class teacher is Miss Parsons.



Hi Kingfishers,

We have had a fantastic week in class. It was so lovely to see lots of familiar faces!

We took part in Samba Bamba, listened to the wonderful tunes of the Tuba Men and completed lots of crafts. I had so much fun, never mind the children!

I can’t wait to see some new faces next week and we are going to have the best week ever.

See you soon,

Miss Parsons


Hello Kingfishers,

I hope that you enjoyed listening to my message. I had so much fun thinking about all of our memories from this year. What was your favourite thing about being a Kingfisher?

So far this week I have had a fantastic week with some of the children from our class. We have been completing lots of activities all about being a pirate and even had a treasure hunt in our classroom! It was super! I can’t wait to hear what you have been doing at home.


See you soon,

Miss Parsons


P.S. Well done to all of the children logging on to Purple Mash and Bug Club, you have been working so hard!



28 June 2020

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Hi Kingfishers,

This week I have been completing lots of lovely things in school. I have made fridge magnets that are full of sparkles (Bodhi loves them!)

I hope you have had a fantastic week, I am looking forward to seeing lots of you over the next couple of weeks.

Stay safe,

Miss Parsons




Hello Kingfishers,

This morning I have been looking at all of the books you have been reading on Active Learn. Well done to all of the children who are reading lots of exciting new books. This week Enrico has been a reading superstar. What amazing reading, keep it up Enrico!

Miss Parsons



Good afternoon Kingfishers,

I hope you had a fabulous weekend! This week I have been busy planting new flowers, herbs and vegetables in my garden and making sure that Bodhi doesn’t dig them up.

Thursday 18th June is International Picnic Day. Bodhi and I are going to have a picnic in our garden with all of our favourite foods (obviously that’s cocktail sausages for Bodhi!) You could have a picnic in your garden or even in your home if the weather isn’t great. What is your favourite food to eat at a picnic?

Have a wonderful week, I can’t wait to see all of your amazing work on Purple Mash and who’s been reading like a ninja on Active Learn!

Miss Parsons


Here is Bodhi relaxing during one of our walks – he was very tired after chasing his ball!




Hello Kingfishers,

This week I had the pleasure of being in school with our fantastic children! I had a wonderful week, from making crafts to planting tomatoes. Have you done any planting whilst you have been at home?

I have been enjoying reading the Harry Potter books over the last few weeks. I miss listening to you all reading in class! What books are you reading at home?

Stay safe,

Miss Parsons

P.S. Bodhi is being as mischievous as ever!



NASA & SpaceX

In my house I have been doing a mini project about the International Space Station (ISS) for the last two weeks. I was really excited watching for the Dragon shuttle to launch in May and was so disappointed when it was delayed. When it finally launched on 30 May I couldn’t believe how fast it moved! I was wondering how many of you might have been watching it from your homes too?.

Please click here to find out more about the astronauts who are on the ISS.


I have attached some of the things I did in case you want to do some space activities too.

10 things to put in my space rocket worksheet

Space themed maths activities

Back to Earth with a bump ebook





During this uncertain time, we have decided to create a whole school art project to reflect and remember our solidarity, based around the idea of ‘Sailing Through Together’.

To find further information for this, please go to the main noticeboard page on the website.




Hi Kingfishers,

I feel like all I have mentioned over my past few posts is the beautiful weather we have been having. Although it is raining today, I am happy for all of the plants in my garden as they are getting a much needed drink. However Bodhi is already missing sitting outside in the sun!

This week I have enjoyed lots of walking – I have found lots of new places that Bodhi likes and we go exploring early in the morning or later in the evening as the ground is too hot for his paws during the middle of the day. We even had time to meet up with his friend Lola the Cockerpoo!



I hope that you have been remembering to put on your sun cream and a hat, as well as drinking lots of water. Remember to stay hydrated!

Stay safe and remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds (or you could always sing the chorus to our favourite song, George Ezra – Shotgun!)

Miss Parsons



A lovely sunset during one of my walks this week.


Bodhi was very warm on our early morning walk, so he was very sensible and found some shade to rest in. What a good boy!


Hello Kingfishers,

I hope you are having fun in the sun – don’t forget to put your sun cream on!

Lots of you have been logging on to Purple Mash and Active Learn this week. Did you know that I can share your Purple Mash work so that your friends can see it? Just type share or post in the comments section.

Next week it is World Environment Day (Friday 5th June). Can you think of all the things you do to help the environment? We had learned lots about our local environment during our Saving Our World topic before we broke up. Can you remember any of the facts?

Stay safe,

Miss Parsons




Hi Kingfishers,

What wonderful weather we have had whilst we have been off! I have planted lots of new flowers in my garden (Bodhi has enjoyed digging them back up!)

This week Bodhi and I have done lots of walking and exploring new places. We even met up with his friend Meg, they enjoyed chasing each other around in the sun!

Take care,

Miss Parsons





Hello Kingfishers,

This week I celebrated my birthday. I had a lovely day with Bodhi and ate lots of birthday cake! If you have had your birthday whilst we have been off – I hope you had a fabulous day!

I hope you are all well and enjoying time with your families.

Stay safe,

Miss Parsons



Hello Kingfishers,

I hope you have had a wonderful week. The weather this week has been fabulous again – Bodhi has enjoyed playing in the garden and making a mess as usual!

I can’t wait to hear all of the fantastic things you have been doing whilst we have been off. I am missing all of you!

Just remember, you are amazing!!

Miss Parsons



Hello Kingfishers,

Hope you are all well and being fantastic for your grown ups!

I have baked lots of lovely things this week, from delicious cookies to cakes using leftover Easter eggs. Have you been helping your grown ups with the cooking or baking?

This week in school we would be in our second week of learning about Sports People. I have been missing our wonderful PE lessons and practising our sports skills!

Stay safe,

Miss Parsons




Book reviews – 27 April

Two of the suggested English tasks for this week are to read a book review from a teacher and then write your own.

Remember, you can choose any of the books, it doesn’t have to be the review from your teacher! We hope you have fun reading some of our favourite stories.

Miss Parsons- book review of Monsters love underpants

Miss Smith- book review of The bear who shared

Miss Thompson- book review of Wait

Mrs Bosworth- book review of The day the crayons quit

Mrs Mylett- book review of The Enormous Crocodile

Mrs Oasgood- book review of There’s a monster in your book



Hello Kingfishers,

This week the weather has been glorious! Bodhi and I have enjoyed lots of walks (Bodhi even had a paddle in a lake!) I have also been doing lots of colouring of dinosaurs, disney characters and a multi-coloured rainbow for my window!

I hope that you have been having lots of fun at home and enjoying some sunshine. Lots of you have been logging on to Active Learn and reading new books. Next week your English work is to write a book review, I wonder what books you will all write about. I’ve been reading Harry Potter again, I’m now up to my favourite one – The Goblet of Fire!

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. You will have grown lots since the last time I saw you, when we next see each other you may be as tall as me!

Miss Parsons


Here is a picture of Bodhi on his adventure through the deep, dark woods. Hope we don’t bump into the Gruffalo!





What a lovely day!

Hi Kingfishers,

I hope all of you are staying safe and helping your grown ups whilst you’re at home. I have received photographs of fantastic rainbow pictures in our school’s area, they are wonderful and made me smile!

Well done to the children who have completed work and handed it in using Purple Mash, it is lovely to see work that you have completed and you continue to make me proud.

With all of you being at home, I haven’t had a chance to tell you any new ‘Bodhi stories of the day’ – so here is a picture of Bodhi enjoying some time in the sun to cheer you up. He is being as mischievous as ever and still hiding socks in the garden!

Stay safe Kingfishers and don’t forget to wash your hands!

Miss Parsons



Hello Kingfishers!

First of all I would like to say a massive Well Done to all of the children for being super in such uncertain times. Not only did they adapt quickly to new school life, but they did so whilst keeping big smiles on their faces!

For now, I hope you are all being super for your grown ups (I know you will be). I can’t wait to hear what you have been doing and see how much you have all grown.

I hope you are enjoying spending time with your families and are completing lots of fun activities!

Each week we have been putting a newsletter and home learning links on the website. Please go to the home learning tab to find activities to complete and find out what we would have been doing in school.

Sending you all a big smiley face!

Miss Parsons

Topic List

Year 1 Topic List 2019-2020


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.