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Kings Hill School Primary & Nursery

Inspired to believe, Inspired to achieve

Year One

Welcome to Meerkat Class

Our teacher is Miss Winterbottom Our teaching assistant is Mrs Johnson.




Welcome to Lemur Class

Our teacher is Mrs Clayton and our teaching assistant is Mrs Hudson.



Spring Term  2024

Welcome to Year 1. We hope you had a lovely break and we are looking forward to a hard-working and fun term with you all. 

Below is an outline of the learning that will take place this term.



  • To use phonics to decode words
  • To read with prosody
  • To answer specific questions about a text
  • Use images from a text to infer and to make predictions
  • To read tricky words 


  • Use capital letters, exclamation marks and full stops correctly.
  • Write simple sentences
  • Sound talk my words before writing them
  • Identify nouns and adjectives
  • Use nouns and adjectives in sentences
  • Using suffixes correctly and being aware of how to spell these words
  • Continue to use ‘and‘ and ‘because’ to add greater detail.
  • Continue to develop letter formation 


  • To recall the phase 5 digraphs taught this term
  • To decode, read and spell words with these digraphs in. 



  • Counting forwards and backwards from 0 to 100.
  • Compare and order numbers by stating which is the greatest and which is the smallest
  • Start to count forwards in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Partition 2 digit numbers within 100 using dienes and other manipulatives
  • To compare, describe and solve practical problems involving height, length, mass and weight.



  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals



  • To understand changes within living memory.
  • To be able to identify the similarities and differences between old and new toys.
  • To be able to describe toys.
  • To understand that museums are important and help us find out about the past.
  • To understand the progress in toys over time focussing on technology and materials.


 MusicMusical Conversations and the Sea

  • Sing a simple singing game, adding actions to show a developing sense of beat. 
  • Improvise question-and-answer conversations using percussion instruments.
  • Listen actively by responding to musical signals and musical themes using appropriate movement.
  • Create a musical movement picture. 
  • Improvise, using their instrument, to a given stimulus.
  • Compose musical sound effects and short sequences of sounds in response to a stimulus.
  • Recognise how graphic symbols can represent sound.
  • Create, interpret, and perform simple graphic scores.



  • To use similar coloured paints to create different tones and shades.
  • To control a paintbrush to create a piece of art.
  • To mix colours together to create other colours.
  • To draw a portrait using the correct shapes. 



  • To learn how to use a keyboard to write.
  • To add and remove text.
  • To explore the toolbar.
  • To make changes to text.



  • To learn how to keep ourselves healthy.
  • To know how to make healthy choices.
  • To know why keeping clean and healthy is important.
  • To know the rules of the road and how to keep safe when crossing.



  • To recognise that sacred texts contain stories which are special to many people and should be treated with respect.
  • To suggest the meaning of stories from the Bible and the Qur’an.





  • To travel in different ways.
  • To hold positions on large and small body parts.
  • To link balances and travelling actions together.



  • To be able to copy movements and generate own ideas based on toys.


Year 1 have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please can children wear their PE kit in to school on those days and earrings are not to be taken out. 

For more information on our remote learning offer for those of you learning at home, please click here 

Click here for the reading, writing and maths expectations in Year 1

For more information on the learning taking place this term, please see the Year 1 curriculum map below.


As well as accessing our broad curriculum, our pupil offer outlines the additional opportunities your child will have whilst in Year 1

Curriculum Maps

Term 1 Curriculum Map

Term 2 Curriculum Map 

Term 3 Curriculum Map

Term 4 Curriculum Map

Term 5 Curriculum Map

Term 6 Curriculum Map


Class Timetable

Year 1 Class Timetable

Homework in Year 1

Daily Reading

We encourage all children to read at home daily and a note to be written in their reading record book. If the school book has been completed then please read and share any other books or comics that you have at home. These can also be record in the reading record and count towards the number of daily reads. School books will be changed on Monday and Thursday


Every Friday we will send home a phonics book with the sounds we have learnt during the week. 
Please practise these with your child at home and see if they can come up with any other words that have these sounds in. Please ensure that the phonics books are returned by Thursday the following week so new sounds can be given. 


We suggest working on Numbots for 15 minutes a week, however, you can do more should you wish. Specific work isn't set on Numbots, Children will work through the activities at their own pace. This is an online maths game that can be accesses on tablets, ipads and desktops. Log-ins will be sent out to all children in the first week of Year 1.