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Keinton Mandeville

Kingfisher Class 2023 - 2024

Weekly Homework Expectations for Year 1


Read 3 x weekly (more is always encouraged please) – This is not linked to Golden Time but children will be individually rewarded with house points for their efforts in Reading.

Reading Diaries will be checked daily with house points awarded on Fridays.


Please feel free to speak to Mrs Kretz or Mrs Bird if you have any questions/concerns regarding homework. Thank you all for your continued support!


Spring 1 - Kings and Queens


Click here to see the Medium Term plans for this half term.

Click here to see the homework for this half term. 

PE is on a Wednesday, please make sure children come in to school with their PE kit on.

Welcome to Kingfisher Class!


English - We will reading the story 'Queen Munch and Queen Nibble'. This half term we will be focusing on non-fiction texts and writing our own information texts. We will be reading about real Kings and Queens, including our current King. We will be writing instructions for the first couple of weeks and moving on to a fact file. We will continue to focus on letter formation, where to write on the page, capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.


Maths - We will begin to count up to 20 and we will be breaking down these numbers to understand what they represent. We will focus on number formation and counting and ordering these larger numbers. Towards the end of the half term we will begin addition and subtraction with these larger numbers. 


Science - We will be exploring materials and their properties. We will compare and describe materials and sort them into groups.


History - We are going to be learning about Kings and Queens this half term. We will learn what it means to be a monarch and we will focus on a few particular monarchs which will assist our writing in our English lessons.


DT - We are designing a menu for a monarch this half term.


PSHE - We will be learning about health and wellbeing.


Computing - We will learn how to use a mouse (or trackpad) by drawing and editing shapes.



Please see Tapestry for updated pictures and learning.


Sharer books...

We will be sending home sharer books for you to enjoy with your child at home. This is a separate book to your child's reading book. We will aim to change these on a Monday and Friday, you are welcome to keep them longer than this if you are still enjoying the story at home!

Our first week in Kingfisher Class..

We have had a great first day in Kingfisher Class, we made Kingfisher paintings with our handprints.