Mrs Palmer

Class Teacher

Miss Thomas

Class Teacher

Mrs Cook

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Kynance! 


We cannot wait to welcome every child back to school and have made every effort to create a friendly and safe learning environment. 


In year 1 the children will develop their independent learning skills and will gently move from play based learning into a more formal style. There will be opportunities for the children to learn through play and to practice their developing social skills, but they will also take part in daily reading, writing and maths lessons as well as enjoying the wider curriculum through theme based learning. 


Our first theme this year is called 'Houses and Homes' and the children will be spending time thinking about what a home is and how houses have changed through time. We will be spending lots of time learning about the author Oliver Jeffers and will be building descriptive sentences which will lead up to writing our own stories. I maths the children will continue to use their growing number knowledge through the use of manipulative, practical equipment. We would like to encourage inquisitive thinking and will promote learning about maths through problem solving and practical enquiries. 


Reading continues to be a very important part of daily learning and we encourage the children to read at home as often as possible, but once a day at least. There will be more information about this during the first weeks of term. 


 In RE this term we will begin by learning about Judaism as part of our Other World Faiths unit of work. We will also continue to take part in Collective Worship with other classes. However, at present, this will be done virtually through a whole school video call!


PE will take place once a week and will be led by Miss Thomas. Please could you make sure that children have a full PE kit including indoor shoes and trainers for the field/playground. Please make sure that every part of their PE kit and their PE bag is labelled so that we can make sure that your child always has what they need. 




Homework will be initially be based on the current theme, 'House and Homes'.  Please encourage your children to take part in this creative homework. The children will receive certificates for their contribution and their work will be displayed on our celebration wall in key stage 1. 

Please ensure your child does a minimum of 10 points on the homework grid.

Building Learning Power

Our new learning power for this half term is 'Empathy & Listening' and we will be supporting all of our children to consider others during activities undertaken throughout the school day. 



Please also see below for links to useful documents.