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Charlton Kings Infants' School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Please click on the class pages on the left for information and photos showing what each class has been up to.


Year 1 – Term 5 Curriculum Letter 2018

Dear Parents,

What a busy Term 4 we had with lots of paws, claws, whiskers (and scales!) visiting us. Hopefully we can put the cold weather and dark evenings behind us and enjoy some warmer weather as we start our new topic, “Town Mouse, Country Mouse”. This topic will begin in Term 5 and carry over into Term 6, but with a slightly different science focus later in the summer.

There will be a geography focus at the beginning of the topic. We will begin with learning about the different areas in the UK, concentrating specifically on London. As part of this, we will be learning a little about our Royal Family and using this to develop understanding of chronology and the sequence of events. We will be comparing the differences between urban and rural settings and we will hopefully be getting out and about into the village to find out more about our local environment.

Maths and English
In mathematics, we will be continuing our work on halving and doubling and linking this with multiplication and division later in the term. Much of the work we do on multiplication and division will be practical and based on counting in equal steps of twos, fives and tens. We will be sharing equally, using apparatus and pictorial representations to help us to build our understanding. We will be working on addition and subtraction in the context of money.

Following on from the success of our maths open classrooms, we are inviting you in again in Term 5 for a session about how we teach reading in school and how you can help your child with this aspect of their learning. As you can imagine, we will be using some well-known stories to support our topic. As well as Town Mouse and Country Mouse, we will become familiar with the tale of Dick Whittington and we will begin to read The Magic Faraway Tree.

We will be thinking about our local community and how we can contribute to it.
We will also be visiting the library to find out about how it provides an important service to the people of Charlton Kings. We will be exploring why money is important and how we use it in everyday life.

Towards the end of term we will be getting the laptops out to complete our computing unit. We will be using the internet to access images and include them in simple power point presentations. As part of this work, we will be reiterating the importance of safe internet use and limiting screen time.

We will be learning about what Christians believe about the creation of the world and
how they show their gratitude to God. An element of this will be to recognise that not
everybody believes the same thing and to understand that this is acceptable. We will
be considering what a wonderful world we live in and being creative ourselves.

Royal Wedding Celebration Day – Fri 18th May
Those of us who have been at CKIS a while remember with fondness the celebration days we held for Prince William’s wedding and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. We will be marking the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a special celebration day on the eve of their wedding. More details will follow…

Dates for your diary
Mon 16th April              Term 5 begins
Fri 20th April                 Re-arranged Purple Class Family assembly
Weds 25th April            Cake Day – Y1 to provide cakes please!
                                             Open Classroom – Reading 9:00-9:30
Thurs 26th April          Open Classroom – Reading 2:30-3:00
                                             Y1 PFA party – after school
Fri 4th May                     Y1 visit to Charlton Kings Library - am
Friday 18th May           Royal Wedding Celebration Day
Mon 21st May               Class photographs
Fri 25th May                 Green Class Family Assembly
                                            Last day of Term 5
Mon 4th June               Term 6 begins
Fri 8th June                   Orange Class Family Assembly
Fri 15th June                 Purple Class Family Assembly
Sat 7th July                    PFA Summer Fair
Fri 13th July                  KS1 Sports Day – pm
Fri 20th July                 Last day of Term 6

Please consult the school website for a full list of dates for events which are scheduled for the remainder of the year.

We look forward to working with you again in the coming term.

Yours sincerely,


Joanne Jones     Fran Tyler     Georgina Weyman     Lisa Fox      Daryl Bracey