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Growing Together to Achieve Dreams

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 at Kingsbrook View Primary Academy! 

Year 1 is an exciting and important year for your child, as they transition out of the Early Years Foundation Stage and into the National Curriculum. At Kingsbrook View, we are proud to offer each child a positive transitional phase, by adopting a dual curriculum that supports both curriculums through continuous provision, small group work and adult-led activities. This approach is adopted until at least February time, offering substantial opportunities for age-appropriate discovery and exploration, as well as small group work and individual scaffolding, before moving onto whole-class table work as they begin to build on readiness skills for Year 2. We believe that it is this discovery approach that ensures that children engage in a wide and rich curriculum, whilst also still having an opportunity to develop key skills of self-awareness, independence and resilience.

Every child in the class is supported by the teacher and teaching assistant, who strongly believe in our school vision of Growing Together to Achieve Dreams. We acknowledge the importance of positive relationships and strive to build these with every child in the classroom, as well as fostering a strong home/school partnership. We are looking forward to beginning this journey with you, to ensure that your child is strives to meet their full potential.


Teaching Staff



1B Teacher:

Miss Bone 


1P Teacher:

Miss Pape




Student Teacher:

Mrs Gorai


Teaching Assistant:

Miss Dixon 







Teaching Assistant:

Miss Long

Teaching Assistant:

Miss Irving



Teaching Assistant:

Mrs Purohit


Teaching Assistant:

Mrs Jolly




Year 1


A Week in the Life of Year 1...

1B's Timetable:

1P's Timetable:

A Look at our curriculum...

Year 1 Curriculum Overview



From January 2024:

1B will be having PE every Monday (Indoor) and Tuesday (Outdoor). 

1P will be having PE every  Wednesday (Outdoor) and Friday (Indoor). 

Please ensure that your child arrives on these days in their full and named PE kit. 

Forest School

Every child in Year 1 completed Forest School in the Autumn term. 

If your child is due to attend, please ensure that they arrive in their Forest School clothing (as outlined in the information leaflet) and bring their full Academy uniform in a bag.

Groupings and session dates will be confirmed for the rest of Year 1 closer to the time.

 Spare clothing and welly boots

Please ensure that your child has spare set of clothing in their bag (including socks and underwear) and a plastic bag. We also have our very own welly rack and welly box so please bring in a named pair of boots so that we can explore outdoors in all weathers. 

Forest School Information Leaflet


Phonics and Reading

Phonics is an integral part of our daily timetable in Year 1, with a 30 minute taught session each morning. Our new Academy Phonics scheme is Essential Letters and Sounds, which encourages children to embed their learning through decoding, segmenting and blending and then applying this to skills of reading and encoding (writing sounds to form words). Every Thursday, your child will have two new reading books that are linked directly to the sounds that we are learning that week. Each book should be read at least four times before the following Thursday when their books are changed again. Your child will not have a banded reading book individual to them until they have passed the Phonics Screening Check at the end of Year 1.

Oxford Owl - How to pronounce pure sounds

Year 1 Suggested Reading List
ELS - Phonics Parent Workshop

Phase 2 Pronunciations 

Phase 2 Grapheme Information Sheet  


 Phase 3 Pronunciations

Phase 3 Grapheme Information Sheet  


Phase 5 Pronunciations

 Phase 5 Grapheme Information Sheet  



Autumn 2023 Newsletter

 Spring 2024 Newsletter 


Summer 2014 Newsletter


Knowledge Organisers

 Summer 1 Knowledge Organisers


Supporting Learning at Home/ Homework

 Homework  will be provided for each year 1 pupil on Purple Mash or Mathletics. Please engage with the home activities and ensure that you are reading daily with your child.

End of Year 1 Targets

Maths Targets

Reading and Spoken Language Targets

Writing Targets