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Richmond Hill School

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Year 1

As you are aware we have changed our home learning system. These will be added above on a weekly basis.


Additional to this, could you please carry on with these activities daily:



Other activities such as these are also good if you would like to do them but it is totally optional:


Home Learning 14.04.20-17.04.20


Hello Year 1, I hope you've had a nice Easter break and made lots of memories with your family whilst staying safe. As school remains closed, I will be updating the class page weekly. Please complete the activities that I have mentioned below.


Phonics: For phonics, I would like Year 1 to continue with Read Write Inc. Each day, they should watch and join in with Ruth Miskin's speed sound lesson (if you unsure of what set your child is in, please Dojo me). 

After the speed sound lesson, I would like you to dictate some words or sentences for your child to spell. They should contain today's new sound or previously taught sounds.


Literacy: Please follow the literacy planning for Year 1 week 1 in the learning at home section. There are a range of activities to complete daily and some fun extras to complete. 


Maths: Before any maths lesson, please practise 2s, 5s and 10 timetables. Then, please follow the maths planning for Year 1 week 1 in the learning at home section. You will be given the option of mild (easier) or hot (harder) questions to complete. Remember to check your answers. 


Science: This half term, we would have been identifying plants. This week, I would like you to read through the PowerPoint with your child and if possible, complete the activity sheet whilst on a daily walk. 


History: This half term, we would have been learning about castles. This week, I would like you read through the PowerPoint with your child. After reading the PowerPoint, label the different parts of a castle. and 


PE: It's very important for our physical and mental health that we all stay active. Therefore, I would like you to either complete or 


DT: This half term, we would have been focusing on cooking. Therefore, it would be fantastic if you could do some baking this week. 


Twinkl: To set up Twinkl, go to and enter the code: UKTWINKLHELPS Once logged in, you can access the KS1 resource option. You can then select activities based on the topics that I have mentioned above. 


Other websites that will be beneficial are:    Logins are in their Reading Records  Username: march20   Password: home


Your child will also learn by:

  • Baking
  • Setting up a shop and paying for food at meal/snack times
  • Board games
  • Lego
  • Helping with jobs
  • Writing a diary
  • Drawing and colouring


I would love to see what work you have been getting up to. Therefore, this can be sent to me on Dojo and please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries.


Thank you, Miss Newbon.



Autumn Term  2019-2020


Welcome to Year One, this term we will be settling into our class and establishing new routines as the children transition from EYFS to KS1. 


The staff that will be working in Year One are:

Teacher -Miss Newbon

HLTA- Mrs Jefferson

Teaching Assistant - Miss Wilson


Phonics- We will be following Read Write Inc.

Literacy- We will be reading Room on the Broom and focusing on the vocabulary used in the story. We will also be covering ‘The Papaya that Spoke’ which is a journey tale. This will be covered through Talk for Writing.

Maths- We will be focusing on numbers to 10, addition and subtraction with numbers to 10 and number bonds.

Science- We will be identifying and naming animals, particularly looking at mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians and birds. We will also be focusing on carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

History-We will be developing our understanding of toys. We will be discussing and describing our favourite toys and gaining an understanding of how toys have changed and what toys were like in the past.

Geography- We will be covering where we live.

RE- We will be reflecting on how we are special, how God made us special and who is special to us.

PE- We will be developing our gross motor skills by participating in ball games and learning the correct techniques of skipping. 

Art- We will be focusing on colour and identifying primary and secondary colours, as well as making lighter and darker shades.


In Year One, the children have their phonics screening check. To support your child further, here is a link to a phonics website with lots of engaging games


We also follow Read Write Inc as our phonics scheme - therefore it would be beneficial for you to visit for further information on how to support your child's development and to understand what they are learning in school.


We are really looking forward to the year ahead :)



Spring term 2019-2020


This half term, Year One will be learning about the following:


Phonics- We will continue to use Read Write Inc to develop reading and writing.

Maths- We will be focusing on numbers to 20, addition and subtraction with numbers to 20, shapes, patterns, length and height. We will then move on to numbers to 40.

Science- We will be observing seasonal changes and identifying the weather conditions and how the day varies. We will then move on to identifying materials.

History-We will be looking at famous explorers - Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.

Geography- We will be learning about different countries from around the world.

RE- We will be discussing friendship and answering the question 'was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?.' Then we will be learning the Easter story.

PSHE - We will be setting some dreams and goals.

PE- We will be learning new dance techniques and gymnastics.

DT- We will be learning how to make moving pictures using lots of different mechanisms.

Art- We will be focusing on drawing.

Design and Technology - Moving Pictures


This half term, our topic in DT is 'Moving Pictures.' Year One have had lots of fun making moving mechanisms. They have been investigating how to use sliders, levers and pivots.

Science week 2020


This year's science week is all about 'Our Diverse Planet.' We have linked it into our topic 'Materials.' Year One have been very busy sorting materials into natural and man-made. They then got given the job of recycling materials and bringing them in to school, we discussed the importance of recycling and how the materials can be used to make new things, we had some great ideas. We had lots of materials left over, so we went for a walk to the recycling bins in our town. Year One then created their own poster to teach others about how we can help our planet. To conclude the week, we enjoyed an afternoon of silly science.

World Book Day 2020


We all enjoyed dressing up and participating in today's world book day activities. The children made bookmarks, coloured in their favourite characters, wrote a character description, did an A-Z character competition, went on a book hunt and paired up to read with Year 6.

Around the World - Geography


This half term, Year One have been learning about countries from around the world. This week, they have learnt about USA and made their own pinwheels, then they learnt about Brazil and made masks that would be worn to the Mardi Gras. We then imagined that we were performing at the Rio Carnival. 


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Year One enjoyed their Zoolab experience this afternoon. They were all very eager to hold and learn about the different reptiles and insects. What a brave class!



RE - Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?


To end our RE topic of 'Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?' Year One reflected on what a good friend means and who is a good friend to them and why. They then made their good friend a friendship bracelet to thank them for always being there for them. 

Art - drawing


During our art session this week, Year One have been exploring mark making. The children were given a selection of materials where they had to experiment and make their own mark making tool.

Chinese themed afternoon


As part of our geography topic 'Around the World' and Chinese New Year, Year One have participated in a number of Chinese activities- they have used chopsticks to taste Chinese food, made Chinese dragons and drums and written their name in Chinese.

Circus Skills Workshop


Year One enjoyed participating in the circus skills workshop this afternoon. 

Exploring the senses 

Over the last few weeks, we have had lots of fun in our science lessons exploring the 5 different senses- sight, touch, smell, taste and hear.


STEM Challenge


Our Stem challenge this half term was to make an igloo out of marshmallows. Year One showed excellent communication skills and team work. They discussed what structure would be best to support their igloo and used their mathematics to count the marshmallows and discuss the sizing.

Christmas Fair 2019


For the Christmas fair, Year One made some snowmen cups that got filled with popcorn and some melted snowmen biscuits. Yummy!