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Ribbleton Avenue

Infant School and Nursery

At Ribbleton Avenue Infant School we offer every child a happy and caring place to play and learn

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Ribbleton Avenue

Infant School and Nursery

At Ribbleton Avenue Infant School we offer every child a happy and caring place to play and learn


Welcome to Doves Class!

We are a mixed Reception and Year 1 class and our teacher is Mrs. Nagy. Our teaching assistant is 

Mrs. McDermott.


Our performance of a poem about the enormous turnip

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In our English work this half term we will be learning how to:

  • tell stories, describe characters and use familiar plots to write our own version of a story.
  • write our own fact leaflet.
  • remember and perform a poem.

In addition to daily English lessons, the children will also take part in daily phonics lessons and group reading activities.

We also have handwriting lessons every week where we are learning to form our letters correctly. 




In order to help us become really good readers, we like to read to our grown ups at home as much as possible. We can change our reading books on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday. Please make sure that our reading records are filled in and signed when we have read our books, so that our teachers know that they need changing. When our books are ready to be changed, we hand them in to our teachers when we come into school in the morning. It is really important that, as well as reading the words in the book, we talk about the pictures and answer questions about the story.

We love reading to ourselves and each other in our class book corner.



In our Maths lessons the Year 1 children will be learning to:

  • talk about time using a range of vocabulary; before and after, hours, minutes and seconds.
  • recognise coins and notes and know their values.
  • multiply.
  • find halves of objects, shapes and numbers.
  • recall our number bonds to 10 and use them to solve problems.


The reception children will be learning:

  • to sequence numbers and recognise errors in sequencing.
  • about the composition of numbers 6-10.
  • to make and recall number bonds to 5 and then 10.


In the Doves, we will be having PE lessons every Monday and Tuesday focussing kicking skills and gymnastics. We like to make sure we have our PE kits in school and that they are fully named as we sometimes get them mixed up! Please make sure that earrings are removed on Mondays and Tuesdays in preparation for PE so that your child can take part in the lesson. 



In our science lessons we will be learning about materials and their properties. We will learn to name materials and talk about their properties. We will use our scientific enquiry skills to make predictions, observe closely and record results in an investigation. We will also observe the seasonal changes to the weather and the natural environment.



In our weekly computing lessons we will use Purplemash to learn about creating and debugging algorithms in a range of activities.


Themed learning

Our Spring 1 theme is 'Home Sweet Home'. You can view our themed learning overview by following the link below, this will tell you all about the exciting things we are going to learn.





Homework will be set each week, based around the learning in class. This homework will be set in homework books. There may also be additional activities on Seesaw to support your child with their learning. Homework will usually be set on a Friday. Please ensure that homework is completed and brought into school in the homework book before the following Wednesday.


Phonics is so important as it supports your child's reading and writing. We do daily phonics sessions to help your children to use their blending/ segmenting skills to read and write words correctly. Furthermore, we then encourage your children to apply this knowledge in all of their other subjects.

In June, every year 1 child will sit the 'Year 1 phonics Screening'. This purely tests your child's ability to use their phonics to read words. Some of the words will be real words but some of them will be made up - so they must be very careful to make sure they don't try to make the 'alien' words sound like a word they already know. For example if the word was 'sike', it may be very tempting to say 'spike' - however, this would be incorrect. It is very likely that your child knows or will soon know more than one way of spelling the same sound. For example 'ai' - can be spelt as 'ai', 'ay, 'a-e' or 'A' e.g 'play' 'paint' 'make' 'Amy' which can be very confusing. To try to help you to support your child with their phonics at home, below you will find some examples of real/ alien (not real) words which contain the sounds which we learn in phonics.


Please use this link to play 'buried treasure' so that your child can practise reading lots of words:

Next, click on 'free' and select the correct phase for your child. Then your child can play on the 'buried treasure' game or the 'obb and bob' game.

Reception Doves

I have attached a powerpoint and a quick guide all about reading for you.

There is also lots of helpful information about reading and phonics on the Reception class page of the website;

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