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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 the Nightingales!


Hello everyone and welcome back to school. Our teacher is Mrs Lingard and our teaching assistants are Mrs Harrison and Miss Slee. 


We are a Year 1 class.




In our English work this half term we will:

  • Identify features of a story, sequence and retell a story and then we will adapt, plan and write own story.
  • Use prior knowledge to support understanding of reading , identify fact file features, write factual sentences and then write our own fact file.

  • Answer questions about a poem we have read, give our opinion on a poem and recite and perform a poem


In addition to daily English lessons, the children 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 change our reading books on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday. Please make sure that reading records are filled in and signed when books have been read so that the teachers know that they need changing.

Please hand the book in, in a morning so that it can be changed.

In class we have a book corner.



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

  • sequence events in chronological order using language [for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening]
  • recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years
  • recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes
  • solve one-step problems involving multiplication by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher
  • recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
  • represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  • count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; To 100



PE will be on a Monday and Thursday .  We will be learning how to throw over arm and how to play a variety of games in our coaching sessions.



In our science lessons we will be learning all about materials.  We will be creating our own umbrella, making sure that it is waterproof. We will need to conduct experiments to find out which materials are waterproof.



In our weekly computing lessons we will use Purplemash to learn how to create algorithms and follow simple steps on the laptops. We will then create simple algorithms for our friends to follow. 

We will be learning about online safety and how to communicate to others online.


Themed learning

Please see below for our themed learning overview.  This half term our main focus will be geography and art.

Contact Mrs Lingard

Phonics is extremely important for early reading and writing.  Please see below for activities.

Christmas Jumper Day 2022!

Poppy Day

Diwali Day!

Queen Elizabeth

Making Gingerbread Characters

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