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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!


Our teacher is Mrs Lingard and we have helpers through out the week - Mrs Harrison and Miss Benson.


We are a Year 1 class.



In the event that your child is self-isolating or we have a class closure, work will be uploaded to Seesaw for your child. Please ensure that you are able to log in and access the activities. If you have any problems please come and speak to me or contact the school office by phone.



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

  • how to write a recount
  • about stories from the same author


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

We also have handwriting lessons every week where we are learning to form our letters correctly. We are going to fit in extra handwriting sessions where possible.



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 we will be learning to:

  • recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including:
  • 2-D shapes [for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles]
  • 3-D shapes [for example, cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres]
  • read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs
  • add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero
  • recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes
  • solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ? – 9
  • represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  • count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; 
    • solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher

    tell the time to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times compare, describe and solve practical problems for time [for example, quicker, slower, earlier, later]



PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday.  We will be learning how to throw under arm and over arm.



In our science lessons we will be learning all about plants - their parts and how they grow.



In our weekly computing lessons we will be learning how to use mash cams to take photographs.


Themed learning

Our Summer 1 theme is "Man on the Moon".  We will be looking at the history of the lunar landings and how they have impacted our lives now.

World Book Day! 3rd March 2022

Preston North End

We were lucky enough to have two Preston North End football players come and see us. We got to ask them lots of questions and they gave us some books. It was a lovely treat.

Here are some photographs from our Spring 1 term

Christmas sing a long

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Harvest Festival

Thank you for your very generous harvest food donations. They were collected by Emmaus, a local charity, following the assembly. They were very grateful and expressed their thanks to all of the children. Enjoy the two video’s below of our Harvest Festival.


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Contact Mrs Lingard


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 the 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 '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:

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