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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




We are a mixed class of 30 Year 1 and Year 2 children. Our class teacher is Miss O'Hara and we are supported by Mrs Patel.


Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Can we please make sure children have a full PE kit in school which is named. If your child wears earrings, can you make sure these are taken out on these days.


Homework will be given out every Friday and will include activities linked to previous and current learning. Homework should be completed by the child in their yellow homework book and brought back into school before the following Wednesday.


Spellings will also be sent home each Friday for the children to learn and they will be tested the following Wednesday. Please help your child learn them so we can get them all right. This will be for the children in Year 2.


Reading books will be changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please read with your child and sign their diary so we know when to change books. During reading, ask your children questions to help with their understanding.


We have a special reading scheme to encourage reading and we receive prizes for reading certain numbers of books. We really enjoy this!  If you have any concerns please call in to see our teachers.



Phonics is very important as it supports your child with their reading and writing. Each day the children will have a phonics lesson where the children will learn to use segmenting and blending skills to read and write words.

In June, every child in Year 1 will sit the 'Year 1 Phonics Screening'. This will test your child's ability to use their phonics to read real and nonsense words.

Please try and support your child at home with their phonics. Below you will find a link to free games the children can play to help them with their phonics.


Please ensure that you listen to your child read, daily if possible, to help them to progress. We will change your child's book on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If we feel your child is ready, we will move them on to a more difficult level. It is very important that you also do other activities with their reading book, for example:

* Ask questions about the pictures

* Talk about what has happened

* Discuss the character names and how they felt

* Predict what will happen next or how the story might end

* Find your favourite part of the story

* Retell the story with or without the pictures


Remember to write in your child's reading diary so that we know about all the hard work that is going on at home!

This is what we do in school and it would be brilliant if this could be continued at home!

Thank you.

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Important Dates

Dates for your diary


Monday 5th September - School reopens 8:55am

Tuesday 18th October - Parents Evening

Wednesday 19th October - Parents Evening

Friday 21st October - School closes for half term

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Photos will be added throughout the year so please keep checking!



Our Learning

Autumn 1



This half term we will start with 'Silly Billy' focusing on what makes a good sentence. Then we will move on to 'Stories with a familiar setting' and we will be listening to 'The Bog Baby'. We will build on our sentence writing and begin to look at using conjunctions, explore the character in detail and begin to use adjectives to describe. Finally we will write our own version of the story. Following on from this we will also be reading some poetry and learning about instructional writing for recipes.



We are building on our knowledge of place value, addition and subtraction this half term. We will be revisiting and building on our knowledge of numbers; counting, matching numeral to quantity and representing numbers using jottings. In addition and subtraction we will be using different

methods of calculation using part whole, ten frames and jottings. After that, we will observe some shapes and learn more about their properties, then move onto measure and money.



In PE, we have a coaching session each week where we will be learning a dance routine. We will also be focusing on fundamental movements skills each week. Please can children have a full PE in skill in preparation for PE so that your child can take part in the lesson.



In Science, we will be learning all about germs and how to keep ourselves healthy by keeping clean. We will be doing some experiments and observations to see what happens with germs. We will also learn about seasonal changes focusing on Autumn, observing changes in the environment.



Our theme this half term is Superheroes. We will be looking at everyday heroes and learning more about what they do. In D&T we will be evaluating existing products, looking at capes and design our own before creating in using a range of materials. We will also be creating some superhero music.



We are learning about Christianity this half term. Children will share their own experiences and understanding. We will observe the world and consider ways of looking after it.



In Computing, we will be learning and recapping how to log on to Purplemash, staying safe online, how to save and retrieve our work and sort items on the computer.

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