Year 1 - Ruby

Welcome to Year 1
Ruby Class
Ruby Class staff are:
Teacher: Miss Richardson
Teaching Assistants: Miss Stephen and Miss Parfitt
Monday afternoon cover: Miss Stephen
Handwriting: Mrs Ripley
Our project: Bright Lights,
Big City
Summer 1   
Our project this term is 'Bright Lights, Big City'. It is all about exploring our capital city, London, and finding out about its past and present wonders! 
We'll be covering a range of fictional and non-fictional writing. To find out more about London, we'll be labelling and captioning photos and using our role play experience to write a royal inspired recount. Adventure narrative, instructions, emails and character studies will guide our journey through the big city. And of course, we'll be collecting facts about our favourite members of the Royal Family too! 
This term will start off with place value and fractions in math. We know that fractions can be a tricky concept to grasp, so we'll be applying our fractions to physical situations to help understanding. As always, we will recap and advance on addition and subtraction. The class will also develop their skills in 3D shape and time, and apply some new skills when we finish the term with multiplication and division! 
Project lessons cover London rhymes to remember historical events, geography looks at what countries make up the United Kingdom, with our IT skills encouraging us to look at interactive maps and virtual tours of the British Monarchy website. We will be getting hands on in art to create London transportation and landmarks. And empathising with members of the Royal Family as we get an insight about what their roles are like. 
R.E, Science and P.E are leading different learning about a comparison between Christian and Jewish stories, weather observations and eye-hand coordination from tennis skills. 
We've got lots planned for Summer 1!  



Your child will be given a reading book, a phonics reading book and a reading diary.  They will need to keep these in their book bags to bring into school every day.  Please listen to your child read at LEAST three times a week and ask them questions about the text to check their understanding.  If the book has been read, and you have made a note in the reading record, a new book will be given if the school thinks they are ready as well. It is also very important that you read stories to your child to develop their vocabulary and imagination. 


In Year 1 we have daily guided reading lessons, even if your child has not read their home reading books with us they have read with an adult which is marked in their books. Therefore, we aim to read their home reading books and change them if necessary on a Friday. It is even more important for you to listen to your child read their home reading book now they read other texts during the school day. Thank you for your support. 

Join us for Family Story on Fridays at 2.45pm - 3.00pm. We look forward to seeing you.

It will say on your homework pack how many spellings we expect your child to learn. Week 1 spellings will be tested on the first Thursday back. Please make sure spelling books are returned before Thursdays, they will be sent back home on Fridays with your child's mark. 




Homework grids are given out each term. Each child needs to complete at least four pieces from the grid, one from each row, by the end of term. Please return homework books to school every Monday so that they can be marked and returned home on Wednesdays. Thank you for doing work at home! 



This term PE will be on a Monday and Thursday. PE kits are to be kept in school in case a change of clothes is ever required or a special PE activity occurs. Thank you for ensuring your child's PE kit is clearly named. 

Please feel welcome to come and talk to your class teacher after school to arrange a meeting if you have any questions or queries.

There is a national phonics screening test at the end of Year 1. To help your child meet the pass mark please have a look at this presentation and practice the resources below. It will make a massive impact on your child's reading abilities! Thank you for practicing at home! 
Phonics Play Link:
Username: Dedworth1 
RMeasimaths subscription has ran out with the school, instead we have subscribed to a times tables site, Rock Star Maths please visit the website to have a play! 
Look Out Discovery Centre Trip
Resources to support 1st home learning pack: