Year 1 - Ruby

Welcome to Year 1
Ruby Class
Ruby Class staff are:
Teacher: Miss Palmer
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Moore, Mr Fletcher and Mrs Holberry 
PPA Cover Teacher: Mr Fletcher 
 Home Learning -
Home learning packs have been uploaded to the homework site and paper copies are being sent to children who usually request paper copies. If you require a paper copy please email the office. Please send in pictures of the work you are doing so I can see the amazing work you are all doing during these strange times!! If there are any issues do not hesitate to contact us for help. 
Our project: Dinosaur Planet
Spring 1
Our project this term is 'Dinosaur Planet'. It is all about learning about the different dinosaurs that once roamed our planet!
We'll be covering a range of fictional and non-fictional writing. We will be learning about all the different dinosaurs, when they lived on earth, what they ate and did and much much more!
This term will start off with us learning about place value in maths. We will be counting up in 10s and then learning 10 more and 10 less! We will also begin to look at estimating!
Project lessons cover learning more about dinosaurs! We will be making our own dinosaurs and habitats for dinosaurs to live in! We will become excellent palaeontologists. 
We've got lots planned for Spring 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. 



Homework will begin on Monday 21st September and will be due the following Monday. 

If you require paper copies please let us know! Paper copies cannot be brought back into school, so please send a photo in to the office to show it has been done!

Please check on eschools to see your childs homework.



This term PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday. Please bring your child to school in their PE kits as they will wear their kits all day. 

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!