RIDGEWAY Primary School

Year 1 

The Soyuz Crew!

We try our best in all we do!


Information about our class

Miss Peverelle will be teaching in class every day apart from Monday afternoons when Mrs Wilkinson will be teaching. This will be to cover Miss Peverelle's PPA time.  Mrs Geddes will support in class each morning apart from Thursdays.

PE will be on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Please make sure your child has PE kit in school. This includes a white T-shirt, black shorts, a black sweatshirt and black joggers, (a spare pair of socks is a good idea if your child wears tights to school). Please make sure all kit is clearly named.  Please send to school at the beginning of each half term and it will come home to be cleaned and checked (for fit) at the end of each half term.

Water bottles will be sent home at the end of the school day to be washed and refilled ready for the next day, hydration is really important and aids concentration and learning.

Please remember that children are only to bring the following items to school:

  • coats
  • water bottles
  • PE kit 

We are looking forward to a super year ahead. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

My email address is mbennett@ridgeway.derbyshire.sch.uk 

Mrs Bennett & Mrs Geddes


Please see attached below a letter detailing drop off and pick up times, plus contact details. 


Autumn 2

Our topic for Autumn 2 is... To Infinity and Beyond! Focussing on Space. 

We will focus on several texts including: 

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers 

We will also use some visual literacy based on the story of a baboon who lives on the moon. 

In science we will focus on the solar system and the different planets. 

In art we will look at the work of Van Gough and have a go at replicating one of his pieces - Starry Night. 

In Design and Technology we will link our story of How to Catch a Star with making our own stars out of salt dough. We will then link this to literacy and have a go at writing some instructions. 

In history we will study Neil Armstrong - the first person to walk on the moon! 

Autumn 1 

Our new topic is called Super Me!

We will focus on several superhero texts including:

Supertato by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

Eliot the Midnight Superhero by Anne Cottringer and Alex Smith 

We will also think about why we are super and what makes us special, plus real life superheroes. 

In Science we will study everyday materials, plus the human body and senses. 

In Design and Technology and Art we will design our own superhero outfit plus making our own skeleton. 

In Religious Education, Year 1 will learn about Christianity and religious symbols. 

In ICT we will focus on basic computing skills plus internet safety. 

We will have daily Reading, Phonics, English, Handwriting, Maths and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) to support the children in their transition back to school. 


We are looking forwards to lots of fun and exciting learning!


Homework will be set every Monday. The children will be given a full week to complete the learning, including a weekend.

Log in details for online learning platforms such as Seesaw and Bug Club (Active Learn) can be found in your Remote Learning Books.  

As always, your ongoing support with home learning is truly appreciated and plays a huge role in covering missed learning and embedding new learning - please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries.

Reading: Children will be allocated 2 books a week on Active Learn. Please try to read the book at least twice before completing the bugs. This will allow your child to develop their fluency, expression and understanding as they read. Once your child has completed the bug questions the book will move to the library section. Remember that your child can read any of the books in their library as many times as they wish. Please also try to read books that you have at home :) 


Monday 4th January


Reading: 4 x 10 minutes per week - this can be done using the phonics book you are sent home or the books assigned to you on Bug Club.  As well as these books, have a go at reading books from home to develop skills and a love of reading. 

Please click on the link below to log into Bug Club:



Phonics: Click on the link to play Dragon's Den.


Please select either: Phase 5 - ie sound

                                 Phase 3 - oa sound 


Additional Task: Maths! This week we are learning all about shape. Click on the link below to recap 2D and 3D shapes- there are some activities for you can complete too if you wish.  

2D: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6/articles/ztpwdmn 

3D: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6/articles/zcsjqty 

Then I would like you to go on a shape hunt around your home or while you are out and about. What 2D and 3D shapes can you find? Can you name them? If you wish, take photos or videos of the shapes you find and upload them to Seesaw. I have attached a 2D and 3D shape mat below. Happy shape hunting! :) 


 2D Shapes Wordmat.pdfDownload
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Monday 14th December 

Reading: 4 x 10 minutes per week - this can be done using the phonics book you are sent home or the books assigned to you on Bug Club.  As well as these books, have a go at reading books from home to develop skills and a love of reading. 

Please click on the link below to log into Bug Club:



As an extra reading challenge for this week and over the Christmas holidays - if you wish - please find The Christmas Reading Challenge attached below. It would be lovely to see any pictures or videos of any of the challenges you complete on Seesaw. Have fun and happy reading :) 


Phonics: Please complete the task assigned to you on Seesaw.


Additional Task! This week I would like you to make a Christmas decoration. I have attached a couple of ideas below or you may have lots of your own ideas. If you wish, post a picture of your decoration on Seesaw for me to see - you may wish to hang it on your Christmas tree! :) 

 Christmas Angel.pdfDownload
 Christmas Bauble.pdfDownload
 Christmas Reading Challenge .pngDownload
 Christmas Tree Colour Cut and Hang.pdfDownload
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Useful KS1 Weblinks

A great big THANK YOU!!

What a pleasure it has been to teach your children since September! I would like to say a massive thank you for all of your support. As well as this, a thank you for your wonderful gifts. Myself and baby are feeling very spoiled.

I will be back in January for a few days to support your children in getting to know their new teacher. 

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I will see you all in the new year. 

Miss Peverelle x

Take a look at some of our learning! 

What a brilliant start!

Year 1 have been absolute superstars over the last few weeks, and settled back into school fantastically. 

During the first week of school we learned about the Soyuz space craft and wrote about ourselves. Take a look at the pictures of the displays created by the children's wonderful work! 

To kick start our topic Super Me, we have had great fun reading the story Supertato. We have written some descriptions about the characters in the story including Supertato himself plus the Evil Pea! In art we have used power paints to paint pictures of the characters too. 

As well as this, we have been using the text The Colour Monster to think about our emotions and feelings. We have talked lots about how we feel and what makes us feel this way. Then we drew pictures of the things that make use feel certain emotions and put them into the different jars just like The Colour Monster does in his own story. 

Take a look at a sample of the learning we have been up to! 


In computing we have talked about Internet safety and discussed people who can help us if we have a worry.

We are learning to log in and out of Purple mash and today we found out how to save our work.


More wonderful learning from the Soyuz Crew! 

Year 1 have enjoyed listening to and helping each other to read this week. 

Take a look at the fantastic display created by The Soyuz Crew's wonderful work based on the story Supertato! 

When Evil Pea visited the Soyuz Crew!

Over the last few weeks we have had a rather evil visitor in our classroom! He has been up to lots of terrible mischief and making some terrible mess! It was Evil Pea! The Soyuz crew worked hard to try and find the naughty character but we had no luck. So we decided we only had one option ..... we needed Supertato! Year One discussed the different ways we could try to contact this very experienced Evil Pea catcher, and decided that we should write him a letter. And what fabulous letters the children have written! Hopefully Supertato will arrive soon and catch that Evil Pea!

Autumn 2..... To Infinity and Beyond!

Take a look at our fantastic space themed classroom! Team Soyuz have produced some brilliant learning so far this half term which has been put onto our classroom display. We have learned about the different planets in space and used the technique 'wax resist' to colour and paint the different planets. We have also found out lots about Neil Armstrong and written lots of interesting facts about him on some space boots! 

Our Christmas Fund Raiser! 


The Soyuz Crew have been very busy making their own Christmas decorations to sell to raise money for the children of Ridgeway Primary School. Please take a look at some of the pictures of the children making salt dough, painting and decorating. What fun we have all had! 

Each child has made 3 decorations which cost £4. If you wish to buy the decorations, please pay via parent pay. All payments need to be made by Tuesday 15th December. 

Thank you for your continued support and Merry Christmas!