RIDGEWAY Primary School

Welcome to Year 1     

We are the Excellent Egyptians

Class Routines

Mrs Naylor will be teaching each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and on alternate Tuesdays. On Monday and alternate Tuesdays Mrs Wilkinson will be teaching. Mrs Gelipter will be the class teaching assistant on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Each day we will be learning our Maths and English in the morning, with topic, science, computing, RE and art/DT in the afternoons.

PE will be on Monday and Wednesday so please have a PE kit in school - pumps, white t-shirt, black shorts or joggers. Please ensure all are named and are in a draw string PE bag (we do not have room for rucksacks on the corridor).

Please ensure your child brings a drinks bottle to school each day. Snack each day will be fruit - so children can have the school fruit or bring their own fruit  for morning break each day.

Reading books and bags will be sent home each Monday and should be returned each Thursday (as they were last year). 


 The school homework policy states, Y1 pupils should be reading for 10 minutes 4 times per week, learn spellings and have 1 additional task.

Homework will be set on Seesaw each Friday to be completed by the following Friday and will be spellings and another task.  Reading homework will include  - levelled books from school and Bug Club online books or story books at home.

Children should also try to complete DoodleMaths at home 3 times a week.


Our topic for the first half term is 'Low Tech to High Tech' and will be about how technology has changed in the last 50 years. The children will learn how the telephone and computer have developed over time, how toys have changed and about technology in the home.

Visitors to Year 1

Year 1 have been very lucky to have 3 ladies from the village to come into school to talk about toys from the past. The children were able to hold the old toys and get first hand information about how they were played with, by whom and when. Thank you so much to Margarite, Gill and Gaynor - it was a fantastic experience for the children.

Please take a look at the photographs and see how interested the children are in the toys.

This is how we decorated our chairs

Look at us making a chair for Baby Bear

We have been retelling and writing the story of Goldilocks and in design technology made a new chair for Baby Bear. First we looked at the different part that a chair needs like a seat and a back. Then we drew own own designs. Look at the photographs of us making ors chairs. They are not finished yet as we need to decorate them for Baby Bear.