Towers Drive, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 OZD


Richmond Primary School

Together we will Learn, Enjoy, Achieve, Respect, Nurture

Last update: 2021-10-13

Parents' evening phone call times will be sent home this Friday. Please check book bags and let teachers know if you require more than one appointment or cannot make that time.


Welcome to Year 1!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Year 1. We regularly update this page with our learning, homework activities and other important information.

Click the links below to take you to information on this page:

Who’s who 

We have three classes in Year 1. These are the teachers and LSAs in each class:
1CW – Miss Wells and Mrs Clemo
1SG – Mrs Swan, Miss Griffiths and Miss Bradley
1DD – Miss Dimmer and Mrs Tansey

School Drop Off and Pick Up

The school gates will be opened from 8:30 until 8:50. Please follow the one way system to the Year 1 gates. Please drop your child off at the Year 1 gates and they can then walk up to the classroom. At the end of the day, you can collect your child from their classroom. We ask that you please step back and social distance as best as possible. 

Home learning.

Use the link below to access the learn app. All home learning will be available on the jotter site during lockdown.

All parents have now been contacted with their child's log-in details. If you need you log in details again, then please email

Online Learning Resources

Charanga - 

Activelearn -

Teach your monster to read - 

Phonics Play - - we have a school username and password that Phonics Play have allowed us to share with our parents and children. Please remember it is only for the children in our school. username:richmond1234 password:richmond1234


PE Timetable

Each class has set days for PE

1CW: Monday and Tuesday

1SG: Tuesday and Thursday

1DD: Tuesday and Wednesday

Please make sure that your child comes to school in PE kit on these days.

For PE children should wear: 

  • School sweatshirts and polo shirts
  • Leggings, shorts, jogging or tracksuit bottoms
  • Trainers (PE is always outside, please can you wear trainers during wet weather)
  • Long hair tied back.

If your child wears earrings, please can they be taped up or taken out before they come to school on a PE day.

1DD Dinosaur Dance

Cornerstones Curriculum

See below for a summary of all of our cornerstone curriculums, homework ideas and learning intentions for each term.

Dinosaur Planet – Autumn 1

Bright Lights, Big City – Autumn 2

Splendid Skies – Spring 1

Paws, Claws and Whiskers - Spring 2/Summer 1

Rio de Vida - Summer 1/Summer 2

Summary, Homework Ideas and Learning Intentions

The children will be given a homework sheet with ideas that lasts the length of a Connected Learning Unit. We ask if children complete one homework idea every fortnight.

We will then mark the focus area (English, Maths, Creative or Research) off their Bingo board. Please only complete one homework per date.

Please read the document below about how the homework bingo board works.


Bright Lights, Big City Homework Sharing - 29th October 2021, 12th November 2021, 26th November 2021, 10th December 2021

Please only do one bullet point for each homework sharing.

Maths Sheets

 GFOL maths.pdfDownload
 Paddington adding.pdfDownload
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What we are learning.

Below you will find information on what we are doing in school.  


We are currently following the White Rose Scheme for Maths. We are learning about addition within 10.

When we learn about addition within 10 we use the part whole model to help add. The two parts add together to make the whole. We start off using resources before drawing pictures and then using numbers to add. 

We also look at fact families. These means three numbers that can be used to write different calculations.
For Example
3 + 2 = 5
2 + 3 = 5
5 = 3 + 2
5 = 2 + 3

In Year 1, children also need to be confident with knowing their number bonds to 10. These are two numbers that add together to make 10. eg. 1 + 9, 2 + 8, 3 + 7...

If you would like to complete some extra learning at home, use this booklet. 


 In English we are looking at riddles about dinosaurs. We are looking at what makes a sentence. 

Connected Learning

Our current unit is called Dinosaur Planet. We are exploring what different dinosaurs eat and classifying them as herbivore, carnivore or omnivore. We are also looking at how the world has changed over time and thinking about the human and physical features. 

Home Learning Curriculum

Here is the link for the Home Learning app

All the learning resources will now be on the app. 

Phonics and Reading

We encourage parents and carers to take an active role in helping children learn to read. We ask that parents read with their child every night or a minimum of three times a week. 

We have a range of books available to choose from each day. We will let you know when we have assessed your child and when they are ready to move onto the next colour band. We test children approximately every 6 weeks. We work on percentage scores to give us an accurate judgement about their colour band. The books we send home are used to develop your child’s fluency so may appear easy. We work on harder books in school to further your child's reading. If you would like any further information about reading, please ask your child’s teacher. 

In June, all of the children in Year 1 will complete the Year 1 Phonics Check. There are 40 words in total to read, 20 words are real words and 20 words are pseudo (alien) words. Children use their segmenting and blending skills to apply their phonics knowledge.

Here are the phonemes and tricky words that children need to know by the end of Year 1:

Phonics Resources and Activities

In Year 1 we use Phonics Play during our day to day lessons. You can use the games from Phonics Play to practise your phonemes and tricky words.

These are some other ideas you can use to practise your phonics. 

Sound Buttons

Sounds buttons are spots and lines drawn underneath the phonemes in a word (see image below). These will support a child's ability to segment and blend words.  

Noughts and Crosses (Tricky Words)

To practise the tricky words above you can play a game of noughts of crosses. To play, choose two words that you want to practise and use these two words instead of the traditional O and X. See picture.

Please find some more information about Phonics below:

Please find attached the end of year expectations for Year 1.