Year 1SR 2019 - 2020

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Welcome to 1SR's class page!

We hope that you find this information useful. We’re sure your child will enjoy their new class, and will have a fun and exciting year!

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your child’s progress or any concerns or worries you may have.


Your Teachers

Class 1SR- Miss Riley

Your Teaching Assistants

Class 1SR- Mrs Cooper


Coming into School

School starts at 8.50am and it is really important children are in school for this time as it is a time when we are consolidating our skills and learning.  Please feel free to come in and support your child while they do their morning jobs. However we do ask that your child puts away their book bag and coat in the correct place independently, as this allows them to take responsibility for their own belongings.


Water and fruit will be provided for all children.  We are a healthy school so would appreciate it if you don’t send your child in with any juice drinks or snacks other than fruit.  Milk can be ordered from the School Reception if required.



Reading Books

Your child has now been given a Reading Book and a Reading Record Book.  The Reading Book they have been given has been chosen from a set coloured reading band which they should be confident at.  It is important that they do a little bit of reading EVERY night

When they have read their book there is a space in the Reading Record Book for you to say how they found the book, which bits they did well with and anything they struggled on.  We suggest they read it a couple of times to gain in confidence.

Reading books are swapped every Tuesday and Friday. Homework is given out on a Tuesday and due back on Friday. We will also be sending out spellings to practice for our weekly spelling test.

Library Books

Your child is now able to use our School Library.  They will take out 1 book each week.  The book they choose is completely their own choice.  When they have read their book they can return it to school and we will change it for a new book.


Year 1 have the opportunity to visit the library daily to complete reading activities. It would therefore be advisable to ensure that their library book is stored in their book bag and brought to school every day to ensure that we are able to change their book when it is their day to visit the library.



Its really important that your child comes into school EVERY day in full school uniform.  This includes white t-shirt or shirt, grey school trousers, skirt or pinafore and blue school sweatshirt or cardigan.

Please can you ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all their posessions.  This includes coats, jumpers, uniform and PE kit.  This makes it easier if it goes missing as then it usually finds its way back to our classroom.  Also can you make sure they don’t bring any toys into school.


Your child requires a PE kit to change into – this should include a white T-shirt, black pair of shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms and some pumps/trainers for outdoor games.  This can be left in school for the half term and we will then send home for washing.


1CC Indoor PE – Thursday

1SR Indoor PE – Thursday





Children are expected to show respect to each other, to all adults and the school environment. (Inside the building and in the playground) We have a clear behaviour system all the children follow which encourages good behaviour. There are a lot of rewards in place for Ravensbury children. The rules and behaviour systems are clearly displayed in all classrooms and around central parts of the school.

How you can help?

Reading and Writing – how can you help your child?

  • Listen to your child read EVERY NIGHT – discuss pictures and story content.
  • Help them to be independent readers.
  • Encourage your child to read anything as well as their ‘reading book’ – library books, comics, street names - anything.
  • Encourage your child to be an independent writer – writing anything – letters, lists, and shopping lists – to put their writing skills in everyday situations.
  • Help your child to form their letters correctly and present work neatly, including sitting letters correctly on the line.
  • Help your child to spell and read simple key words and use them in reading and writing.
  • Make reading fun, a time that you both look forward to spending together.

Maths – how can you help your child?

  • Play games – snakes and ladders, dominoes – all help to develop a variety of mathematical skills.
  • Talk about numbers and look for numbers everywhere – shopping, in the street – it all helps to recognise and understand numbers and number patterns
  • Help your child to form their numbers properly.
  • Practice counting – it’s surprising what you can count.
  • Practice counting forwards and backwards – to 10, 20, 100.
  • Add 2 numbers together or taking 1 number from another – make into a story or a game.
  • Understand symbols for addition, subtraction and equals ( +, -, = )
  • Recognising different coins. - Practise counting handfuls of loose change and shopping activities.



Connected Curriculum


Over the course of the year your child will cover the topics: 'Incredible Me', 'Walk on the Wild Side', 'Happily Ever After', ‘How do the wheels on the bus go round and round?’, 'Toys Alive', and 'How does your Garden Grow?' Through these topics they will study all aspects of the Year 1 Curriculum including Science, Art, DT, Geography, History, ICT, Music and RE.


We have provided a brief outline of what the children will cover in their Autumn 1 topic so that if you would like to do any extra learning at home with your child you are able to. Each term the children will receive a knowledge organiser containing information which they will need to know for their upcoming topic.




Autumn 1: Incredible Me!




  • Observe and describe weather associated with summer (before September 21st).
  • Observe and describe day length.
  • Identify, name and label basic parts of the human body.
  • Identify which part of the body is associated with each sense (see, hear, smell, touch, taste).



  • Changes in pupils’ own life and family life – comparing what they can do now to what they could do when they were a baby.
  • Significant event in the local area – the opening of the Etihad Stadium.




  • Study the local area – how has it changed?
  • Looking at maps in atlases and Google street view – what can you see?



  • Children will be introduced to sketchbooks
  • Children will draw and paint portraits in the style of Andy Warhol using the primary colours red, yellow and blue.


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Contact Us

Ravensbury Community School
Tartan Street
M11 4EG

Tel: 0161 223 0370
Fax: 0161 231 9595


Contact:  Maureen Hughes - Headteacher

Contact:  Jo Wendt - SENCO

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