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Richmond Hill School


At Richmond Hill we grow independence, build communication and believe you can achieve your personal goals.

Welcome to Opal Class and to Year 7!

You'll be able to spot us by our green t-shirts and by just how big and grown up we are!
In Opal class we have seven lovely children and four lovely adults and we are very excited to be back at school.
Please remember that for now we are not doing home-school books so if you need us please email the class email address or ring the school.
As always - check back here for updates and photos throughout the year!

Summer 1

...And just like that it is the summer term! Despite a snowy(!) start we are here and ready get going with the summer term. We are hoping to have some more normality at school and at home as restrictions ease.

Have a look below at our curriculum map to see all the fun things we hope to do this half term.

Growing Sunflowers from seeds

Making pasta and tomato sauce in the microwave

Topic - growing cress in class

Life Skills - We had a go at making poached eggs in the microwave

Mini Bean Greenhouses... Grow little beans grow!

Exploring ready meals and learning about labels and symbols. When we're older we might want to shop and cook for ourselves!

Spring 2 - Back to School!

We are very excited to all be back at school together!

The children did fantastically well coping with remote learning and our families were AMAZING, supporting every single day. 

We are going to be focussing on rebuilding our routines, learning to cope with being back at school and lots of PSHE work now that we are back. 

We will be looking at "Oi Frog!" in english and learning about rhyming, we will be working on our using and applying skills in maths and our topic is "Art Attack!" which gives us lots of opportunities to have fun and be creative! 

Pop Art! Look at the pop-art versions of ourselves we created with felt tips!

The Red Nose Day Fairy hid all the red noses in the woods! We found them all!

We worked together to make our own Big Art! Just like the original by Van Gogh!

E-Safety - We used the story of Smartie the Penguin to help us come up with some rules for keeping safe online

Making Mother's Day Cards

Art Attack - Van Gogh Sunflowers

Spring 1 and 2 - Remote Learning

We have made the switch to remote learning to support our lovely year sevens while we are under lockdown. You have all been amazing in accessing our live streamed sessions through the website and our class lessons through google meets. Thank you parents for your continued support and patience and for your willingness to try new things. We are all learning this as we go but we couldn't do it without our children and families. 


Remember to keep taking part in the live sessions on the website -


And following the invites in your emails to our daily sessions for english, maths and communication. 



Have a look at our Virtual Classroom and Virtual Libraries below - open the pdf and then click on lots of the different objects in the class to find links to some fun online activities for you all to take part in. 
Keep checking back for updates and to see what the strange Bitmoji versions of Claire and Jenny are getting up to! 

Express yourself!

Listen along to the music and dance around. This is one of the many things we as a school are doing for Children's Mental Health Week 2021.
We are hoping to make a huge video with as many children as possible dancing to this song at home and at school!

Express yourself! - It's children's mental health week!

Click on the pdf to see our latest virtual classroom - can you find all the links?

Autumn 2

Practising our fine motor skills, our colour matching skills and our patience skills with circles, stickers and skittles!

Sparklers - Being safe and responsible

Thinking about Remembrance day and making beautiful artwork

Dressing up to do our bit for children in need and Pudsey

Practising our Co-operation skills

Sharing and working together to make beautiful Rangoli Patterns for Diwali

A Christmas Elf sent us on a scavenger hunt to find the clues in the woods!

Autumn 1

Have a look below to see some of the things we have already been getting up to

Practising washing our hands

Getting out in the Garden!

Creating our own wild thing masks to go with our story - Where the wild things are!

Life skills - Learning how to safely use a Toaster

Enjoying being back at school and getting out on the zipwire and the trampoline!

Life skills - Learning how to safely make cups of tea and having our own little tea party!

Making Rice Crispie Cakes in the Microwave independently.

This is us!

Look at all our amazing topic work - All about ME!

Where the Wild Things Are - A few pieces of amazing english work from this half term

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