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

Summer 2

Dough Disco

Here are some new dough discos for you to enjoy at home. The songs have been adapted to be all about dough.

Summer 1

Body Percussion

Here is a link for resources on body percussion. Using our bodies to make sounds is something we do lots of at school.

Story - Everybody Worries


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Dough Disco

Please find below two Dough Disco videos. Click the links below to watch the videos.


Dough Disco - Fleur East - Sax


Dough Disco - Taylor Swift - Shake it Off

I know lots of you really enjoy water play so below are some ideas of how you can play with water at home.

Here are some rainbow activities to brighten up your day!

Sound Activity

Here is a link to a website where you can use your voices to make the balls move. You can practise making loud sounds, quiet sounds and even animal sounds.

Sensory Exploration

Below are some ideas to encourage sensory exploration. I hope you have fun giving them a go.

30 Things to do with your Children outside

Keep Moving

Here are a variety of ways to get moving. Some of them could even be attempted outside to enjoy the sunshine.

Using balloons to encourage communication

Below are some fun ideas of how you can use balloons to encourage communication.

Old Macdonald Had a Farm

by Elaine


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Summer 1 Activities

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The very hungry caterpillar read by Chrissie


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Kitchen Activities

Below are some great ideas to keep you busy in the kitchen.


Rice is a wonderful resource many of us have in our homes. Please see below for some great guidance on how you can use rice to engage in sensory play.

Spring 2

Gross Motor Skills

Below are some wonderful ideas to improve gross motor skills using a ball.

Colander Activities

Below are some great activities to try with a colander.

Easter Home Learning Ideas

Home Learning

Below are some fantastic learning ideas you can do at home. They cover a range of learning goals from role play to communication and use everyday things from your home.

Taste Safe Paint

Here is a fantastic recipe that you could make with your child at home. 
It can be kept in the fridge for up to 6 months and would be great for children to explore paints safely and create their own artwork.

Sensory Art Ideas

Please see below for some ideas for some lovely sensory art ideas.

Sensory Bottles

Please see below some guidance on how to make and use sensory bottles.

Down on the farm

Our topic next half term is down on the farm. See below for some lovely activities based around this topic including some lovely sensory ideas.

Home Learning

Moana Themed Activities

Below are some great creative Moana themed activities which will help develop communication and fine motor skills. Don’t forget to get moving to some of the songs at the end (link below).

Autism - how does Intensive Interaction help people with ASD?

A short description of the aims and working principals of Intensive Interaction, and the benefits of the approach to people with ASD. There is also some over...

Dough Disco

At school the children regularly take part in dough disco to help develop their finger strength and fine motor skills. Here are some videos you can try with your child. These could be done once a day as repetition is great! 


Here is a handy no-cook playdough recipe that you can make at home. You could also get your child involved in making it with you!

Best Ever No-Cook Play Dough Recipe – Simply mix then kneed all the ingredients together


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
  • 1/2 cup salt.
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar.
  • 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
  • food colouring (optional)

Home Learning Packs

Please find below our curriculum map for this term

Spring 1


Story Time

Matching Letters


Please find below our curriculum map for this term.

Autumn 2

Autumn 2 Collages

Please take a look at our curriculum map below, this will give you a brief overview of what we will be up to over this half term.

Autumn 1

Using our senses

Dough Disco

Maths & English

Welcome to Owl Class.


Our team is made up of Chrissie (Class teacher), Elaine (TA3), Sophie, Rachel and Serren (Teaching Assistants). 


All the children in Owl class are in Year 1 having come from different nurseries to Richmond Hill. As they are very young and are used to the freedom of doing whatever they choose to do in nursery, we work very hard on the skills required to learn. 


Learning how to learn involves developing listening, attention and independence skills. In order for children to access their learning, they need to respond to adults in a positive way. We spend much of our time engaging the children in fun and exciting activities so that they don't feel as though they are working! For instance, writing may involve making marks in shaving foam or gloop.

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