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Richmond Hill School


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

Spring 1 


Welcome back!

Happy New Year to all. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are safe and well.


We start the new term with some changes; we welcome Gemma to our team as our new TA3. Gemma has many years experience in RHS and will lead intensive interaction and MacPac sessions, as well as support the children's everyday learning. We also welcome Rachel (new TA1) and our team is completed by me (Michelle, Class Teacher), Leah (TA1) and Caroline (TA1). 

At the end of last term we sadly said goodbye to Qasim and Hameem, who have moved to a different class. 

We have already welcomed our new pupil Alex to Owl Class and he will be joined by Dan, James and Michal.


Our topic this half term is 'Leave your mark'. Each week we will have a different focus. We will create lots of lovely arts and crafts and sensory activities.


In English, we will work on a different nursery rhyme each week and the children will be encouraged to join in with the rhymes and actions. We will complete mark making and writing, reading and communication (speaking and listening) activities associated with each rhyme. We will also carry out write dance sessions to focus on fine motor skills.  


In Maths, we will be covering the areas of Number, Measure and Using, Applying and Statistics. Lessons will focus on a different strand each week and will be taught in a fun, practical way.


In cookery, we will focus on the skill of making cereal bars and each week we will add a different ingredient and encourage the pupils to become more independent in selecting items and using equipment. 


Our value this half term is 'Determination'. Please share any achievements at home which show your childs determination e.g. mastering putting on their own shoes independently, correctly forming the letters when writing their name, persevering and achieving a task / activity. We will celebrate all achievements from home and at school.


Please check the website regularly as I will update the class page with photographs of the children enjoying their learning and joining in with different activities. 


If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to email me at:

and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Kind regards,

Michelle and Owl Class Team 

Owl Class would like to wish you all a

very Merry Christmas and

a Happy New Year! 

Topic - We experimented 'light and dark' and used torches in the light room and dark den. We had lots of fun!

Maths - We have been working hard on our number recognition and 1-1 correspondence

P.E. - We learnt to hold and use a hockey stick, pushing a quoit around the hall.

The 3 Little Pigs - We made the 1st little pigs house by working together to add straw to the box.

Autumn 2 


Welcome back. I hope you all had a lovely half term. 


As always if there are any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to ring the school office, talk to myself or the family workers. You can also use the class email which is checked regularly. 


Again as a national lockdown takes places on Thursday please stay safe and well. Please follow the school guidance if your child or any family falls unwell.


Michelle & Owl Class Team

English - The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Mark making / writing / matching symbols to label a picture

Cookery - Making Sandwiches

Dough Disco - Fine Motor Skills

Maths - Using, Applying & Statistics - Matching Colours

Maths - Measure - Sorting Big & Small

Topic - All about me - Self portraits and hand / foot prints

Autumn 1

Please find below our curriculum map for this term

Welcome to Owl Class

My name is Michelle and I am the Class Teacher. My team include Billy who is our TA3 and Leah and Caroline are our TA’s. The children are Azmeer, Eddy, Hameem, Junnurain, Qasim and Scarlett.

The children have settled in and getting used to their new surroundings and routine of Owl Class.


Our topic is called ‘All about me’. Each week we will have a different focus. We will use our senses by experimenting with sight, taste, touch, smell and hearing. We will create lots of lovely arts and crafts based on the topic and we will carry out lots of sensory activities.


Literacy – Our main story this half term is ‘Silly Suzy Goose’. The pupils will be encouraged to participate in reading the story and joining in with actions and sounds.  We will complete art based activities, mark making and writing, reading and communication, as well as following the sensory story.


We will carry out ‘Attention Skills’ on a daily basis. The focus on these sessions is to engage attention; improve joint attention; develop shared enjoyment in group activities; increase attention in adult-led activities; encourage spontaneous interaction in a natural group setting; increase non-verbal and verbal communication through commenting and overall to have fun!


We will also carry out ‘Write Dance’ which is an approach and method that provides movement opportunities so children can develop the physical skills needed to develop their handwriting skills. The movement is driven by the music and the underlying principle is enjoyment to build confidence.


In maths, we will be covering the areas of Number, Measure and Using and Applying Statistics. We will concentrate on one strand each week.


In cooking this half term we will focus on the skill of making sandwiches. Each week we will have a different ingredient to add / choose from. The children will be encouraged to become more independent in making the sandwiches each lesson.


Our value this term is ‘co-operation’ and the children will be awarded with certificates and badges for their co-operation. Please share any actions your child has carried out that has shown their co-operation e.g. putting on their shoes, tidying up, using the toilet, following an instruction etc., we will then celebrate this in class.


I will update the class page with pictures of the children enjoying their learning and participating in activities, so please check the website regularly.


If you have any questions / queries, then please do not hesitate to email me.


Kind regards,


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