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Richmond Hill School


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.

Splish Splash Splosh

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.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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.

Summer 1 Activities

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The very hungry caterpillar read by Chrissie


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Explore Makaton Signing

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.

Gross Motor Skills

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

Spring 2

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)


Our topic this half term is 'Leave Your Mark' and the class worked together to make a rainbow. 

World Book Day!


Robin class had great fun playing in the snow!

Pancake Day

The children pretended to cook and flip some 'pancakes' and then they got to choose what they wanted on top of their pancakes before eating them!

Please find below our curriculum map for this term

Spring 1


We have been on a magical train ride in Topic this term, we have visited lots of different places including the jungle, under the sea and the land of cakes. This week we have made and decorated our own delicious cakes!! yummy!


In maths we have been learning positional language including in, on, under and behind.


This term in English we have been learning about different nursery rhymes. We have been practising our writing skills and acting out different nursery rhymes, including being a speckled frog and jumping into the cold water. 

Please find below our curriculum map for this term.

Autumn 2

English - Jack and the Beanstalk

Topic - Light and Dark

Topic - Night & Day

Maths Big & Small

Topic - Bonfire

We made some amazing Bonfire inspired paintings in our topic lesson.

Maths - Shapes

We have been sorting, naming and matching shapes. We went on a shape walk around the school to find objects that are square, triangle, rectangle and circle 

 Please find below our curriculum map for this term.

Autumn 1

Our trip to Snakes and Ladders

My name is Angela and I am the class teacher. Jemma is our TA3 and Sharon, Katie and Ellie are our TA1s. In our class, we have 6 pupils including Josh, Dominic, Zak, Aliyan, Grace and George

This half term our topic is ‘all about me’ which focuses on the pupils understanding of themselves and the people around them. We will be looking at naming different parts of the body, using our 5 senses, discussing our likes and dislikes and recognising the people around us; our friends and family.

Our English book this half term is called ‘Silly Suzy Goose’. We have already started to learn the actions and sounds of the different animals in the story!

I look forward to meeting you at our ‘meet the teacher’ so that I can put a face to the handwriting in the home/school books. Please keep looking at our class page to see pictures and descriptions of what we are getting up to in Robin class!

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