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

Summer 2

Staying Healthy



Sand Play

Water Week

Nature Walks

Summer 1

19/05/2020 Update

11/05/2020 Update

Here are some recipes for you to try at home:


scones with jam and cream - 

tortilla pizza -

chocolate chip muffins -


Here are some pictures and PDFs of activities you can try at home:

Stay safe Woodpeckers and I look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon.

Week 3 Update

Hello Hummingbirds!

I hope you are all well.

Here are some ideas related to our Topic, that you can explore at home.

Flower/Nature crowns:

Treasure hunt

Decorate a Treasure Chest on the Purple Mash website (login details have been sent home with home school learning packs, or added to the home school books)


Search: Treasure Chest

Scroll down to “Other” and choose treasure Chest -children can change colours and select the size of the marker

Have a lovely week!

Some Fun Resources

Hello Woodpeckers

Here are some ideas of video’s, songs and warm ups your child may be interested in listening to and joining in with. Hope it is helpful.



We’re going on a bear hunt -

The very hungry caterpillar -

Three little pigs -

Little red riding hood -

Jack and the beanstalk -

Cinderella -

The gingerbread man -



The very hungry caterpillar song -

The gingerbread man song -

The gruffalo song -

The gruffalo child deep dark woods -

Up, up, up -

magic train ride -

Over in the meadow -

Animal friends -

Opposite -

What do you hear? -

The animals on the farm -


Action songs

Shake your sillies out -

Head, shoulders, knees and toes -

Freeze dance -

If your happy and you know it -

I am the music man -

Funky monkey dance -

Move and freeze -


Signing songs

Little peter rabbit -

The wheels on the bus -

Old macdonald had a farm -

Head, shoulders, knees and toes -

Learn to sign animals -

Wind the bobbin up -

Week 2


Here are some activities that you can explore at home this week.

Decorate a Castle on the Purple Mash website (login details have been sent home with home school learning packs, or added to the home school books)

1. Login

2. Search: Castle

3. Scroll down to “Other” and choose Castle -children can change colours and select the size of the marker

This week in maths we were going to explore the terms Big and Small. Here are some ideas for you to explore at home:

  1. Sorting teaspoons and tablespoons/ mixing bowls and breakfast bowls
  2. Exploring Big and small boxes
  3. Sorting toys, e.g. big teddy/small teddy
  4. Sorting shapes into big and small

Mark making ideas:

  1. Mark making on the floor
  2. Cover the floor with an old shower curtain or paper
  3. Make horizontal, vertical and circular marks using felt tips, colouring pencils
  4. Use trains/cars to make marks:
  5. Add a little bit of paint to the tray/paper and encourage your child to use vehicles to produce marks

Sensory Ideas

Update on our Butterflies

They emerged over the last week and have been set free.

Week 1 Activities

Such a shame we cannot be together to start our new topic, ‘Kings, queens and all things royal’. I hope you are getting lots of opportunities to play and explore at home. On the curriculum map this half term I have tried to be more detailed on what we would be doing in school so you can use these ideas at home. Lots of sensory castle play ideas, making crowns and food exploration.

Videos to watch

I have found some videos that may be nice for your children to watch as an introduction and to develop their understanding on this topic.

Something special

Magic Castle


Peppa Pig

Meets the queen 


Hey Duggee

The castle badge 

Sandcastle badge

Recipes to Try at Home

Spring 2

Home Learning Activity PDF Sheets

Home Learning Ideas

Caterpillar Update

Activities to try at home

Hello Woodpecker Class

Here are some ideas you may like to try at home to keep your children busy and still learning. These are all ideas which will not require a printer. I have also added an easy biscuit recipe we have been using this half term during our cookery lesson so you to make at home with your child if you wish. Please adapt the activities if you don’t have all the resources at home.  Will upload some more ideas which require a printer. Continue to stay safe and take care.


Woodpecker class 

Collages in Woodpecker Class

Spring 1

Woodpecker Class Update

Collages in Woodpecker Class

Collages throughout the week

Please find below our curriculum map for this term.

Autumn 2

Collages through the week

Fine Motor Skills & Our Sensory Story

Class Update

We have been working super hard in Woodpecker Class. The collages below show Dough disco, Maths, P.E and  our amazing handwriting work!

Collages in Woodpecker Class

Please find below our curriculum map for this term.

Autumn 1

Collages this term

Hello and welcome back to school. My name is Dawn-Rose and I am the class teacher for woodpecker class this year. We have 1 TA 3 who is Sharon and 2 TA's Samantha and Kelly. There are 3 boys and 5 girls in Woodpecker class and they are settling in well. Our topic this half term is 'Get ready, stay safe, be healthy' and we will be learning all about our bodies, sports, healthy eating, personal safety and hygiene. This week we have been focusing on our bodies learning all about our facial features.

Our book this half term is spot goes to the farm. The children have already begun recognising the sounds of different farm animals and their names. 

I look forward to seeing you at the Meet the Parents event in a few weeks time and please keep looking back to see further updates.

Below is woodpecker Classes curriculum overview for this half term. You can click on the picture below to view the document.

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