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

Whipsnade Zoo Trip

Summer 1

It’s unbelievable to think we are in the Summer term and over two thirds of 

the way through the academic year!


This half term our topic is “life cycles” we will experiencing and looking at the 

butterfly, frog and hen life cycles. In a few weeks time we will be visiting 

Whispnade Zoo, where we will be emerging ourselves in the butterflies’ world, 

as we explore the butterfly house.  


In literacy this half term, our story  is James and the giant peach. We have been trying to learn and remember some of the characters from the book. Pupils will be going on a bug hunt to look for some of the insects that feature in the story. We will also be making yummy smoothies with a variety of fruit. 


As the weather continues to be varied, please send your son’s in with 

appropriate outdoor coats as we go out to get fresh air rain, shine or snow!

February Update

Spring 1


Welcome back to School and the spring term already! Last week we welcomed a new pupil into Yellow class, Abdullah. He has started to settle In really well, we wish him a happy time here at Richmond Hill.


This half terms topic is “Come dine with me” Each week we are making and sampling the food from the different countries.  Pupils are also designing and making different packages for some of the food.


For the first half of the term pupils will be taking part in the sensory story “I’m going on a polar bear hunt” which is a version of We’re going on a bear hunt, which I have adapted.


Pupils continue to work on their independence skills, getting undressed and dressed. Pouring themselves a drink and making simple snacks. These are skills/activities that you could try with your sons at home. 

Autumn 2

This half term in yellow class our topic is Over the rainbow. We are learning to recognise colours, make choices based on colours and engaging in colourful multisensory activities.


We have been working on implementing PECS in all lessons this half term so that the pupils can request the items that are needed to complete the task.  I know many of you have PECS at home, please do let us know if you have any additional symbols that would be helpful.


In literacy we have been reading “Monsters love colours” here is a link to see the online version 

Monsters Love Colors

We will also be reading the traditional tale “A Christmas Carol” nearer Christmas time.


If you would like to support your child’s learning at home you could:

  • Encourage getting dressed and undressed
  • Putting shoes and sock on and off
  • Making their own breakfast
  • Pouring their own drink.
  • Engaging in a simple shared activity (reading, colouring in, adult led pretend play)


Autumn 1

Yellow class have settled well into the new school year.


Our topic for this half term is “We are the champions” we have been taking part in different types of exercise. All of the boys particularly enjoyed our balloon and bubble wrap dancing.


We have been trying healthy foods, and using the produce from the garden to make healthy drinks and snacks.


In literacy we have been taking part in the sensory story of the Giant jam sandwich, which has obviously involved us trying lots of yummy sandwich fillings.


We have been learning to keep our bodies healthy. We have been brushing our teeth and washing our hands. 

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