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Year 1 - Palm



Dear Wonderful Palm Class


For the next 7 weeks, Mr Neill and Mrs Grant will be taking over the Year 1 class and setting your learning tasks either at school or home. Some of you may know us from teaching your brothers or sisters. Some of you may know us because we also have children in school. Some of you may know us from rejoice or being in the playground. And some of you may know Mrs Grant because your nanny used to teach her at playgroup when she was little! 

We are really looking forward to getting to know you all, and this is really lucky time for Mr Neill because he gets to know you all before he teaches you in Year 2. 

As you have been so amazing during these unusual times, Mr Neill and I will be making sure that we take part in lots of fun and practical activities to keep you busy and we will be using the outdoor space as much as we can. So prepare to be busy! 





Now that the Year 1 class is open for children to return, we will be structuring the page differently to when schools were closed to all but key workers. 


Each week we will upload a weekly timetable which briefly identifies the activities that we will be doing in school. Where there is a powerpoint, worksheet or resource we will also upload these too. You will see that the children will have PE sessions twice a week as well as forest school sessions. There will not be specific plans for these sessions but we will share with you the forest school focus. 


On Friday's, we will upload some fun and practical activities for all the children. 


During the week we will upload stories that a member of the team reads to the class so that we can all enjoy the class stories. 


In class we will be delivering individual or small group bespoke phonic sessions matched to the children's individual ability. These will take place during the day.  Therefore we suggest that you use the online letters and sounds tool to support phonics sessions at home. You may also want to use a phonics assessment to see what phonemes your child needs to learn. These are saved below. You can then focus on the phonemes that are specific to them. 



Using LGFL

 Logging in to the LGFL (London Grid For Learning- ) suite of websites.

 You will have recently received a letter with your child’s individual username and password. These login details will remain in place for the duration of your child's time at St Richard's, so please keep them safe and secure.

 Go to website:

 Look for the red 'USO Login' button (at the top) to enter your username and password.


Government Recommended Websites


In addition to the work that we will be uploading, there are 2 professional online e-learning platforms that have been especially developed for the Lockdown period.

The Oak National Academy   

BBC Bitesize


Phase 3 Phonics Articulation Video

Please see below for a video made by our wonderful children demonstrating how to articulate the Phase 3 sounds

Additional Reading Books 

Read Write Inc books to read online

Read Write Inc have free eBooks to read online which are in line with our reading scheme at school.

Collins Big Cat books

Parents can log in:


Click on the Teacher sign in and enter the following details :

Password: Parents20!​