Curriculum: Year 1
Although it has been a wet and miserable start to the term, this hasn’t dampened Year ones' spirits as we have begun exploring our new topic: 'I do like to be beside the seaside'. Year 1 dived straight into 'The lighthouse Keepers Lunch' and have worked hard to persuade Mrs Grinling not to make any more mustard sandwiches, YUCK! During our DT lessons, we spent the afternoon tasting a variety of breads to help us decide the best one for our 'Seaside Sandwich'. Rye bread certainly was not a popular choice for most of us!
We planned and created some yummy sandwiches for our Teddy Bears picnic (unfortunately indoors due to the rain) and wrote some instructions for Mr and Mrs Grinling, so that they can make their own yummy treats!
During Forest School, Year 1 were set the challenge of making a basket for Mr Grinling, since the annoying Seagulls keep snatching his food! The children worked in teams to collect natural materials including sticks, stones and grass to design a contraption for hardworking Mr Grinling.
We will soon be taking a 'virtual' trip to the seaside; looking at the main features of a beach and what there is to do at the seaside. As part of our geography lessons, the children will locate beaches in the UK and try to find the nearest beach to Ruislip. In our History lessons, we will be learning about what seaside holidays used to be like a long time ago and looking at what people did for entertainment! Artist, Andy Goldsworthy, will be the inspiration for our art lessons. We will be using shells, pebbles, rocks, waves, sand etc to inspire our own ideas and recording from observation - focusing on elements of lines, shape and texture.
Curriculum statements, outlining what is to be taught in each curriculum area, are sent to parents at the beginning of each term and are available via the links below. We see this as an important opportunity for you to support your child’s learning. You will also find information regarding Educational Visits in these documents.
This year we will be assessing children’s attainment in maths, reading and writing in all Years against a set of skills which are known as Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).
There are sets of KPI’s for all year groups and at the end of the school year your child’s class teacher will analyse the attainment and progress made by your child against every KPI so that they can award them an overall Grade.
Year 1 Phonic Homework
As Headteacher I would like to welcome you all to our school. Ruislip Gardens Primary School is a very special place. Visitors comment positively about the school, from the children’s behaviour and their enthusiasm to the staffs ongoing commitment and dedication. We understand the power of education and take very seriously our duty to give your children the best start in life. I am personally very proud to be a member of this community.
The school recognises the value and uniqueness of each individual child and adult at Ruislip Gardens. We celebrate the talents and gifts of each child and enable them to develop to their full potential spiritually, morally, academically, socially and physically.
Our shared vision “Growing and Achieving Together” underpins all we believe in. Our core values
- Providing a safe and nurturing environment
- Establishing lifelong values
- Developing confident and independent learners
- Inspiring excellence
- Enabling everyone to succeed
show how Ruislip Gardens is dedicated to ensuring we help all our children become successful and happy young people. Their learning and personal development are our driving force.
With support and advice from all our stakeholders we were able to develop Ruislip Gardens 4 Life-long Values:
Each value has a definition, which you can read in the vision and values
section of the website.
I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our school if you have
not already, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. Finally I would
like to thank you for your continued support and for trusting us with the
privilege of educating your precious children.