Ribble Class

Ribble Class is home to our EYFS and Key Stage 1 children and is taught by Mrs Dolamore on Mondays – Wednesdays and Mrs Evans on Thursdays and Fridays.  Additional support is also provided by Mrs Murdoch and Miss Robinson throughout the week.

Learning is fun in Ribble and we blend the important elements of play with the more formal expectations associated with children as they grow up.

Each term we enjoy focusing our learning through different topics such as ‘Castles’ and ‘The Great Outdoors.’ We read lots of stories connected to our topic which help us to explore characters, inspire our imaginations and help create our own stories. We do lots of work on learning new phonemes to help us read and many of our activities are inspired by these sounds to make sure we are learning them as we play. 


Maths is taught each day and we encourage development of concepts through practical application. 

We are passionate about giving children exciting and memorable events to embed their learning. When learning about Castles we enjoyed a Medieval Banquet, where we ate, sang, danced and played games. In RE we acted out a Christian Wedding and a Jewish Wedding. We loved dressing up! In Science we have loved exploring seasonal changes and done experiments with different materials. During a Fire, Fire topic we have built our own houses from the Great Fire of London and then burnt them outside! We have enjoyed trips in the local area and to Brimham Farm when learning about animals.

 In our school we use the Phonics Bug scheme to develop phonics and promote early reading.  In Key Stage 1 we continue with Bug Club and combine this with a  banded system  from various reading schemes.

Every day your child needs to bring their book bag with reading book and reading record book in.  Each time you read at home, please make a note in the reading record book.

Your child should come to school with a filled water bottle and please provide a fruit or vegetable snack for afternoon playtime. It can be a dried fruit snack but please  no biscuits or crackers.

Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure your child wears their PE kit for school on this day. Long hair needs to be tied back for PE days, and earrings taken out or tape sent in for them to be covered up.

Ribble Homework

We expect all children to learn their sounds and read their reading book regularly. In addition we encourage the use of the online Phonics Bug platform to support with reading and comprehension.

Spellings are set weekly for Yr 1 children and are tested on Fridays.

Maths instant recall facts are sent home and are regularly used and tested within class teaching time, this is done through the Maths Passport system and using the online maths platform Numberbots.



We follow the Bug Club Phonics Scheme and children have sound books and tricky words cards to practice alongside their reading books.

Please click on the link below for more information about the scheme itself, and click on the bug below to listen to Mr Howarth (our fedearation Literacy subject leader) explain how it works within our federation.